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Trail Blazers take ex-Ohio State star Oden with top choice

Updated: June 29, 2007, 2:20 AM ET
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NEW YORK -- The Portland Trail Blazers got Greg Oden and felt like they won a championship.

The Seattle SuperSonics settled for Kevin Durant -- but their night wasn't quite the celebration.

The Trail Blazers ended months of debate Thursday night when they chose Oden over fellow college freshman Durant with the No. 1 pick in a highly anticipated NBA draft.

Portland opted for the 7-footer who can dominate a game with his defense over the sensational scoring of Durant, ...

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