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Trail Blazers Take Commanding 3-1 Series Lead

After losing Game 3 and possibly control of the series, the Portland Trail Blazers wanted to take the momentum back in Game 4 on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder. C.J. McCollum led the way with 27 points for Portland as they topped Oklahoma City in Game 4, 111-98. The Trail Blazers lead the series 3-1.

McCollum shot 50 percent from the field. He also grabbed four rebounds, recorded three assists, blocked two shots, and recorded one steal.

Damian Lillard was also a stud in the game as well and he scored 24 points on 36.8 percent shooting from the field. Lillard also grabbed three rebounds, recorded eight assists, and recorded one steal.

Al-Farouq Aminu scored 19 points on 43.8 percent shooting. He also grabbed nine rebounds, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal. Maurice Harkless scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Portland. He also blocked three shots and recorded two steals.

The Portland Trail Blazers bench scored 18 points and Zach Collins scored 10 of those points. He also grabbed four rebounds, recorded one assist, and blocked one shot.

Their biggest lead in the game was 19 points and the Thunder’s biggest lead in the game was seven points.

Paul George led the way for Oklahoma City with 32 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds, recorded six assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.

Russell Westbrook scored 14 points on 23.8 percent shooting from the field. This continues to be a story for him. He also grabbed nine rebounds and recorded seven assists.

Jerami Grant scored 11 points on 40 percent shooting. He also grabbed nine rebounds, recorded two assists, and recorded two steals.

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s bench scored 32 points and Dennis Schroder scored 17 of them on 50 percent shooting. He also grabbed three rebounds, recorded three assists, and recorded one steal.

Portland will look to close out this series in Game 5 at home on Tuesday night, while Oklahoma City looks to stay off elimination. If they lose, this will be the third consecutive season the Thunder will be bounced in the first-round of the NBA postseason.

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