Thunder and Blazers Deal With Health Issues as Series Begins

Ruben Hill
April 15, 2019

Well, Jennifer can rest easy because McCollum helped lead the Blazers to a victory in their first game of the National Basketball Association playoffs on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Our friends over at OKC Tracker on Twitter filled us in on the jersey rotation against the Portland Trail Blazers.

These two teams were separated by four games in the conference standings while the Thunder managed to take all four of their meetings over the course of the regular season.

The Thunder will return home for Game 3 on April 19 in the "City" look and will be in the "Association" uniforms for Game 4.

CJ McCollum scored 24 points en route to Portland's first playoff win since 2016. As a result, the Thunder are the only lower seed in the postseason favored to win their series.

Second-leading scorer CJ McCollum missed almost three weeks near the end of the regular season recovering from a left knee strain and only managed to get in just two games before the beginning of the playoffs.

Paul George is listed as day-to-day and is not certain he will be able to play in Game 1 on Sunday in Portland as he continues to deal with nagging shoulder soreness.

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