DENVER (AP)Russell Westbrook sat out the Los Angeles Lakers’ game Wednesday night at Denver to rest a sore left hamstring.

Lakers coach Darvin Ham announced the plan before the game to take a precautionary route with Westbrook’s injury.

”We all came to a conclusion that it’s early in the season, there’s no reason to stretch it out or put him in a vulnerable position,” Ham explained. ”Take it day-to-day.”

The Los Angeles guard is mired in a slump, shooting just 28.9% from the floor. He’s 1 of 12 from 3-point range.

Westbrook is averaging 10.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists this season. He has one double-double.

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