OKC Thunder easy victory over Jazz punctuated by 3 key takeaways
OKC Thunder dispenses of the Utah Jazz in an easy victory offering up three key takeaways.
If the game yesterday felt a bit like the movie groundhog day there’s a logical explanation for that. The first game of the 2019-20 season for the OKC Thunder occurred in Utah.
Prior to Saturday, the last time these teams shared the hardwood it was March 11th. That night basketball came to a halt when Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test postponed the match and later that night sparked the season suspension.
So it felt only appropriate the first ‘seeded game’ the OKC Thunder would play in the restart was the game that was put on hold almost five months ago.
The Jazz opened the restart with a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans and added a half-game padding to their lead over the Thunder. With the victory Saturday, the Thunder pulls back within a half-game of catching Utah to claim the fourth seed.
The Rockets also played defeating the Mavericks to at least temporarily swap positions with the Thunder on the playoff ladder. However, the victory by OKC again shuffled the team seedings. More importantly, the win gives the Thunder the tiebreak over Utah. They also own the tiebreak over the Rockets.
In the victory over the Jazz, there were three takeaways that stood out.
Three takeaways from OKC Thunder victory over Jazz
On the season the Utah Jazz is the ninth stingiest at allowing opponents to score in the paint. Per-game the average that Jazz opponents ...
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