Recap: OKC Thunder at Utah Jazz FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 9, 2013 Updated: Apr 9, 2013 @RohdeOK 7:16 p.m. OKC is over the cap, but not over tax level. RT @JHOPOK How many teams have won title w/o going over salary cap? Can #Thunder be that team? @RohdeOK 7:27 p.m. OKC favored by just 3; #Jazz tough at home; #Thunder rarely loses 2 straight ... a coin flip. RT @holydudejoe prediction for tonight? @sluhm 7:29 p.m. Ty Corbin on surgery: "It's the best thing to do for him, to make sure long term-wise that he will be healthy. I'm on board all the way." @DarnellMayberry 7:29 p.m. I told Scott Brooks about @TrueHoop's stat on the nine-year run of players that have played 3,000+ minutes not winning a title in that year. @DarnellMayberry 7:30 p.m. Brooks: "Well you guys are going to hear it first. Tonight, we're going to rest Kevin (Durant) for the rest of the season." @tribjazz 7:31 p.m. First 10,000 fans at ESA tonight getting blue spruce starts. Jazz & AT&T held tree planting at the Kennecott Nature Center this morning. @DarnellMayberry 7:31 p.m. Durant is 20 minutes shy of playing 3,000 this season. @DarnellMayberry 7:32 p.m. Brooks, of course, was joking. @tribjazz 7:32 p.m. Marvin Williams is no out tonight against the Thunder. He went home with the stomach flu. @tribjazz 7:38 p.m. ICYMI - Here's Kevin Durant's thoughts on his so-called rivalry with Jazz SF DeMarre Carroll. bit.ly/ZCfT2I @DarnellMayberry 7:39 p.m. Talked to Nick Collison today for the first time since he left the court with a bloody nose Sunday. He said "I'm good to go." @DarnellMayberry 7:39 p.m. Collison underwent a battery of tests, including a CT Scan but all results came back clean and he will play tonight at Utah. @tribjazz 7:41 p.m. Here's the final story of the day on Enes Kanter's shoulder surgery, set for tomorrow in Chicago. bit.ly/11QLMTg @tribjazz 7:42 p.m. Is DeMarre Carroll's rim an item? RT @utahjazz: Autographed memorabilia auction benefitting charity tonight on.nba.com/1295Oab @anthonyVslater 7:42 p.m. Russell Westbrook voted the fifth best player in the league in ESPN's #NBARank voting. Higher than DWade and Tony Parker. @anthonyVslater 7:46 p.m. Thunder with a chance to inadvertently help the Lakers tonight. Check out this update on the race for eighth: bit.ly/12HjU2R @DarnellMayberry 8:06 p.m. With OKC coming off a loss and Utah battling for 8th, Brooks says "It's going to be a perfect game for a physical game." #buckleup @tribjazz 8:12 p.m. Russell Westbrook absolutely just slayed Mo Williams off the dribble on first play here. It's 2-0 Thunder. @tribjazz 8:12 p.m. Westbrook's got an incredible first step. Really, all of his steps are good. @DarnellMayberry 8:13 p.m. Either a late arriving crowd or Jazz fans don't care much for the eighth seed. @tribjazz 8:18 p.m. Kevin Durant goes down grabbing his knee at EnergySolutions Arena, but struggles up and stays in the game. @anthonyVslater 8:18 p.m. Serge Ibaka has made nine consecutive shots and 24 of his last 32. @tribjazz 8:18 p.m. Durant is in pain. He's walking up the court and made no effort to defend that Hayward 3. @tribjazz 8:19 p.m. In typical KD fashion, he then drives to the rim and draws a foul. @DarnellMayberry 8:20 p.m. Thabo came to play. @tribjazz 8:20 p.m. Randy Foye helped on Durant for Hayward, who flashed at Westbrook. Leaving Sefolosha wide open for that 3. OKC 14, Jazz 10. @anthonyVslater 8:20 p.m. Kevin Durant has been banged around a bit the past couple games. Wouldn't be a terrible idea to rest him a game or two before the playoffs. @DarnellMayberry 8:20 p.m. Russ came to play!!! Monster dunk. @DarnellMayberry 8:22 p.m. Westbrook used a ball screen by Durant and blew by Mo Williams. Al Jefferson thought about contesting but pulled back in mid-air. Nasty dunk @DarnellMayberry 8:25 p.m. What are the chances we see round three of Carroll v. Durant? @anthonyVslater 8:31 p.m. Serge Ibaka's streak of 11 consecutive made shots ends with a pretty hideous airball. Still, impressive run. @RohdeOK 8:32 p.m. If Thunder and Jazz should meet in the playoffs, Mo Williams is one more plea for Ronnie Brewer. @tribjazz 8:34 p.m. At the end of 1Q in SLC, it's Thunder 26, Jazz 19. @DarnellMayberry 8:34 p.m. After one, the Thunder leads the Jazz 26-19. Westbrook getting to the rim whenever he wants. @okcthunder 8:36 p.m. #Thunder holds #Jazz to 19 pts,38% shooting, leading 26-19 after 1. Serge/Thabo 6 pts each. Russ w/8, including this: youtube.com/watch?v=770Z0p… @DarnellMayberry 8:36 p.m. Derek Fisher gets a resounding chorus of boos when introduced here in Utah to start the second quarter. @tribjazz 8:36 p.m. Derek Fisher gets booed before, as @jmb247 points out, he even touches the ball. Welcome home, Fish. @RohdeOK 8:39 p.m. Brewer could be used as "The Cooler." He's William H. Macy. RT @jrexgame do u really think Brewer can guard Mo Williams, Mo is a point guard @DarnellMayberry 8:39 p.m. Apparently Jazz fans will boo Fish every time he touches it. @tribjazz 8:39 p.m. DeMarre Carroll comes into the game adn things start happening. Jazz on a 5-0 run to open 2nd, including Carroll 3. @tribjazz 8:40 p.m. The edification begins... RT @DarnellMayberry: Apparently Jazz fans will boo Fish every time he touches it. @RohdeOK 8:41 p.m. This #Thunder lineup ain't working in any way, shape or form. Call timeout. @DarnellMayberry 8:41 p.m. Thunder second unit losing the momentum...and fast. @DarnellMayberry 8:43 p.m. Brooks wisely gets Durant back in there. @tribjazz 8:49 p.m. Alert: DeMarre Carroll and Kevin Durant both on the floor. Millsap's on KD, though. @DarnellMayberry 8:50 p.m. Durant is toying with Paul Millsap as he tries to cover him beyond the 3-point line. @anthonyVslater 8:51 p.m. Thabo Sefolosha has hit a trio of threes in the first half. That gives him 99 this season. His previous career-high was 41. @tribjazz 8:52 p.m. With 4 1/2 left in second quarter, Al Jefferson about to check it. Thunder up 36-28 over the Jazz. @tribjazz 8:53 p.m. With DeMarre Carroll in his face, Kevin Durant hits his first 3. But Mo Williams answers with a 3. Thunder 39, Jazz 31. @RohdeOK 8:54 p.m. #Jazz might be the second-most physical team in the #NBA behind Memphis. @tribjazz 8:54 p.m. Despite score, Jazz winning way more 50-50 balls, playing harder than usual. Foye just did battle with Serge Ibaka, drew foul. @tribjazz 9:01 p.m. At halftime, Thunder lead Jazz 45-35. Russell Westbrook absolutely having his way with the Jazz. It's a wonder he only has 10 points. @RohdeOK 9:02 p.m. Totally disagree -- efferson, Millsap, Carroll, Favors. RT @OKC_Thunder_OKC maybe, but the gap between the #Jazz and #Grizzlies is huge @DarnellMayberry 9:02 p.m. At halftime, the Thunder leads the Jazz 45-35. Very encouraging opening half for the Thunder. @okcthunder 9:03 p.m. Thabo Sefolosha 9p/6r, Russell Westbrook 10p, Kevin Durant 13p/5a. #Thunder leads #Jazz at half 45-35. TV Companion: thunder.nba.com @anthonyVslater 9:03 p.m. Your halftime entertainment: Russell Westbrook skies for a monstrous dunk on the Jazz -> bit.ly/10RKyDw @anthonyVslater 9:05 p.m. For those interested in the scoring race, Carmelo had 36 points in a win over Washington tonight. KD has 13 at halftime. @anthonyVslater 9:08 p.m. Carmelo has 203 points in five April games (50, 40, 41, 36, 36). That's a ridiculous 40.6 per. @anthonyVslater 9:17 p.m. With a win tonight, the Heat clinched potential homecourt over the Thunder. Game 1 of a Finals rematch would be in Miami. @RohdeOK 9:19 p.m. Sure ... Indiana, Chicago, Brooklyn, Lakers (when healthy). @homskizl is Indy 3rd? @DarnellMayberry 9:20 p.m. Westbrook's missed layup count is now at three by my calculations. @anthonyVslater 9:24 p.m. That's Thabo Sefolosha's 100th three of the season. Had 109 combined in his first four years in OKC (41 the most for one season). @tribjazz 9:26 p.m. Thunder are shooting just 41.2 percent, allowing Jazz to hang around. It's 56-45 mid-way through the third. @okcthunder 9:26 p.m. Thabo Sefolosha hits his 4th 3-pointer of the game, his 100th of the season. #Thunder leads #Jazz 56-45 with 6:37 left in Q3. @tribjazz 9:31 p.m. Serge Ibaka is single-handedly keeping the Jazz from gaining ground in this third quarter. @tribjazz 9:34 p.m. For the second time this season, a U of U hoops manager is participating in shootout at ESA. @tribjazz 9:34 p.m. This Hans is a former All-State hooper in Idaho. Practiced with shorthanded Utes last year before Larry K found out that was a violation. @DarnellMayberry 9:36 p.m. Some dude just made $525 just by making layups at $25 a pop!! Had a choice of dollar amounts at various spots and stuck with the layups. @DarnellMayberry 9:37 p.m. Fans here in Utah had the nerve to boo the guy. Where I'm from that's called smart business. @tribjazz 9:39 p.m. OKC has a big play to answer every Utah run. The lead is just 6, though: OKC 67, Jazz 61 @DarnellMayberry 9:41 p.m. After allowing 65 points to the Knicks at halftime Sunday, the Thunder leads the Jazz 68-61 through three quarters tonight. @tribjazz 9:41 p.m. Jazz are gaining ground on OKC and Corbin inserts Carroll. Could be a savvy move. Energy could make a big difference to start 4th. @tribjazz 9:41 p.m. Entering the fourth quarter, it's OKC 68, Jazz 61. Not exactly a barn burner in Salt Lake City. @okcthunder 9:43 p.m. Headed to Q4 in Salt Lake. #Thunder leads #Jazz 68-61. Serge 16 pts/7 rebs/5 blocks. KD 15 pts/8 rebs/8 assists. thunder.nba.com @anthonyVslater 9:43 p.m. Triple-Double Alert: KD with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists entering the fourth quarter. @RohdeOK 9:43 p.m. James Harden credited with game-winning 3-pointer on goaltending call at final buzzer for 101-098 win. @tribjazz 9:46 p.m. Thunder lead back to 12 at 72-61. Gordon Hayward was on the bench for all of 2 minutes. He comes in for Foye. @okcthunder 9:47 p.m. Serge Ibaka's 3rd quarter: 10 points/3 blocks/4 rebounds. #ThunderUP @RohdeOK 9:47 p.m. Thunder bench is 4 for 18 so far. @tribjazz 9:47 p.m. Sorry, that last tweet should have said the THunder lead was at 11. Now 8 after Favors 3-point play. @tribjazz 9:49 p.m. Jazz can't catch a break. Kevin Martin hits a 3 after lead is cut to 6. Then, on other end, Jamaal Tinsley throws the ball out of bounds. @Lockedonsports 9:50 p.m. Jazz really miss Kanter tonight - with Kanter Thunder couldn't play Durant at the 4 as easily as matchup with Millsap #OKCatUTA @tribjazz 9:50 p.m. Early in LA, New Orleans leads the Lakers 13-11. Regardless of what Jazz do, loss there would be devastating to Lakers playoff hopes. @tribjazz 9:51 p.m. Backup point guard? RT @gregauxier: @tribjazz could we please get an actual backup PG this offseason? #nomoredleague @RohdeOK 9:51 p.m. Metta World Peace just entered the game for the #Lakers -- about three weeks early. Jazz losing to #Thunder. Game on for No. 8 seed. @DarnellMayberry 9:54 p.m. What a crossover by Reggie Jackson. @tribjazz 9:55 p.m. Tremendous jumper by Hayward over Durant after KD completely smothered him defensively. @RohdeOK 9:56 p.m. Surprised Deriick Favors ranks only 13th in #NBA in blocked shots (1.66). He seems to block more than that. @tribjazz 9:57 p.m. With 5:30 left and Mo Williams headed to the line, the Jazz are down 11. Two games against Minnesota, one at Memphis remain on schedule. @RohdeOK 9:58 p.m. When @russwest44 hangs in the air and shoots his jumper on the way down, it ain't going in. @tribjazz 10:01 p.m. Favors, Kanter, Burks, Carroll? RT @RononD: @tribjazz @gregauxier no more dleague players? Thats like the jazz's whole bench @DarnellMayberry 10:04 p.m. Durant is desperately trying to get the final assist he needs for his third triple-double. Might want to put that on pause for the moment. @tribjazz 10:04 p.m. This is the Jazz's version of a hurry-up offense. After Big Al J, K-Mart miss, Mo Williams hits a transition 3 to bring them back to 82-75. @DarnellMayberry 10:08 p.m. Correction: Durant has three triple-doubles this season. This would be his fourth tonight. @tribjazz 10:09 p.m. Fan leaving with Jazz down 6 with 55 seconds left. Yup, that makes sense to me. @tribjazz 10:10 p.m. Jazz force a shot clock violation and will have the ball, down 6, with 30.8 left. It would take a miracle, but... @okcthunder 10:11 p.m. #Thunder vs #Jazz. 30 seconds left in SLC. OKC leads by 6. #FOXSportsOklahoma and #ThunderRadioNetwork @tribjazz 10:11 p.m. Four-point game with 23 seconds left after Mo Williams finds Millsap on P&R. @Mike_Bresnahan 10:12 p.m. Kobe not on the court for start of second quarter. #finallyresting @tribjazz 10:14 p.m. Now the fans are leaving in earnest. Millsap throws away inbounds pass with 19 seconds left, leading to Westbrook dunk. 88-80. @anthonyVslater 10:14 p.m. Westbrook dunk. Ballgame. Thunder are going to win a nice one on the road in Utah. @DarnellMayberry 10:15 p.m. Light chant of "O-K-C" has broken out here in Utah. @DarnellMayberry 10:16 p.m. Final score: Thunder 90, Jazz 80. @tribjazz 10:17 p.m. The Thunder shot just 39.5 percent in this game, but beat the Jazz 90-80. Jazz and Lakers tied again. @RohdeOK 10:17 p.m. Nice win for #Thunder, but @KDTrey5 trails @carmeloanthony by 24 points. Must average 6 more points per game than Melo to win 4th title. @anthonyVslater 10:17 p.m. Kevin Durant finishes with 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Barely misses his third triple-double. @saltcityhoops 10:19 p.m. Le close Your browser does not support iframes. Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (0) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz's Randy Foye (8) and Mo Williams (5) watch in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) ORG XMIT: UTRB106 Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) shoots as Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson (25) defends in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) ORG XMIT: UTRB105 Fans reach for Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) at the end of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City. The Thunder won 90-80. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) ORG XMIT: UTRB113 Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) grabs his knee after falling in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) ORG XMIT: UTRB107 Subscribe to NewsOK's Thunder Headlines Delivered: Every day View sample Thunder Headlines Newsletter has been subscribed to. You have been unsubscribed from the Thunder Headlines newsletter . 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