How goes a team's point guard, so goes the team. The Thunder organization is in a morass after clustering a couple of overblown career knuckleheads with their own in-house knucklehead to form Ignoramus Major - Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.
But what a difference foul trouble can make. The two Utah behemoths finished off easy looks at basket and drew a bunch of fouls. They were back three games to one, overall. After being outscored by 15 points in the third quarter, in tied the game with under 30 seconds remaining, but were unable to finish the comeback. The Jazz held an extremely comfortable 25 point lead and looked to cruise into the second round. And Wednesday's performance had been another decrepit one with the Jazz outdoing them in any possible aspect of the game - and most importantly, with their energy and effort.
"Russell started being Russell Westbrook, I guess you could say", Thunder shooting guard Corey Brewer said.
"I thought we had a good rhythm and flow going, so went with that group", explained Donovan.Читайте также: Facebook gives detailed guidelines on why it may ban users
"We've had to fight all season long", said Westbrook.
The Thunder trailed by 25 with 8:34 left in the third quarter before exploding on a 32-7 burst to tie the score at 78 entering the final stanza.
"We will watch the film and figure out what went wrong, but from my analysis right after the game, we just stopped getting back in transition and they just fed off of that". Fortunately, another great third quarter helped them end this series. OKC's defensive rotations were off, its offense stagnated, and its stars, Russell Westbrook and Paul George, were duller than the dagger Crowder used to try and end their season. Westbrook scored 20 points in the third quarter. He had previously said matching the Jazz's hard play would be the key to Game 4. This is for certain: Without Gobert, they're a very lost team defensively.
It's fair to say Rubio has been more effective for the Jazz. Utah has a 3-1 lead on the Thunder and can finish the series Wednesday night in Oklahoma City.
As I wrote last week, a giant Value-Added Tax of an aging James is the last thing this dish needs. The Thunder had 13 assists in the win, and just 10 in the Game 4 loss. Check back every night if you missed any National Basketball Association action and come back tomorrow for more National Basketball Association playoff fun. "We just had to dig deep". As a team, the Jazz are holding the Thunder to a lower field goal percentage (43.6) and offensive rating (102.3) than they did against teams in the regular season.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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