Westbrook, George lead Thunder to victory over Jazz

first_imgNBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities 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.” Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Read Next BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 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 Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIES 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 STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“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. Evans, Gasol help Grizzlies defeat Clippers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ 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 View commentslast_img

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