Darvin Ham: “Russ, my hat’s off to him as soon as once more”

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On Friday evening, Russell Westbrook (18 factors, eight rebounds, and three assists) got here off the bench in a regular-season recreation for the primary time since his rookie yr within the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

“Russ, my hat’s off to him as soon as once more,” coach Darvin Ham mentioned. “Got here off and confirmed the kind of impression he can have in that reserve position and shoring up our bench – not simply coming in and making an attempt to take care of something however coming in and taking it up a notch. So he was nice in that position tonight. And I sit up for seeing him in it extra as soon as we begin getting wholesome our bodies again.”

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