Oklahoma City came into this game searching for some momentum after the poor performance in game one. After a quick start for the Thunder, Portland maintained their composure and fought right back for the lead. The Thunder seemingly crumbled to the pressure of the Trail Blazers, as Portland kept adding to their lead throughout the second half. Too many turnovers in the third quarter led to a double-digit lead for Portland. In the end, OKC simply made too many mistakes to rally a comeback and Portland stole game two by a score of 114-94.
Way Too Many Mistakes
In game two, the Thunder simply didn’t do the little things. OKC gave up way too many easy looks on defense, and couldn’t convert the open looks on offense. Another issue on Tuesday night was turnovers. The Thunder gave up way too many especially in the third quarter in what turned out to be the turning point of the game. Oklahoma City will need to take care of the ball moving forward in this series.
On To The Next One
At the end of the night, this is a seven-game series. Move on to the next one. Sure, the Thunder have a steep hill to climb. However, you can’t begin climbing that hill if you are looking in the past. Head home, rest up, and get ready to turn this series around. Protect your home court, and then go steal one on the road in Portland.
Thunder Player Of The Game
After a subpar performance in game one, Paul George came out ready to play in game two. Unfortunately, he didn’t have the rest of his team with him. George was essentially the only guy who was consistent with 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists on the night.
If the Thunder wants a chance to come back in this series, it has to be through Paul George. George can not only produce on offense but on defense as well. OKC definitely still has a chance, but the road is through Paul George.
The Thunder will play once again on Friday night. This time, it’ll be in Oklahoma City. The Thunder will look to use home court advantage to gain some momentum in this series. The game will tip-off at 8:30 PM CST. It will be televised on FSOK and ESPN.
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