Portland Trailblazers VS Oklahoma City Thunder (Game 4) Sunday 04/21/19
The Portland Trail Blazers face Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday in game four of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) to cut their series deficit to 2-1. Thunder were too strong at home down the stretch. After shooting 10 of 61 from three-point range in the first two games of the series, Oklahoma found its long-range stroke in Game 3, hitting 15 of 29 threes.
Paul George scored 22 points, Jerami Grant had 18 and Dennis Schroder 17 for the Thunder
Despite Damian Lillard’s huge quarter, Portland Trail Blazers fall to Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 Damian Lillard scored 32 points, but he had just three in the fourth quarter after scoring 25 in the third. C.J. McCollum had 21 and Enes Kanter added 19.
The Portland Trail Blazers have another chance to take complete control of this series with a win here and a 3-1 lead.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30.3 points and 5.3 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 26 points and seven rebounds. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 6.7 rebounds.
The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won six of their last 10 road games.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be trying to even their first-round playoff series with the Portland Trailblazers at 2-2 when they meet in the fourth game of the series on Sunday night.
20-8 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 1 day’s rest.
24-9 ATS in their last 33 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games following an ATS loss.
1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Northwest. 5-15 ATS in their last 20 vs. Western Conference. 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
ATS- Against The Spread
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