Oklahoma City faces Portland following Gilgeous-Alexanderâ€™s 40-point game
Oklahoma City Thunder (9-4, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (3-9, 14th in the Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Sunday, 9 p.m. EST
: Thunder -7.5; over/under is 226
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City visits the Portland Trail Blazers after Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 40 points in the Thunderâ€™s 130-123 overtime win against the Golden State Warriors.
The Trail Blazers are 1-6 against Western Conference opponents. Portland is sixth in the Western Conference with 14.2 fast break points per game led by Malcolm Brogdon averaging 3.3.
The Thunder have gone 4-4 against Western Conference opponents. Oklahoma City averages 118.5 points and has outscored opponents by 6.2 points per game.
The Trail Blazers are shooting 43.0% from the field this season, 0.8 percentage points lower than the 43.8% the Thunder allow to opponents. The Thunder average 7.2 more points per game (118.5) than the Trail Blazers allow their opponents to score (111.3).
TOP PERFORMERS: Shaedon Sharpe is scoring 19.3 points per game with 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Trail Blazers. Jerami Grant is averaging 24.4 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 44.0% over the past 10 games for Portland.
Gilgeous-Alexander is scoring 24.0 points per game and averaging 6.7 rebounds for the Thunder. Isaiah Joe is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 3-7, averaging 103.9 points, 42.9 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 8.6 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.1 points per game.
Thunder: 7-3, averaging 121.3 points, 41.5 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 9.0 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 50.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.3 points.
INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Scoot Henderson: out (ankle), Robert Williams III: out for season (knee), Anfernee Simons: out (thumb), Malcolm Brogdon: out (hamstring), Ish Wainright: out (knee).
Thunder: None listed.
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