Game Grades: OKC Thunder cruise to blowout win in Portland

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren (7) Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
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The OKC Thunder rolled again. With a 134-91 win, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers for a ninth straight time. The win also extended the Thunder’s current winning streak to five.

The OKC Thunder took a lead early and never looked back in Portland.

The OKC Thunder’s performance was filled with fireworks as they never trailed after taking a 3-2 lead in the game’s first minute, despite missing Jalen Williams, the Thunder’s blistering shooting night as a team set them apart.

Oklahoma City shot better than 60% from the floor and 3-point range. Coupling that with a perfect night at the free-throw line, Oklahoma City did something that has not happened in at least the past 25 years.

The OKC Thunder jumped out to a double-digit lead to end the first quarter before pouring it on the Blazers in the second. The Thunder’s lead had ballooned to 33 at halftime.

Oklahoma City finished with six players in double figures and nailed a season-high 22 3-pointers in the win. With such a large margin of victory, no player on the Thunder reached the 24-minute mark.

While turning it over 17 times typically is not a step in the right direction, the Thunder also forced 17 turnovers and virtually didn’t miss.

Oklahoma City will look to continue its win streak as it heads back home on Wednesday for a matchup with the Chicago Bulls.