It finally happened, at the hands of a division foe the Jazz finally found a deficit that not even they could recover from. The Jazz went down by 12 to the Thunder last night only to come back and make it a close game down the stretch, but the Thunder finished strong as Durant hit 4 clutch free throws when the Jazz were down 3 to put the game away. The Thunder’s usual suspects showed up strong tonight as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had 30 and 22 points respectively, the wild card was Serge Ilbalka. Ibalka had 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks to help his side win. The Jazz were led again by Deron Williams with 31 points and 11 assists, the difference in the game were free throw attempts. The Jazz had 22 attempts to the Thunder’s 34 attempts as both teams shot well from the line, both teams also hit exactly three 3 pointers in about the same number of attempts. The Jazz actually started strong this game racing out to a 12 point lead, the problem was keeping it as the Thunder played the Jazz’s recent role of spoiler. CJ Miles once again provided points off the bench for the Jazz by scoring 16 points. Raja Bell was injured so rookie Gordon Hayward started in his place, Hayward was marred by foul trouble and only scored 4 points. The Jazz’s next opponent is the New Jersey Nets at home on Wednesday night, so they have 2 days rest before they attempt to improve their home record. How long had you expected the Jazz’s win streak to last? Will Utah bounce back against the Nets?
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