Trail blazers vs Thunder: The Thunder and Trailblazers are set to begin a best-of-7 NBA Western Conference Quarterfinal series on Sunday. The opening tip from the Moda Center in Portland is slated for 3:35 PM ET.
Event: NBA Playoffs 2019
Team: Trail Blazers vs Thunder
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Game Time: 10:30 p.m. ET
The Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder will both be looking to improve on their records when they play this Monday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Portland comes into this game following a loss to the Dallas Mavericks in its last game. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City comes into this game off of a road win against the Houston Rockets in its most recent game.
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The Trail Blazers are currently 11 games over .500 on the season and look poised to make it to the NBA playoffs once again this season. However, the team enters Monday night after blowing a double-digit fourth-quarter lead against the Dallas Mavericks yesterday.
Specifically, the Trail Blazers lost on the road by one point after entering the fourth quarter with a 14 point lead. In that game, Portland’s offense struggled as it only scored 101 points on just 31% from the three-point line. Now, Portland will look to forget about that game and will try to move forward with a road win in this one.
Oklahoma City is the Western Conference #6 seed and finished regular season action with a 49-33 record. The Thunder has gone a respectable 22-19 in away games this season.
The big guns of each team did what they were supposed to do in the opener, with George and Westbrook the two leading scorers for the Thunder and Lillard and McCollum leading the way for the Blazers. But Portland got a huge game out of Enes Kanter, with 20 points and 18 rebounds, and he was the difference in the game.