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NBA rescinds Russell Westbrook's latest technical foul

The League Office review process rescinded what would have been Russell Westbrook’s 17th technical foul of the season. Westbrook enters the Thunder’s game against the Lakers Tuesday still two regular-season technicals away from a second suspension.

Westbrook was originally handed the since-rescinded technical Sunday in the third quarter of the Thunder’s 106-103 loss to the Mavericks. Westbrook drew a foul as he drove to the basket with 2:39 left in the period. After the play, he spun all the way around to pull his arm away from Mavericks guard Devin Harris.

The resulting technical foul was the third Westbrook has had rescinded this season. He leads the league in technicals with 16. 

Westbrook served the automatic one-game suspension for his 16th technical in the Thunder’s 116-107 loss to Miami March 18. Per NBA rules, after a player reaches 16 technical fouls, every other additional technical leads to a one-game suspension in the regular season.

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Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) leaves the court next to Terrance Ferguson (23), right, and Andre Roberson (21) after an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) leaves the court next to Terrance Ferguson (23), right, and Andre Roberson (21) after an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103....

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Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) leaves the court next to Terrance Ferguson (23), right, and Andre Roberson (21) after an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) leaves the court next to Terrance Ferguson (23), right, and Andre Roberson (21) after an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e0c74e9f3faaac89811f3393dac4fdad.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) blocks a shot by Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) blocks a shot by Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) blocks a shot by Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-08e5fb57b536ced6a742cb4e3a4e993e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) goes to the basket past Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) goes to the basket past Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Steven Adams (12) goes to the basket past Dallas' Dwight Powell (7) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-bb66750610f1d202b435646dfdef9ba2.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) is fouled by Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) is fouled by Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) is fouled by Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-n_ec631cbe28825f8d2d4d26c8b5bc7061.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan walks on the court as Paul George (13) heads to the bench during a timeout in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan walks on the court as Paul George (13) heads to the bench during a timeout in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan walks on the court as Paul George (13) heads to the bench during a timeout in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9c3dc64d344456f4517ebdb5d37f06c9.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball to the basket against Dallas' Maximilian Kleber (42) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball to the basket against Dallas' Maximilian Kleber (42) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball to the basket against Dallas' Maximilian Kleber (42) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c0ed549f28d9e16fa3e6b3f3711d0506.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) drives against Dallas' Trey Burke (23) in the fourth quarter during an NBA basketball game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Dallas won 106-103. 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