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17 April 2018, 02:06 | Tracey Rhodes
First Round Playoff Preview Thunder vs Jazz
The first-round games are also broadcast locally on AT&T Sports Net. In advance of the 2012 Western Conference finals, San Antonio had an 18-game win streak. The Thunder won the regular season series 3-1.
With 29 victories in its last 35 games since January, the Jazz arrived in Oklahoma at a 2012 Spurs-2016 Warriors level of hotness.
While the Jazz would narrow the lead to as little as six in the waning minutes of Game 1, the Thunder took the game 116-108.
During the Thunder's game against Memphis on Wednesday, Davis said point guard Russell Westbrook was "out of his cotton-pickin' mind" after Westbrook tallied an assist en route to averaging a triple-double for the second consecutive season.
Playoff P showed up. SportsLine will have game-by-game gambling advice for every playoff series here.
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George lit up the Jazz from three-point range, drilling eight of his 11 shots from distance on the evening to help Oklahoma City pull away to a dominant win.
Here are the Thunder vs Jazz game details including the live stream and more. "Our job is to find him and make it easy for him".
The sides will meet for game two on Thursday (NZ time).
Many of George's makes were contested. Instead, he was lying face down on the Thunder sideline, getting medical attention on what appeared to be a lower-back issue.
As for Westbrook, Oklahoma City's leader started off slowly but gained steam as the game went on.
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We can tell you Roberts is leaning over, noting Utah closed the regular season on an 8-3 over run. "They are going to give me perimeter shots or midrange shots".
George set an Oklahoma City playoff record with eight 3-pointers, blowing past the previous record of five. This season, OKC obliterated that record by converting on 881 3-pointers.
Mitchell had 27 points and 10 rebounds, but he left in the second half with left foot soreness. "That was the game plan, so we are going to go back and adjust". "Russ got it going". We move on. We got something bigger to focus on and be anxious about. He made a quick impact, driving to the rim and finishing off glass with his right hand over Steven Adams. Against most defenders, Adams can muscle his way to a spot and release his preferred shot. During the regular season, he ranked third in the National Basketball Association in blocked shots.
Donovan Mitchell has taken over headlines this year, but making the Utah Jazz a relevant force in the National Basketball Association again doesn't stop after a stellar regular season. From there, the Thunder turned it on, starting with some hot shooting from Carmelo Anthony before Paul George took the torch through the third quarter. It was his first playoff game as a member of the Thunder since being traded from the Indiana Pacers in the offseason.
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