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2018 Schedule
48-34, 2nd in Northwest
Rubio catches fire, Russ goes quiet in Game 3 (1:33)
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Westbrook vows Rubio won't repeat stellar game

Ricky Rubio had Utah's first postseason triple-double since 2001 in the Jazz's Game 3 win over the Thunder on Saturday night. It's an achievement that Russell Westbrook said won't happen again.

Russ on Rubio: 'I'm going to shut that s--- off next game' (0:18)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook was seen getting some treatment in his upper body in the second half and was asked if he's dealing with any kind of injury: "A lot of s--- going on with my body, but that's everybody right now."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook on Ricky Rubio getting hot from midrange: "He made shots. [He got] too comfortable. But I'm gonna shut that s--- off next game though. Guarantee that."


Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder 115-102

Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night and a 2-1 lead in their...

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George has come out very assertive in the fourth. And he needs to be. With Westbrook struggling, it's going to be up to George to carry OKC's scoring.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder are in a lot of trouble, down 14 heading to the fourth. Russell Westbrook has just not been able to solve Utah's defensive scheme, and without Paul George stepping up to take over the primary scoring duties, OKC's defense finally wilted in that quarter. The only road back for the Thunder in this one is going to be some hot outside shooting.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

With Russell Westbrook not playing well, and Paul George not making up for it, the Thunder have kind of been hanging on by a thread in this third quarter. And as the Jazz keep churning good shots, it's starting to get away from OKC.

Mitchell's block on Russ gets crowd hyped (0:21)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Game 3 follows the trends of the series, with both teams exchanging runs in the first half. The Thunder went up 12, and appeared to have a good grip on things, and then Ricky Rubio erupted. The Jazz closed the half on a 20-6 run with Rubio at the middle of all of it. The Thunder looked a bit rattled too as the Jazz built momentum.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jazz were pretty out of sync, and then Ricky Rubio exploded. He's taken over this first half, hitting pull-up jumpers and outplaying Russell Westbrook, by a good amount.

George breaks away for dunk (0:16)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder finish the first quarter on an 18-2 run, and did it with Russell Westbrook playing pretty weird, and not particularly good. Big adjustment by Billy Donovan to create some extra space going to Patrick Patterson for Steven Adams early sparked the offense.

Patterson knocks down back-to-back 3-pointers (0:24)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan made an early sub going with Patrick Patterson in for Steven Adams, and it was clearly done to try and get Rudy Gobert out of the paint. And there was a rare Westbrook drive downhill to the rim with no contest.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

There are few players in the league that love a rowdy road environment like Russell Westbrook. He's already prodding and chirping with courtside fans.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Almost gametime in SLC.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook wasn't available at shootaround this morning because he was selected to do his league mandated random drug test.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

It's going to be hopping in Salt Lake City tonight.


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George said his hip is improving but only classified it as "alright," and said it affects him more offensively than defensively.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game107.912th
Rebounds Per Game45.15th
Assists Per Game21.328th
Points Allowed104.410th

Team History