Thunder vs Trail Blazers: The Oklahoma City Thunder took care of business at home on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Now the Blazers hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series as the teams meet for Game 4 in OKC on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET in the 2019 NBA Playoffs.
Event: NHL Playoffs 2019
Team: Thunder vs Trail Blazers
Date: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Game Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
It’s been a back-and-forth showdown between star guards Damian Lillard of the Blazers and Russell Westbrook of the Thunder, as the two combined for 64 points in Game 3. Sportsbooks list Oklahoma City as a 5.5-point home favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 222.5 in the latest Thunder vs. Blazers odds. Before you make any Thunder vs. Blazers picks, be sure to see the NBA Playoffs 2019.
But it isn’t just him. Role players Terrance Ferguson, Jerami Grant and Dennis Schroder combined to hit nine 3-pointers and score 44 points. Meanwhile, Paul George (shoulder) continues to get healthier. He still had 22 points, six rebounds and six assists in Game 3. When the role players step up, OKC is not your typical No. 6 seed.
But just because Oklahoma City is back home on Sunday and Westbrook is heating up doesn’t mean it’ll cover the Thunder vs. Blazers spread in the NBA Playoffs 2019. Lillard was nearly as impressive as Westbrook in Game 3, scoring 32 points with six assists. He logged 25 of his points in the third quarter. The Portland Trail Blazers, losers of 10 straight playoff games, have rebounded from their latest first-round exit to finish in the top four in the tough Western Conference for a second straight.
Portland is by no means a one-man show. CJ McCollum is averaging 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists in this series, while Enes Kanter has been a much-needed presence in the post, producing 15 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. The defense was a letdown in Game 3, but held the Thunder to just 99 and 94 points in the opening two games.