Trail Blazers Suffer Second-Worst Point Differential in NBA History with 113 Point Loss in Last 3 Games

‣ The Portland Trail Blazers have the second-worst point differential over a three-game span in NBA history, losing by a combined total of 113 points in their last three games.
‣ The worst point differential in three games also belongs to the Trail Blazers, who lost by 114 points combined in April 2022.
‣ The Trail Blazers recently suffered their second-worst loss in franchise history, a 139-77 defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder, which also matched the fifth-largest rout in NBA history.

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The Portland Trail Blazers are on a losing streak. In their last three games, they’ve lost by a total of 113 points. That’s the second-worst point differential over a three-game span in NBA history.

Interestingly, the worst three-game point differential also belongs to the Trail Blazers. This happened two seasons ago in April 2022. They lost by a combined 114 points against the New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, and Utah Jazz.

This season hasn’t been kind to the Trail Blazers either. They went 1-6 on a brutal seven-game road trip. Six of these losses were by at least 21 points. The only win? A 134-127 overtime victory against Brooklyn on January 7.

The Blazers suffered a crushing 139-77 defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder recently. This 62-point loss matches the fifth-largest rout in NBA history. The Thunder dominated the paint, outscoring the Blazers 70-30.

In the third quarter alone, OKC outscored the Blazers 43-17. This defeat was the second-worst in the franchise history of the Trail Blazers. It only falls short of their 65-point loss to the Indiana Pacers back in 1998.

As the losses piled up, Trail Blazers coach Chauncey Billups described it as a “perfect storm”. He admitted, “Nothing really worked for us”.

In their 116-93 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Jabari Walker led the team in scoring with 17 points. He played for 32 minutes off the bench. The second-year forward was back in action after missing four games due to left knee tendinitis.

Malcolm Brogdon also made a comeback for the Blazers after sitting out Thursday’s game. He managed to score nine points off the bench. Anfernee Simons, who’s the leading scorer for Portland, had a rough night with 0-of-10 shooting. He only managed to score five points through free throws. Duop Reath contributed 14 points as well.

Jerami Grant finished his game with 13 points. DeAndre Ayton, on the other hand, missed his 10th straight game due to right knee tendinitis. Shaedon Sharpe also sat out the game because of adductor soreness.

Billups shared his thoughts on the tough schedule. He said, “When our schedule came out and I saw this trip, I said, ‘Dang, that’s a beast of a trip here,’ and I didn’t even know we would, obviously, be injured or hurt or whatever position we would be in”. He admitted that the trip turned out to be tougher than he anticipated.

Next up for the Trail Blazers is a home game against the Phoenix Suns. The game is scheduled for Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

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