Russell Westbrook (hand) ruled out

— -- LOS ANGELES -- Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook exited Thursday night's 93-90 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with an injured right hand with 6:35 left in the second quarter and did not return.

Westbrook had X-rays taken at Staples Center and was set to be re-evaluated Friday. GM Sam Presti said the team would have more information then.

Westbrook returned to the Thunder bench in the third quarter, still in uniform but with a bag of ice wrapped around his hand, then left for the locker room again at the end of the quarter.

As Westbrook was walking back to the locker room after the injury, he had to be restrained from a heckling fan yelling at him from above the tunnel.

Westbrook appeared to injure his right hand while going up for a rebound and hitting Kendrick Perkins' elbow. After the play, Westbrook grimaced and looked down at his right hand as he tried to make a fist.

Without Westbrook, the Thunder, already playing without the injured Kevin Durant, Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb, were left with eight available players.'s J.A. Adande contributed to this report.