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2019 Schedule
49-33, 4th in Northwest
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Russ gets better of Lillard in chippy Game 3 win

With OKC backed into a virtual must-win, Russell Westbrook cranked up his intensity Friday night, scoring 33 points and aiming plenty of trash talk at Blazers star Damian Lillard as the Thunder took Game 3.

Westbrook, George not in the mood to answer questions (0:46)
Russ and Dame battle it out in OKC (2:07)
Blazers take offense to George's slam after buzzer (0:33)
Russ hits dagger 3 in final minutes (0:18)
Russ rocks Dame to sleep again (0:33)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Damian Lillard drops 25 points in the third quarter, and 23 of them came after Russell Westbrook rocked the baby.

Lillard hits back-to-back shots from deep (0:32)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Things are heating up: Westbrook swats Lillard and yells to the crowd, then Dame has something to say back and now they're talking. Next possession, Westbrook scores over Lillard for an and-1 and very demonstrably rocks the baby as Lillard smiles at him.

Westbrook rocks Lillard to sleep after big shot (0:30)
Another fan hits $20K shot in OKC (0:19)
Morris slams down dunk off sick alley-oop (0:37)
Fan wins $20K for half-court shot (0:17)
George drains bucket for and-1 opportunity (0:32)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Damian Lillard took a blow to the midsection and is in some pain on the court. Might've gotten the wind knocked out of him. Picked up his second foul late in the first on the play, too.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Enes Kanter hears some pretty solid cheers as his name is called in starting lineups. Puts a hand up to acknowledge it.

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The Hoop Collective: NBA Playoffs Update

ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim McMahon discuss the latest from the NBA Playoffs and how worried the 76ers should be about Joel Embiid's knee injury (3:15). Brian then talks about James Harden's greatness and how Houston's superstar reminds him of Peyton Manning (19:20). The crew also dives in to Kevin Durant's big game last night and if the Rockets could beat the Warriors in the next round (33:15). Lastly, the crew reacts to Denver's troubling performance thus far (46:27).

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook, who vowed to be better in Game 3, on what areas he is specifically focused on improving tonight: "Just win. Just win."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Lengthy post-practice strategy discussion with Paul George and a most of the Thunder coaches, including Billy Donovan. Going on about 20 minutes. Looked very productive and interactive. And George then in his availability George seemed to hint some matchup adjustments are coming.

This Just In  

Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right elbow Wednesday, Thunder Executive VP and GM Sam Presti announced. Diallo is expected to return to basketball-related activities in approximately four weeks.

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