LaMarcus Aldridge to sit out Monday’s Blazers-Thunder game, with huge playoff implications for Oklahoma City
LaMarcus Aldridge and Arron Afflalo have been ruled out for Portland’s game at Oklahoma City.
Aldridge, an All-Star forward who averages a team-best 23.5 points and 10.3 rebounds, will miss his second straight game with a left foot sprain. Afflalo, who has a strained right shoulder, also will miss his second straight game.
It’s the second break the Thunder have caught today. First, they learned earlier Monday that Russell Westbrook’s 16th technical, which would have warranted a one-game suspension, had been rescinded by the league. Now, with the Blazers’ best player sitting out, they have a prime opportunity to keep their playoff hopes alive.