Oklahoma City 106, Utah 94

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Oklahoma City Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #41 Ken Mauer, #64 Eli Roe
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Utah 25 20 24 25 94
Oklahoma City 32 18 28 28 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Utah 36-36 20-15 16-21 L3
Oklahoma City 46-24 25-10 21-14 W1

Recap

Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and Kevin Durant added 29 as the host Oklahoma City Thunder recorded a 106-94 victory against the undermanned Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
 
Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder (46-24), who have won seven of eight and still have three games left on this six-game homestand.
 
Al Jefferson had 32 points and 12 rebounds as the Jazz (36-36) lost for the 14th time in19 games and fell four games behind Memphis for the race for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
 
Devin Harris (hamstring) and Derrick Favors (ankle) didn’t play for Utah, and Andrei Kirilenko left in the first half with a bruised left knee and did not return.
 
Durant and Westbrook scored 12 apiece in the opening 12 minutes as the Thunder took a 32-25 lead. They maintained a five-point cushion at the half and closed the third on a 15-6 run, getting five from Durant and four from Westbrook, to take a 78-69 lead into the fourth.
 
Consecutive 3-pointers by Durant midway through the fourth pushed the lead to 96-80 and the Jazz never mounted a challenge.
 
Westbrook shot 11 of 17 from the field, Durant connected on 7-of-12 shots from the floor and 13 of 15 from the line.

Top Game Performances

Utah   Oklahoma City
Al Jefferson 32 Scoring Russell Westbrook 31
Raja Bell 4 Assists Russell Westbrook 5
Al Jefferson 12 Rebounds Serge Ibaka 13
C.J. Miles 6 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 13
Earl Watson 3 Steals Thabo Sefolosha 2
Paul Millsap 2 Blocks Serge Ibaka 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Utah 94 44.9 6-16 26-32 16 30 3 7 14
Oklahoma City 106 54.5 4-10 30-36 15 35 8 4 14

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Thunder have a W/L % of .578 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Utah will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Jazz have a W/L % of .472 after a win and .528 after a loss.
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