Trail Blazers wallop Thunder to end losing streak
The Associated Press - December 14, 2016 9:35 am
Portland Trail Blazers guard Shabazz Napier, right, passes around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday. The Trail Blazers won 114-95. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Damian Lillard had 17 points and nine assists before sitting out the fourth quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 114-95 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Russell Westbrook was off his league-leading average of 31.1 points a game with 20 for the Thunder, who have lost two of their last three after a six-game winning streak.
Mason Plumlee added 18 points for the Blazers, who led by 26 points in Portland’s first game back after a 1-4 road trip. Six Portland players finished in double figures in the second of a back-to-back.
Portland was coming off a 121-120 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night to extend the season’s longest losing streak.