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Live analysis: OKC Thunder lead Utah Jazz 74-65 after three quarters

Published February 10, 2012 9:03 pm

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The First: Jazz 30, Thunder 27

The Jazz miss five of their first seven shots, but they build a 19-15 lead on Raja Bell's 3-pointer with 4:25 left. The Thunder convert their next five possessions, however, to prevent Utah from increasing its advantage.

The Second: Thunder 49, Jazz 44

Derrick Favors' quick basket gives the Jazz a five-point lead. It's 36-30 when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook return to the floor. They score 10 points in the next four minutes and the Thunder go on a 16-4 run.

The Third: Thunder 74, Jazz 65

The Jazz outscore Oklahoma City, 14-7. They take a 58-56 lead. But Utah commits five turnovers, including three on consecutive possessions during a three-minute stretch. After a 16-4 run, the Thunder grab a 72-62 lead.

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