PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a 10-game playoff losing streak, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-99 on Sunday at the Moda Center.
The Blazers struck first, winning Game 1 behind dominant performances by Damian Lillard and Enes Kanter.
Kanter had 20 points, 18 rebounds and two blocks, and Lillard hit five 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead the Blazers. CJ McCollum chipped in 24 points, including three 3-pointers.
Paul George, the Thunder's star forward who's playing through shoulder soreness, scored 26 points, but struggled with his shot, missing 11 of his 15 attempts from behind the 3-point line.
KGW's Orlando Sanchez and Jared Cowley, two-thirds of the 3-on-3 Blazers podcast crew, react to the Game 1 victory and look ahead to Game 2.
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