Westbrook hit two free throws after being fouled on a drive to the basket on Oklahoma City's next possession, then the Thunder went to work on defense while Durant heated up.
Westbrook swatted Fernandez's shot, then Serge Ibaka had back-to-back blocks against LaMarcus Aldridge and Roy to keep Portland off the board while Durant was hitting one shot after another. The Blazers were shooting 58 percent and up 100-95 with 4:35 remaining then went only 3-for-11 down the stretch.
"We got stops when we needed them," Durant said. "I think it's going to start to come around for us on the defensive end.
"We always seem to play one half of good defense. I think if we continue to keep working, we're going to start to put two halves together. But tonight, it was a good win for us and we needed it."
Notes: Thunder starting power forward Jeff Green missed his third straight game with a sprained left ankle. Third-string point guard Royal Ivey was not with the Thunder for personal reasons, but Brooks expected him back for Sunday's game against San Antonio. ... C Greg Oden, Portland's No. 1 pick ahead of Durant in the 2007 draft, has now missed five straight games and nine of 14 in his career against Oklahoma City/Seattle. The Blazers won four of the five he played in. ... Nate McMillan became the first NBA coach to three technical fouls this season when he drew a whistle with 8:32 left in the first half, arguing after Miller had a shot blocked by Eric Maynor.
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