NBA Power Rankings week 11: OKC Thunder continues hot streak

OKC Thunder Nerlens Noel (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Damian Lillard #0, and Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers look on against the OKC Thunder on November 27, 2019 (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Portland Trail Blazers. 19. team. 34. . 15-22. Previous: 17th

Portland Trail Blazers:

Offense: (110.2) 10th
Defense: ( 111.9) 23rd
Net: (minus -1.7) 19th

Games Week 11 (1-3):  Won vs. Wizards: 122-103, Lost to Suns: 116-122, Knicks: 93-117, Heat: 111-122
Games Week 12 (3 games): Tues at Raptors | Thurs at Wolves | Sat vs Bucks

Losers of six out of seven the Blazers are struggling to stay in the mix of the chase pack in the West.

On one night Carmelo Anthony will rise up as he did in his return to the Mecca posting his season best point total of 26 points — the result another Blazers loss.

Another night (or should I say most nights) it will be Damian Lillard posting the team high as he did in the other three matches of the week although his 35 points versus the Wizards was the only incidence that netting victory.

CJ McCollum‘s offensive inconsistency is drawing attention but ultimately the Blazers shouldn’t need each of their players to be producing great scoring nights simultaneously to win. Rather, the problem lies on the other end of the court.