That's right, the 35-year-old Anthony - four games and three quarters into his comeback tour - was commanding the threat of a double-team, with the Thunder down 20 points in the hopeless fourth quarter of an eventual 136-119 loss.
The Blazers have now won consecutive games for just the second time this season - the first since the opening week of the campaign.
The Blazers jumped out to an early lead and didn't look back, never trailing in the game.
There was more of the same in the third quarter, with the Blazers maintaining a double-digit lead.
Wendell Carter Jr. leads the Bulls with 9.7 rebounds and averages 12.5 points. The big man had 14 points in the frame, going 6-7 from the field. The Trail Blazers scored 42 points in the first quarter, coming close to setting the wrong kind of Thunder record.
After the early fireworks, the Blazers offense cooled in the second, yet the Thunder were unable to take advantage. Portland have not been great this season but they are the more talented of the two teams. Oklahoma City did not have a player score in double-figures in the first half, while the Blazers had three.
The Blazers will play nine of their next 12 games at home, which the team was embracing after playing 13 of the first 18 on the road. The Blazers recovered, however, and quickly and blew the lead wide open. He led the Blazers with 25 points in a 117-94 victory at Chicago on Monday night that snapped a four-game losing streak. The 187 steals are the Bulls' most through 19 games since they snatched 198 in 1990-91. Anthony hasn't even played a home game with the team yet, but his jersey has already sold out in the Trail Blazers' store. It is often said that the first game back after an extended road trip feels like another road game, but that couldn't have been further from the case on Wednesday night.
Portland finished with a 54-38 rebounding edge, and it outshot the Thunder from the floor 52.1 percent to 44.3 percent. CJ McCollum has averaged 22.9 points and collected 4.8 rebounds while shooting 46.7 percent over the last 10 games for Portland. The Blazers made their first six attempts from the perimeter and finished with 14 3s.