Blazers said the Thunder just simply outworked them in the first half.
Blazers beat OKC 106-89. Westbrook with 38 on 25 shots, Lance Thomas with 14, Ibaka 10. Blazers outscored the Thunder 31-12 in the fourth.
Blazers drop the Thunder 106-89. Russell Westbrook was great -- 38 points, 6 assists -- but didn't get much help.
FINAL: Blazers 106, OKC 89. Aldridge: 27 points, 3 boards. Matthews: 22, 4 rebs. Batum: 16-5-6. Russ finishes with 38 and 6.
Trail Blazers 106, Thunder 89 – FINAL. Blazers undefeated on the season.
Blazers outscoring the Thunder 26-8 in the fourth quarter, lead up to 16. It's ovaaaaaah.
So, Blazers just turned the sliders all the way up. They've hit five of six three-point attempts to pull away from OKC.
And just like that, Blazers went from up 8 to up 16. 26-8 scoring edge in the 4th for Portland.
Fourth quarter thus far: Blazers 26, Thunder 8. Done ran out of gas.
Batum steals from Westbrook, keeps it in bounds, lobs to the trailing LA. That'll work. 93-83 Blazers, 5:17 Q4.
Blazers were +8 during Russell Westbrook's first-half rest and +5 during his second-half rest.
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.
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.