Okc 32 17 17 23 89
Uta 21 26 29 18 94
Date of game: 3/28/2015

Recap: Utah vs. Oklahoma City

Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Trey Burke scored 22 points off the bench, Rudy Gobert had 13 points and 15 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 94-89 on Saturday night.

Gordon Hayward added 17 points and Trevor Booker scored 12 for the Jazz, who rallied from a 16-point deficit to snap a four-game losing streak.

They outscored the Thunder by seven points in the second half despite playing Friday night in Denver.

"It was gutsy," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said of the win.

Russell Westbrook had 37 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead Oklahoma City and Enes Kanter collected 18 points and 11 boards against his former team.

"We just weren't ready to play," Westbrook said.

The Thunder played for the first time since announcing Friday that reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant would miss the rest of the season to have a bone graft procedure on his injured foot that will keep him sidelined up to six months.

Clinging to the last playoff spot in the Western Conference, they were coming off a 130-91 loss in San Antonio on Wednesday, which snapped a four-game winning streak.

Kanter faced the Jazz for the first time since he was dealt in a three-team trade last month and after he had some negative things to say about playing in Utah.

The Jazz, after trailing by 16 in the first half, held the Thunder under 24 percent shooting in the third quarter and took the lead for good with a 6-0 burst capped by Hayward's free throw after Kanter was called for a technical foul.

That made it a five-point game and the Utah lead reached 12 with a minute left in the quarter. It was 76-66 going into the fourth and got as close as two after Westbrook made a 3 with 31.9 seconds left. But Gobert hit two foul shots after that and Westbrook missed a 3 as the Jazz held on.

Westbrook had 13 points and six assists in the first quarter and the Thunder missed just seven of their 20 shots to take a 32-21 lead into the second.

They took only 11 shots in the second, making six, and the Jazz outscored them 26-17, climbing out of an early 16-point hole to tie the game near the end of the half before going into the locker room down 49-47.

Game Notes

The Jazz snapped a two-game losing streak to the Thunder to split the season series 2-2 ... Oklahoma City ends a three-game road trip on Sunday against Phoenix ... Utah plays Minnesota on the road Monday.

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