• Thunder's Ibaka (chest) out vs. Trail Blazers

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Jan 14, 2013
    Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka missed the Thunder's game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night because of a chest contusion. The Blazers had three options on the play. Oklahoma City jumped out to an early first quarter lead, but the Trail Blazers kept fighting back in it, cutting the Thunder lead to 18-17 before the 2nd unit for the Thunder pushed the lead to 22-19 at the end of the first quarter. The Oklahoma City Thunder, in the absence of an injured Thabo Sefolosha and Serge Ibaka , featured a different starting lineup for the first time in 80 straight games, dating back to a Kendrick Perkins abdominal injury last season. Kevin Durant had 33 points for the Thunder, who had their lowest output since scoring 84 in the season opener against San Antonio. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a double-double, 33 points and 11 rebounds, but missed his last two shots, the last of which was the 19 foot air ball that would have tied the game.
    Sources: ESPN.com nba.com
    • Thunder 87, Trail Blazers 83

      Some observations from the Thunder’s scrappy 87-83 victory Sunday night over the Portland Trail Blazers before a sellout crowd of 20,423 at the always rowdy Rose Garden: This game was Exhibit A for all those times you’ve heard the sports phrase “def
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    • Thunder Hold On in Portland, 87-83

      FINAL 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final Thunder 22 20 26 19 85 Portland 19 24 16 24 83 Kendrick Perkins had been all over LaMarcus Aldridge all night, and the tenacious defense finally paid off. Aldridge air balled a 19 footer in an 85-83 Thunder lead, and three free t…
    • Durant, Thunder halt Blazers' home win streak

      Kevin Durant had 33 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Portland's nine-game winning streak at the Rose Garden with an 87-83 victory over the Trail Blazers on Thursday night.
      Source: ESPN.com

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