Trail Blazers vs Thunder Sunday, 01/13/13 AT 06:00PM

  1. Postgame Notes And Quotes: Narrow Miss At The RG

    Written by ripcitysarah on Jan 13, 2013

    Postgame notes and thoughts from Head Coach Terry Stotts, Wesley Matthews, LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard Continue Reading

  2. Aldridge's Season-High 33 Not Enough Against Thunder

    Written by erikgundersen on Jan 13, 2013

    The Portland Trail Blazers (20-17) found themselves in another dog fight with tonight but eventually fell to the Oklahoma Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Look For 10th Straight Home Win Against OKC

    Written by erikgundersen on Jan 12, 2013

    The gauntlet for the young Trail Blazers (20-16) continues on Sunday when they welcome the team who shares the best record Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs. Thunder Game Thread

In the only previous matchup between these two Northwest Division rivals, OKC prevailed, 106-92 largely in part to a 4th quarter run which blew open a tight game. Looking back, Damian Lillard, Wesley Matthews, JJ Hickson, and LaMarcus Aldridge all had great nights, but it was Nicolas Batum who couldn't get into rhythm. Batum shot just 1-11 from the floor for 3 points, had 2 assists and just 1 rebound in 36 minutes of action while his counterpart Kevin Durant went off for 23 points, 17 rebounds, and 7 assists. This will change Sunday night. This is a new Nicolas Batum who is playing a brilliant all-around game at the moment and not letting his shooting define his entire performance. Obviously there is no stopping Durant; you can only hope to contain him. But Nic's got to make KD work for his. Allowing KD 50% shooting won't do if the Trail Blazers are going to get win No. 10 in a row on the home floor. If Nic can make life tough for Durant on one end and fill the box scores like he's been doing lately, look for the Trail Blazers to get the bigtime W.

So Rip City, what are your keys to victory?Continue>>>

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 33 0 11
#88   Nicolas Batum 21 2 7
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 1 1
#2   Wesley Matthews 7 4 1
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 7 1 9
#0   Damian Lillard 9 9 4
#5   Will Barton 2 0 1
#18   Victor Claver 0 0 0
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 3
#1   Jared Jeffries 2 0 3
#24   Ronnie Price 2 0 1
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 0 0 1
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