HoopsHype Portland Trail Blazers Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 31, 2014 | 10:30 AM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Kevin Pelton

Westbrook with just 3 FTAs in the second half after 13 in the first. Blazers making him a jump shooter in the half-court offense.

Joe Freeman

For those who've been waiting for Dame to erupt ... he just hit his 2nd 3 from top of key with 7:02 left to give #Blazers an 89-81 lead.

John Canzano

From ‘Miami Murder’ to a Trail Blazers opener… Uncle Dave’s maiden voyage oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

Joe Freeman

The #Blazers' bench has scored just 13 points through three quarters.

Kerry Eggers

OKC leads 77-75 heading into 4Q. Fast break points: Thunder 14, #blazers 2

Mike Tokito

Hate to say this, but OKC bench is outscoring #Blazers' bench 18-13, which is notable as a lot of usual bench started for Thunder.

Erik Gundersen

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.

Joe Freeman

End of 3rd: Thunder lead the #Blazers 77-75. LA has 23 pts, Batum has 14 pts and Westbrook has 36 pts, 6 asts for OKC.

Kevin Pelton

Blazers conducting an experiment on how much size advantage over his defender Perry Jones needs to score regularly.

Kerry Eggers

Key part of game, and with Thunder so thin because of injuries, #Blazers need to build a lead

Darnell Mayberry

The Blazers are really good at beating up on the Thunder's third string.

Kerry Eggers

That's 10 points for @Chris Kaman off bench as #Blazers make another run at Thunder

Paul Garcia

Russell Westbrook has 33 points right now. That's more than all Blazers players not named LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews.

Kerry Eggers

Russell Westbrook has 33 points with 5:44 left in 3Q. Career high is 45. Thunder lead #Blazers 68-65

Erik Gundersen

It's going down, I'm yelling RUSSELLLLL RT @JabariJYoung: BTW... Westbrook's career-high is 45...he has 33 so far #Thunder #Blazers

Joe Freeman

Russell Westbrook continues to torch the #Blazers. Midway through 3rd Q he has 33 pts, 6 asts, is 9-18 from field (14-15 from FT line).

Kerry Eggers

Big stat at halftime: #Blazers 2 for 15 from 3-point range

Erik Gundersen

So I guess the last play was a good example as to why LaMarcus Aldridge is still skeptical about that Blazers transition D.

Darnell Mayberry

Blazers coach Terry Stotts before the game: "There’s not a better competitor in the league than Russell Westbrook."

Darnell Mayberry

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.

Joe Freeman

End of 1st half: Thunder lead the #Blazers 54-49. Westbrook has 26 pts, 5 asts. LA has 18 pts.

Erik Gundersen

Blazers with a lot of funky looking passes tonight.

Mike Tokito

#Blazers, who averaged 22.5 assists last season, have seven. A little too much one-on-one going on.

Lang Whitaker

At halftime, Blazers should turn off lights and have Kaman sing "He's got the whole world in his hands"

Darnell Mayberry

Westbrook is 12-for-13 from the foul line. The Blazers are 11-for-14 from the foul line.

Sean Highkin

I actually like the Blazers' new court. Not sure what the consensus opinion is but I think it's nice.

Mike Tokito

All five #Blazers starters have negative plus-minus, all five subs are plus.

Joe Freeman

5:13 left in the 1st half and Dame still hasn't scored. But ... #Blazers lead the shorthanded Thunder 42-41.

Royce Young

Thunder are actually executing really well, but are giving the Blazers way too many second chances (nine offensive rebounds already).

Kerry Eggers

Probably time to unfollow RT @BCrawford70: Game 7 and my timeline is filled with @Kerry Eggers #blazers tweets.

Kerry Eggers

Twinkletoes @Chris Kaman with a 360-spin move there as #blazers lead 39-38

Joe Freeman

Did you ever think you'd have this much talent, length and depth in the front court, #Blazers fans?

Erik Gundersen

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.

Sean Meagher

Blazers grab a 35-34 lead, because: Chris Kaman.

Joe Freeman

This is where you expect the #Blazers to take control of this game. Deeper. Healthier. More talented on bench.

Erik Gundersen

Ruh roh for the Blazers. 13 of 19 OKC 1st quarter attempts at the rim. http://t.co/v4eHP7POmi

Erik Gundersen

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.

Joe Freeman

End of 1st: OKC leads #Blazers 34-29. LA has 15 pts, Matthews has 7 pts. Westbrook has 11, Thomas has 10 for Thunder.

Kerry Eggers

Thunder take 34-29 lead after 1Q as @LaMarcus Aldridge bombs in 15 to pace #Blazers. Wesbrooke (11) and Roberson (10) lead OKC

Joe Freeman

LA is carrying the #Blazers' offense early ... has 13 points on 5-7 shooting as 1st Q nears end.

Erik Gundersen

Lance Thomas is really out there outscoring the Blazers bench single-handedl.

Kerry Eggers

' #Blazers guard @Steve Blake most popular third-term guy since FDR

Royce Young

Think the Blazers would be wise to move Wes Matthews over on Westbrook. Lillard just can't handle his size and power.

Erik Gundersen

Freeland, Blake, CJ coming in for the Blazers.

Joe Freeman

Steve Blake and CJ McCollum will check in for #Blazers at the next dead ball.

Joe Freeman

First timeout: OKC leads #Blazers 18-13. Teams are a combined 13-21 from the field. LA has 5pts for Port, Westbrook has 7pts, 3asts for OKC.

Kerry Eggers

It took 2 1/2 minutes for @Robin Lopez to pick up his 2nd foul. @Chris Kaman makes his #Blazers debut. He'll be a fan favorite this season

Joe Freeman

Solid pregame vibe for #Blazers season opener. It's been a while. http://t.co/XUi2ESCw4M

Joe Freeman

The #Blazers have won 13 consecutive home openers dating back to 2001. One more ties them with Celtics (79-92) for NBA record.

Erik Gundersen

Young Steven Adams already getting booed. Blazers fans already know.