OKC Thunder at Utah Jazz: Game 4 preview

Russell Westbrook, Steven Adams, OKC Thunder (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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Predicted Line-ups

OKC Thunder Starters

Point Guard: Russell Westbrook
Shooting Guard: Corey Brewer
Small Forward: Paul George
Power ForwardCarmelo Anthony
Center:  Steven Adams

OKC Thunder Bench

Point GuardRaymond Felton
Shooting GuardTerrance FergusonAlex Abrines
Small ForwardJerami GrantJosh Huestis
Power Forward:  Patrick Patterson,
Center: Dakari JohnsonNick Collison

Injury notes

  • Paul George’s hip, Steven Adams’s arm/wrist/hand, and according to Russell Westbrook, “A lot of (stuff) going on in my body, but that’s everyone right now.” Expect them all to play.
  • Andre Roberson, (torn patellar tendon), thus out-for-season.

Utah Jazz Starters

Point Guard: Ricky Rubio
Shooting Guard: Donovan Mitchell 
Small ForwardJoe Ingles
Power ForwardDerrick Favors
Center: Rudy Gobert

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Utah Jazz Bench

Point GuardDante ExumRaul Neto
Shooting GuardAlec Burks
Small ForwardJae CrowderRoyce O’Neale
Power ForwardJonas Jerebko
Center: Ekpe Udoh

Injury notes/Suspensions:

Game Specifics

The Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tipoff:  10:30 PM ET  | 9:00 PM CT


Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC

It’s no surprise, the OKC Thunder need their best players to play well in order for the team to play well. Since they are as top heavy as any team, they simply can’t get by if Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Steven Adams aren’t up to their usual standards. At this point, the Thunder will take a few shots going down from Carmelo Anthony and simple, solid performances from the bench, but those three will have to carry the team.

Heal up, you three, you’re about to have a whole team on your backs.

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