Portland 98, Oklahoma City 91

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 1, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #62 Brian Forte, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 20709

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 30 29 11 21 91
Portland 20 33 25 20 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 50-25 28-10 22-15 L1
Portland 44-32 27-10 17-22 W1

Recap


LaMarcus Aldridge scored 32 points as the host Portland Trail Blazers avoided a four-game season sweep by the Oklahoma City Thunder, posting a 98-91 victory Friday night.
 
Nicolas Batum scored 19 off the bench for the Trail Blazers (44-32), who moved past New Orleans and Memphis, both 43-33, by a game into sixth place in the Western Conference. The Hornets lost to the Grizzlies on Friday.
 
Kevin Durant scored 25 points as Oklahoma City (50-25) had its five-game win streak snapped after shooting just 41 percent and forcing only three turnovers.
 
Durant, who shot just 5-of-18 in a win over Portland last Sunday, hit his first three shots and scored nine points in the first four minutes of the game but finished 9-of-24 shooting.
 
Aldridge tallied 10 points during a 25-11 third-quarter blitz, as the Blazers held the Thunder scoreless for a five-minute stretch to take a 78-70 lead into the fourth.
 
The Thunder got within five on two free throws by Kendrick Perkins with five minutes left in the game, but Andre Miller scored on a layup and added a pair of free throws to push the edge to 90-81 with 3:41 to go. Oklahoma City didn’t get closer than five the rest of the way.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Portland
Kevin Durant 25 Scoring LaMarcus Aldridge 32
Russell Westbrook 6 Assists Andre Miller 7
Kevin Durant 11 Rebounds LaMarcus Aldridge 8
James Harden 7 Free Throws Made Andre Miller 9
Kevin Durant 2 Steals Andre Miller 2
Serge Ibaka 5 Blocks Nicolas Batum 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 91 41.0 7-27 20-23 15 48 6 3 17
Portland 98 43.0 5-17 25-27 24 35 1 6 5

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Thunder have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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