OKC Thunder (2-2, 1-1 road) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (4-1, 1-0 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 103.6 (18th), Blazers – 109.6 (7th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 109.8 (25th), Blazers – 102.7 (10th)
Pace: Thunder – 97.0 (8th), Blazers – 89.8 (29th)
View from the enemy: Portland Roundball Society
I’m cringing. I’m worried. I’m afraid we’re about to get embarrassed under the brightest NBA lights there are.
But I also have an underlying good feeling. I have faith in this team. I know they’ve got a bunch of fight in them. They’ve got pride and despite what we saw the last two nights, we know they are still good at basketball. Winning on the road, especially in the Rose Garden against a super fired up Blazer crowd won’t be easy and probably won’t happen, but something tells me this team will play much, much better tonight. Keep Reading…