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M-V-P chants fill the RG/MC.
Open your window on the drive home. Aldridge will be flinging the McMuffins personally into your vehicle. No need to slow down.
The 36 points are Aldridge most since he scored 39 against OKC on Feb. 2, 2012.
I've watched LaMarcus Aldridge for 7 seasons and I can say this with confidence: He's playing the best basketball of his career.
LaMarcus Aldridge just scored his season-high 32nd point. We've got a nail-biter here at the Moda Center.
Aldridge ties his season high with 30 points. Blazers 99-98
Blazers just gave out Fan of the Night honors to a guy wearing a shirt that read "Forever The Rose Garden"
The high-caliber PG matchup has not materialized tonight. Dame is 4-12 (2-6) w/ 13 pts, 4 asts. Westbrook is 5-15 (2-3) w/ 17 pts, 3 asts.
Blazers up 91-84. Arena rocking. 7:58 left. Thunder, indeed.
Mo Williams makes everyone around him a little better. @TrailBlazers
Free Throw Guy had a shirt made. He has the jersey No. "-1" on the back. Of course.
LaMarcus Aldridge was 8-for-9 with 16 points in that third quarter.
End of 3rd Q. Blazers 83 Thunder 80. Aldridge 28 points, 10 boards. Durant 25 points, 7 boards. Westbrook 14 points. Lopez 12 points, 9 reb.
Blazers throttle OKC 35-21 in the third quarter… lead 83-80 headed to the fourth.
LaMarcus Aldridge with only 16 points in the third quarter alone.
LA is absolutely cooking right now.
LaMarcus Aldridge keeps this up and there's going to be too much smoke in the building in PDX, too.
Aldridge has seven baskets -- all from the perimeter -- for 14 3rd-quarter points
5m LA has a double-double (24 pts, 10 rebs) and Lopez (12/9) is headed toward one as the 3rd Q creeps to a close.
Thunder are 5-16 shooting in the third quarter. Blazers have outscored them 28-12 to take 76-71 lead
Aldridge's offensive rebound was his 10th board of game, completing his nine double-double of season.
that's LaMarcus Aldridge's ninth double-double of season. 22/10 right now
Kevin Durant has scored 20 or more in 15 of OKC's 17 games. He's at 23. Season high is 42
Blazers on a 22-10 run to start the second half, lead 70-69.
Westbrook just keeps burping up short jumpers -- clang, clang, clang. Durant, meanwhile, tickles twine
Lillard and Westbrook were each 2 for 7 from the field in the first half
If I were Scotty Brooks, I'd tell Sefolosha not to shoot, except uncontested layups and free throws
The Blazers are just 3-11 from 3.
The technical FT by Durant and three free throws by Westbrook on disputed foul helped OKC close half with 9-1 run, take 59-48 lead.
OKC (10/12) has twice the FTs as the Blazers (5/6).
End of 1st half. Thunder 58 Blazers 48. Durant 17 points, 6 rebounds. Aldridge 12 points, 5 rebounds. Lopez 12 points, 5 rebounds.
Halftime: Thunder 59, Blazers 48. Portland lost some poise in the last five mins.
Durant makes the tech FT and Westbrook makes his 3 FTs, capping a 12-2 Thunder near end of 1st half.
There was about to be a riot had they not called anything on OKC there.
That's Stotts' first T this season. The league leader among coaches is his old boss, Rick Carlisle, with 4.
After Matthews draws a questionable foul on a Westbrook 3, an irate Terry Stotts is whistled for a technical w/ 4.3 secs left in 1st half.
That's not a good call.
Terry Stotts has received a technical foul… he's hot.
Lopez score. Lopez board. Lopez block.
Robin Lopez and Kevin Durant locked up in one of those epic 1-on-1 games they always seem to have.
Westbrook (4 points) and Lillard (3) have cancelled each other out so far. Durant at 13 pts as OKC leads 47-43
RoLo came to play.
OKC winning second-chance points vs. @TrailBlazers 15-6… lead Blazers 44-43 w 4:06 left in first half.
RoLo (10 and 4) has made himself very useful at both ends tonight
Robin Lopez has 10 first-half points.
Jumbotron feature idea: Freeland & Lopez go 1-on-1 in a "disbelief at foul call" competition, then teammates do impersonations of them
You can question Robin Lopez's touch, but not his effort
Robin Lopez. worth. every. penny. right now. 8 pts, 2 reb.
Be nice to pile up some points with Durant and Westbrook on the bench.
Thunder are getting more open mid-range shots than Terry Stotts wants them to have
OKC up 27-25. Not exactly a gem for Thunder, who have one assist to five TOs, but Durant had 9 points.
First quarter: Thunder 27, Blazers 25. Durant with 9, LaMarcus Aldridge with 12.
End of 1st Q. Thunder 27 Blazers 25. Aldridge 12 points, 4 rebounds. Durant 9 points.
Thunder has Collison guarding LA now, with Ibaka guarding Freeland and providing double-team held
Batum is working his ass off, shadowing Durant all over the court. Might be night where Nic's offensive numbers won't reflect contributions
LaMarcus Aldridge with 10 points already.
The American Joel Freeland checks in for OKC>
3 turnovers for each team but with all the ugly shots it feels like about 9 for each.
2 straight sloppy plays by Kevin Durant lead to turnovers -- the big stiff
Lillard gets his second foul with 5:43 left, which is around the time he usually when he comes out for his first rest.
Looked like a bad call on Lillard blocking Westbrook's shot -- and a big one. Damian's second, and he'll sit
Another tough defensive assignment for Nic Batum. First Paul George, now Kevin Durant
OSU's Brandin Cooks and Storm Woods at the Moda Center for Blazers-Thunder. Bigger question: @BCooks34… you coming back in '14?
In pre-game video Blazers flash, "15-3 BEST IN THE WEST" before player introductions vs. Oklahoma City (60-22 last season).
Scotty Brooks on OKC-Blazers: "There are lot of interesting plots. We're 2 hot teams. Same division. But there's so much basketball left."
Lopez is No. 3 in the league in offensive rebounds per game at 3.9.
Interesting that OKC coach Scott Brooks mentioned keeping Robin Lopez off offensive boards as a key.