Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 4/27/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Ricky Rubio out of Game 6 for Jazz with hamstring injury

Still trailing in the series 3-2, the Thunder will have their work cut out for them if they're to get the series back to Oklahoma City.

The reigning MVP was the catalyst for a remarkable 31-7 run in the third quarter which saw the Thunder overcome their big deficit.

This game had all the makings of an OKC self-destruction through two quarters.

"I think it took a lot of toughness, a lot of resiliency, especially being down 3-1, to keep fighting and find a way at the end of the third to be right there in the game", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. The defensive scheme wasn't working again. The Thunder have practically no two-way players.

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"For the Thunder, the issue is defense, and how you're able to handle the Jazz without Anthony on the floor". Russell Westbrook and Paul George outscored them 54-43 by themselves in the final 24 minutes. They weren't thrilled. Russell Westbrook went. As a result, the Thunder missed tough looks at the basket and were forced into tough midrangers and floaters. Collison scored just four points in 21 minutes. Westbrook ended the ugly, turnover-ridden drought with a nice midranger, but never really got going in the half.

Point advantage for the Jazz at halftime.

In Oklahoma City, the Thunder fended off elimination on the back of their superstar Westbrook, who scored 20 of his 45 points in the third quarter.

"A 25-point lead isn't safe in the National Basketball Association when you've got two guys who do what they did", said Jazz coach Quin Snyder. The Jazz, who are ranked 15 of the 30 league teams in terms of offense, is proving to be a mighty offensive side against the Thunders.

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Let's face it - being an OKC Thunder fan has been hard this season.

The sides will now head to Utah for Saturday's game six.

"All pride, all pride", said George.

And the way Westbrook played defense on Rubio indicated that he was more interested in showing up Rubio than in actually limiting Utah's attack. At this point many devout OKC Thunder fans presumed it was all over except the crying. Westbrook is only the most obvious and long-running culprit in OKC, the common denominator of unreached potential for a flatlined franchise. On Tuesday, he was fined $10,000 and assessed a postgame technical foul for initiating a confrontation with Gobert in the fourth quarter of Monday's game. "We felt them. That energy was unbelievable". Doing the same with Alex Abrines and Corey Brewer is also advised. The easy corner looks that the Jazz were thriving on evaporated.

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How did suspense suddenly creep into a series in which the Jazz controlled and held in their overachieving hands?

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