Oklahoma City dropped Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers at home. With a final score of 111-98, the Thunder must be smart and aggressive in the games ahead if they want to advance to the second round.
The largest lead held by Portland. With 1:55 left in the third quarter Damian Lillard made a pull-up jump shot going up 79-60. Oklahoma City’s largest lead of the game was in the second quarter with 2:31 left with a score of 46-39.
The amount of points combined by McCollum and Lillard. McCollum had 27 points shooting 10-of-20 from the field and 5-of-9 from three. Lillard had 24 points shooting 7-of-19 from the field and 4-of-8 from three. Paul George had 32 points going 8-of-21 shooting 4-of-10 from three. Russell Westbrook scored 14 points shooting 5-of-21 from the field and 2-of-7 from three.
Russell Westbrook scored 1 point on 0-7 shooting
Portland shot 95.7 percent from the free throw line making 22-of-23. Oklahoma City shot 77.3 percent from the free throw line making 17-of-22.
Oklahoma City had 23 assists. Westbrook had seven assists. George had six assists. Portland had 16 assists.
The Thunder had 14 turnovers. Portland had 13 turnovers.
The Trail Blazers shot 42.9 from the three (15-of-35). The Thunder shot 37.5 from three (15-of-40).
Both teams had 22 fouls. Oklahoma City had two technical fouls. Portland had one technical foul.
The Thunder bench outscored the Trail Blazers bench 32- 18. Schröder had 17 points off the bench for Oklahoma City. Collins had 10 points for Portland.
Portland had 49 rebounds. 8 of those were offensive. Oklahoma City had 44 rebounds. 6 of them were offensive.
The Trail Blazers had 36 points in the paint while the Thunder only had 22 points in the paint.
There are three games left. Oklahoma City returns to Portland to play Game 5 on Tuesday. Every game is a must win. However, returning from being down 3-1 in a series is not impossible, a fact the Oklahoma City Thunder know all too well.We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Don't forget to subsribe on Youtube! Our Podcast is on iTunes and on Stitcher. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!