Blazers Take 2-0 Series Lead with Win Over Thunder

Damian Lillard. Photo by Imagine China/REX/Shutterstock (8879774g)

The Portland Trail Blazers might’ve been dealt a blow when they lost center Jusuf Nukic to injury right before the playoffs started. It certainly doesn’t seem to have affected them so far, though.

Portland cruised to a 114-94 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night to go up 2-0 in the series.

The Blazers held Russell Westbrook to one of his worst games in recent memory, holding the Thunder point guard to 5-20 shooting and only 14 points.

Despite Paul George’s solid 27 point night, the Thunder simply couldn’t keep up with Portland’s offensive attack.

Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum put up big nights for the Blazers, scoring 29 and 33 points, respectively.

As the series shifts to Oklahoma City, the Blazers have a commanding 2-0 series lead and look to be a good bet to advance to the next round of the playoffs.

If Oklahoma City is to have any chance, they’ll have to go back to the drawing board and find a way to stop Portland’s potent offensive attack.

If not, it could be a quick exit from this year’s edition of the playoffs for OKC.