Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 4-18-2018 - Prediction & Preview

First Round Playoff Preview  Thunder vs Jazz

Now, Roberts has isolated an overlooked angle in Utah-OKC that he says will decide the point-spread victor for this National Basketball Association playoffs game.

The final three minutes became dramatic as Oklahoma City let an 18-point lead dwindle to six, but the Thunder finalized a 116-108 victory.

They're entire team should be proud of the effort they had for the entire game, and it is just the first game in the series. He set an Oklahoma City playoff record with eight 3-pointers, blowing past the previous mark of five.

But of course the one that we're most excited about here at The J-Notes is none other than the battle between our very own Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder. While he and Ingles were especially vocal throughout the game, George showed that the guy that was able to go toe-to-toe with LeBron James a few years ago can still bring it when the games really matter. "Our job is to find him and make it easy for him".

As for Westbrook, Oklahoma City's leader started off slowly but gained steam as the game went on.

If he would eventually be ruled out for the upcoming contest, then expect Carmelo Anthony to take on the bigger load on the wings along with Corey Brewer and Terrance Ferguson. Paul got it going.

With 3:19 left to play, Westbrook launched a high pass in the direction of a cutting Steven Adams. We move on. We got something bigger to focus on and be anxious about. For a player of his caliber, he commits way too many turnovers on dribble mistakes. To become more proficient on shooting with his left hand. During the regular season, he ranked third in the National Basketball Association in blocked shots. Sure the Westbrook-Anthony-George system took some lumps, but the Thunder persevered this season to make themselves look like a threatening - if flawed - presence.

Davis made the comments during the second quarter of the Thunder's season-closing win over the Grizzlies, when he referred to Russell Westbrook as "out of his cotton pickin' mind". It was his first playoff game as a member of the Thunder since being traded from the Indiana Pacers in the offseason.