April 24, 2018, 12:53 pmRussell WestbrookPG, Oklahoma City Thunder
Russell Westbrook left the check in area to come to the defense of Raymond Felton after he fouled Rudy Gobert in Game 4 on Monday.
The NBA has a strict policy regarding players leaving the bench during altercations on the court. Westrbook was not on the bench, but was still on the sideline waiting to check into the game. Steven Adams was also in the check in area, but did not enter onto the court when the altercation between Felton and Gobert occurred. It's a minor gray area since he wasn't on the bench exactly, but technically he wasn't in the game and could be facing a one-game suspension for Wednesday's elimination game.