Westbrook out For Rockets; Playoff Picture Almost Set

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The Houston Rockets are unsure if star guard Russell Westbrook will be available for the start of the NBA playoffs.

Westbrook sat out Wednesday’s 108-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers after an MRI confirmed a strained right quadriceps.

The 2017 MVP has already been ruled out of Friday’s final seeding game against the Philadelphia 76ers and Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni is unsure when Westbrook will return.

Westbrook, who posted 20 points, six assists and five rebounds in the Rockets’ defeat against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, had previously felt discomfort in his right quad.

Meanwhile……The NBA playoff bracket is nearly set.

East
Bucks- Magic
Raptors-Nets
Celtics-76ers
Heat-Pacers

West
Clippers-Mavericks
Thunder-Rockets
Nuggets-Jazz

The LA Lakers’ opponents will be known after Saturday’s action