Friday, May 20 2022

Through 3 Quarters

Down eight at the end of last quarter, the Oklahoma City Thunder have now snagged the lead. a victory is still up for grabs for either team after three quarters, but they are up 65-63 over the Portland Trail Blazers

The Thunder haven’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 14 points or fewer. Portland has been relying on the performance of shooting guard CJ McCollum, who has 19 points and six assists.

Rip City hasn’t lost 87% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this year, so a win here would be refreshing.

Who’s Playing

Portland @ Oklahoma City

Current Records: Portland 21-29; Oklahoma City 14-34

What to Know

The Oklahoma City Thunder may be playing at home again on Monday, but the experts are forecasting a 3.5-point loss. They will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 8 p.m. ET at Paycom Center after having had a few days off. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’

Oklahoma City fought the good fight in their overtime contest against the Indiana Pacers this past Friday but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 113-110. Point guard Tre Mann had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 26 minutes but putting up just nine points.

Meanwhile, the game between Portland and the Chicago Bulls on Sunday was not particularly close, with the Trail Blazers falling 130-116. Shooting guard CJ McCollum put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 29 points along with five boards.

The losses put Oklahoma City at 14-34 and Portland at 21-29. Two stats to keep an eye on: Oklahoma City has only been able to knock down 41.60% percent of their shots, which is the lowest field goal percentage in the league. The Trail Blazers have experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 47.60% from the floor on average, which is the highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Paycom Center — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Trail Blazers are a 3.5-point favorite against the Thunder, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Portland have won 17 out of their last 28 games against Oklahoma City.

  • Apr 03, 2021 – Portland 133 vs. Oklahoma City 85
  • Feb 16, 2021 – Portland 115 vs. Oklahoma City 104
  • Jan 25, 2021 – Oklahoma City 125 vs. Portland 122
  • Jan 18, 2020 – Oklahoma City 119 vs. Portland 106
  • Dec 08, 2019 – Oklahoma City 108 vs. Portland 96
  • Nov 27, 2019 – Portland 136 vs. Oklahoma City 119
  • Oct 30, 2019 – Portland 102 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Apr 23, 2019 – Portland 118 vs. Oklahoma City 115
  • Apr 21, 2019 – Portland 111 vs. Oklahoma City 98
  • Apr 19, 2019 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Portland 108
  • Apr 16, 2019 – Portland 114 vs. Oklahoma City 94
  • Apr 14, 2019 – Portland 104 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Mar 07, 2019 – Oklahoma City 129 vs. Portland 121
  • Feb 11, 2019 – Oklahoma City 120 vs. Portland 111
  • Jan 22, 2019 – Oklahoma City 123 vs. Portland 114
  • Jan 04, 2019 – Oklahoma City 111 vs. Portland 109
  • Mar 25, 2018 – Portland 108 vs. Oklahoma City 105
  • Mar 03, 2018 – Portland 108 vs. Oklahoma City 100
  • Jan 09, 2018 – Portland 117 vs. Oklahoma City 106
  • Nov 05, 2017 – Portland 103 vs. Oklahoma City 99
  • Mar 07, 2017 – Portland 126 vs. Oklahoma City 121
  • Mar 02, 2017 – Portland 114 vs. Oklahoma City 109
  • Feb 05, 2017 – Oklahoma City 105 vs. Portland 99
  • Dec 13, 2016 – Portland 114 vs. Oklahoma City 95
  • Apr 06, 2016 – Portland 120 vs. Oklahoma City 115
  • Mar 14, 2016 – Oklahoma City 128 vs. Portland 94
  • Jan 10, 2016 – Portland 115 vs. Oklahoma City 110
  • Dec 16, 2015 – Oklahoma City 106 vs. Portland 90

Injury Report for Oklahoma City

  • Isaiah Roby: Out (Ankle)
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Out (Ankle)
  • Vit Krejci: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for Portland

  • Larry Nance Jr.: Out (Knee)
  • CJ Elleby: Out (Hamstring)
  • Damian Lillard: Out (Abdomen)
  • Cody Zeller: Out (Knee)
  • Nassir Little: Out for the Season (Shoulder)

Source: CBSSports.com

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