|Date of game: 11/26/2014
Recap: Oklahoma City vs. Utah
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Reggie Jackson poured in 22 points and Jeremy Lamb scored 21 off the bench in Oklahoma City's 97-82 rout of the Utah Jazz Wednesday night.
Serge Ibaka registered 20 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Thunder, who snapped a six-game losing streak and gained just their fourth win in 16 tries this season.
"It was a good team win," said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. "We've been close so many times and I told the guys we have a lot of things to be thankful for this week."
The Jazz, losers of four in a row, were led by Gordon Hayward's 24 points, but he committed eight of his team's 19 turnovers.
"(They made) a couple plays here and there in the second half, a couple of offensive rebounds for big-time 3s by them, they pushed the lead to 10-15 points and we just kind of fell apart," said Hayward.
Alec Burks kept the Jazz close by scoring 10 first-quarter points. Utah shot 65 percent in the opening 12 minutes, but Lamb and Jackson combined for 16 points in the first quarter to give the hosts a 31-29 edge by period's end.
Burks drained a fadeaway bank shot to give the visitors a 25-15 lead, but the Thunder stormed back with an ensuing 14-2 burst. Lamb scored the final eight Oklahoma City points of the period, including back-to-back 3-point shots.
Hayward's floater tied the game at 44 with 4:16 to play in the second, but Jackson's jam capped an ensuing 9-0 push. The Thunder were in front, 56-48, at halftime.
Eight straight points in the latter stages of the third quarter widened the gap to 71-58. Anthony Morrow finished the burst with a 3-pointer, one of his four conversions from long distance.
Oklahoma City led by 12 going to the fourth and the advantage never dipped below nine points.Game Notes
The Thunder conclude their four-game homestand Friday night against the
Knicks, while the Jazz host the Clippers Saturday ... Morrow had 12 points ...
Utah scored 24 points off 19 OKC turnovers ... Earlier this season, the
Thunder built a 17-point lead in Utah before the Jazz eventually prevailed
after outscoring OKC 58-39 in the second half. This time, the Jazz were held
to 34 second-half points ... Burks and Enes Kanter each had 15 points for
Utah, which was outscored in bench play, 44-3 ... The Jazz have lost seven in
row at Chesapeake Energy Arena.