Read the AP recap here. With AP Photos.Thunder television play-by-play man Brian Davis has been suspended for Game 1 of the playoff series against the Utah Jazz for a racially insensitive comment he made during Oklahoma City's game against Memphis.
George shot a sizzling 13-for-20 from the field and set an Oklahoma City playoff record eight three-pointers on 11 attempts.
Without further ado, let us have a look at what we can expect from the two teams in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
The Thunder entered the fourth quarter with eight assists. Steven Adams has to lay a body on Rudy Gobert as well. After a 5-0 Jazz spurt cut the Thunder lead to 56-53 early in the third period, George knocked down back-to-back threes, one as his defender fell in front of him and another when Westbrook wisely pushed the tempo in transition and found George for an open jumper. In advance of the 2016 Western finals, Golden State had the momentum of a 73-win regular season. Westbrook finished the game with six points, 20 rebounds and 19 assists, as he clinched averaging a triple-double for the second straight season. A few nights later, the night before the Thunder took on the Houston Rockets in Texas, George spent more than an hour by himself shooting in the Toyota Center's practice gym trying to work it out.
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Wade's play resembled his glory days at times and he carried the Heat in a sensational second quarter that was the difference. Wade and the Heat will play their first home playoff game in two years tonight. "He's a guy who wants to play all the time ".
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Because it's been so long, Anthony appreciates the opportunity to play in the postseason. "The people that's talking, that's saying whatever they need to say, they should try to do it and see how hard it is".
"They're going to give me perimeter shots or they're going to give me midrange shots". If he can punish Russell Westbrook for challenging him inside while also maintaining his 13.5 points per game to complement Donovan Mitchell, who we know will put up points, the Jazz will be a tough out.
Gobert, at 7-foot-1 and 245 pounds, is a front-runner for top defensive player.
The Jazz came out flying in game one, however their lead quickly evaporated, and they simply could not contain Paul George and Russell Westbrook.
Though the Jazz pummeled the Warriors Tuesday night, the Warriors did defeat the Thunder 111-107 on Tuesday, April 3 in Oklahoma City without the services of Curry or Andre Iguodala.