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.
Blazers conducting an experiment on how much size advantage over his defender Perry Jones needs to score regularly.
The Blazers are really good at beating up on the Thunder's third string.
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.
Blazers coach Terry Stotts before the game: "There’s not a better competitor in the league than Russell Westbrook."
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.
Blazers with a lot of funky looking passes tonight.
At halftime, Blazers should turn off lights and have Kaman sing "He's got the whole world in his hands"
Westbrook is 12-for-13 from the foul line. The Blazers are 11-for-14 from the foul line.
I actually like the Blazers' new court. Not sure what the consensus opinion is but I think it's nice.
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.
Blazers grab a 35-34 lead, because: Chris Kaman.
Ruh roh for the Blazers. 13 of 19 OKC 1st quarter attempts at the rim. http://t.co/v4eHP7POmi
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.
Lance Thomas is really out there outscoring the Blazers bench single-handedl.
Think the Blazers would be wise to move Wes Matthews over on Westbrook. Lillard just can't handle his size and power.
Freeland, Blake, CJ coming in for the Blazers.
Young Steven Adams already getting booed. Blazers fans already know.
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