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Blazers end Thunder's streak at 5 with 98-91 win

By Anne M. Peterson

Associated Press

Published: Friday, April 1 2011 10:55 p.m. MDT

Portland Trail Blazers' Andre Miller (24) shouts following a foul call in the first quarter during their NBA basketball game with the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday, April 1, 2011, in Portland, Ore.

Rick Bowmer, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped Oklahoma City's five-game winning streak with a 98-91 victory over the Thunder on Friday night.

Nicolas Batum added 19 points for the Blazers, who have won seven straight at the Rose Garden. Portland sat in the sixth spot in the Western Conference, a game ahead of New Orleans and Memphis.

Portland led by as many as 12 points early in the fourth quarter, while Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant struggled to find his shot and Kendrick Perkins sat because of foul trouble.

The Thunder, fourth in the conference, closed to 93-88 on Durant's 3-pointer, but couldn't catch up in the end. Durant led the Thunder with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

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