“I hold myself to a very, very high standard,” Westbrook told reporters afterwards. “I think the refs, the fans, the media, the NBA are put in a position now that I’m not allowed to really do much. Obviously I’m an emotional guy. If you watch the clip, obviously I hit Lee but it wasn’t on purpose. I’m going to the glass, he got hit. He said something to me, I said something to him. I’m standing there, a guy [Juan Toscano-Anderson] comes to snatch the ball out of my hand. Guys come running to me, I didn’t move. But I’m always the one who gets painted to be the bad guy in the whole situation. “They asked me to walk towards the Warriors bench. I’m just over there walking towards the bench and then one of the little young fellas tells me, ‘Why you walking over here?’ I turned around and said, ‘What did you say?’ So now everybody’s running over to me, then I’m walking towards the thing, then Looney steps in front of me. I feel like I’m in a position where it’s like, ‘Oh, well. Russ is being Russ,’ which nobody knows what that means. But I’ve got to do a better job of holding myself to a very, very high standard. I’ll make sure I leave no room for error to allow somebody to paint me out to be a guy that I’m not.” Rockets guard Russell Westbrook voiced his complaints after Thursday’s game, claiming he’s always being considered “the bad guy” and wondered why more players were not punished in the incident that led to his ejection against the Warriors.Westbrook’s night ended prematurely when he received two technical fouls in Houston’s 135-105 victory. The second of those technical fouls came in the fourth quarter after Westbrook caught Damion Lee with a stray arm. The situation became intense when Westbrook then argued with players on Golden State’s bench, including the injured Klay Thompson, before confronting Kevon Looney prior to being ejected. However, Westbrook, who had 21 points and 10 assists before his exit, felt he was singled out and that others should have been punished, too.”I just think it’s unfair, though, that after all of that, I’m the only one who gets a tech or kicked out,” added Westbrook, who leads the NBA with 13 technical fouls this season. “That’s not fair, I don’t care what nobody says. There were so many other people involved in it that were doing so many things that weren’t okay but I’m the one that gets the tech, gets ejected, and everyone else is cool and gets back to play.”But I take responsibility and I hold myself to a very high standard.”
THE Champions League returns to action this week with Tottenham welcoming the visit of Olympiacos for a crucial Group Stage clash.Here’s everything you need to know about the match:1 Spurs take on Olympiacos this weekCredit: Getty Images – GettyWhat time is the match on at?Kick off for the match will take place at 8.00 pm on Tuesday November 26th at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.What TV channel is the match on?Virgin Media will be showing the match live in Ireland with coverage starting at 7.55 pm on Virgin Media Two after their live broadcast of the clash between Galatasaray and Club Brugge. This can also be streamed live off of Virgin Media Anytime.BT Sport will also be showing the match live with their coverage starting at 7.00 pm on BT Sport 2. Sky Sports Extra customers in Ireland will be able to live stream this off of the Sky Go app.What is the latest team news?Neither side has named their starting team for this week’s match as of yet but we will have the full team news for you right here when they do later in the week.What are the latest betting odds?Tottenham are the favourites to get the victory over their Greek opposition on Tuesday night at the price of 1/4.Olympiacos are 9/1 underdogs to come away from London with a win this week while the draw is priced at 9/2.How have both teams done in the competition so far?MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubTottenham have the chance to secure their place in the knockout round of the Champions League with a win over Olympiacos on Tuesday night.Spurs are currently second in the table with seven points, five behind leaders Bayern and four ahead of third placed Crvena Zvezda.The Serbian side would need to beat Bayern Munich in the group’s other fixture to give themselves a chance to leapfrog Tottenham in the final game should Spurs fail to win this week.