Despite a huge performance from NBA MVP frontrunner Russell Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder failed to win again. The team lost 126-121 to the Portland Trail Blazers at home on Tuesday night making for OKC's fourth-straight loss as they cling to one of the low seeds in the Western Conference. Here's a look at the game breakdown as Portland was able to gain the NBA victory and moved a bit closer to the playoff picture on Tuesday evening.

Big night for Westbrook

While he hasn't had a triple-double recently, Russell Westbrook broke his all-time career high for points in a game during Tuesday's home contest with the Blazers.

Westbrook shot 21-of-39 from the field and finished with 58 points. He hit just three of his nine attempted three-pointers and also had nine assists along with three rebounds.

The OKC guard's previous high of 54 points was easily eclipsed tonight. Unfortunately, the Thunder didn't get much other help in terms of scoring. The only other starter in double digits was Victor Oladipo who had 16 points including four three-pointers, while Enes Kanter was the only other player in double-digits with 11 points.

Portland's balanced scoring

While the Thunder had just one man getting the bulk of the points for their team, the Portland Trail Blazers were the complete opposite. Three players combined for over 60 points with Damian Lillard getting 22, CJ McCollum recording 21, and Alan Crabbe coming off the bench for 23 in the win.

In total, Portland had seven players reach double-digits in points for the win.

Crabbe shot particularly well, going 7-of-10 from the floor with a 5-for-7 three-point shooting night. He also hit four three throws and grabbed four boards. As a team, Portland shot 55.3 percent field goals and 47.8 percent from three-point range to help secure the win.

Standings & what's next

With the loss, the Oklahoma City Thunder are now 35-29 for the season. The team still holds the No. 7 spot in the West by about six games or so over the Denver Nuggets. OKC takes on the San Antonio Spurs on the road this Thursday night beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

With their win on Tuesday, Portland is edging closer to that No.

8 spot in the West. They now have a 27-35 record while Denver is 29-34. Next up for the Blazers will be a home game Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers starting at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

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