"I'm not going to say that [NW division runs through us] but we should take advantage of them not being at full strength." L Aldridge on OKC
"I felt like I was 18 again."-- LaMarcus Aldridge on his alley oop finish in the 4th quarter.
"I'm going to shoot more [threes] but I'm not going to live out there." LaMarcus Aldridge
FINAL: Blazers 106, OKC 89. Aldridge: 27 points, 3 boards. Matthews: 22, 4 rebs. Batum: 16-5-6. Russ finishes with 38 and 6.
LaMarcus Aldridge's pick and pop game is basically a layup for him. So good.
End of 3: OKC 77, Blazers 75. OKC actually extended the lead with Westbrook sitting. 36, 6 ast for him. Aldridge with 23, 2 reb, 2 ast.
Russell Westbrook has 33 points right now. That's more than all Blazers players not named LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews.
So I guess the last play was a good example as to why LaMarcus Aldridge is still skeptical about that Blazers transition D.
Rough half from the Thunder's starting frontline. Adams with more turnovers than points. Ibaka getting worked by Aldridge. Both with 3 fouls
LaMarcus Aldridge is giving Serge Ibaka the business right now.
Ibaka is a terrific defender, but Aldridge's length makes it too tough for him. LA has 18 on way to huge night
End of 1: Thunder 34, Blazers 29. Aldridge has 15. Lance Thomas off the bench with 10 for OKC. Not a good qtr on D for the Blazers.
A spectacular 1-on-1 battle to end the 1st quarter between Portland and OKC: LaMarcus Aldridge vs Lance Thomas. It's true.
10 points for Lance Thomas. 14 for LaMarcus Aldridge. Classic match-up.
LMA for three? sure.
LaMarcus Aldridge with his first 3 attempt and make of the season.
Just like we were talking about on CSN pre-game: Aldridge is going to be bombing 3-pointers all season
If Aldridge averages the 23.3 ppg he did last ssn, he would pass Terry Porter for No. 2 on Dec. 4 vs. Indy, which has Nate McMillan on staff
LaMarcus Aldridge (groin) was limited in of practice but Stotts says he's on track for Wednesday vs. OKC.
LaMarcus Aldridge out for Trail Blazers, Jamal Crawford out for Clippers. Both expected to be ready for opener.
LaMarcus Aldridge said his groin injury is minor and team is being "cautious" holding him out. Expects to play opening night.
LaMarcus Aldridge is not playing tonight vs. the Clippers. He has a minor groin injury. Stotts said he expects LA to play opening night.