Sean Meagher

Trail Blazers 106, Thunder 89 – FINAL. Blazers undefeated on the season.

Joe Freeman

And with 2:20 left, Stotts will empty bench. #Blazers will open season with solid victory over the shorthanded Thunder. Next up: Sac on Fri.

Joe Freeman

Brooks pulls Westbrook, essentially waving white flag with 2:45 left. #Blazers lead by 16 pts after delivering 4th-Q knockout.

Mike Tokito

#Blazers have assists on 7 of their 10 field goals in fourth quarter. Playing Stotts ball, in other words.

Ben Golliver

Scott Brooks waves the white flag (Sebastian Telfair) down 16 with 2:45 to go...

Joe Freeman

Nicolas Batum is having a fantastic second half. Passing. Defending. Creating. Scoring. Since halftime, he has 12 pts, 4 asts, 5 rbs.

Erik Gundersen

Masterful second half from Batum.

Erik Gundersen

Lillard heating up is causing problems now. LA slipping to wide open spaces for a jumper.

Joe Freeman

btw ... at 93-83, the #Blazers have their largest lead of the game. 5 mins left.

Erik Gundersen

Batum + Lillard 2nd half: 22 points. 4 combined in the first half.

Joe Freeman

Incredible play by Batum, who fights for steal at midcourt, chases ball down and tosses a fast-break alley-oop to LA. #Blazers lead 93-83.

Sean Meagher

Batum steals from Westbrook, keeps it in bounds, lobs to the trailing LA. That'll work. 93-83 Blazers, 5:17 Q4.

Kerry Eggers

' @Robin Lopez has double-double with 11 points, 10 boards

Erik Gundersen

Stotts wants Russ to get called for kicking out the leg. Just asked for it twice on that possession.

Ben Golliver

Blazers were +8 during Russell Westbrook's first-half rest and +5 during his second-half rest.

Joe Freeman

Dame now has 10 pts, all in the second half.

Mike Tokito

Steve Blake is 0 for 4 from field, but still at +11, Getting 5 assists, 0 turnovers will do that.

Joe Freeman

For those who've been waiting for Dame to erupt ... he just hit his 2nd 3 from top of key with 7:02 left to give #Blazers an 89-81 lead.

Kerry Eggers

I'm thinking @Damian Lillard wind up with 20 second-half points after going scoreless in 1H. Has 10 points on 3-10 shooting w back-to-back 3s

Erik Gundersen

Dame off the ball. In the cup. 10 points, all in the 2nd half. 89-81 POR with 7:00 min left. Still think Russ will have something to say.

John Canzano

From ‘Miami Murder’ to a Trail Blazers opener… Uncle Dave’s maiden voyage oregonlive.com/sports/oregoni…

Erik Gundersen

Lance Thomas has caught the opening night ghost of Ronald Flip Murray or something

Erik Gundersen

Westbrook in. Batum back in.

Joe Freeman

Chris Kaman takes a seat to a large ovation. In 22 mins, he has 12 pts, 6 rbs, 2 asts, is 6-10 from field. Solid Portland debut.

Kerry Eggers

' @Chris Kaman already a cult hero in Moda Center

Kerry Eggers

Love @Chris Kaman's ambidextrousness. That left-handed jump hook is sweet

Joe Freeman

Despite that bench scoring stat I offered, the bench has produced. Every players is on the positive side of +/-.

Kerry Eggers

Westbrook, who has played only 27 minutes, remains on bench. Surprised Scotty Brooks hasn't brought him back in for Telfair

Jason Quick

Top scoring performance by an opponent in Portland arena: 47 held by Kobe Bryant in 2013 and Stephen Curry last April. Westbrook with 36

Joe Freeman

The #Blazers' bench has scored just 13 points through three quarters.

Kerry Eggers

OKC leads 77-75 heading into 4Q. Fast break points: Thunder 14, #blazers 2

Erik Gundersen

CJ, Dame, Wes, Kaman and RoLo coming out vs. Bassy, Collison, Perk, Roberson and Thomas to start the 4th.

Mike Tokito

Hate to say this, but OKC bench is outscoring #Blazers' bench 18-13, which is notable as a lot of usual bench started for Thunder.

Erik Gundersen

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.

Joe Freeman

End of 3rd: Thunder lead the #Blazers 77-75. LA has 23 pts, Batum has 14 pts and Westbrook has 36 pts, 6 asts for OKC.

Erik Gundersen

Stotts rolling the dice here with Westbrook out. Dame back in with 4 fouls.

Kerry Eggers

Key part of game, and with Thunder so thin because of injuries, #Blazers need to build a lead

Erik Gundersen

Batum with 10, 3 rebounds and an assist in the 3rd quarter. Game tied at 75, 1:52 3Q.

Erik Gundersen

Batum with 10, 3 rebounds and an assist in the 3rd quarter. Game tied at 75, 1:52 2Q.

Mike Tokito

Woulda been interesting if OKC chose to wear championship tab from Seattle and opened season in PNW.

Kerry Eggers

We're cool RT @BCrawford70: @Kerry Eggers The awesome thing about Twitter is I can unfollow and you can block. I like your tweets.

Erik Gundersen

Lance Thomas is human, after all.

John Canzano

Kevin Durant scooting around here with the boot on his fractured foot… you’ve been through that in PDX, though, haven’t you?

Kerry Eggers

That's 10 points for @Chris Kaman off bench as #Blazers make another run at Thunder

Kerry Eggers

Westbrook scores dipsy-do on Blake, then poses for courtside fans before heading to line to finish 3-point play

Erik Gundersen

This is kinda like what Paul George did here last year except up an extra level or two. 36 and 6 for Russ. 5 minutes left in the 3rd.

Ben Golliver

Russell Westbrook now has 36 points and all of his teammates have 35 points combined. I love it when this happens...

Mike Tokito

Westbrook is 14 for 15 at line. He's already equaled his season high from last season for FT attempts in a game.

Kerry Eggers

Russell Westbrook has 33 points with 5:44 left in 3Q. Career high is 45. Thunder lead #Blazers 68-65

Erik Gundersen

It's going down, I'm yelling RUSSELLLLL RT @JabariJYoung: BTW... Westbrook's career-high is 45...he has 33 so far #Thunder #Blazers

Mike Tokito

Last season, a big factor in Lillard making All-Star Game was Westbrook being injured. Westbrook killing it tonight.

Joe Freeman

Russell Westbrook continues to torch the #Blazers. Midway through 3rd Q he has 33 pts, 6 asts, is 9-18 from field (14-15 from FT line).

Erik Gundersen

But now Dame has 4 fouls. Blake in.

Erik Gundersen

Thunder have tried to set up Perry Jones on the block against Lillard a few times in a row but Lillard is knocking him off the spot.

Joe Freeman

And then Batum makes his first FG with 9:31 left in 3rd, swishing a three in front of the Thunder bench.

Joe Freeman

Dame finally nets first FG on driving layup with 10:08 left in 3rd. Fouled on play, will go to line for 3-pt play.

Kerry Eggers

That's Lillard's first points of the game

Kerry Eggers

Big stat at halftime: #Blazers 2 for 15 from 3-point range

Erik Gundersen

Fast break points: OKC 11, Portland 2.

Ben Golliver

Could LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis defeat the Lakers playing 3-on-5 in an otherwise standard 48-minute game?

Erik Gundersen

So I guess the last play was a good example as to why LaMarcus Aldridge is still skeptical about that Blazers transition D.

Erik Gundersen

Russ scored full court in 2 seconds. 2.2 left after the Matthews bucket. 54-49 OKC at half. 26 + 5 ast for Westbrook.

Joe Freeman

End of 1st half: Thunder lead the #Blazers 54-49. Westbrook has 26 pts, 5 asts. LA has 18 pts.

Erik Gundersen

RUSSELL WESTBROOK IS BAD

John Canzano

Why isn’t anyone putting Jake Fisher on the Heisman Watchlist? @J_Fish231

Erik Gundersen

Blazers with a lot of funky looking passes tonight.

Joe Freeman

Westbrook is on one ... 24 pts, 5 assists on 6-12 shooting (12-13 FTs) with 1:26 left in 1st half.

Erik Gundersen

And he's pretty good at it. RT @bballbreakdown: Russ has to do everything for OKC on offense.

Mike Tokito

#Blazers, who averaged 22.5 assists last season, have seven. A little too much one-on-one going on.

Kerry Eggers

Russell Westbrook is putting on clinic -- 22 points, 5 assists as OKC leads 50-47. Who gets the defensive assignment next?

Mike Tokito

Man, Westbrook with 22 points, four assists, NO turnovers. Impressive.

Erik Gundersen

3 now on Lillard. His 1st half likely over. 0/5, 0 points, 2 assists.

Kerry Eggers

And Russell Westbrook with 20 already RT @AaronJFentress: Damian Lillard is 0-for-4 from the field for zero points .

Erik Gundersen

Batum took Russ that time. Figure we'll see he and Wes platoon like they do from time to time.

Kerry Eggers

Ibaka is a terrific defender, but Aldridge's length makes it too tough for him. LA has 18 on way to huge night

Erik Gundersen

Westbrook could mess around with 40 and 10 tonight the way things are going.

Joe Freeman

Back-to-back shaky calls against Matthews. Westbrook is the beneficiary.

Joe Freeman

Stotts finally switches his defensive matchups and has Matthews defend Westbrook.

Erik Gundersen

As @mikegrich noted, Matthews on Westbrook now.

Kerry Eggers

Royals fans in Moda Center drown out Giants followers with boos as Mark Mason announces Game 7 final

Mike Tokito

All five #Blazers starters have negative plus-minus, all five subs are plus.

Erik Gundersen

Boos outweighing cheers for the Giants at the Moda. This makes it slightly more okay that they won.

Joe Freeman

5:13 left in the 1st half and Dame still hasn't scored. But ... #Blazers lead the shorthanded Thunder 42-41.

Mike Tokito

Robin Lopez has six offensive rebounds.

Erik Gundersen

Nicolas Batum with 0 rebounds through 13 minutes.

Kerry Eggers

Probably time to unfollow RT @BCrawford70: Game 7 and my timeline is filled with @Kerry Eggers #blazers tweets.

John Canzano

Ball was in the air on that final out… Buster Posey looks at Mad Bum and smiles before the out.

Kerry Eggers

Twinkletoes @Chris Kaman with a 360-spin move there as #blazers lead 39-38

Joe Freeman

Did you ever think you'd have this much talent, length and depth in the front court, #Blazers fans?

John Canzano

Fact: Visiting teams have now won one straight Game 7 of the World Series.

John Canzano

Giants have won the World Series. Madison Bumgarner went as Cy Young for Halloween. Epic World Series.

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