The last time the Portland Trail Blazers played a basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, they made NBA history. And not the kind you'd prefer to make.
Just as a refresher (if you remember it all too well, feel free to scroll - quickly) here are a few of the ignominious stats that came out of a game the Blazers lost by 62 points:
- 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 the fifth-worst in NBA history. The Blazers have two of the five most humiliating defeats since the official debut of the league in 1946.
- Portland is the only NBA franchise to have lost by more than 60 points twice.
- The Thunder set a record for the largest ever lead after three quarters - 62 points.
- 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.
- 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.
It sure would be nice if Portland had a healthy roster to prevent something similar from happening, wouldn't it?
Is Shaedon Sharpe playing for the Blazers tonight?
Shaedon Sharpe left that Thunder game early after aggravating an adductor injury that had already kept him out of five games in December.
Unfortunately, that issue has kept Sharpe out of Portland's lineup since, including tonight's rematch with Oklahoma City.
Full injury report for Trail Blazers at Thunder
Here is the complete injury report for tonight's game:
Portland Trail Blazers
- Out: Shaedon Sharpe (lower abdominal strain); Robert Williams III (knee); Moses Brown (wrist)
Oklahoma City Thunder
- Out: Olivier Sarr (hip flexor strain)