Russell Westbrook tossed after confronting opponent over unwritten rule

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By , Audacy Sports

Lakers star Russell Westbrook was ejected from Wednesday night's game against the Thunder when he became irate over what he apparently saw as a violation of some sort of unwritten rule.

The scene unfolded in the game's final seconds, with OKC owning a comfortable 5-point lead.

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Thunder forward Darius Bazley stole a Lakers inbound pass and slammed it home on a wide-open breakaway dunk, stretching the lead to 7 points with 1.5 seconds remaining.

Westbrook immediately confronted Bazley, and appeared to repeatedly tell him "Don't do that." Players on both teams gathered to separate them. No punches were thrown, and shoving appeared to be kept at a relative minimum.

Westbrook was assessed a technical, his second of the game after a prior hard foul on OKC's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who sank a technical free throw for the final 8-point margin of victory.