Portland Trail Blazers 'shut … up' Oklahoma City Thunder, take commanding 3-1 lead in NBA playoffs

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Portland Trail Blazers 'shut … up' Oklahoma City Thunder, take commanding 3-1 lead in NBA playoffs
Portland Trail Blazers 'shut … up' Oklahoma City Thunder, take commanding 3-1 lead in NBA playoffs

OKLAHOMA CITY — After enduring all the ranting and raving and wrist-tapping at the end of a contentious Game 3 defeat, the Portland Trail Blazers experienced something different altogether Sunday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Silence. The majority of the Oklahoma City Thunder fans had flooded the exits with 47.7 seconds left. Russell Westbrook, the trash-talking, baby-rocking enigma, left the Thunder bench with about 15 seconds left. And Dennis Schroder, the wrist-tapping, in-your-face sixth man, lounged at the end of the bench, lost in thought. The Blazers defeated the Thunder 111-98 in Game 4 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, seizing a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven

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