Kevin Durant finished with 46 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, 105-97. The Thunder shot really well in this one, going 42-87 (48.3%) from the field, including 10-15 (66.7%) from three-point range. Oklahoma City (32-10) has now won four consecutive games.
Durant went 17-25 (6-7 from three-point range) and 6-7 from the free throw line, in a good performance. Reggie Jackson also chipped in for Oklahoma City, finishing with 15 points and 7 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge had another quality performance for Portland despite the loss, putting up 29 points on 12-26 shooting from the field and 5-8 from the free throw line. He also recorded 16 rebounds. Mo Williams added 13 points and 9 assists and Robin Lopez finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
This drops Portland (31-11) to 2-1 against Oklahoma City on the year.
Coming up next, the Thunder battle the San Antonio Spurs, who are 32-9 on the year. The Trail Blazers meet the Denver Nuggets, currently 20-20 this season. The Thunder emerged victorious each of the last two times against San Antonio. The Trail Blazers are 1-0 versus Denver this season.
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