In a commanding display, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the charge with 28 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder (10-4) trounced the Portland Trail Blazers (3-10) with a resounding 134-91 victory, extending their winning streak to five games.
Gilgeous-Alexander’s stellar performance, backed by rookie Chet Holmgren’s 16 points and Isaiah Joe’s 15-point barrage from beyond the arc, propelled the Thunder to a lead of as much as 47 points.
Jerami Grant’s 14 points led the struggling Blazers, who have now endured a seven-game losing streak.
The injury-plagued Blazers, missing key players like Anfernee Simons, Scoot Henderson, and Malcolm Brogdon, struggled to find offensive rhythm, ranking last in the NBA with an average of 103.9 points per game.
Oklahoma City set the tone early, establishing a 33-18 lead in the first quarter, and by halftime, they held an imposing 76-43 advantage.