OKC Oklahoma City Thunder 107
Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Overall (21-10)
ATS (18-13)
O/U (14-17)
December 22 2018
8:00 PM - SportsNet RM
UTA Utah Jazz 106
Utah Jazz Jazz Overall (16-18)
ATS (16-17-1)
O/U (17-17)
Final
Money Line Total: 218.5 Spread ATS
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533 Oklahoma City Thunder +110 Over -110 (+2) -110 Cover: 3
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534 Utah Jazz -130 Under -110 (-2) -110 UNDER: 213
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Final
Money Line Total:
218.5
Spread ATS
OKC 533 +110 Over: -110 (+2) -110 Cover: 3
UTA 534 -130 Under: -110 (-2) -110 UNDER: 213
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/23/2018
7:57 PM
UTA
-130
OKC
+110
UTA(-2)
-110
OKC
-110
218.5
-110
218.5
-110
12/23/2018
6:54 PM
UTA
-130
OKC
+110
UTA(-2)
-110
OKC
-110
217.5
-110
217.5
-110
12/23/2018
6:30 PM
UTA
-125
OKC
+105
UTA(-1.5)
-110
OKC
-110
217.5
-110
217.5
-110
12/23/2018
6:03 PM
UTA
-125
OKC
+105
UTA(-1.5)
-110
OKC
-110
218
-110
218
-110
12/23/2018
6:00 PM
UTA
-130
OKC
+110
UTA(-2)
-110
OKC
-110
218
-110
218
-110
12/22/2018
10:57 AM
UTA
-120
OKC
EVEN
UTA(-1.5)
-110
OKC
-110
218
-110
218
-110
12/22/2018
9:27 AM
UTA
-117
OKC
-103
UTA(-1)
-110
OKC
-110
218
-110
218
-110
12/22/2018
9:03 AM
OKC
-103
UTA
-117
OKC(+1)
-110
UTA
-110
217.5
-110
217.5
-110
12/22/2018
8:15 AM
UTA
-117
OKC
-103
UTA(-1)
-110
OKC
-110
217
-110
217
-110
12/22/2018
7:24 AM
OKC
UTA
OKC(PICK)
-110
UTA
-110
217
-110
217
-110
12/22/2018
6:24 AM
OKC
UTA
OKC(PICK)
-110
UTA
-110
217.5
-110
217.5
-110
12/22/2018
8:24 PM
OKC
UTA
OKC(PICK)
-110
UTA
-110
218
-110
218
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/23/2018
7:57 PM
UTA
-130
OKC
+110
12/23/2018
6:54 PM
UTA
-130
OKC
+110
12/23/2018
6:30 PM
UTA
-125
OKC
+105
12/23/2018
6:03 PM
UTA
-125
OKC
+105
12/23/2018
6:00 PM
UTA
-130
OKC
+110
12/22/2018
10:57 AM
UTA
-120
OKC
EVEN
12/22/2018
9:27 AM
UTA
-117
OKC
-103
12/22/2018
9:03 AM
OKC
-103
UTA
-117
12/22/2018
8:15 AM
UTA
-117
OKC
-103
12/22/2018
7:24 AM
OKC
UTA
12/22/2018
6:24 AM
OKC
UTA
12/22/2018
8:24 PM
OKC
UTA
Spread
Spread
12/23/2018
7:57 PM
UTA(-2)
-110
OKC
-110
12/23/2018
6:54 PM
UTA(-2)
-110
OKC
-110
12/23/2018
6:30 PM
UTA(-1.5)
-110
OKC
-110
12/23/2018
6:03 PM
UTA(-1.5)
-110
OKC
-110
12/23/2018
6:00 PM
UTA(-2)
-110
OKC
-110
12/22/2018
10:57 AM
UTA(-1.5)
-110
OKC
-110
12/22/2018
9:27 AM
UTA(-1)
-110
OKC
-110
12/22/2018
9:03 AM
OKC(+1)
-110
UTA
-110
12/22/2018
8:15 AM
UTA(-1)
-110
OKC
-110
12/22/2018
7:24 AM
OKC(PICK)
-110
UTA
-110
12/22/2018
6:24 AM
OKC(PICK)
-110
UTA
-110
12/22/2018
8:24 PM
OKC(PICK)
-110
UTA
-110
Total
Total
12/23/2018
7:57 PM
218.5
-110
218.5
-110
12/23/2018
6:54 PM
217.5
-110
217.5
-110
12/23/2018
6:30 PM
217.5
-110
217.5
-110
12/23/2018
6:03 PM
218
-110
218
-110
12/23/2018
6:00 PM
218
-110
218
-110
12/22/2018
10:57 AM
218
-110
218
-110
12/22/2018
9:27 AM
218
-110
218
-110
12/22/2018
9:03 AM
217.5
-110
217.5
-110
12/22/2018
8:15 AM
217
-110
217
-110
12/22/2018
7:24 AM
217
-110
217
-110
12/22/2018
6:24 AM
217.5
-110
217.5
-110
12/22/2018
8:24 PM
218
-110
218
-110
Recap

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paul George hasn't stopped thinking about last season's playoff exit against the Utah Jazz.

"I've owed this to this team. I didn't like the way I finished in this arena last time I was here. That was on my mind," said George, who had 43 points and 14 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder hold off Utah 107-106 on Saturday night.

The Thunder lost to the Jazz 4-2 in the first round of the 2018 NBA playoffs. George wasn't fully healthy and struggled at times, and that sour taste has stuck with him.

"This building. This building," he repeated, shaking his head.

Jerami Grant and Steven Adams each scored 15 as the Thunder (21-10) won their fourth straight game and tied Denver for the best record in the Western Conference. Russell Westbrook had eight points on 3-for-17 shooting with 12 rebounds and nine assists.

Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz (16-18). Donovan Mitchell scored 20, Derrick Favors added 16 and Ricky Rubio had 12 points and 14 assists, his most since he's been in Utah.

Three nights after scoring 43 points against Sacramento, George went 15 for 25 from the field and made five 3-pointers while dishing out six assists.

"He really got into an unbelievable rhythm and flow. What he did was remarkable out there," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.

George hit a jumper to extend Oklahoma City's lead to 106-97, but the Jazz fought back on the strength of their defense.

After a miss by Westbrook, Mitchell drove for a layup to make it 107-105. After Mitchell and Dennis Schroder exchanged steals, Westbrook fouled out trying to block Mitchell on a potential tying dunk with 1.5 seconds remaining.

"Russ saved the game," George said.

Mitchell was slow to get up after hitting the floor hard, and his first free throw rimmed out. Mitchell launched the second free throw high, apparently attempting to generate a long rebound, but it swished through for the final margin.

"Just missed a free throw," Mitchell said. "No way around it. That can't happen."

Westbrook was on the bench with four fouls when Rubio made a 3-pointer to give the Jazz a 79-70 lead midway through the third quarter. George scored 18 points in the last 6:04 of the period — on everything from driving dunks to spinning 3s — to forge a 93-81 advantage after three free throws with five seconds left.

"Russ went down and I knew I had to take over. I looked to be aggressive, attack and make plays," George said.

In all, the Thunder outscored the Jazz 23-2 when everything went through George. He flexed while facing the Utah crowd on the baseline, he talked trash with Joe Ingles and he demanded the ball, even while drawing double-teams at times.

George didn't do it just by shooting. In the fourth quarter, Mitchell looked as though he was headed for a breakaway dunk and George somehow took the ball from him. A couple of plays later, the Jazz overplayed him and he deftly dropped the ball off to Adams for an easy slam.

"He's putting the ball in the hole at an incredible rate," Donovan said. "Everybody talks about the points, but he had 14 rebounds tonight and he gets those four, five, six seven assists and he gets a few steals. But it's the total impact he has on the game and he's been doing an incredible job."

George took some time getting in a rhythm after offseason knee surgery and the Thunder lost four straight. Since then, he has become nearly unstoppable. In his last nine games, George has averaged more than 32 points on 47 percent 3-point shooting.

"This is about the best he's played since he's been with us in Oklahoma City," Westbrook said. "Once he gets it going, just make sure to find that hot hand."

DON'T WORRY ABOUT RUSS

Even though Westbrook is mired in a shooting slump, his play is central to the Thunder's success. "The guy gives his heart and soul to the game. He just cares about winning," Donovan said. "His offense, I'm not worried about it. It will continue to come. ... I've got all the confidence in the world in him. If we want to be the team we hope to be, he's got to be a big part of it."

George agrees that Westbrook is so much more than a shooter.

"Offense doesn't determine a player of Russell's caliber. Who cares if he is struggling and shots aren't falling? He impacts the game is so many ways," George said.

TIP-INS

Thunder: Westbrook picked up his fourth foul trying to get around Gobert's pick with 7:33 left in the third, but the Thunder were actually outscored by 12 points when he was on the court. ... Despite allowing several offensive rebounds down the stretch, the Thunder outrebounded the Jazz 51-44. ... This is the first time George has had consecutive 40-plus point games.

Jazz: Even with a number of open looks, Utah didn't make a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. ... The Jazz hadn't lost at home when getting more than 30 assists since Nov. 26, 2008. Utah had 35 assists. ... Gobert tallied his 28th double-double of the season.

UP NEXT

Thunder: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

Jazz: Host the Portland Trail Blazers in the final Christmas Day game on Tuesday.

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Matchup
Thunder Overall
W/L 21-10
ATS 18-13
Pts For 112.0
Pts Against 105.3
Total 14-17
Thunder Away
W/L 9-7
ATS 9-7
Pts For 110.1
Pts Against 106.1
Total 5-11
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
8:00 PM
at Jazz W 107-106 W (2) U (218.5)
12-19
9:00 PM
at Kings W 132-113 W (-4.5) O (232)
12-17
7:00 PM
Bulls W 121-96 W (-13) O (212.5)
12-15
8:00 PM
Clippers W 110-104 L (-6.5) U (223)
12-14
9:00 PM
at Nuggets L 109-98 L (-2) U (218)
12-12
7:00 PM
at Pelicans L 118-114 L (-2.5) U (235.5)
12-10
7:00 PM
Jazz W 122-113 W (-5) O (217.5)
12-7
7:00 PM
at Bulls L 114-112 L (-8.5) O (218.5)
12-5
6:30 PM
at Nets W 114-112 L (-6) O (221)
12-3
6:00 PM
at Pistons W 110-83 W (-2) U (218.5)
Avg. Points For 114.0
Avg. Points Against 106.8
ATS 5-5
Over/Under 5-5
Jazz Overall
W/L 16-18
ATS 16-17-1
Pts For 106.9
Pts Against 105.9
Total 17-17
Jazz Home
W/L 6-7
ATS 7-6
Pts For 110.6
Pts Against 107.5
Total 8-5
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-22
8:00 PM
Thunder L 107-106 L (-2) U (218.5)
12-21
9:00 PM
at Trail Blazers W 120-90 W (2) U (213.5)
12-19
8:00 PM
Warriors W 108-103 W (2.5) U (222.5)
12-17
7:00 PM
at Rockets L 102-97 T (5) U (212)
12-15
4:00 PM
at Magic L 96-89 L (-6) U (206)
12-12
8:00 PM
Heat W 111-84 W (-8.5) U (211.5)
12-10
7:00 PM
at Thunder L 122-113 L (5) O (217.5)
12-9
6:00 PM
at Spurs L 110-97 L (-3.5) U (218.5)
12-6
9:30 PM
Rockets W 118-91 W (-1.5) U (216)
12-4
8:00 PM
Spurs W 139-105 W (-8) O (216.5)
Avg. Points For 109.8
Avg. Points Against 101.0
ATS 5-4-1
Over/Under 2-8
Scoring
Thunder
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Paul George (F) 40:0815-25 60%5-10 50%8-10 80%11465131843
Jerami Grant (F) 39:266-11 54.5%1-3 33.3%2-4 50%07012121015
Steven Adams (C) 39:187-12 58.3%0-0 0%1-4 25%41001121815
Dennis Schroder (G) 26:425-12 41.7%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%0121041711
Russell Westbrook (G) 34:563-17 17.6%0-4 0%2-2 100%01293066-128
Alex Abrines (G-F) 15:322-4 50%2-4 50%0-0 0%0100004136
Hamidou Diallo (G) 7:572-4 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%3400001-74
Terrance Ferguson (G) 18:441-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%0010004-62
Patrick Patterson (F) 8:341-2 50%0-1 0%0-0 0%0100000-92
Nerlens Noel (F-C) 8:430-0 0%0-0 0%1-2 50%0110111-71
Deonte Burton (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tyler Davis (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Raymond Felton (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Abdel Nader (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Andre Roberson (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jazz
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Donovan Mitchell (G) 36:417-17 41.2%2-8 25%4-6 66.7%2961043320
Rudy Gobert (C) 34:008-15 53.3%0-0 0%4-6 66.7%31000101320
Derrick Favors (F) 27:437-15 46.7%1-1 100%1-2 50%2531211216
Joe Ingles (F) 33:295-12 41.7%3-8 37.5%0-0 0%04830241413
Ricky Rubio (G) 37:195-11 45.5%2-4 50%0-0 0%07143043812
Thabo Sefolosha (F) 13:493-3 100%3-3 100%0-0 0%031100219
Jae Crowder (F) 20:234-7 57.1%0-3 0%0-2 0%1410112-128
Kyle Korver (G-F) 18:522-5 40%0-3 0%0-0 0%0012000-124
Dante Exum (G) 10:351-5 20%0-2 0%2-2 100%1111011-94
Royce O'Neale (F) 7:090-3 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%1100002-30
Grayson Allen (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tony Bradley (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tyler Cavanaugh (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Naz Mitrou-Long (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Raul Neto (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Georges Niang (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Ekpe Udoh (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/23/2018
7:57 PM
UTA
OKC
UTA(-1)
-110
OKC
-110
111.5
-110
111.5
-110
12/23/2018
6:00 PM
UTA
OKC
UTA(-1)
-110
OKC
-110
111
-110
111
-110
12/22/2018
8:57 AM
UTA
OKC
UTA(-.5)
-110
OKC
-110
111
-110
111
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/23/2018
7:57 PM
UTA
OKC
12/23/2018
6:00 PM
UTA
OKC
12/22/2018
8:57 AM
UTA
OKC
Spread
Spread
12/23/2018
7:57 PM
UTA(-1)
-110
OKC
-110
12/23/2018
6:00 PM
UTA(-1)
-110
OKC
-110
12/22/2018
8:57 AM
UTA(-.5)
-110
OKC
-110
Total
Total
12/23/2018
7:57 PM
111.5
-110
111.5
-110
12/23/2018
6:00 PM
111
-110
111
-110
12/22/2018
8:57 AM
111
-110
111
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/23/2018
9:15 PM
UTA
OKC
UTA(-.5)
-110
OKC
-110
107
-110
107
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/23/2018
9:15 PM
UTA
OKC
Spread
Spread
12/23/2018
9:15 PM
UTA(-.5)
-110
OKC
-110
Total
Total
12/23/2018
9:15 PM
107
-110
107
-110
Props
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2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 107 -110 -110