2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
49-33, 4th in Northwest
Westbrook on haters: No one can take away my success (1:38)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan on his future with the Thunder: "For me it's just kind of like business as usual." Donovan said he and Sam Presti had a discussion on the way back from Portland, but didn't want to disclose details of it. Donovan said he'll meet with Presti in the next few days to discuss future plans and continue to talk throughout the summer. Donovan has one year remaining on his contract.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Senior Writer 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave a thoughtful response when asked whether he thought Damian Lillard's series-winning 3-pointer vs. OKC was a good shot: "It's a good shot for Damian, a good shot for [Stephen Curry]. The game is being redefined, I think, as we play it. The stuff I'm seeing this last year -- I didn't think I'd ever see people playing on [the] other side of James Harden and asking him to go to the rim. I've never seen that. But the 3-point line and the range that players are showing with their 3-point shooting, it's changing the way defenses have to think. I saw that quote from Paul [George] and my first thought was, ‘You're right.' I mean, a step-back 38-footer has never been a good shot. It was for Damian and there are a handful of guys that you actually have to guard out there. "

Should George regret staying in OKC? (0:48)
Stephen A. would take Lillard over Westbrook (1:55)
Has Westbrook hurt his own legacy? (1:38)
Jalen: Lack of shooting cost Thunder in playoffs (1:20)
George: Lillard game-winning 3 'a bad shot' (0:29)

Lillard hits 50, ousts OKC with 37-footer at buzzer

Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer at the buzzer and finished with career-playoff-high 50 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder from the playoffs in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Damian Lillard capped the best performance of his career with an unbelievable 3-pointer at the buzzer listed at 37 feet to win Game 5 of the Blazers' first-round series with the Oklahoma City Thunder, producing Portland's first series victory since 2016. The 3-pointer gave Lillard an even 50 points for the game, the most by any player in this year's postseason and the most ever in a Blazers playoff game.

Westbrook throws ahead to Grant for and-1 (0:26)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook is feeling it a little. He flexed over Enes Kanter and hit a couple 3s. He's got the swagger going a bit in his body language.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Blazers took their biggest lead of nine, the Thunder answered with a 15-4 run to take a 90-88 edge to the fourth quarter in Portland. Oklahoma City's season is on the line, and the team's effort level reflected it during an impressive stretch led by stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook.

George beats buzzer with step-back 3 (0:17)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

After CJ McCollum picked up three fouls in the first quarter, Portland coach Terry Stotts decided to ride the hot hand of Damian Lillard. Having scored 19 points in the first, Lillard barely slowed down in the second quarter, adding 15 more as the Blazers rallied from a deficit as large as 10 to take a 61-60 lead at halftime. Lillard has shot 12-of-18 from the field, including six 3-pointers in nine attempts.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder have played maybe their best half of the series and it doesn't really matter because Damian Lillard.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Interior scoring has been a focus for the Thunder early in Game 5. After scoring just 22 total points in the paint during Sunday's Game 4 loss, Oklahoma City nearly matched that total in the first quarter alone Tuesday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting to take a 37-29 lead in Portland.


Bomani: 'Everybody gets to stand behind Russ'

Bomani shares his thoughts on the criticisms of Russell Westbrook and his future with the Thunder (0:41), the problematic annual character "tear down" of a prospect ahead of the NFL draft as exemplified by Ed Oliver (17:41) and the cyborg who may never lose at Jeopardy (28:18). Plus, ESPN front office insider Bobby Marks joins Bo for the finale of our educational series "Baseline: The Supermax", to weigh in on the difficulties of building a team around the contract, including managing relationships, adding players on minimum contracts and paying the luxury tax (36:47). Plus, pitting two friends against one another in a hilarious edition of "UnblockmeBo" (54:52).

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George: "This team has no quit in it. I definitely think we're built for this. If there's a team that can be down 3-1 and come back from it, I think we're the team to do it."

Team Stats

Points Per Game114.57th
Rebounds Per Game48.12nd
Assists Per Game23.423rd
Points Allowed111.115th

Team History