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Russell Westbrook to miss Friday game after injury that required an MRI

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HOUSTON – Rockets star guard Russell Westbrook will miss Houston’s Friday seeding game finale and possibly longer after a right quad injury.

The Rockets announced Wednesday that Westbrook had undergone an MRI on his quad, showing a strain.

Westbrook will miss Friday’s game against the 76ers. The team will re-evaluate Westbrook before the playoffs start.

Westbrook has played in four of the Rockets seven restart games, averaging 24.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG and 7.8 APG.