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2019 Schedule
49-33, 4th in Northwest
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13dAdrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young

Sources: George out for camp start after surgery

Thunder All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook both underwent surgeries Tuesday, the team announced. While Westbrook's procedure will allow him to train this offseason, George is likely to miss at least the start of training camp, sources said.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Denver's resiliency is so admirable. They are one tough group. You can tell so much of that identity comes from Michael Malone and he's injected it into his team.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

He had a great first quarter, but Lillard has not been since. Denver's defense has been awesome, and it looks like the frustration is building some for Lillard.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

In Game 3 it was Rodney Hood with huge bench production and in Game 4, it's Seth Curry who is cooking. The Blazers have gotten just enough at just the right times from their second unit.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Jusuf Nurkic has come out to join the Blazers on the bench. The crowd is quite excited about it, and Nurkic pumped them up even a little bit more.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Murray deserves an immense amount of credit for this game. He is very much not 100 percent but has battled his tail off. A true growing up game for him.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Lillard has been hunting that deep 3 the last couple possessions and finally squeezed enough space to get it off -- and he drilled it. You can tell he's sensing a big momentum shift and is looking for some early dagger throwing.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Much like Game 2, the Nuggets did an excellent job in the first half of getting the ball out of Damian Lillard's hands. He hasn't had an offensive eruption since Game 1, and even getting off looks at all from 3 is a chore. At some point Lillard is doing to need to shake loose and take over for Portland.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Blazers' two in-season pickups (Rodney Hood and Enes Kanter) and making themselves some money this postseason. Kanter is overcoming his reputation as a defensive liability, and Hood is stepping up as a scorer off Portland's bench after not being able to get off it last postseason with LeBron and the Cavs.

Thomas: Westbrook is an MVP player, not a championship player (0:58)
MacMullan: Donovan is not the Thunder's problem (0:40)
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21dRoyce Young

Presti expects Donovan to return as OKC coach

Thunder GM Sam Presti said Monday "we anticipate Billy [Donovan] being back," in reference to whether the team's head coach will return next season.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Presti was asked about Russell Westbrook and the media: "Would we prefer if he handled a few things differently? Sure." Presti also notes Westbrook made an adjustment with his media approach and thought that showed "tremendous leadership." He also lauded Westbrook's contributions to the franchise over 11 years.

This Just In  

Sam Presti says he anticipates Billy Donovan returning as coach next season.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Presti says he anticipates Billy Donovan returning as coach next season.

Westbrook's massive contract traps Thunder (1:33)
Stephen A.: Russell Westbrook 'wants us to shut the hell up' (1:30)
Westbrook on haters: No one can take away my success (1:38)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan on his future with the Thunder: "For me it's just kind of like business as usual." Donovan said he and Sam Presti had a discussion on the way back from Portland, but didn't want to disclose details of it. Donovan said he'll meet with Presti in the next few days to discuss future plans and continue to talk throughout the summer. Donovan has one year remaining on his contract.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave a thoughtful response when asked whether he thought Damian Lillard's series-winning 3-pointer vs. OKC was a good shot: "It's a good shot for Damian, a good shot for [Stephen Curry]. The game is being redefined, I think, as we play it. The stuff I'm seeing this last year -- I didn't think I'd ever see people playing on [the] other side of James Harden and asking him to go to the rim. I've never seen that. But the 3-point line and the range that players are showing with their 3-point shooting, it's changing the way defenses have to think. I saw that quote from Paul [George] and my first thought was, ‘You're right.' I mean, a step-back 38-footer has never been a good shot. It was for Damian and there are a handful of guys that you actually have to guard out there. "

Should George regret staying in OKC? (0:48)
Stephen A. would take Lillard over Westbrook (1:55)

Team Stats

Points Per Game114.57th
Rebounds Per Game48.12nd
Assists Per Game23.423rd
Points Allowed111.115th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-194933.598
2017-184834.585
2016-174735.573
2015-165527.671
2014-154537.549