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Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook suffered an ankle injury in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook suffered a right ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Westbrook stepped on Sixers wing Furkan Korkmaz’s foot on a fast break. He played through a tweak in the same ankle minutes earlier, but this time dropped to the floor before limping to the locker room with 10:28 remaining in a game Philadelphia led 98-81.

Adding insult to injury, a Sixers fan poured popcorn on Westbrook on his way into the tunnel. Westbrook had to be restrained by team personnel and arena security. The fan was escorted from the building.

Westbrook had 10 points on 2-for-10 shooting, 11 assists and six rebounds at the time of the injury.

His status is a major factor for Washington’s fleeting hopes in the first-round playoff series. The Wizards are a two-man show featuring Westbrook and fellow All-Star guard Bradley Beal. They do the bulk of the work for a shallow roster, and Washington cannot afford to lose Westbrook or even have him limited in Game 3.

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