Rapid Reaction: Blazers come up short versus Thunder

Rapid Reaction: Blazers come up short versus Thunder
January 13, 2013, 8:00 pm
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The Oklahoma City Thunder, playing their second game of a three-game road trip, walked into the Rose Garden and took down the Portland Trail Blazers 87-83, ending their nine-game home winning streak.

The Trail Blazers (20-17) were down 85-83 with eight seconds left in the game and LaMarcus Aldridge got the ball off of an inbounds pass and took a dribble left before throwing up an 18-foot air-ball. Russell Westbrook grabbed the rebound and was fouled. He knocked down both free throws as he put the game away.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder (29-8) with 33 points on 12-for-21 from the field. Westbrook flirted with a triple-double posting numbers of 18 points, eight rebounds, and nine assist. He hit a three with 3:33 left in the game to put the Thunder up 10.

Aldridge had a double-double with 33 points and 11 rebounds. Nicolas Batum contributed 21 points and seven rebounds. Damian Lillard had nine points and nine assist.

For more on tonight's game, keep it locked on CSNNW.com for all your postgame coverage. Plus, a brand new edition of "Talkin' Ball" is coming your way now on Comcast SportsNet.