After being swept out of the playoffs last year, not many people were giving the Trail Blazers a chance against the Thunder, despite being the obvious favorite when it comes to seeding. The Trail Blazers have been on fire in the postseason so far as Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum went off in game one. In game two last night, they provided more of the same as they blew by the Thunder 114-94. The Blazers started the series with two home wins in a row and now go to Oklahoma City up 2-0.
McCollum and Lillard combined for 62 points last night as Lillard scored 29, and McCollum 33. Lillard was dominant when it came to three-point shooting and was going for long distance daggers all night long.
“I love it, that’s what I live for,” McCollum said according to ESPN. “Just like playing on the playground.”
Meanwhile, OKC’s Russell Westbrook was unhappy with himself as the team wasn’t able to get it done in the clutch. Despite recording a triple-double, Westbrook hated his performance.
“I’ve got to play better,” Westbrook said. “Tonight, the loss, I’m going to take full responsibility of tonight because the way I played was unacceptable. I’m going to be better.”
Game 3 will go down on Friday in Oklahoma City.