‘Literally Leaking Blood’: Fans Recall Isaiah Stewart Incident After Russell Westbrook Has Bloodied Mouth vs Knicks

Published 11/23/2021, 10:14 PM EST
Nov 23, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket against New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers continue to fight their way against the New York Knicks. However, like in their game against the Detroit Pistons, there was blood once again. But this time it was Russell Westbrook who was the one who saw got hit. While the LeBron James incident was reviewed, the referees did not review this play and Russ was not happy about that.

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The Knicks have started the season off well. Julius Randle continues his rise as a forward averaging 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game. On the other hand, the Lakers seem be an attraction for problems this season. Missing players due to injuries or other reason have hurt them big time this season. Notably, even the absence of LeBron James tonight has hit them.

Nov 21, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook (0) and forward Anthony Davis (3) react after a play during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

But, with the incident that saw Westbrook bleed, the fans did not take it well as they compared it to the Isaiah Stewart and LeBron situation.

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Russell Westbrook in blood after hit on face

While the Lakers were trying to make something happen in the second quarter, Russ drove into the lane. However, he got a strike to his face by a Knicks player in the process. While the foul was called, Russ realized he was bleeding as immediately went up to the referee to show the impact. However, the referees did not budge and continued with the normal foul call.

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The Knicks started the game off hot and held the Lakers to just 20 points in the first quarter. However, the Lakers made a comeback in the following two quarters and got it to a two point difference by the end of three quarters. va Fournier came out big for the Knicks as he was on fire from range. Julius Randle also did his part with yet another double double to his name.

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While the Lakers struggled in the first quarter, it all changed right after, Notable, Russell Westbrook went off in the third quarter scoring 18 points to bring the Lakers back. Anthony Davis and Melo struggled to score as the Lakers now battle to get back in the fourth quarter. Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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