Durant: Haven't had our full team, don't like Blazers
The Oklahoma City Thunder won a nail-biter by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 98-95 at the Moda Center, evening the season-series 2-2 on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City's (42-12) Kevin Durant led all scorers with 36 points and grabbed 10 boards. Jeremy Lamb added 19 points off the bench. Reggie Jackson chimed in 17 points.
The Trail Blazers (36-16) had six players score in double-digits led by Nicolas Batum who had 18 points. Robin Lopez provided 17 points and 14 rebounds. LaMarcus Aldridge really struggled, going five-for-22 from the field for 12 points. 10 of his points came in the first half and he failed to make a field goal in the second half. He did manage to bring down 12 rebounds.
Damian Lillard scored 16 points and dished out seven assists. CJ McCollum had 15 points each.
Joel Freeland left the game late in the first quarter with a right knee injury. He needed to be helped off the court and was unable to put any weight on that right leg. The team announced during the game that the forward would not return and no further details were made available.
Portland takes off to Los Angeles to face off against the Clippers tomorrow night before the All-Star break begins.