Westbrook and Rondo separated by officials, provided double techs originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The dismay in between Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo was on display when again Friday night throughout the Wizards encounter the Atlanta Hawks.

In the 2nd quarter with simply over one minute remaining, the two guards needed to be separated near midcourt after exchanging some heated words with one another.

As soon as the referees had the ability to get Westbrook and Rondo back to their particular benches, each was examined a technical nasty.

The technical was Westbrook’s second in the last 2 games he’s played, as the 32-year-old was likewise T had actually up after chirping with former Wizards guard John Wall throughout Washington’s Tuesday night loss in Houston.

While it’s unknown what started the altercation on Friday, Westbrook and Rondo’s beef with one another can be traced back to the NBA bubble in Orlando this previous season.

Westbrook, a member of the Rockets at the time, was jawing with Rondo’s sibling (among the couple of viewers in participation) throughout one of Houston’s playoff clashes against the Los Angeles Lakers.

As a result, Rondo’s sibling was accompanied out of the arena.

Washington is struggling in Westbrook’s first season with the Wizards, and the point guard is still working his method back to complete health. The season is still early, but Westbrook’s technicals are partially a sign of frustration with the group not winning.