12:13 PM EDT, Sat April 20, 2019
ClutchPoints 59 mins ago
Russell Westbrook gives reporter the cold treatment during postgame presser

Russell Westbrook gives reporter the cold treatment during postgame presser

Following his team’s 120-108 Game 3 victory against the Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westrbook did not appear to be in the best of moods during the post-game press conference. As a matter of fact, the former MVP winner decided to completely ignore one specific reporter during the presser. The Thunder may […] The post Russell Westbrook gives reporter the cold treatment during postgame presser appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 1 hour ago
PG Uses ‘Next Question’ in Response to his Late-Game Dunk

PG Uses ‘Next Question’ in Response to his Late-Game Dunk

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George used a brief response when asked about his late-game dunk against the Trail Blazers in Game 3. The brewing tension in the Portland Trail Blazers’ postseason series against the Oklahoma City Thunder isn’t reserved to just Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook. In the final moments of Game 3, veteran forward Paul George delivered a late-game dunk with the clock expiring. The Thunder were out in front by a double-digit margin at the time of the play—making George’s eyebrow-raising finish noteworthy. After the game, George borrowed one of...
Blazer's Edge 1 hour ago
Nadkarni: Blazers vs. Thunder Reached an ‘Absurd’ Level of Entertainment

Nadkarni: Blazers vs. Thunder Reached an ‘Absurd’ Level of Entertainment

Sports Illustrated’s Rohan Nadkarni highlighted the can’t-miss action between the Blazers and Thunder through three games. The NBA Playoffs series between the Trail Blazers and Thunder just became tighter after Russell Westbrook’s 33-point outing brought Oklahoma City within one game of Portland. After two victories in the Moda Center, the action shifted to Chesapeake Energy Arena for Game 3. Despite the change in venue, the heated action between Damian Lillard and Westbrook remained the same. The back-and-forth between the two Northwest Division rivals has caught the attention of...
Blazer's Edge 1 hour ago
Harkless: Neither Lillard or Westbrook will ‘Back Down’

Harkless: Neither Lillard or Westbrook will ‘Back Down’

After Game 3, The Athletic’s Jason Quick spoke with Blazers forward Maurice Harkless about the feud between Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook. The first week of the 2019 NBA Playoffs produced plenty of drama, but one of the most intriguing storylines that emerged is the bad blood between the Trail Blazers and Thunder. Nestled at the heart of that burgeoning rivalry is two All-Star point guards in Damian Lillard and Russell Westbrook. Lillard, who has shaken off a dismal 2018 postseason, posted two 30-point outings in the series’ first three games. On Friday, Westbrook bounced back...
ClutchPoints 2 hours ago
Blazers’ Terry Stotts cracks joke at reporter who has feud with Thunder’s Russell Westbrook

Blazers’ Terry Stotts cracks joke at reporter who has feud with Thunder’s Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook doesn’t like the media in general. In particular, he seems to have some kind of beef with Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel. Westbrook, in fact, has not answered a question from Tramel in months. In yesterday’s pre-game press conference, Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts hilariously took a […] The post Blazers’ Terry Stotts cracks joke at reporter who has feud with Thunder’s Russell Westbrook appeared first on ClutchPoints.
www.columbian.com 10 hours ago
Thunder roar back to life, beat Blazers in Game 3

Thunder roar back to life, beat Blazers in Game 3

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 “unacceptable.”
Welcome to Loud City 11 hours ago
Game 3 recap: Westbrook outduels Lillard as OKC grabs first playoff win

Game 3 recap: Westbrook outduels Lillard as OKC grabs first playoff win

“I wanted to breathe smoke” box score | Blazers Edge The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Portland Trail Blazers at home in game 3, 120-108. In a hotly contested affair that ratcheted up to 11 as the game wore on, the Thunder finally put together the stingy defense and opportunistic offense that make them good enough to win a game. In a battle of elite point guards, Russell Westbrook finally came out slightly ahead of Damian Lillard, and because of it the Thunder will live to fight one more meaningful game. Allow me to set aside for one brief moment my analyst cap... Wow, what an...
ClutchPoints 11 hours ago
Video: Thunder’s Russell Westbrook shows ‘Rock-a-Baby’ celebration after scoring over Blazers’ Damian Lillard

Video: Thunder’s Russell Westbrook shows ‘Rock-a-Baby’ celebration after scoring over Blazers’ Damian Lillard

For the last two games, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been outplaying Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook in their best-of-seven first round playoff series. In Game 3, Westbrook tried to turn the tables around. OKC’s All-Star guard wanted to send a message to Lillard and the Blazers that the series is not yet […] The post Video: Thunder’s Russell Westbrook shows ‘Rock-a-Baby’ celebration after scoring over Blazers’ Damian Lillard appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge 19 hours ago
Lillard Embracing Defense vs. Thunder

Lillard Embracing Defense vs. Thunder

Lillard talked with reporters after Game 2 about his defense in Portland’s first round series. Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard thrived in Game 2 of the Blazers’ first round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, putting up 29 points, four rebounds and six assists. Besides his offensive contribution, his defense against Russell Westbrook was praised. Lillard talked about his defensive mentality in the series following Game 2 (via Blazers reporter Casey Holdahl): “I don’t really have a choice but to embrace it,” said Lillard of defending the 2017 Most Valuable Player....
ClutchPoints 22 hours ago
Thunder star Russell Westbrook’s message ahead of Game 3 — ‘Just win’

Thunder star Russell Westbrook’s message ahead of Game 3 — ‘Just win’

It’s not time to panic, but Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder will need to get their act together if they plan on advancing in the Western Conference Playoffs. After Tuesday night’s 114-94 loss, the Thunder find themselves trailing in their first-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers by a score of two games […] The post Thunder star Russell Westbrook’s message ahead of Game 3 — ‘Just win’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 18, 2019
Switches and help defense viewed as Thunder’s keys to containing Blazers in Game 3

Switches and help defense viewed as Thunder’s keys to containing Blazers in Game 3

After a disappointing playoff series last year for the Oklahoma City Thunder in which Carmelo Anthony and Paul George both had clunkers against the Utah Jazz, this year’s playoffs are off to a similarly rocky start against the Portland Trail Blazers. Russell Westbrook has been close to disastrous to start the series, while Blazers counterpart […] The post Switches and help defense viewed as Thunder’s keys to containing Blazers in Game 3 appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 18, 2019
Blazers news: CJ McCollum calls Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook ‘two pit bulls’

Blazers news: CJ McCollum calls Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook ‘two pit bulls’

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum says his backcourt mate Damian Lillard and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook are “two pit bulls” who love to compete for 48 minutes. Lillard and Westbrook have been going at it in the first two games of their first round series. Lillard has gotten the better of […] The post Blazers news: CJ McCollum calls Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook ‘two pit bulls’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Apr 18, 2019
Poll: Will Westbrook Find his Groove?

Poll: Will Westbrook Find his Groove?

From the Trail Blazers’ explosive backcourt to the Thunder’s terrible three-point shooting, what outcome will re-appear in Game 3? The Portland Trail Blazers are off and running in the 2019 NBA Playoffs with a 2-0 series lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Impressive performances from Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum have combined with OKC’s paltry shooting to seal victories for coach Terry Stotts’ squad. The series now shifts to the Thunder’s home arena, but the results from the first two contests are starting to reveal troubling trends for Russell Westbrook and company. The...
ClutchPoints Apr 18, 2019
BetOnline.ag says Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Russell Westbrook have the largest impact on point spreads

BetOnline.ag says Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Russell Westbrook have the largest impact on point spreads

Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook won the last two MVPs, and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo could win the award this season. So, it’s not a big surprise that these three players have the biggest impact on point spreads among the postseason participants, according to BetOnline.ag. Antetokounmpo, […] The post BetOnline.ag says Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Russell Westbrook have the largest impact on point spreads appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 17, 2019
Blazers’ Evan Turner says Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum have ‘won the matchup of star players’ vs. Thunder

Blazers’ Evan Turner says Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum have ‘won the matchup of star players’ vs. Thunder

Portland Trail Blazers swingman Evan Turner says through the first two games of the team’s first round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and shooting guard CJ McCollum have “won the matchup of star players.” Lillard and McCollum have thoroughly outplayed Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Paul George. The Blazers […] The post Blazers’ Evan Turner says Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum have ‘won the matchup of star players’ vs. Thunder appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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