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Thunder vs Trail Blazers preview: OKC seeks to make it 3 road wins in a row in Portland

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OKC’s winning streak is nothing to write home about, but tonight they will be tested.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder wrap up their 3-game road trip tonight in Portland as they seek to take down the Trail Blazers, who are on a winning streak of their own. OKC is sitting on their own winning streak, but the opponents have been lottery teams; tonight they will be tested.

The biggest news coming into tonight are the following:

1. Carmelo Anthony is out:

2. Patrick Patterson will get the start:

3. Corey Brewer will be available for his first action with the Thunder:

OKC’s defense has been, we’ll put this generously, sporadic over the past 2 weeks. Tonight, if they expect to finish their back-to-back and road trip on a high note, they’d better come ready to defend and execute in the 2nd half. Given tonight’s roster shift, critical eyes shall be watching.

Poll

Who do you think will win tonight?

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  • 18%
    Thunder
    (44 votes)
  • 81%
    Trail Blazers
    (199 votes)
243 votes total Vote Now