Utah 97, Oklahoma City 90

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #71 Rodney Mott, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 18138

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 25 19 26 20 90
Utah 24 28 24 21 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 34-12 19-4 15-8 L1
Utah 24-22 18-6 6-16 W4

Recap


JAZZ 97, THUNDER 90: Paul Millsap scored 20 points as host Utah shut down Kevin Durant en route to its fourth straight victory.

Millsap buried a pull-up jumper from the corner of the foul line to put Utah ahead 93-87 with 1:19 remaining in the fourth quarter. He scored seven of his buckets in the paint and finished 10 for 16 from the field.

The Jazz snapped a five-game losing skid to the Thunder and sit one-half game behind the Houston Rockets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.

Durant scored 18 points, shooting a dismal 6 for 22 with a smothering Utah defense collapsing on the NBA’s second-leading scorer. He missed three 3-pointers in the final minutes.

Oklahoma City failed to top the 100-point mark for the first time in five games.

Russell Westbrook hit a 25-foot 3-pointer and knocked down two free throws to pull Oklahoma City to within one point with just under three minutes remaining. He finished with a game-high 23 points.

Al Jefferson chipped in with 16 points and six rebounds - one of six Utah players scoring in double figures. Devin Harris had 15 points, shooting 3 for 4 from beyond the arc.

Jamaal Tinsley added 11 points off the bench, including a banked jumper after threading the ball through the legs of the Thunder's Nazr Mohammed in the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oklahoma City has been outrebounded in eight of its 12 losses. … Oklahoma City's Daequan Cook left the game with a knee sprain in the third quarter. …The Thunder have alternated wins and losses in their last eight games.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Utah
Russell Westbrook 23 Scoring Paul Millsap 20
Russell Westbrook 3 Assists Devin Harris 4
Serge Ibaka 10 Rebounds Derrick Favors 9
Kevin Durant 5 Free Throws Made Derrick Favors 5
Nick Collison 2 Steals C.J. Miles 3
Serge Ibaka 4 Blocks Derrick Favors 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 90 42.3 8-19 22-30 15 41 6 6 20
Utah 97 47.5 5-10 16-22 19 43 7 8 15

Upcoming Games

  • Utah will play their next game on the road against Sacramento. The Jazz have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Thunder have a W/L % of .686 after a win and .909 after a loss.
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