The Thunder get back to practice today in preparation for their first round NBA playoff series against Portland. Players had yesterday off as coaches finalized the game plans. In today's Thunder Game Report we hear from Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard about why this rivalry can be so fierce at times.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan and select players will meet with reporters after today's practice. Game 1 in the series is set for Sunday afternoon at 2:30 (Oklahoma time) from Portland. You can see the game on ABC. The Thunder will put remaining tickets for Games 3 & 4 on sale this morning at 10. Log onto the Thunder website for those tickets.
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Former OU star Terry Stotts is the Blazers head coach. He spoke with reporters in Portland on Thursday and here's part of what he had to say about the upcoming series and the Thunder-Blazers rivalry.
The Thunder swept the regular season series with Portland but don't read too much into that. Playoff series, with much more refined scouting than there's time for in the regular season and the experience of going up against the same opponent game after game, become very different than regular season games.