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Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony took part in practice Monday and could return for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s home game Tuesday vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Westbrook and Anthony have each missed the last two games with ankle sprains — the left ankle for Westbrook and right for Anthony.
“They were in (practice) today with a lot of non-contact stuff … stuff that we did on the floor in terms of getting shots, working on some defensive stuff, concepts on offense,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan told reporters.
The Thunder (32-25) sit in fifth place in the Western Conference standings and have lost five of seven. Still, star forward Paul George has been on a tear, averaging 30.7 points on 49 percent shooting in February.
Meanwhile, the Cavs (33-22) have won three straight and are coming off a 121-99 dismantling of the Boston Celtics — the Cavs’ first game with new acquisitions Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and George Hill all in uniform.
As for Westbrook and Anthony, Donovan added it’s still very much up in the air.
“We’ll have to wait and see how they feel coming out of today, see how they do tomorrow,” Donovan said.
Tipoff for Tuesday’s game is scheduled for 8 p.m. EST.