Utah plays Oklahoma City on 7-game road skid

Tue, Mar 19, 2024
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Utah plays Oklahoma City on 7-game road skid

Utah Jazz (29-39, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (47-20, first in the Western Conference)

Oklahoma City; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Utah will attempt to end its seven-game road slide when the Jazz face Oklahoma City.

The Thunder are 30-15 in conference games. Oklahoma City has a 4-3 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Jazz are 5-9 against the rest of the division. Utah is 15-25 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Thunder are shooting 50.0% from the field this season, 1.5 percentage points higher than the 48.5% the Jazz allow to opponents. The Jazz are shooting 47.0% from the field, 1.6% higher than the 45.4% the Thunder's opponents have shot this season.

The teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Jazz won the last matchup 124-117 on Feb. 7. Lauri Markkanen scored 33 points to help lead the Jazz to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists and two steals for the Thunder. Jalen Williams is averaging 18.2 points and 3.4 assists over the last 10 games.

Markkanen is averaging 23 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Jazz. Collin Sexton is averaging 21.6 points and 5.3 assists over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Thunder: 7-3, averaging 116.6 points, 43.0 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 8.6 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points per game.

Jazz: 2-8, averaging 112.4 points, 43.9 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 5.9 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.9 points.

INJURIES: Thunder: None listed.

Jazz: Jordan Clarkson: out (groin).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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