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Russell Westbrook will play Wednesday vs. Grizzlies [UPDATE]

Rockets PG was a late scratch from Monday’s win over the Knicks due to his thumb injury.

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook reacts during the third quarter against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. The Rockets won 120-110.  Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Feb. 25, 1:29 p.m. — Westbrook will play Wednesday vs. the Memphis Grizzlies. Eric Gordon, who was injured in Monday’s win over the Knicks, is questionable. Gordon hurt his knee against New York and was unable to return.

Houston Rockets PG Russell Westbrook is a late scratch from Monday night’s game vs. the New York Knicks. Westbrook wasn’t out for pre-game warmups and now it appears that he won’t be playing. Thankfully we got this news before lock of the game at 8:00 p.m. ET. Still, it isn’t much time to react.

Here’s the Rockets starting lineup against the Knicks:

With Westbrook out, you should immediately pivot to James Harden on DraftKings in GPPs. We know what kind of usage Harden will get with Westbrook out. It’s also a really small lineup and the Knicks have more of a chance at winning with Russ sidelined. Once the line gets posted again, I’d still lean Rockets. Houston is probably worth betting the 1Q depending on what the spread looks like.

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