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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Devin Harris (5) scores two as the Utah Jazz host the Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA basketball at EnergySolutions Arena Friday, February 10, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Russell Westbrook leads OKC Thunder to 101-87 win over Utah Jazz
First Published Feb 10 2012 08:06 pm • Last Updated Feb 11 2012 12:28 am

Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 19 on Friday night at EnergySolutions Arena, leading Western Conference front-runner Oklahoma City to a 101-87 victory over the Utah Jazz.

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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 outscores 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.

The Fourth: Thunder 101, Jazz 87

Enes Kanter converts twice and Josh Howard’s jumper makes it 78-73 with 9:05 left. But the Thunder beat Utah to a loose ball and Reggie Jackson hits a 16-footer. Oklahoma City scores seven straight points to regain control.


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Jazz-Oklahoma City box score

http://sltrib.sportsdirectinc.com/basketball/nba-boxscores.aspx?page=/data/NBA/results/2011-2012/boxscore838263.html



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