For the second game in a row, Paul George filled it up as the Thunder held off the Blazers 111-109.
George poured in 37 points and eight rebounds, while Russell Westbrook recorded with 31 points on 13-of-28 shooting, adding nine rebounds seven assists.
😤 @Yg_Trece (37 PTS, 5 3PM) & @russwest44 (31 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST) combine for 68 PTS in the @okcthunder win in Portland! #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/xSn2nx7wNH- NBA (@NBA) January 5, 2019
The Thunder duo came to life in the third quarter scoring 14 points each as OKC took control of the game, taking a double-digit lead late in the fourth quarter, with three minutes left.
Just as they looked to have sealed the win, Portland roared back into the contest on a 10-2 run, cutting the deficit to just two points, thanks to asome timely buckets from Al-Farouq Aminu, Dmian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
Westbrook missed a late jumper, giving the Blazers a chance, however, they missed a couple of potential game-tying shots as the Thunder escaped with the win.
The Thunder move to 25-13 on the season, now with the second-best record in the Western Conference. Today's win marked their first in Portland since February 11, 2014.
Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 23 points and eight assists, while Jusuf Nurkic added 22 points and eight rebounds. CJ McCollum had a quiet night with 10 points on 4-of-15 from the field, including 2-of-6 from three.
The Blazers as a team shot just 29% from deep on the night, connecting on 9-of-31 from deep.