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2019 Schedule
49-33, 4th in Northwest

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Lengthy post-practice strategy discussion with Paul George and a most of the Thunder coaches, including Billy Donovan. Going on about 20 minutes. Looked very productive and interactive. And George then in his availability George seemed to hint some matchup adjustments are coming.

This Just In  

Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right elbow Wednesday, Thunder Executive VP and GM Sam Presti announced. Diallo is expected to return to basketball-related activities in approximately four weeks.

Jefferson: Thunder have more at stake than one playoff series (1:35)
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2dRoyce Young

Westbrook vows to play better after loss

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook finished a rebound shy of a triple-double on Tuesday, but he called his play in the Game 2 loss to the Trail Blazers "unacceptable."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Damian Lillard is not known as a great defender — something he even acknowledged himself after Game 1 — but is locking in on Russell Westbrook in Game 2. He's battling Westbrook's post-ups and not letting him get anything easy.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

We're tied at 54 after a disjointed, frustrating first half in Portland that featured 29 fouls and 27 free throws. Nonetheless, the stars have shined: Paul George, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum all have 16 points. The Blazers have controlled the game with both starting lineups on the court but struggled to score with Lillard on the bench to start the second quarter.

George sends defender stumbling backwards (0:19)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George gets a 3 to drop that answered a tough 3 by Damian Lillard and George trots back on defense doing a shoulder shrug kind of thing.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George's two jumpers (that actually made it all the way to the basket; his first was blocked) have looked very pretty. All net on both.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams asked if there's time during a playoff series to get together and hang out with Enes: "Yeah, there is. But I don't wanna."

Westbrook and the media don't always get along (1:07)
3d

Upset? Reacting to Game 1s

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han and Rachel Nichols offer overall thoughts from opening weekend (3:20), if any favored team should be worried (10:20), offseason anxiety (39:00) and more.

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4dKevin Pelton

Kanter proves critical as Blazers end losing streak

Enes Kanter's 20 points and career-postseason-high 18 rebounds were key to Portland's 104-99 win over OKC in the series opener, which snapped a 10-game Blazers playoff losing streak that dated to 2016.

George still trying to find a rhythm after Game 1 loss (1:07)
Lillard: 'We delivered the first blow' (1:30)
McCollum splits two defenders for and-1 floater (0:32)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Something that seems to be reminded every postseason: Game 1 doesn't decide anything. If you picked OKC in six, that means the Blazers win two games. Although, this win feels significant for Portland just in a sense of establishing some belief they can win.

Team Stats

Points Per Game114.57th
Rebounds Per Game48.12nd
Assists Per Game23.423rd
Points Allowed111.115th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-194933.598
2017-184834.585
2016-174735.573
2015-165527.671
2014-154537.549