12 Cringeworthy stats from the Trail Blazers loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder

139-77 doesn't do the futility justice.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (left); Scoot Henderson, Portland Trail Blazers
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Oklahoma City Thunder (left); Scoot Henderson, Portland Trail Blazers / Joshua Gateley/GettyImages
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“This was uh … sheesh,” Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Chauncey Billups said about his team's 139-77 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Jan. 11, via Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian/Oregon Live.

“Not much really good to say about this one for us.”

No, not much good to say at all. Plenty of bad, though. For instance...

12 humiliating Blazers stats from 62-point loss to Oklahoma City

These are in no particular order since they're all so sad.

  • The 62-point loss was only the second-worst in Trail Blazers history, per ESPN. Portland lost by 65 to the Indiana Pacers in 1998.
  • The loss is tied for fifth-worst in NBA history. The Blazers now have two of the five most humiliating defeats since the official debut of the league in 1946. Ironically, the Thunder hold the record with a 73-point loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2021.
  • Portland is the only NBA franchise to have lost by more than 60 points twice.
  • The Blazers' 77 total points are the fewest scored by any team over the past two seasons, per ESPN.
  • Oklahoma City guard Josh Giddey became the first NBA player to record a triple-double in fewer than 25 minutes while shooting 100 percent from the field, per StatMuse.
  • Portland shot less than 30 percent (27.7) as a team for the first time since that feat was accomplished in 2022 - by the Blazers, per Brett Usher.
  • Shaedon Sharpe left the game in the third quarter after reaggravating an adductor injury that kept him out of five consecutive contests at the end of December.
  • Scoot Henderson finished the game with a plus/minus of -56, the second worst in league history, per StatMuse.
  • The Blazers starters (Henderson, Anfernee Simons, Jerami Grant, Toumani Camara and Duop Reath) were a combined -219.
  • Rayan Rupert led Portland in the plus/minus category. He finished with a 0. (Or "zero" when spelled out, I can't tell which way looks worse.) He scored 3 points on 1-of-5 shooting in 12 minutes.
  • Portland's starting five scored a total of 50 points on 17-of-62 shooting (27.4 percent). The Thunder's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a game-high 31 points on 11-of-15 shooting (73.3 percent).

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There are probably more numbers to find or words to write that describe how epically horrendous this game was for the Blazers, if you're a pain-for-pleasure type of person.