Washington point guard Russell Westbrook will rest and not play Sunday night when the Wizards play the second game of a back-to-back with the visiting Orlando Magic.
Westbrook started the first two games in his first season with the Wizards, averaging 36.0 minutes with two triple-doubles in losses to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday and the Magic on Saturday.
The nine-time All-Star is averaging 18.0 points, 13.5 assists and 13.0 rebounds per game.
With Westbrook out, Raul Neto and Ish Smith will see more minutes in the backcourt.
Westbrook, 32, was acquired in a Dec. 2 trade that sent point guard John Wall and a 2023 first-round pick to the Houston Rockets.