It does seem like whatever Damian Lillard touches at the moment, turns into gold! With Luguentz Dort all in his face, Damian Lillard’s trademark step-back 3 sealed it for the Portland Trail Blazers. Lillard handed over the 5th consecutive victory to the Portland Trail Blazers as they beat OKC 115-104. With just 9 players at their disposal, Trail Blazers roster for this [articular encounter, ensured that they contribute.
Talking about the Oklahoma City Thunder, Luguentz Dort led their offensive chart with team-high 23 points. While Hamidou Diallo came off the bench to bring the match close, knocking 17 points in just over 30 minutes. With Shai-Gilgeous Alexander out, Darius Bazley managed to add 14 for OKC. After winning their previous game against the Milwaukee Bucks, OKC have again ended up on the losing side.
Damian Lillard leads Trail Blazers past OKC with game-high 31
Portland has been rolling despite C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic being out for the past month. McCollum has a fracture in his left foot and Nurkic has a fractured right wrist.
The Thunder trailed by 22 in the second quarter before finishing strong and cutting the deficit to 64-50 at the break. Anfernee Simons scored all of his 15 points in the first half for Portland. OKC, as has been customary this season, was hard to shake. The Thunder made a run, but Portland still took a 93-79 lead into the fourth quarter. Oklahoma City stayed hot and Dort’s 3-pointer put the Thunder up 98-97 midway through the fourth.
Former Thunder player Carmelo Anthony scored 10 points on 4-for-14 shooting. Portland scored four points in almost eight minutes to start the period before getting its offense going again. The Blazers closed the game on an 18-2 run.