Jazz even series with Thunder with 102-95 victory in Game 2

Jazz even series with Thunder with 102-95 victory in Game 2

Russell Westbrook had 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists and Anthony added 15 points for the Thunder, who will host Game 2 on Wednesday. The score didn't reflect a massive deficit, but the opportunity cost to the Thunder of not having a solid lead at that point proved to be pivotal.

Maybe it was because they were playing two non-shooters next to the big three for much of the final period, whether those were Grant and Steven Adams or Grant and Corey Brewer after Adams, who finished with nine points and seven rebounds over 22 foul-troubled minutes, fouled out with just under three minutes to go.

Derrick Favors had a "podium game" for Utah pouring in 20 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.

Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he'd wait until closer to game time to determine George's status.

Mitchell scored seven points in the final 54.4 seconds of the quarter as Utah pulled within 79-74 entering the final stanza. From the first minute to the 48th in these National Basketball Association playoffs, it's the team that capitalizes on those little things and understands how they pile up that typically comes away victorious.

Game 3 will be Saturday in Utah at 8:00 p.m.

James Harden scored 44 points and powered a big fourth-quarter run that allowed Houston to outlast Minnesota in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.

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Thunder: George played through a bruised right hip. "Donovan, obviously, his aggressiveness on the offensive end fueled us there and the combination of those two things".

And after coming off second-best in his heated match-up with Paul George in Game 1 of the Thunder-Jazz first round playoff series, the Aussie is keen to get back on the court.

Will OKC's Paul George play? Minnesota scored four straight points to get within 3 with about 30 seconds left. Mitchell said he was fine, but the team did not say he was good to go until just minutes before Game 2. They were outscored 33-21 in the third quarter before bouncing back in the fourth.

Supporting casts - If Mitchell and/or George fail to show up, the spotlight will be on the supporting players to step up and help carry the load.

Alex Abrines hit two 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to give Oklahoma City a 92-80 lead and force Utah to call timeout. "We just didn't make shots in that fourth quarter".

"They all need each other", Snyder said, "and they all know that".

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