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Blazers hope to get back on track at Thunder

Feb 6, 2009 - 11:33 AM Portland (30-18) at Oklahoma City (11-38) 8:00 p.m. EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (Ticker) -- After having their five-game winning streak stopped, the Portland Trail Blazers will look to get back to their winning ways on Friday when they visit the lowly Oklahoma City Thunder.

Portland's bid to match its season-long winning streak fell short Wednesday in Dallas as it dropped a 104-99 contest to the Mavericks.

Brandon Roy collected 26 points and seven rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points and Jerryd Bayless had 14 for the Blazers.

Portland allowed Dallas to shoot 55 percent from the field while recording only 16 assists on its 37 field goals.

Oklahoma City came seconds shy of jolting the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday before falling, 114-113. Carmelo Anthony's game-winning runner with 5.6 seconds left sealed the Thunder's fate, just their second loss in the last six home games.

Kevin Durant put Oklahoma City ahead with 17 seconds left but Anthony answered at the other end. Durant registered 31 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the losing effort and Jeff Green added 24.

Friday is the first of four meetings between the teams this season.