Durant and Westbrook lead Thunder over Blazers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder rebounded from a loss the night before to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 107-106 in overtime on Thursday night.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the shorthanded Trail Blazers with 22 points, while Brandon Roy had 19.
Roy missed two key jumpers at the end of regulation and the Blazers could never catch up after the Thunder pulled ahead in overtime.
James Harden gave the Thunder a 103-100 lead in the extra period with a layup and a free throw. Andre Miller missed a layup for Portland but Roy hit two free throws with 40.7 seconds left. Durant and Westbrook both made two free throws before Armon Johnson hit a 3-pointer with .1 seconds left for Portland.