The jazz has brought OKC to a complete close in Game 4. One night, when OKC got angry and angry, Utah was the team that got away with a win. This was just a six-point halftime game, but jazz took advantage of the third quarter to take the lead on this OKC team. In a game of numerous technical fouls, a spit and a lot of pressure and nudge, the jazz went quiet in the playoffs and a victory away from the second round.
While OKC has called "Big 3", Utah has its own "Big 3". Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points on Monday night, while Joe Ingles scored 20 points with five threes and Rudy Gobert with 1
OKC's Big 3? Paul George had 32 points, Russell Westbrook 23, and Carmelo Anthony 11 points. It just was not close enough.
The Thunder are now in a big hole as Utah leads this series 3-1. We'll see if they can come back in Game 5 on Wednesday.
Jazz 113, Thunder 96 – End of the 4th Quarter
Donovan Mitchell was the leader with 33 points. Joe Ingles had 20 and Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Jazz 90, Thunder 73 – End 3Q
Donovan Mitchell has 23 points over three quarters and that feels very much as if it comes from the OKC.  Jerami Grant was the top scorer of the Thunder in the fourth quarter of this series. Not auspicious.
Jazz 78, Thunder 64 – 5:38 3Q
Remember jazz in this series is 2-1.
Jazz 58, Thunder 52 – Halftime
Russell Westbrook has four fouls at halftime. So physically, this game continues. Why was Westbrook still in the first half with three fouls in the game? Well, I'm not sure.
Other stories? Paul George and Joe Ingles can not stand each other. Both have technical fouls for their dislike.
But for the basketball part, Utah went on a run to end the half with a six-point lead, led by Donovan Mitchell with 13 points. Russell Westbrook has 15 points and Donovan Mitchell has 13 points
Even though you really want to understand how wild this game has become:
Thunder 39, Jazz 38 – 5:56 2Q
Russell Westbrook has 11 points Donovan Mitchell has nine points and this game is a fight. The Utah Jazz are currently on a 9-2 run. As I write this, the Utah crowd sings "Pushoff P," while Paul George shoots free throws. It's that kind of game.
Thunder 30, Jazz 24 – End of the 1Q
Okay, this game is really physical. You can call it a defensive effort or intensity or whatever you like, but these teams do not like each other.
After a tour of Thunder 30-24. Russ 8-2-3, PG 9 and 3, Adams 6
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Thunder 13, Jazz 10 – 6:44 1Q
This The game is very physical. Paul George even has a technical foul! It will be one of those nights.
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz finished with the same regular season record at 48-34, so it would only be fitting if those two were undecided after four games in their first round-round NBA playoff series. But for that to happen, Oklahoma City has to win on the street Monday night in Game 4 in Utah (10:30 pm ET, TNT).
The jazz won its first series with a 10-point deficit in Game 3 on Saturday, a 115-102 home win in which Ricky Rubio delivered a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
Thunder-guard Russell Westbrook, who scored a triple-double in each of the last two seasons, does not expect Rubio to repeat that performance on Monday, by the Associated Press:
Asked if the Rubio's an encore in the game Westbrook declared defiantly that he would close any chance
"That guarantee!" Said Westbrook.
Paul George led Oklahoma City with 23 points in Game 3 and "Playoff P" with 25.7 points for the series.
The Jazz have won 10 of the last 12 home games.
Jazz vs. Thunder Game 4 info
Location: Vivint Smart Hom e Arena, Salt Lake City
Playing time: 10:30 pm ET
Announcer: Ian Eagle, Brent Barry and Dennis Scott
Online stream: Watch TNT