Telling stats: Assists: 9-4, Thunder. Paint points: 20-6, Thunder. Fast break points: 2-0, Thunder. Score: 34-29, Thunder.
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.
Who had the Thunder scoring 34 first-quarter points tonight?
Lance Thomas has 10 points. On 5/5 FG. In the first quarter. Seriously. Not joking. Not for the OKC Blue. For the Thunder.
Now running plays for (sixth man) Lance Thomas: the Oklahoma City Thunder...and it's working!
The leader in 2013-14 scoring on the court for the Thunder right now is Nick Collison at 4.2 ppg.
Thunder took five minutes to run up 18 points. Not the defensive start Terry Stotts was looking for
Can't wait for the ridiculous columns in a few weeks explaining the competent Thunder as Westbrook "maturing"/something equally patronizing.
Lance Thomas being the Thunder's first player off the bench tells you everything you need to know about the current state of affairs.
Lance Thomas is the first Thunder player off the bench because that's where we are now.
Thunder open the game with Russell Westbrook in the post. Lillard holds his own there but that's a tough matchup.
Interesting call to start for the Thunder. Westbrook in the post on Lillard.
Should be interesting to see how the Thunder looks without K.D. Russ has the green light, for real.
Thunder at Blazers, Moda Center http://t.co/gmS1XPIUNz
Thunder have picked up ex-Blazer Sebastian Telfair, who is still only 29. Played in China last year. He'll back up Russell Westbrook tonight
Excited for Wizards-Heat, Knicks-Bulls, Thunder-Blazers and Hawks-Raptors tonight.
Thunder could be more like a barely audible crackle against Clippers with Durant (foot), Morrow (MCL), McGary (foot) and Jerrett (ankle) out
Depleted Thunder 9-point underdogs in Portland tonight.
There are 12 NBA games tomorrow. Bulls-Knicks and Thunder-Blazers on ESPN, the others on League Pass (available for everyone in first week).
Lots of good games on tomorrow. Bulls-Knicks, Bucks-Hornets, Heat-Wizards, Hawks-Raptors, Blazers-Thunder
BTW, that team that averaged 6.4 blocks? The Pelicans. Only one other team (Thunder, 6.1) averaged more than six per game.
Parsons with the thunder slam.
Team announces Meyers Leonard (upper respiratory illness) is out for Wednesday's season-opener vs. Thunder.
Conf. Oeste cuadro de Playoffs: 1) Spurs, 2) Clippers, 3) Thunder, 4) Blazers, 5) Warriors, 6) Mavs, 7) Grizzlies y 8) Nuggets (me la jugué)
Predicciones Oeste, Div Noroeste: 1) Thunder, 2) Blazers, 3) Nuggets, 4) Jazz y 5) Timberwolves.
The Thunder's complete bench for the first two games: Nick Collison, Kendrick Perkins, Lance Thomas and Sebastian Telfair. Yikes.
Only four players on the Thunder bench tomorrow: Kendrick Perkins, Nick Collison, Lance Thomas and Sebastian Telfair (only guard)
Thunder not revealing timetable on Reggie Jackson (ankle) or Jeremy Lamb (back) injuries. Brooks: "They'll be reevaluated when we get back."