Westbrook faces suspension after 16th technical

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook picked up his 16th technical foul of the season late in the first half against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, which, unless rescinded, will result in an automatic one-game suspension.

Westbrook was hit with the technical by referee Tyler Ford in the backcourt after not getting a call on a drive.

Westbrook fouled Klay Thompson out of frustration and then proceeded to argue about the call.

A couple of plays before that, Paul George committed a frustration foul deep in the backcourt after not getting a call, as well.

Westbrook is routinely near the top of the technical foul list but has never reached 16 for a suspension.

Westbrook is averaging 23.2 points, 11.1 rebounds and 10.5 assists per game this season.

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