Oklahoma City’s “Lobenzo” did his signature beard rub towards the bench as he hustled back down court. “I wouldn’t credit it to the win streak though”. Thunder guard Andre Roberson and Jazz guard Thabo Sefolosha are both out for the season.
The Thunder’s radio play-by-play man Matt Pinto will replace Davis for Game 1. Paul George’s self-proclaimed new alter ego took off and led the Thunder to a pretty decisive game one win over the Utah Jazz, 116-108. Adams countered Mitchell’s layup with an alley-oop dunk, and the lead was back up to 13 points with just under five minutes to go.
“I’m very, very thankful to go out and compete”, Westbrook said.
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This Sunday will kickoff a Western Conference showdown between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz. Roberson suffered a season-ending injury in late January, eventually opening the door for Oklahoma City to sign Corey Brewer.
“I’m going to bring it to that level on a nightly basis”, George said. This season, OKC obliterated that record by converting on 881 3-pointers. Mitchell could also be tasked with defending Russell Westbrook at different points in this series, which will certainly affect his energy on the offensive end. George and Abrines were a combined 11-of-16. If people could get 15 rebounds, they would.
“Obviously, I thought we had plays where we could have prevented points, but for the most part, they (Memphis) just played really well tonight”, George said.
With 3:19 left to play, Westbrook launched a high pass in the direction of a cutting Steven Adams. The biggest problem with the Jazz’s offensive inefficiency was that the Thunder were able to get into transition, creating mismatches or shot attempts where the Jazz defense wasn’t able to contest shots as closely as they’d like to. The former Louisville guard exhibits an excellent case for Rookie of the Year, and has fit in tremendously well alongside top defensive big Rudy Gobert, sharpshooter Joe Ingles, and others. Gobert isn’t most defenders.