Oklahoma City was just 5 of 26 from 3-point range and shot 39.3 percent overall. The NBA investigated whether Westbrook left the bench to pursue the altercation, which could have led to a suspension, but it decided only to hand out the fine as well as a post-game technical foul. He added seven rebounds, four assist and a blocked shot. Utah trailed by six after the opening quarter but took control of the game in a four minute span covering the second and third quarters. Also, the Jazz rank 24th in turnover percentage (14.5 percent), while the Thunder rank first in opponents' turnover percentage (15.3 percent).
Meanwhile, Oklahoma City is 49-37 SU and 34-50-2 ATS.
Game 5 is at 8:30 p.m. tonight in Oklahoma City.
In the popularity contest, reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are revered as rock stars while the Jazz, except for sensational rookie Donovan Mitchell, are as bland as sugar-free pound cake. The mentality has led them to a 48-win regular season and a 1-3 postseason thus far.
Utah has been a team possessed in the last three games as they have taken control of the series by continuing their second half tear.
The Thunder have spent much of the season vowing a flip in production without one in execution.
Oklahoma City is in a tough situation as three straight losses has put them on the brink of elimination.
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Thunder are listed as a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The team's superstar trio has failed to deliver on a consistent basis when it matters the most and the lack of a supporting cast has really hampered Oklahoma City.
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Then there's the fourth quarter: After his performance on Monday, Mitchell was all alone at the top with 36 points in the last period, just ahead of LeBron James.
Oklahoma City averages 18.9 points off turnovers per game, which ranks first in the National Basketball Association.
The Thunder rank fifth in rebounds per game (45.0) while the Jazz rank 18th (43.5).
The Jazz rank second in points allowed in the paint per game (41.6) while the Thunder rank 10th (43.7).
Game 5 tips off tomorrow night in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City is knocking down 11 threes a game but they're shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc, a number that is helped by their 14 of 29 showing in Game 1.
The Jazz's average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.0, down from 4.4 for the season.