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Mitchell scores 38, Jazz beat Thunder 96-91 to win series

Mitchell scores 38, Jazz beat Thunder 96-91 to win series

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points and the Utah Jazz held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-91 in Game 6 on Friday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. Russell Westbrook had 46 points for the Thunder and Steven Adams added 19 points and 16 […]

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Jazz host Thunder in Game 6 tonight

Jazz host Thunder in Game 6 tonight

THUNDER AT JAZZ Jazz lead 3-2. Game 6, 8:30 p.m. MDT, ESPN. NEED TO KNOW: Westbrook finally broke out in Game 5 and took over. Oklahoma City got Utah post players Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors in foul trouble, allowing Westbrook to play his normal aggressive style. Westbrook scored 33 of his 45 points in […]

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Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

Westbrook scores 45; Thunder beat Jazz to avoid elimination

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 45 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 25 points down in the second half to fight off elimination and beat the Utah Jazz 107-99 on Wednesday night. Westbrook also had 15 rebounds and seven assists. Paul George added 34 points and […]

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Jazz visit Thunder in game 5 tonight

Jazz visit Thunder in game 5 tonight

JAZZ AT THUNDER Thunder lead 3-1. Game 5, 7:30 p.m. MDT, NBA TV. NEED TO KNOW: Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is averaging 27.5 points  and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 45 percent from the field. He’s averaging 17.3 points in the second half and shooting 46 percent. He topped Karl Malone’s rookie […]

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Ricky Rubio’s play points to winning ways in NBA postseason

Ricky Rubio’s play points to winning ways in NBA postseason

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A poised and productive Ricky Rubio has been smiling and laughing, masterfully running Utah’s offense in his matchup with Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. Meanwhile, the reigning league MVP has been scowling, shoving, fouling, complaining and most of all – losing. It’s fair to say Rubio has been more effective for the […]

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Thunder G Westbrook gets fine, tech for confronting Gobert

Thunder G Westbrook gets fine, tech for confronting Gobert

NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Westbrook has been fined $10,000 and assessed a postgame technical foul for initiating a confrontation with Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert on Monday. The league made the announcement Tuesday. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard came onto the court as a substitution following a stoppage with […]

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Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points and collected seven rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. Joe Ingles scored 20 points while Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ricky Rubio chipped in 13 […]

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Jazz host Thunder in game 4 tonight

Jazz host Thunder in game 4 tonight

THUNDER AT JAZZ Jazz lead 2-1. Game 4, 8:30 p.m. MDT, TNT. NEED TO KNOW: Utah has won each of its last five first-round series as the No. 5 seed, and the Jazz are halfway to extending that streak. The crowd in Salt Lake City was extremely loud on Saturday and will […]

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Rubio’s triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

Rubio’s triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah’s first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night and a 2-1 lead in […]

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Jazz host Thunder in game 3 tonight

Jazz host Thunder in game 3 tonight

Series tied 1-1. Game 3, 8 p.m. MDT, ESPN. NEED TO KNOW: In the first two games, the higher-rebounding team has been the winning team, with Game 1 going to Oklahoma City and Utah taking Game 2. A critical part of this trend will be Thunder center Steven Adams and his presence on […]

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