Erik Gundersen

Westbrook ready to check back in.

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

Kaman and Lopez in together. Twitter, give us a nickname for this front court.

Kerry Eggers

We're 1Q in RT @TBpup22: @Kerry Eggers @LaMarcus Aldridge As happened too many times, Batum absolute no-show. You wouldn't even know he is in game

Kerry Eggers

That's what the Twin Towers can do -- keep the ball alive until they draw a hack on a put-back

Erik Gundersen

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

Mike Tokito

Sebastian Telfair, Steve Blake. Wow, this is like '05 training camp. Where's Charles Smith and Sergei Monia?

Ben Golliver

Lance Thomas averaging 40 points per 36 minutes this season. Tracking towards a perfect 100 FG% too. KD's efficiency marks in real jeopardy

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

Interesting: Stotts goes with a 10-man rotation in the first quarter. D. Right the 10th man.

Erik Gundersen

10 points for Lance Thomas. 14 for LaMarcus Aldridge. Classic match-up.

Joe Freeman

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

Erik Gundersen

And Dorell Wright up off the bench for Batum.

Erik Gundersen

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

John Canzano

Bruce Bochy is a dance with the one who brung ya guy.

John Canzano

Cy Young won the Mad Bum Award once, I think.

Kerry Eggers

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

Joe Freeman

Steve Blake receives a nice ovation from Moda Center crowd when he checks into the game with 3:20 left in the 1st Q.

Sean Meagher

And a warm welcome for Steve Blake in his return, again.

Kerry Eggers

Unless you're a Giants fan, seems almost unfair they can roll Bumgarner out there again

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.

Erik Gundersen

Westbrook hits it and looks over to his own bench to enjoy his last make. 9 points, 3 assists early.

Joe Freeman

OKC has attempted 14 shots - and Westbrook has 7 of them. He's gotta break a personal record tonight.

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.

Erik Gundersen

When's the last time Chris Kaman played with this much good spacing? Ever?

Kerry Eggers

You got that right, Mountain Man RT @mikeacker: @Kerry Eggers judging by the ovation he already is

Kerry Eggers

Thunder took five minutes to run up 18 points. Not the defensive start Terry Stotts was looking for

Erik Gundersen

The Oklahoma City Jump Passes

Joe Freeman

OKC has made 6 of 9 shots to open the game.

Joe Freeman

Tough start for Dame: Westbrook is eating him up on the offensive end and Dame has missed both of his FGs so far.

Erik Gundersen

Westbrook isn't just scoring either. He's getting easy looks for his guys, Ibaka in particular.

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

Chris Kaman makes an early appearance for Rolo, who picks up second foul with 9:24 left in 1st Q.

Sean Meagher

Nice welcome from the home crowd for Chris Kaman as he checks in.

Erik Gundersen

The way Westbrook has started in the post makes me think Stotts will go to Matthews on Westbrook rather than Batum.

John Canzano

Madison Bumgarner’s last 154 pitches… 103 have been strikes.

Joe Freeman

So, about LA shooting more threes this season...

Sean Meagher

LaMarcus Aldridge with his first 3 attempt and make of the season.

Kerry Eggers

Just like we were talking about on CSN pre-game: Aldridge is going to be bombing 3-pointers all season

Joe Freeman

OKC and Russell Westbrook are going right at Dame early. A post up and backdoor cut lead to 2 quick buckets.

Kerry Eggers

Russell Westbrook wasted no time showing his athleticism on the first offensive possession of game. Offensive board and put-back. Impressive

Erik Gundersen

Interesting call to start for the Thunder. Westbrook in the post on Lillard.

Joe Freeman

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

John Canzano

Madison Bumgarner vs. Royce Freeman in an adventure race… who wins?

Kerry Eggers

Not anymore. Says he learned his lesson RT @MRansom324: @Kerry Eggers is he the one carrying a gun on plane?

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.

Ben Golliver

Thunder at Blazers, Moda Center http://t.co/gmS1XPIUNz

Kerry Eggers

Nobody conducts a symphony like the great Bill Schonely

Erik Gundersen

*EMOTIONAL MONTAGE INTRO*

Mike Tokito

Russell Westbrook's career-high FGA game is 33. He'll destroy that vs. #Blazers tonight, right?

Kerry Eggers

Evening's great, Sean. Opening night at Moda Center. Thx! RT @Marylhurst_SLP: @Kerry Eggers How's your evening Kerry? Keep up the great work!

Ben Golliver

Video: Heat's James Ennis destroys Wizards' Rasual Butler with poster dunk bit.ly/1wHgnCk http://t.co/1egEJCPkzP

Kerry Eggers

#fourtoplay RT @ChadDoingRadio: @iropp @ChadDoingRadio @KimSMorris i am looking forward to Friday Parade.

Kerry Eggers

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

Mike Tokito

Allen Crabbe fans rejoice. He is active for #Blazers tonight. Meyers Leonard, Victor Claver inactive.

Ben Golliver

Videos: Hornets' Kemba Walker hits game-tying 3 in regulation, OT game-winner to beat Bucks bit.ly/1wHe2XV http://t.co/CnCbNgsElV

Kerry Eggers

RoLo has shield ready RT @BeavBlazer: @sarahhechtNBA @Kerry Eggers @Portland Trail Blazers Hate these games. Steven Adams is going to injure somebody

Joe Freeman

Welcome @mikegrich to #Blazers beat. Here's a pic of him sleeping on a playoff flight last year. Give him a follow. http://t.co/r2wgRNGMPo

Nathan Begley

Man I hope this Michael Kidd Gilchrist shooting is for real

Ben Golliver

Video: Hornets' Lance Stephenson posterizes Bucks' Larry Sanders bit.ly/1zLA53w http://t.co/Ba3naSZTo1

John Canzano

Damian Lillard gets warmed up for opening night instagram.com/p/uwgM8oHBJ5/

Nathan Begley

Charlotte Hornet's Basketball court looks fantastic

John Canzano

Chris Kaman ready for opening night @Portland Trail Blazers #nba http://t.co/UNZeg5XcoW

Erik Gundersen

Terry Stotts plans to start with Damian Lillard on Russell Westbrook. Also: Meyers and Claver are inactive. Allen Crabbe is active.

Robin Lopez

Try playing "Spot the Pimple on Rolo's Forehead" tonight *Hint* It's right smack in the middle. #CantMissIt #HomeOpener

Joe Freeman

About two hours away from tipoff at the Moda Center. Blake, Freeland and Barton getting in early work for #Blazers http://t.co/rPFHccyVlt

Erik Gundersen

Game 1 http://t.co/cIChBlT3gY

Sean Meagher

For the PM crowd: @Darnell Mayberry provided a lengthy, thorough preview of the Thunder who the #Blazers face tonight: oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Will Barton

Learned from my vet @Maurice Williams how to do this. Suit and tie all season. I'm all grown up! #PTF instagram.com/p/uwTSffzaIj/

Mike Tokito

This season's #Blazers have 4 of franchise's all-time 3pt shooters. Lillard joined Batum, Matthews in top 10, and Blake rejoined team.

Mike Tokito

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

Mike Tokito

New: The Trail #Blazers' all-time leading scorers, as LaMarcus Aldridge closes in on No. 2 oregonlive.com/blazers/index.…

Kerry Eggers

OKC coach Scotty Brooks on facing @Portland Trail Blazers: "We can't outscore this team. We want it to be a defensive battle."

Kerry Eggers

Brooks on Durant's absence: "We're talking the best scorer on the planet. All five guys have to move and find somebody a good shot."

Kerry Eggers

Scotty Brooks on OKC acquisition Sebastian Telfair: "A good pickup for us. He's been around a lot of basketball. He'll give us a presence."

Kerry Eggers

With Kevin Durant (foot) out, OKC will dress only 9 players vs. @Portland Trail Blazers tonight. Going big with Steven Adams, Perry Jones, Serge Ibaka

John Canzano

Florida State paying local sheriff… Oregon paying Eugene PD… Oregon State paying troopers… anything to see here? oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

Kerry Eggers

Eugene makes its bid to host 2019 World Track & Field Championships, which would state's biggest sports event ever portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/2…

Damian Lillard

Really appreciate everyone that's picked up #NBALIVE15. Been seeing all your pics. Opening night tho! Y'all ready #RipCity???

John Canzano

Probably worth a quick look and listen: youtu.be/YXZeELeE7cc

Jason Quick

Love the attitude MT@Will Barton: Tonight it starts for real. Making a promise ... instagram.com/p/uwA_UITaLH/

John Canzano

I think Bruce Bochy is saying that Madison Bumgarner can give him two good innings, if needed. I’m hoping Tim Hudson will, too.

Will Barton

Tonight it starts for real. Making a promise to myself, my family, teammates, coaches, and fans that… instagram.com/p/uwA_UITaLH/

Sean Meagher

How many games will the #Blazers win this season? Post your predictions bit.ly/1tOA4IF #ripcity

John Canzano

Tonight when Bret Saberhagen throws out the first pitch, Vince Coleman should run up there and lay down a drag bunt… just for old times.

Ben Golliver

In studio w/ @OPBTOL for Blazers season preview. 91.5 FM in Portland at 12:45 PM PT. Listen online: bit.ly/UocxyL