The challenge for the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night when defending the Oklahoma City Thunder is simple: contain Russell Westbrook.
You won't find many instances where something simple can be so difficult.
The Thunder go as Westbrook goes this season. Stopping OKC's star point guard has proven next to impossible.
The two teams have split their two games this season. Westbrook shot 6 of 24 from the field when the Jazz won. He scored 38 points and hit the game-deciding shot when the Thunder won.
"Obviously Russell makes them go," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "But they've gotten better. [Alex] Abrines is shooting the ball well, and they've added shooting. They have guys. Russell isn't averaging 10 assists for nothing. They are the best rebounding team in the league."