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PDX Sports Wednesday



Oklahoma City takes on Portland at Moda Center, 7 p.m. (KGW 8).

Kevin Durant and the Thunder are on an eight-game winning streak. OKC (13-3) is 9-0 at home.

The Blazers just beat the Indiana Pacers on Monday, dropping Indy's NBA-best record to 16-2 and raising Portland to 15-3.

The Thunder won 97-95 at Sacramento on Tuesday, and it wasn't easy, as they were outscored 30-19 in the fourth quarter.

OKC had an 18-0 run that started late in the third quarter and outscored Sac 40-26 in the paint. Durant led all scorers with 27 points and led the Thunder in rebounds with 11, as the Kings fell to 4-12.

"We just have to be better," Durant said. "We can never take a win for granted. It's hard to win in this league. We won the game, that's all that matters."

Boys basketball

The high school season starts with several Portland-area teams in action.

Among them: Jesuit at Jefferson, 7:30 p.m. … Roosevelt at Aloha, 7:15 p.m. … Madison at West Salem, 7 p.m. … Woodburn at Cleveland, 7 p.m. … The Dalles at Franklin, 7:30 p.m.

Girls basketball

In prep season openers, Grant is at Tigard, 7:15 p.m.; Lincoln plays at Reynolds, 7 p.m.; McKay is at Benson, 7:30 p.m. (KBPS 1450 AM); Cleveland is at Wilsonville, 7 p.m.; and Woodburn is at Madison, 7:30 p.m.

College women's basketball

The Oregon Ducks go to KeyArena for a game with Seattle University, 6 p.m.

Oregon is 4-2, Seattle 3-4 with a victory over Portland State on its resume.

The Ducks lead the all-time series 6-0, but the teams haven't played since Feb. 27, 1981.

The Redhawks are coming off a 52-49 win over Cornell last Saturday and are coached by Joan Vonvicini. Their losses were to Pepperdine, Washington State and Washington.

Oregon just beat Princeton 110-90.

The Ducks lead the Pac-12 in scoring (98.3 points per game), free-throw percentage (74.4) and 3-point defense (23.2 percent made by opponents).