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A shootout should be expected from the Oklahoma City Thunder (106.1 PPG) and Portland Trail Blazers (108.6 PPG) when two of the league's top scoring offenses battle it out at Ford Center. The Thunder currently hold a 25-5 record and are looking to continue their great season. They have strung together some nice wins over the last 10 games, going 9-1 during the span. On the other end, the Trail Blazers have played exceptionally well this season and sport a record of 24-7. This game has a start time of 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by KGW and FSN-OK.

After thoroughly outplaying the Rockets, 117-86, the Thunder look for another solid effort. Kevin Durant was a key piece, recording 33 points and 13 rebounds to notch his 12th double-double of the season. Meanwhile, the Trail Blazers are feeling some disappointment after the close 110-108 loss to the Pelicans. Leading the team in scoring, Damian Lillard had 29 points. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Trail Blazers taking the first game, 111-104. LaMarcus Aldridge put up a double-double in that victory with 38 points and 13 rebounds.

It might turn into a shootout as a pair of the NBA's top offenses match up. Oklahoma City ranks fifth in the league with 106.0 points per 100 possessions, while Portland is first in that metric (110.2). Also, the Trail Blazers's first-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 110.2) will face off against the first-ranked defense of the Thunder (defensive efficiency of 97.5).


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