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Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:34pm EDT
 
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(The Sports Xchange) - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture in his right hand Thursday night and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Westbrook exited Thursday night's 93-90 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers 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. He had a soft cast on his hand when he left Staples Center and didn't talk with reporters.

Oklahoma City already was without Kevin Durant, last season's league MVP who broke his right foot before the regular season began, as well as guard Reggie Jackson and forward Jeremy Lamb, both significant contributors last season.

Westbrook appeared to injure his hand while going up for a rebound and hitting center Kendrick Perkins' elbow.

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The Golden State Warriors signed shooting guard Klay Thompson to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced.

Although the Warriors did not provide details of the extension, multiple media outlets reported it is four-year maximum extension worth approximately $70 million.

If an agreement with Thompson had not been reached by midnight Friday, he would have become a restricted free agent next summer.   Continued...

 
Oct 29, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake (25) during the third quarter at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports