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2018 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Northwest

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George has come out very assertive in the fourth. And he needs to be. With Westbrook struggling, it's going to be up to George to carry OKC's scoring.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder are in a lot of trouble, down 14 heading to the fourth. Russell Westbrook has just not been able to solve Utah's defensive scheme, and without Paul George stepping up to take over the primary scoring duties, OKC's defense finally wilted in that quarter. The only road back for the Thunder in this one is going to be some hot outside shooting.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

With Russell Westbrook not playing well, and Paul George not making up for it, the Thunder have kind of been hanging on by a thread in this third quarter. And as the Jazz keep churning good shots, it's starting to get away from OKC.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Game 3 follows the trends of the series, with both teams exchanging runs in the first half. The Thunder went up 12, and appeared to have a good grip on things, and then Ricky Rubio erupted. The Jazz closed the half on a 20-6 run with Rubio at the middle of all of it. The Thunder looked a bit rattled too as the Jazz built momentum.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jazz were pretty out of sync, and then Ricky Rubio exploded. He's taken over this first half, hitting pull-up jumpers and outplaying Russell Westbrook, by a good amount.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder finish the first quarter on an 18-2 run, and did it with Russell Westbrook playing pretty weird, and not particularly good. Big adjustment by Billy Donovan to create some extra space going to Patrick Patterson for Steven Adams early sparked the offense.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan made an early sub going with Patrick Patterson in for Steven Adams, and it was clearly done to try and get Rudy Gobert out of the paint. And there was a rare Westbrook drive downhill to the rim with no contest.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

There are few players in the league that love a rowdy road environment like Russell Westbrook. He's already prodding and chirping with courtside fans.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Almost gametime in SLC.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook wasn't available at shootaround this morning because he was selected to do his league mandated random drug test.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

It's going to be hopping in Salt Lake City tonight.

0:53

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George said his hip is improving but only classified it as "alright," and said it affects him more offensively than defensively.

3d

The Lab on the playoff series that are 1-1

We're back in the Lab to dive into the playoff series that are tied at 1-1 heading into Game 3. Is OKC in trouble? Can the Cavs get one back in Indiana? Should Embiid return?

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on his hip: "It was a huge turnaround. After not being able to put shorts on, to obviously playing tonight, it was a huge turnaround. I expect these two, three days in between going to Utah, I should be back to 100."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George asked if there was any added pressure with the Playoff P hype: "There's no stress. It's not like it's a name I'm trying to live up to..." Melo jumps in: "Can't give it back now," cracking himself up with it.

Melo on bad 4th: 'We all missed' (0:39)

Team Stats

Points Per Game107.912th
Rebounds Per Game45.15th
Assists Per Game21.328th
Points Allowed104.410th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-184834.585
2016-174735.573
2015-165527.671
2014-154537.549
2013-145923.720