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Dorell Wright into the game. Surprise!
Stotts going with Dorell instead of Meyers on this shift to start the fourth quarter. Adjusting to Thunder small lineup w/ McGary at C.
I wonder how long it's been since a player had triple-doubles on back-to-back nights? Magic? Oscar?
After 3: Thunder 89, Blazers 78. Mitch McGary with 12 points of his 16 points in the third. Westbrook 27-10-11. Lillard 22. LA 20.
89-78 Thunder after Q3. Blazers actually won the third 31-30.
Can’t tell who is more upset right now… Brian Wheeler or Terry Stotts.
btw ... Russell Westbrook gets his 3td consecutive triple-double. He's now at 27 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds. Still in 3rd Q.
Scott Brooks called Russell Westbrook a "walking triple double" pregame. Russ has 27/10/11 in the third quarter. 3rd straight triple-double
Three straight. Russell Westbrook has 25-11-10 in less than three quarters. 19 FGAs.
For Westbrook, 27 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists for his 5th triple-double of the season
Terry Stotts gets a tech. Letting the refs know he is displeased with a non-foul on Lillard's drive.
Terry Stotts with the rare technical after arguing a no-call on Damian Lillard driving layup. He's pretty heated.
Mitch McGary making the Blazers PNR D look like it's 2012-13
Blazers broadcaster Brian Wheeler from press row: “What’s going on!?!?"
OKC rookie Mitch McGary (14 points, 6 rebounds) filling in nicely for Steven Adams
Arron Afflalo goes right at Dion Waiters. And-1.
So Dion Waiters CAN hit a jumper ...
Dion believes that the crowd is actually booing him
A 7-0 Blazer run, followed by 10-0 OKC run, followed by a 10-0 Blazer run. More runs than in a T-ball game
Nic Batum's first basket is a big one. His 3 cuts the OKC lead ot 69-64 and wakes up Moda Center.
Nice run here by the Blazers ...
Russell came to play but Dame is answering the bell. His best game in what seems like months.
The Blazers have to be the worst 2-on-1 fast break team in the West. Always an adventure.
Russell Westbrook (21-8-10) is approximately two possessions away from his third straight triple-double.
Westbrook, well on way to triple-double, already has a double-double: 21 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds. 8:52 left in 3rd Q.
Blazers get the lead down to 5 and just like that it's back to 13. Westbrook now at 21-10-8
Mitch McGary is about three baskets away from getting a call to be the next SI bodypaint coverboy...
State of Union here: Thunder > Blazers.
Looks like Westbrook is going to have his fifth triple-double before the 3Q ends
The whole arena just won Jamba Juice. What a start to the second half for Portland!
Blazers president Chris McGowan and GM Neil Olshey met prior to tonight’s game w select season ticket holders… state of the union address.
7-0 Blazers run to start the second half.
Dame on Roberson. Wes on Westbrook.
Blazers shot 6-23 (26.1%) in the second quarter.
Halftime: Thunder 59, Blazers 47. Westbrook with 19-7-7. Dame and LA scoring but POR 3/13 from deep and 7/17 at rim. http://t.co/VkAgyOlvT5
Thunder lead 59-47 at halftime: Westbrook 19-7-7. Lillard 15pts, 4ast, Aldridge 14pts, 8rebs; Blazers shooting 31%, OKC 51%
Halftime in PDX: Russell Westbrook has 19-7-7
After his 31-point outburst vs. Spurs on Wednesday, Matthews is scoreless (0-6 from field, 0-3 from deep) with 11.9 secs left in 1st half.
Ibaka and Aldridge get tangled. They got into a mini-tussle late in the game in OKC in Dec. Aldridge called it "A lot of unnecessary stuff"
Thunder shutting the Blazers down in this quarter. Blazers struggling at the rim. Some of that is Ibaka too.
We just had a pregnancy announced on the Moda Center jumbotron. One step closer to a mid-timeout divorce in front of 20,000...
Batum and Matthews combined 0-for-8, 0 points so far.
Typo on that...15 pts, 6 asts, 6 rbs. Still ridiculous.
Russell Westbrook on the way to his 3rd triple-double in a row. He has 16 pts, 6 asts, 6 rbs with 3:07 left in 1st half. Ridiculous.
Russell Westbrook has 15 points, five rebounds, 4 assists in 13 minutes.
Arron Afflalo making the extra pass to Meyers Leonard at the three point line is a great testament to Leonard's evolution. Dudes trust him.
Chris Kaman just picked up his 5th tech of the year.
Durant and Serge watching an old Blazers highlight vs. the Sonics like "man, we could be living in Seattle and have cool unis."
Mitch McGary dream shake leads to a Blazers timeout. OKC up 36-32.
Mitch "The Dream" McGary
It's crazy how the Thunder bench is competent
Tough sequence for birthday boy Meyers Leonard. Can't score inside then commits a silly foul on a 3-point shooter.
Mitch McGary at center for the Thunder right now. Blazers staying big with Kaman and Leonard.
Westbrook has 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting, but it could have been more. He had 8 wide open looks. Somebody needs to step up and defend him
That side pick and roll where Aldridge spaces for a corner three is something the Blazers should run more often.
End of 1: Blazers 28, Thunder 25. LA with 10 points and 6 boards. Dame with 9 points. Westbrook with 12 points, 3 assists.
28-25 Blazers after Q1. LA with 10, Dame with 9. Westbrook has 12 for OKC.
All of the Blazers points have come from 3 guys: Lillard (9), Aldridge (6) and Lopez (6) have accounted for all 21 so far.
9 for Lillard already.
Westbrook vs. the Portland crowd is all kinds of fun already.
Westbrook with back to back turnovers. Blazers up 17-13 early. Lillard with 7 points, 2 assists and a rebound
Kinda forgot until just now the the Thunder would stick Perk on Aldridge pretty often. Aldridge usually BBQ's Serge in the post.
Impressive left hand finish there from Aldridge.
How dare the Thunder give away the number of a TRUE LEADER like Kendrick Perkins to Kyle Singler?
Still waiting to see a Kyle Singler, South Medford Panthers jersey. Where you at Southern Oregon?
Sweet jersey duo in the lower bowl: Russell Westbrook, UCLA and Kevin Durant, Sonics.
Something I don't recall seeing before: Meyers Leonard jumping rope in warmups
Latest Thunder player to go down is C Enes Kanter, out with thigh contusion. Also missing F Kevin Durant, C Steven Adams, F Steve Novak
Enes Kanter is out tonight for OKC per Scott Brooks.
Enes Kanter out tonight with a right thigh contusion per Scott Brooks.