Thunder clinches playoff berth

By John Rohde Published: March 28, 2011
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photo - Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) and Serge Ibaka (9) celebrate a basket in front of Portland's Marcus Camby (23) and Andre Miller (24) during the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trailblazers, Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Oklahoma City Arena. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook (0) and Serge Ibaka (9) celebrate a basket in front of Portland's Marcus Camby (23) and Andre Miller (24) during the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trailblazers, Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Oklahoma City Arena. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
The Thunder blew a 15-point first-half lead and All-Star Kevin Durant shot 0 for 8 from the field in the second half.

Yet somehow in the process, OKC still managed to clinch its second straight playoff spot thanks to a 99-90 victory over Portland on Sunday night inside Oklahoma City Arena.

“That’s a sign...

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