Westbrook, George lead Thunder to victory over Jazz

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 29 points for the Jazz after missing the last two games with a big toe contusion. It was his 11th 20-point game of the season, the most among NBA rookies.“Russell had a really good all-around game from start to finish,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Thought we had a great night from Paul. Carmelo didn’t maybe shoot the ball as well as he has the last couple games, but he got the kind of looks that (we like). He got 10 3s up, which was great.”The Thunder controlled the game most of the night and weren’t threatened after a spurt by George and Westbrook that pushed their lead to 13 in the third quarter. Westbrook’s pull-up jumper was lethal, and back-to-back 3-pointers by George seemed to take all the energy from Utah. The Jazz never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.“I didn’t feel like we executed offensively,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “When you play a team that’s long and athletic defensively, you need each other even more. You have to execute with even more force and commit and we weren’t able to do that.”Oklahoma City outscored Utah 29-21 in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone The Jazz held their only lead of the game at 4-3.“They take you out of your offense,” Mitchell said. “They’re aggressive. As you saw, I made a few passes that, against certain teams, are open. But when you have guys who are long and athletic and quick, those passes aren’t there.“That’s the one thing we have to accept, the aggression, and then counter it. I don’t think we did that until we got toward the end of the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) drives against the Utah Jazz in the first half during an NBA basketball game. APSALT LAKE CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder got the kind of night they envisioned when they brought in Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to join reigning MVP Russell Westbrook.Westbrook had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Thunder won their fourth in a row with a 103-89 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Evans, Gasol help Grizzlies defeat Clippers Utah had no answer for Westbrook, George and Anthony, who were playing the second night of a back-to-back.“We’re just finding it,” Anthony said. “Everybody’s doing what they’re supposed to do. Everybody’s playing their game. We’re not playing as tense and thinking so much out there on the basketball court as we were a couple weeks ago. The flow of the game is starting to become better and better for everybody. Guys are starting to be comfortable with what’s being asked of them and kind of just accepting it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Just playing basketball at this point.”Westbrook had his 11th triple-double of the season. George had 26 points, five rebounds, a season-high six steals and two blocks, and Anthony added 16 points. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img

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