Thunder try to avoid elimination against Jazz

Sparks fly despite hefty Jazz lead vs. Thunder

Sparks fly despite hefty Jazz lead vs. Thunder

Nothing will break Russell Westbrook's spirit. Within the course of the game against the feisty, flowing Jazz, there are inevitable tasks the team will encounter. Certainly not the guys around him failing to produce, as well.

Utah ranks seventh in blocks per game (5.1) while Oklahoma City ranks 10th in blocks allowed per game (4.6).

"Always", he said. "Never change".

But opposites attract and because Utah and Oklahoma hate each other like Kris Aquino and James Yap, we have a series to watch for. PG-13 might not stay with the Thunder past this season. The argument has surfaced time and time again throughout the season: some form of, things will work out because of the talent and history and names. He's averaging 27.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals in this series, which are remarkable numbers.

But dancing to all that jazz are elephants in the room, such as Carmelo Anthony's playing time.

With the weapons at their disposal, you'd think the Thunder had wrapped up the series by now, but after taking Game One, 116-108, OKC has lost three in a row, culminating with Game Four's 113-96 blowout. It also missed the point, like "losing sight of the forest for the trees".

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It attacked Anthony, who finished with 11 points on 5 of 18 shooting, in pick-and-roll after pick-and-roll. If the Thunder meekly bow out at the hands of Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and Co., they'll be facing an existential crisis of sorts heading into the offseason. The Stifle Tower has been outstanding, putting up 15 points, 11 boards, and almost two blocks per game.

The emotion from Westbrook clearly carried into Monday's game, as he was so determined to harass Rubio that he picked up four fouls in the first half, three of which came against Rubio. "He's got length. He's a good defender".

Donovan waited until Game 5 of last season's first-round playoff series against Houston to make the most drastic postseason changes. Game 5 in the best-of-seven playoff is tonight. But it was too late by then.

A statement from NBA basketball operations executive Kiki VanDeWeghe said Westbrook had been sanctioned after an incident in the fourth quarter of Monday's stormy playoff duel. The Rockets eliminated them that night.

Changes feel like they must come, though - despite Westbrook's implication. Utah has dominated the paint and the second chance points: they have 57 of them in their last three games.

"Our defense, we felt it was solid enough to give us the opportunity to get some more looks", Utah head coach Quin Snyder told the Salt Lake Tribune why he remained confident despite his team's early offensive struggles.

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