Game Grades: OKC Thunder dominate the Jazz for an easy win

OKC Thunder cruise to a win over Utah.
Utah Jazz v Oklahoma City Thunder
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The Oklahoma City Thunder took care of business against a division rival with ease.

The Thunder dominated wire-to-wire for a 134-120 win against the Utah Jazz. The Thunder’s lead reached as high as 38 in the third quarter before the Jazz surged in the fourth quarter.

The OKC Thunder dominate for their second straight win.

The game started with an 8-0 Thunder run and the direction of the game never changed. The Thunder’s outside shooting has been an up-and-down affair this season.

Against Utah, it was up. Oklahoma City shot 18-of-38 from outside on its way to a big offensive night.

From the field, it was a similar story for the Thunder, as they shot 52.1% overall. From the line, they missed just one shot in 17 tries.

Oklahoma City also kept the rebounding battle close. Without big men such as Walker Kessler and John Collins to crash the boards, Utah won the battle by just four.

The Thunder’s defense was not as active as it was against the Golden State Warriors on Friday but still managed to force 15 Jazz turnovers. The Thunder also held the Jazz to 12-of-38 shooting from beyond the arc.

This game was an easy one for the Thunder before a two-game road trip that is sure to be challenging.