Durant Helps Thunder Drop Blazers, 103-83
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and fueled a key third-quarter spurt that helped the Oklahoma City Thunder pull away for a 103-83 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
Serge Ibaka added 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting for Oklahoma City (52-19), which entered the game 2½ games behind the San Antonio Spurs in the race for the Western Conference’s top playoff spot. The Spurs played the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.
Damian Lillard scored 19 points for Portland (33-37), which finished 2-3 on a five-game road trip. The Blazers fell three games behind the Los Angeles Lakers in the race for the Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot.
Source: Associated PressDurant Helps Thunder Drop Blazers, 103-83 by Shawn Ferris