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Recap: Portland Crushes OKC, 136-119

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Portland’s hot shooting is finally back, and OKC never stood a chance.

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Portland Trail Blazers Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

We’re up to two consecutive easy games for the Blazers, who stomped OKC Wednesday night. Every starter scored in double figures, and Portland laughed their way to a cakewalk 136-119 victory against an outmatched opponent.

Box Score

A sublime first quarter. Portland hit their first 9 shots, looking like they were ready for the Perfect Quarter Part II, before settling down for “only” 42 points and a 16-point lead.

Energy surge. After 6 games on the road and a couple of nights at home, Portland had a spark from the opening tip, out-hustling OKC at both ends.

Not the OKC team you remember. Barely resembling last season’s playoff team, OKC looked bound for the lottery. Once they fell behind 8-2, it never felt like they’d mount a real comeback.

Damian and Carmelo had fun. Lillard scored 27, including 5-9 from three, and Anthony hit 9 of his 11 shots for 19 points.

The Blazers enjoy Thanksgiving at home this year, and prepare for a rematch against the woeful Bulls Friday night.