Bogdanovic and Gobert combine for 47 points as Jazz rout past Thunder

2022-04-07 03:38
Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert combined for 47 points as the Utah Jazz (48-32) took care of business against Oklahoma City Thunder (24-56), winning the game 137-101 (41-31, 30-27, 35-27, 31-16).

Bogdanovic had a game-high 27 points (5/7 2PT, 2/4 3PT, 11/12 FT), 5 rebounds, and 3 turnovers.

Gobert added 20 points (9/9 2PT, 2/4 FT), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 2 blocks.

Player of the Game
Rudy  Gobert
Rudy Gobert
Points 20
Accuracy 9-9
Rebounds 10
Assists 1

For the Thunder, Giorgos Kalaitzakis had another decent performance with 11 points (3/7 2PT, 1/2 3PT, 2/4 FT), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, and 2 turnovers.

Fifth-place Utah (48-32), which has games left vs. the Phoenix Suns on Friday and at the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, is a game ahead of the sixth-place Denver Nuggets (47-33) and two games behind the fourth-place Dallas Mavericks (50-30).

Whiteside added 15 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Clarkson chipped in 18 points and 10 assists, fill-in starter Danuel House Jr. had 14 points and Rudy Gay contributed 12 points and eight rebounds.

Jaylen Hoard, on a 10-day contract, led Oklahoma City (24-56) with 23 points. Isaiah Roby and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl each scored 18 as the Thunder saw their two-game winning streak end.

Utah, which has won three of four games, ended with 10 blocked shots and held the Thunder to 41.1 percent shooting. The Jazz shot a sizzling 58.3 percent, including 15-for-36 (41.7 percent) from 3-point range.

The Jazz played without regular starters Donovan Mitchell (rest), Mike Conley (load management) and Royce O'Neale (thumb).

Oklahoma City's five leading scorers are all sidelined due to injuries, including Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (ankle) and Luguentz Dort (shoulder).

Utah went up by 15 points in the second quarter after holding a 41-31 lead at the end of the first quarter. As has been their pattern, the Jazz saw that big lead dwindle down to two points after an 18-5 surge by the Thunder.

The Jazz responded with a 16-5 run and took a 71-58 lead into halftime.

Utah dominated the second half, building a lead as large as 41 points.

Jazz: Bojan Bogdanovic 27 (5/7 2PT, 2/4 3PT, 11/12 FT) Rudy Gobert 20 (9/9 2PT, 10 REB, 2 BLK), Jordan Clarkson 18 (4/6 3PT, 10 AST), Hassan Whiteside 15 (5/9 2PT, 11 REB, 5 BLK), Danuel House 14 (4/7 3PT), Rudy Gay 12 (2/3 3PT, 8 REB, 2 BLK).

Thunder: Jaylen Hoard 23 (3/9 2PT, 5/8 3PT, 5 REB), Isaiah Roby 18 (4/6 3PT, 5 REB, 5 AST), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 18 (4/7 2PT, 2/3 3PT), Georgios Kalaitzakis 11 (3/7 2PT), Lindy Waters 10 (3/7 3PT).

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