The Thunder Run The Portland Trail Blazers Out Of OKC 128-94

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Updated: March 15, 2016

The Thunder came into this game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a sense of urgency. They wanted to put the last two losses behind them and get to the winning column. The Thunder were super aggressive in this game as Kevin Durant came out smoking hot and played very angry off the rip and ended the 1st quarter with 15 points. Russell Westbrook was playing the facilitator as he almost had a triple double in the 1st half. Westbrook had 10 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists at halftime and was putting the pedal to the medal tonight vs Damian Lillard. KD was able to get anything he wanted against the Trail Blazers as they were running the score up on them easily with his 20 points. KD was in the post getting his buckets and was hitting fade away jumpers making things look extremely easy tonight against a subpar defense. Westbrook finished the game with 17 points, 16 assists, 10 rebounds and was all over the place tonight. The best thing about Westbrook’s triple double is the fact that he did it with no turnovers. People were getting on the Thunder about being sloppy with turnovers and they proved them wrong tonight.

Oklahoma City has now moved to 12-0 when Cameron Payne plays 15 or more minutes and has been able to make sure that the second unit is moving smoothly. Enes Kanter had a monster night tonight off the bench and led all scorers tonight with 26 points in only 22 minutes which is mind blowing. When the Thunder play together like this they are unstoppable to beat especially at home. The Trail Blazers were off their game and never had the chance to get back in the game as they played against the Thunder bench. Damian Lillard had 21 points and CJ McCollum had only 15 points. They struggled all night from the field and weren’t able to get on their game at all as the Thunder ran away with this at halftime.

The Thunder face off against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday in Boston as the Celtics are now have won 14 of the last 15 at home. The Thunder haven’t done well against the Eastern Conference teams this season and hope to change that. The last time these two teams hooked up Marcus Smart got the best of Russell Westbrook. Westbrook has been on a tear as of late and looks to get that revenge in this one on Wednesday.

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