The Blazers trudged their way to a 108- 96 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night at the Moda center for the second loss in a row at home.
Their hearts weren’t in it. Neither were their minds. The Blazers still seemed drained after losing start guard/forward Rodney Hood to a season enfing injury Friday against the Lakers in a blow out loss.
The Blazers shot a season low 36% from the field and 24% from distance. They also managed a season low in points finishing with only 96. It was season lows for the 2nd game in a row.
The Blazers got off to another slow start shooting a dismal 34% from the field in the first half. They trailed by an 18 point deficit mid second quarter before going on a 9-0 run to get back within 8 at halftime.
The Blazers managed to get within 5 points in the 4th quarter, but the Thunder put nail after nail in the coffin on a 12-4 run to put the game away. Stotts waived the white flag with over a minute left, putting in his third string.
The Blazers dropped to 9-15 on the season after the loss. Lillard eho has contniued to struggle after suffering bavk spasms finished with 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists after a slow start. McCollum added 20 points and Whiteside 14 points and 10 reboubds. Carmelo Anthony finished with only 9 points against his old team. Kent Bazemore started in place of Rodney Hood.
The Blazers play the New York Knicks Tuesday.