Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Russell Westbrook OKC's Routed by Portland Trail Blazers 114-95
Damian Lillard scored 17 points (7-for-13) and made 9 assists for the Portland Trail Blazers before sitting out the 4th quarter to hand the Oklahoma City Thunder a 114-95 trouncing Tuesday night at the Moda Center. The Trail Blazers also snapped a four-game losing streak.
Russell Westbrook didn't hit his league-leading average of 31.1 points a game, he can only managed to score 20 points for the Thunder, who have lost two of their last three after a six-game winning streak.
Mason Plumlee had a good night scoring 18 points for the Trail Blazers, who led by 26 points in Portland's first game back after a 1-4 road trip. Portland was coming off a 121-120 loss at hands of the Los Angeles Clippers last Monday night extending the season's longest losing streak.
Victor Oladipo didn't suit up for the Thunder because of a right wrist sprain, forcing Oklahoma City's first starting lineup change of the season. The Blazers didn't have Al-Farouq Aminu, who has a sore back, instead starting Noah Vonleh.
The Portland Trail Blazers dominated the OKC Thunders from start to finish. They led by as much 17 points in the 1st half while shooting 63% from the floor and holding the Thunder to just 34% shooting in the 1st two quarters.
It was Star Wars Night at the Moda Center and they also promotes the release of Lillard's new signature shoe, the Dame 3. Lillard wore an all-red version of the Adidas shoe, which will be released Wednesday.