LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points to help lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 103-93 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder who has now lost two straight after starting the season at 5-0.
Portland poured it on in the second half outscoring OKC by 12 points behind Aldridge's strong performance. Aldridge hit 10-19 shots from the field and 10-12 from the free throw line and also grabbed eight rebounds in the game. Wesley Matthews added 16 points while Gerald Wallace finished with a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
James Harden got a rare start and made the most of it scoring a team-high 23 points for the Thunder. Russell Westbrook finished with 22 while Kevin Durant added 19. Durant had a tough night shooting the ball finishing 8-26 from the field.
Portland made 29 of 36 free throw attempts in the game while Oklahoma City was just 16 of 21.