Houston’s Russell Westbrook updated to a game-time decision tonight vs. OKC

Houston star guard Russell Westbrook might make his postseason debut in tonight’s critical Game 5 vs. Oklahoma City. The series is knotted at 2-2 going into the 6:30 p.m. Eastern tip Wednesday in Orlando.

Westbrook has been dealing with a quad injury that has prevented him from playing since Aug. 11. The nine-time All-Star out of UCLA had initially been ruled ‘out’ of Game 5, but he’s been upgraded to ‘questionable’ and will be a game-time decision.

Houston was favored by 3.5 points earlier today. Since this news broke shortly after noon Eastern, most betting shops have adjusted the Rockets to 4.5-point ‘chalk.’ The total remains at 225 points, while the Thunder are +165 on the money line.

The updated series price at DraftKings has Houston as a -210 favorite, leaving OKC as a +170 underdog.

In his first season with the Rockets since being traded from OKC to Houston, Westbrook has averaged 27.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

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