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The Portland Trail Blazers can expect a battle on the glass against the top rebounding team in the league when they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (47.4 RPG) at Moda Center. The Trail Blazers have been one of the top teams in the NBA, holding a record of 15-3. Over the last 10 games, they have looked great, going 9-1 during that span. Similarly, the visiting Thunder also look to continue to move further above .500, entering today's game with a 13-3 record. They have also been hot as of late, winning eight out of their last 10. This game has a start time of 10:00 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-OK and KGW.

The Trail Blazers come into today's game on a high note after topping the Pacers, 106-102. LaMarcus Aldridge was a key piece, recording his eighth double-double of the season with 28 points and 10 rebounds. The Thunder, meanwhile, are coming off a narrow win over the Kings, 97-95. Kevin Durant contributed greatly and claimed his eighth double-double of the season, registering 27 points and 11 rebounds.

This showdown pits one of the league's top offenses against one of its elite defenses, as Portland currently ranks third in the NBA in offensive efficiency and Oklahoma City is first in defensive efficiency.


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