Thunder Get Help From Stars To Win, LeBron to Sit More, Redskins Moving For Keenum

Jonathan Grant | March 8th, 2019

It was not the most loving of games on Thursday night between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers. In fact, it was a rather chippy contest that was close throughout. Well, except for overtime.

When the game did get to the extra period in Portland, it was Paul George, Russell Westbrook, and the Thunder that took charge to win 129-121 in the end. Westbrook finished with 37 points in the win, while George had 14 rebounds and 32 points of his own.

They both were forced to work hard to cancel out one of Damian Lillard’s finest nights. The guard scored 51 points in the losing effort, with 18 of his 20 points coming from the charity stripe in what reads like a James Harden-type of performance.

The result is significant for a couple of reasons. First, the Thunder completed a season sweep of the series, winning all four games. Secondly, the two teams were tied (along with Houston) ahead of this meeting in the standings at 39-25.

The win for Oklahoma City puts them a little bit more in the driving seat in the Western Conference for sure.


News out of the Los Angeles Lakers’ camp is stating that star forward LeBron James will indeed be having his minutes cut in an attempt to give him rest and prolong his career and his ability level.

The King had previously said that in lieu of a chance to make the playoffs now that he would not be sitting out games. While he might not be sitting them out, the Lakers have moved to make the decision themselves. He will be sitting a little bit more, and honestly it just makes sense. This is a man that has had so few injuries, but father time always wins in the end. By giving him rest now, they could just about coax a little extra time from him at the back end of his career.

Finally, according to sources, the Denver Broncos are looking to ship QB Case Keenum to the Washington Redskins in exchange for a sixth round pick at next year’s draft. This news come after it broke that Joe Flacco had been traded to the Broncos from the Ravens, blindsiding Keenum in a way no one would be pleasant with.

This is just the latest quarterback to go to Washington, with the team playing ring around the QB it seems. If and when they finally settle on their guy, they might just find success in the NFC East. But whether Keenum is that guy or not is a major question that many will ask for months on end until the beginning of the season is upon us.

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