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Russell Westbrook’s head OPENED after a flagrant foul by Zach Collins in the Lakers’ win over the Spurs

Russell Westbrook was left with blood running down his forehead after a foul by Zach Collins opened his forehead.

With two minutes left in the third quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Spurs, Lakers guard Westbrook grabbed an offensive rebound and shot under the basket.

But he took a shot from Spurs big man Zach Collins that brought blood to his forehead.

Russell Westbrook was left with blood running down his head after a foul by Zach Collins

Westbrook Was Pushed Aside By His Lakers Teammates With Lebron James Controlling Him

Westbrook was pushed aside by his Lakers teammates with LeBron James controlling him

After enduring the harsh foul, Westbrook jumped up and made it clear that he was less than impressed with the physical game before his Lakers teammates pulled him away.

LeBron James quickly noticed that Westbrook was bleeding profusely from his forehead, which was split open by Collins’ foul, and applied a towel to his blood-covered face as he helped his teammate up off the bench. I usually.

Collins was then ejected for the hard foul before the Lakers won 143-138.

James scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Lakers escaped with a win over the San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio has lost eight in a row, tied for the fourth-longest losing streak in franchise history.

James Applied A Towel To Westbrook'S Face, Which Was Covered In Blood, As He Walked Off The Field.

James applied a towel to Westbrook’s face, which was covered in blood, as he walked off the field.

James matched a career high with seven 3-pointers. He finished 11-for-21 from the field, including a booming-hand dunk on a lob from Westbrook with a minute remaining in the first half.

As James played in his second game after a five-game absence, Los Angeles center Anthony Davis sat out with a left calf bruise suffered in Friday’s win over San Antonio.

The Lakers (7-12) have beaten the Spurs three times in a seven-game span.

Dennis Schroder had 21 points and six assists for Los Angeles. Former Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV scored 19 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, to help seal the Lakers’ fifth win in six games.

James Celebrates A Goal Against The San Antonio Spurs During The Second Half Of The Game.

James celebrates a goal against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of the game.

Keldon Johnson had 26 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio. Tre Jones added 23 points and 13 assists, and Devin Vassell had 19 points.

After losing the entirety of Friday’s loss, San Antonio scored the first points of the game on Jakob Poeltl’s short jumper. It was the Spurs’ first lead since Nov. 20 against the Lakers.

After going 6-for-33 on 3-pointers in Friday’s loss, the Spurs hit a season-high 18 3-pointers. San Antonio was 8-for-15 on 3-pointers in the first half and 18-for-37 overall.

The momentum stalled when the Spurs lost two starters to right quadriceps injuries in the second quarter.

Poeltl had 12 points and nine rebounds in 10 minutes before exiting the game with 7:59 remaining in the first half. Poeltl felt pain after landing awkwardly in a dunk.

San Antonio then lost rookie forward Jeremy Sochan with 4:54 remaining in the first half. Sochan was kneed in the right thigh when his layup attempt was blocked by Thomas Bryant.

Westbrook And Forward Troy Brown Jr. (7) Congratulate Forward Wenyen Gabriel (35)

Westbrook and forward Troy Brown Jr. (7) congratulate forward Wenyen Gabriel (35)

SUNS 113, JAZZ 112

Deandre Ayton scored season-high 29 points and 21 rebounds, Devin Booker added 27 points and the Phoenix Suns posted a hard-fought 113-112 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

The Jazz led 81-78 after three quarters, but the Suns led 99-93 midway through the quarter. The game stayed close through the final minutes, but Phoenix never lost the lead. In addition to Ayton’s scoring and rebounding, he also had a crucial steal in the final minutes that helped thwart a final rally for the Jazz.

Ayton grabbed his 21st rebound of the game on the final possession, clinching Booker’s miss on a 3-pointer to prevent the Jazz from having a final possession.

Phoenix Suns Center Deandre Ayton (22) Shoots Over Utah Jazz Forward Lauri Markkanen

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) shoots over Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen

RAPTORS 105, MAVERICKS 100

OG Anunoby scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, Fred VanVleet also had 26, and the Toronto Raptors beat Dallas 105-100 on Saturday, snapping a four-game losing streak against the Mavericks.

Chris Boucher scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Raptors improved to 7-2 at home.

Luka Doncic scored 24 points and Dorian Finney-Smith had 16 in the Mavericks’ third straight loss. Dallas is 1-6 on the road, with a visit to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks on Sunday.

Og Anunoby (3) Of The Toronto Raptors Shoots Over Josh Green (8) Of The Dallas Mavericks

OG Anunoby (3) of the Toronto Raptors shoots over Josh Green (8) of the Dallas Mavericks

ROCKETS 118, THUNDER 105

Jalen Green had a career-high 28 points and nine assists, Alperen Sengun added a career-high 21 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-105 on Saturday. .

Rookie Jabari Smith Jr. had his third double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since beating Portland on March 25-26.

Smith is the 12th player age 19 or younger to have at least three double-doubles in his first 18 games. Smith also recorded his 100th career defensive rebound in the first quarter.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 32 points for the Thunder. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 13 of the Thunder’s first 22 points of the game and has scored 30 or more in four straight games.

Josh Giddey had 18 points and Jalen Williams scored 11 for the Thunder, who have lost four of five.

Oklahoma City Thunder Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) Makes A Reverse Layup

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) makes a reverse layup

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