Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - The Portland Trail Blazers are proving
their hot start is not a fluke.
Two days after beating the NBA-best Indiana Pacers, the Blazers used an all-
around effort from LaMarcus Aldridge to dispose of the Oklahoma City Thunder,
111-104, at Moda Center.
Aldridge finished with 38 points, 13 rebounds and five assists in leading the
Blazers to a seventh straight home victory. Robin Lopez added 12 points and 10
rebounds, and Nicolas Batum capped his 14-point night with a back-breaking 3-
pointer down the stretch.
Kevin Durant poured in 33 points to lead the Thunder, who had their eight-game
winning streak snapped. Russell Westbrook had 21 points on 7-on-17 shooting in
Oklahoma City had also won seven in a row against its division rival but
failed to keep Portland from improving to 16-3 on the season.
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