Thunder's Russell Westbrook is out for second straight game, report says

Oklahoma City will again be without point guard Russell Westbrook as he continues to nurse a knee injury that kept him out in the Thunder’s season opener Tuesday.

Westbrook has been listed as day to day since as he continues to rehab a right knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery. He has been cleared for full contact drills as well as practice, but will be on the bench for Friday’s contest versus the Clippers.

Westbrook’s teammate Paul George picked up the brunt of the work in the Thunder’s 108-100 loss to the Warriors. George scored 27 points, but it was clear Oklahoma City was missing its star as the offense struggled to find its groove.

Dennis Schroder started in place of Westbrook and will get the nod again at Staples Center. Schroder made his way to Oklahoma City after a three-team deal involving Atlanta and Philadelphia. He notched 21 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in his Thunder debut.