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Former Thunder center Kendrick Perkins said he sees a “dysfunctional team” in OKC, after the Thunder lost to Portland 111-98 Sunday in Game 4.

Perkins joined Mike Greenberg and Seth Greenberg on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Monday to talk about, among other things, his former team falling behind 3-1 to the Trail Blazers in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

“Offensively, we don’t know what they’re running,” Perkins said. “Defensively, they can’t figure it out. We don’t know if they’re trapping CJ (McCollum), we don’t know if the they’re trapping Dame (Damian Lillard). The role players are not stepping up right now. Russ (Russell Westbrook) is struggling. I don’t know what’s going on with Russ.

“But to me, Oklahoma City have to hang their hats on the defensive end. I feel like right now they’re getting in a battle that they can’t win and try to out-shoot Dame and CJ and the Portland Trail Blazers for those 3-point shots. They should own the paint. Every game they should dominate in paint points. I think it starts from the top. With OKC, it starts at the top with the coaching. I think at the end of the day you have to put players in position to be successful.”

The Blazers outscored the Thunder in the paint 36-22 Sunday.

Perkins played for the Thunder for four years, from 2011 to 2015. He struck an encouraging tone on Twitter Sunday night. 

"Still some basketball to be played!" read a post on his verified Twitter account. "... Hardest game to win in a series is a close out Game! Steal Game 5!"


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Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) dunks between Washington's Nene Hilario (42) and Kris Humphries (43) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins (5) dunks between Washington's Nene Hilario (42) and Kris Humphries (43) during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City celebrates a time out during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-937225fe8fa00eccb5bc60397d083357.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) celebrates a 3-point basket in front of Portland's CJ McCollum (3) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) celebrates a 3-point basket in front of Portland's CJ McCollum (3) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) celebrates a 3-point basket in front of Portland's CJ McCollum (3) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-834dfa2b8a7f1aee8754fea0da850d4a.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d84dd6d9163707c131325fd3e7a3e39f.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) shoots a 3-point basket over Portland's Damian Lillard (0) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) shoots a 3-point basket over Portland's Damian Lillard (0) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) shoots a 3-point basket over Portland's Damian Lillard (0) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7149c420b683b198144525f68a7edec7.jpg" alt="Photo - Portland's Damian Lillard (0) reacts after a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Portland's Damian Lillard (0) reacts after a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Portland's Damian Lillard (0) reacts after a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b427ce40b94d9fcb2943e6b13dcdb21b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Portland's Damian Lillard (0) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Portland's Damian Lillard (0) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Portland's Damian Lillard (0) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-af81a6a46fa56e699ed56d4c302ad3cb.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Raymond Felton (2) reacts a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Raymond Felton (2) reacts a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Raymond Felton (2) reacts a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7605d614442f9a7094f0edd6ccac65f6.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) celebrates a 3-point basket in front of Portland's CJ McCollum (3) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) celebrates a 3-point basket in front of Portland's CJ McCollum (3) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) celebrates a 3-point basket in front of Portland's CJ McCollum (3) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-1035935fe155b47c3d9ed94ece8557bb.jpg" alt="Photo - Portland's CJ McCollum (3) shoots during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Portland's CJ McCollum (3) shoots during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Portland's CJ McCollum (3) shoots during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-480e9521dcdd9673a19b7067d73c985d.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a basket as Portland's Enes Kanter (00) defends during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a basket as Portland's Enes Kanter (00) defends during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a basket as Portland's Enes Kanter (00) defends during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b9087efb950e4de055b48a4fd3f15125.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2c2cc090550197cc5c6f77fb1278445e.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-02cf45f99510f46d2927009208799bd3.jpg" alt="Photo - Fans cheer during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Fans cheer during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Fans cheer during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c6f3bc5a6332e963ae716897669dd5ed.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) walks off the court in the fourth quarter during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) walks off the court in the fourth quarter during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) walks off the court in the fourth quarter during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2a3515b1ea29851335aa17c5bc05e939.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) walks off the court in the fourth quarter during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) walks off the court in the fourth quarter during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) walks off the court in the fourth quarter during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-b857656e08504627bc3dd87aaea4cfcb.jpg" alt="Photo - Alex Abrines watches game action during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Alex Abrines watches game action during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Alex Abrines watches game action during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-9f3930b7edda6f0e50bfb31c09b2bba1.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) looses the ball as Portland's CJ McCollum (3) defends during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) looses the ball as Portland's CJ McCollum (3) defends during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) looses the ball as Portland's CJ McCollum (3) defends during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a8ecb5ad9df91cb6cb246e1c41d74a2f.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan coaches during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan coaches during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan coaches during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-76595ca7ba807efb16ecdbe64ce1b63d.jpg" alt="Photo - Damian Lillard (0) reaches for the ball beside Russell Westbrook (0) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Damian Lillard (0) reaches for the ball beside Russell Westbrook (0) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Damian Lillard (0) reaches for the ball beside Russell Westbrook (0) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d11799d6fe629d37fcd3f52e92daad98.jpg" alt="Photo - Portland's CJ McCollum (3) defends Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Portland's CJ McCollum (3) defends Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Portland's CJ McCollum (3) defends Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2d82830e4abb84910992e5fb74863c74.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) reacts during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) reacts during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) reacts during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-d59edc9d565c960a6b84d294fe16a734.jpg" alt="Photo - Damian Lillard (0) dunks during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Damian Lillard (0) dunks during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Damian Lillard (0) dunks during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-2d9ce3b2b51d1e872ab5f9495604c689.jpg" alt="Photo - Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu (8) and Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) dive for the ball during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu (8) and Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) dive for the ball during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu (8) and Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) dive for the ball during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ea1d2aed7377b117f75915ddcc664b9b.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) loses the ball as Portland's Enes Kanter (00) defends during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) loses the ball as Portland's Enes Kanter (00) defends during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) loses the ball as Portland's Enes Kanter (00) defends during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-3366b05527bf153ba91c40b7626f4636.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) watches his shot bounce off the rim beside Portland's Enes Kanter (00) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) watches his shot bounce off the rim beside Portland's Enes Kanter (00) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) watches his shot bounce off the rim beside Portland's Enes Kanter (00) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 11-98. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-7c0b520461b54571fa09bd23d504678a.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan reacts during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan reacts during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan reacts during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-eb92d7a218d171554f6cebc9a9c9e4b4.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) blocks the shot of Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) blocks the shot of Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Nerlens Noel (3) blocks the shot of Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-a24d1529a0d28f24de118c803df3b821.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan talks with Jerami Grant (9) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan talks with Jerami Grant (9) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan talks with Jerami Grant (9) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-03063f9e6f9a1cf235defbb47af0dde4.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan reacts during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan reacts during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City head coach Billy Donovan reacts during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-e509b535de23c50a40bd307b60ed2489.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) dunks the ball during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) dunks the ball during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) dunks the ball during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c01f78f18799dffcbb6e94d11c093378.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) shoots over Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) shoots over Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Dennis Schroder (17) shoots over Portland's Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-833f7bbf90c39b8ed2c2cecc25118132.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) cheers before Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) cheers before Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) cheers before Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-f3360f59b4f4c39417a5fb52c480a771.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) and Maurice Harkless (4) fight for a loose ball during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) and Maurice Harkless (4) fight for a loose ball during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Jerami Grant (9) and Maurice Harkless (4) fight for a loose ball during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-c7ecac358c92e8d33f464837bed1d9fa.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball up court during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball up court during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) takes the ball up court during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure><figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-4e43948ac57b8805966e5556fefe4f10.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) walks onto the court during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman" title="Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) walks onto the court during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman"><figcaption>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) walks onto the court during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Portland won 111-98. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</figcaption></figure>
Maddie Lee

Maddie Lee followed an NBA team from Seattle to Oklahoma City, she just took a 10-year detour in between. Lee joined the Oklahoman in October 2018 as a Thunder beat writer, fresh off a stint in Oxford, Miss., where she covered Ole Miss for the... Read more ›

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