Utah 108, Oklahoma City 115

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, November 15, 2010 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #56 Mark Ayotte, #29 Steve Javie
Attendance - 19911

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 27 31 35 22 115
Utah 33 23 29 23 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 6-4 3-3 3-1 W1
Utah 7-4 2-2 5-2 L1

Recap

The visiting Oklahoma City Thunder gave the Utah Jazz a little taste of their own medicine.

Behind their two stars, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, as well as young center Serge Ibaka, the Thunder rallied from an early double-digit deficit, pulled ahead by 11 and then held off a wild rally by Deron Williams and the Jazz in a 115-108 victory on Monday night.

Williams had 31 points and 11 assists and Paul Millsap added 20 points for the Jazz, who had rallied from double-digit deficits in their last five games, including a four-game road sweep against the Southeast Division.

Durant scored 15 of his 30 points in the first quarter to hold off a Williams onslaught that saw the young point guard hit three 3-points in the first three minutes and put up 16 in the first quarter.

Ibaka added 20 in the middle two periods as the Thunder went ahead by 11 points and Westbrook punched in 20 of his 22 in the second half.  He scored the first 10 points of the fourth as Utah closed within two multiple times, and his left-wing jumper with 1:15 left provided a 109-104 lead.  Westbrook played just eight minutes in the first half due to foul trouble.

Williams countered with a jumper and with their only possession of the fourth with a chance to tie, Andrei Kirilenko was forced into an off-balance shot in the lane that didn’t draw iron.

Oklahoma City, which was blasted 120-99 by Utah on Oct. 31, shot 33-of-34 from the line.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Utah
Kevin Durant 30 Scoring Deron Williams 31
Russell Westbrook 7 Assists Deron Williams 11
Serge Ibaka 11 Rebounds Francisco Elson 6
Kevin Durant 16 Free Throws Made Andrei Kirilenko 6
Kevin Durant 2 Steals Andrei Kirilenko 2
Serge Ibaka 4 Blocks Andrei Kirilenko 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 115 50.7 6-15 33-34 18 39 6 9 12
Utah 108 50.6 6-16 18-22 25 34 3 8 15

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Jazz have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Houston. The Thunder have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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