Thunder 12-point underdogs at the Clippers tonight. First time I can remember them being double-digit dogs since inaugural season in OKC.
Poor Knicks (CHI-CLE B2B to open season). Poor Thunder (POR-LAC B2B to open season). Poor Lakers (games against opponents this season).
Blazers said the Thunder just simply outworked them in the first half.
Blazers beat OKC 106-89. Westbrook with 38 on 25 shots, Lance Thomas with 14, Ibaka 10. Blazers outscored the Thunder 31-12 in the fourth.
Blazers drop the Thunder 106-89. Russell Westbrook was great -- 38 points, 6 assists -- but didn't get much help.
Trail Blazers 106, Thunder 89 – FINAL. Blazers undefeated on the season.
The Thunder have to get on a plane and head to Cali after this, they play in the Clippers' season opener Thursday. Yikes.
Blazers outscoring the Thunder 26-8 in the fourth quarter, lead up to 16. It's ovaaaaaah.
Fourth quarter thus far: Blazers 26, Thunder 8. Done ran out of gas.
Thunder gas tank on E.
Eight combined turnovers from Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams. Rough night for the Thunder frontline.
So many tunnel vision Thunder fans out there acting like game is SO IMPORTANT. You can't play Westbrook 44 minutes every night for a month.
This is a great spot for the Thunder to be in, if anything to just get a feel for important crunchtime possessions.
Pretty much everyone on the Thunder's active roster besides Westbrook and Ibaka is a wack fantasy stud.
Russell Westbrook has 36 points and 15 made free throws for the Thunder sans Kevin Durant versus Portland through three quarters.
After three, Thunder lead 77-75 in Portland. Westbrook with 36 on 10-20 shooting with six assists. Rest of the Thunder: 41 points on 17-37.
The Blazers are really good at beating up on the Thunder's third string.
Fatigue could start to become an issue for the Thunder the rest the way. Starting to drag just a bit.
Thunder have tried to set up Perry Jones on the block against Lillard a few times in a row but Lillard is knocking him off the spot.
And then Batum makes his first FG with 9:31 left in 3rd, swishing a three in front of the Thunder bench.
Thunder up 54-49 on Portland at half. -Westbrook: 26 points, 5 assists, 7/13 FG -Lillard: 0 points, 2 assists, 0/5 FG
Thunder lead Portland 54-49 at the half. Westbrook 26 and 5 assists, Thomas 10, Ibaka 7. Thunder shooting 50 percent.
Thunder 54, Blazers 49 at halftime. Westbrook's got 26 points on 7-for-13 shooting and five assists. He's 12-for-13 at the line.
Rough half from the Thunder's starting frontline. Adams with more turnovers than points. Ibaka getting worked by Aldridge. Both with 3 fouls
Thunder are actually executing really well, but are giving the Blazers way too many second chances (nine offensive rebounds already).
Blazers bench makes a 6-0 run against a Thunder unit that just ran a set to get Nick Collison an open look. 35-34, 10:09 2Q.