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2019 Schedule
53-29, 2nd in Northwest
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Russ gets better of Lillard in chippy Game 3 win

With OKC backed into a virtual must-win, Russell Westbrook cranked up his intensity Friday night, scoring 33 points and aiming plenty of trash talk at Blazers star Damian Lillard as the Thunder took Game 3.

Lillard amused by Schroder's Dame Time mock (0:22)
Russ and Dame battle it out in OKC (2:07)
Blazers take offense to George's slam after buzzer (0:33)
Lillard goes off for 25 in third quarter (1:11)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Damian Lillard drops 25 points in the third quarter, and 23 of them came after Russell Westbrook rocked the baby.

Lillard hits athletic shot over Noel (0:29)
Lillard hits back-to-back shots from deep (0:32)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Things are heating up: Westbrook swats Lillard and yells to the crowd, then Dame has something to say back and now they're talking. Next possession, Westbrook scores over Lillard for an and-1 and very demonstrably rocks the baby as Lillard smiles at him.

Westbrook rocks Lillard to sleep after big shot (0:30)
Another fan hits $20K shot in OKC (0:19)
Morris slams down dunk off sick alley-oop (0:37)
Fan wins $20K for half-court shot (0:17)
George drains bucket for and-1 opportunity (0:32)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Damian Lillard took a blow to the midsection and is in some pain on the court. Might've gotten the wind knocked out of him. Picked up his second foul late in the first on the play, too.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter hears some pretty solid cheers as his name is called in starting lineups. Puts a hand up to acknowledge it.

Woj: Blazers have a window to make a real run (1:14)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Lengthy post-practice strategy discussion with Paul George and a most of the Thunder coaches, including Billy Donovan. Going on about 20 minutes. Looked very productive and interactive. And George then in his availability George seemed to hint some matchup adjustments are coming.

Barkley sticking with Blazers to the Finals prediction (0:47)
Lillard, McCollum fuel Blazers to dominant 2-0 series lead (1:52)
Lillard: Have to come ready to play vs. Russ (1:39)

Team Stats

Points Per Game114.76th
Rebounds Per Game48.03rd
Assists Per Game23.025th
Points Allowed110.514th

Team History