Lillard and the Trail Blazers visit Oklahoma City with 2-1 series lead
Oklahoma City; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND: Portland leads series 2-1
BOTTOM LINE: The Portland Trail Blazers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference first round with a 2-1 lead in the series. The Thunder won the last meeting 120-108. Russell Westbrook scored 33 points to lead Oklahoma City to the victory and Damian Lillard recorded 32 points in defeat for Portland.
The Thunder are 9-7 in division games. Oklahoma City is fourth in the NBA with 18.2 fast break points per game, led by Westbrook averaging 5.2.
The Trail Blazers are 6-10 against Northwest Division teams. Portland is third in the NBA with 11.8 offensive rebounds per game, led by Enes Kanter averaging 3.7.
TOP PERFORMERS: Westbrook is shooting 42.8 percent and averaging 22.9 points. Paul George has averaged 23 points and collected 7.4 rebounds while shooting 35.8 percent over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
Lillard leads the Trail Blazers scoring 25.8 points and collecting 4.6 rebounds. Kanter has averaged 16.3 points and added 10.5 rebounds while shooting 51.8 percent over the last 10 games for Portland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 7-3, averaging 112.9 points, 48.3 rebounds, 20.9 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.2 points on 45.0 percent shooting.
Thunder: 6-4, averaging 113.4 points, 48.1 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 7.6 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting.
Trail Blazers Injuries: Jusuf Nurkic: out for season (leg fracture).