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2012-2013 Game 37: shorthanded Thunder ride defense to road win over Trail Blazers, 87-83

The Thunder were missing their defensive leader Serge Ibaka, but maintained their focus throughout and shut down the Trail Blazers, 87-83.

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Watch: Perkins' defense holds off Blazer comeback

Kendrick Perkins has endured some public criticism as he has worked to help make the Thunder a championship team. While critics still focus on what he does not do, observe what he did do against Portland.

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DeAndre Liggins: Fact or Fiction?

Should DeAndre Liggins have a long career in the National Basketball Association, last night would be considered his breakout game. There's no doubt about that. But how much of this performance should we take with a grain of salt?

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Watch: Thunder vs Trail Blazers video highlights

The Thunder relied on stout defense to overcome the injuries to Serge Ibaka and Thabo Sefolosha to defeat the Blazers, 87-83.

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OKC's defense, DeAndre Liggins confound Blazers

What happens when the Thunder invade the Rose Garden without Serge Ibaka?

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Ibaka out, Sefolosha questionable vs Trail Blazers

Serge Ibaka will not play tonight against the Trail Blazers, and Thabo Sefolosha is questionable.

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Thunder See Benchless Blazers at the Rose

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of this season's least talked about surprises. With a roster that basically only consists of five players, they've managed to work their way into playoff contention, and keep within a stone's throw of second place in the Northwest Division.

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