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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, right, passes the ball around Portland Trail Blazers forward Nassir Little during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer

PORTLAND Ore. (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points, Mike Muscala added 23, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped a three-game losing streak with a 125-122 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.

Damian Lillard, who had scored 30 or more points in his last three games, had 26 points and 10 assists for the Blazers. Anfernee Simons had 26 points off the bench and Enes Kanter added 13 points and 22 rebounds.

After Portland pulled close in the third quarter, Hamidou Diallo’s floater from out front put the Thunder up 105-98 with just over eight minutes left in the game.

Diallo’s layup extended Oklahoma City’s lead to 111-100. Carmelo Anthony’s 3-pointer got Portland within 117-111 with 3:25 left, but Darius Bazley answered with a 3 for the Thunder.


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