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Russell Westbrook Admits Injury Was Caused By Lakers' Decision

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Russell Westbrook started again after sitting out the preseason finale. 

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Westbrook was questioned about the possibility that his hamstring injury 

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from playing the unfamiliar reserve position versus Sacramento in the exhibition game 

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may have contributed to the 123-109 loss to the reigning champion Golden State Warriors. 

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he could have played more during that preseason game against the Kings 

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despite just getting five minutes of action. 

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He didn't want to strain his hamstring in a game 

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that had little bearing on the rankings, though. 

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He explained, "I wasn't going to risk it in a preseason game. 

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Last night, Westbrook played 31 minutes while tallying 19 points and 11 rebounds. 

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