Russell Westbrook’s and Carmelo Anthony’s status for the Thunder’s high-profile game Tuesday against the reconstructed Cavaliers remains up in the air after both sat out their second consecutive game Sunday.
They are dealing with sprained ankles and were late scratches Sunday for OKC’s 110-92 win over the Grizzlies.
An update is expected after Monday’s practice.
Westbrook and Anthony suffered their injuries Tuesday against the Warriors and haven’t played since, though they have been going through workouts.
“Russ was in there (Sunday) morning working a little bit, trying to move around, getting some treatment,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan told reporters (via ESPN.com). “Both those guys will continue to do that.”
Anthony rolled his right ankle six minutes into the Warriors game when he stepped on Stephen Curry’s foot. Westbrook sprained his left in the second half, though he remained in the game.
In their absence, the Thunder struggled offensively Thursday in a blowout loss to the Lakers, but Paul George led the way Sunday with 33 points and eight assists.
Oklahoma City (32-25) enters the week in fifth place in the Western Conference but only three games back of third. The Cavaliers (33-22) are in third place in the Eastern Conference after Sunday’s post-trade deadline rout of the second-place Celtics.