POOL REPORT ON THE RUSSELL WESTBROOK TECHNICAL FOUL CALL AT THE 0:39 MARK IN THE SECOND QUARTER:

INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY JONATHAN FEIGEN (HOUSTON CHRONICLE) WITH CREW CHIEF KANE FITZGERALD FOLLOWING TONIGHT’S MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES AT HOUSTON ROCKETS GAME

February 26, 2020

 QUESTION: Was the technical foul issued to Rockets guard Russell Westbrook with 0:39 second left in the second quarter for taunting?

FITZGERALD: “Taunting his opponent.”

QUESTION: Did Westbrook shouting “And-1” factor into the technical being called?

FITZGERALD: “No. That had nothing to do with it. Just taunting his opponent.”