Russ, PG Lead Comeback In Game 5

Russ, PG Lead Comeback In Game 5

The Oklahoma City Thunder were completely outplayed in Game 4 and they looked absolutely hopeless when they were down by 25 points in Game 5 until they rallied to pull out a 107-99 comeback win.

The first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs continues today with four Game 5s, including two possible elimination games.

If they fail to do so, they'll be back in OKC for Game 7. While PG John Wall has been mostly terrific all series, averaging 26.6 points, 12.2 assists and 5.8 rebounds, his minutes (38.8) might be catching up to him. They had nine rebounds and no turnovers. "But we're going home, we've got to be strong with confidence".

The Thunder needed all 48 minutes to fall hard, get back up swinging, and eventually knock out the Jazz.

"It's different without the big fella back there", Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said about Gobert's foul trouble, per Goon. They weren't going down tonight. And that's no surprise, really, given how much the media loves Russell Westbrook.

The Jazz are allowing 8.5 more points per 100 possessions with Gobert on the bench versus when he's on the floor, which tops the 6.8 differential during the regular season.

"We wouldn't be in the position we're in if I could answer that", he said. The communication was a lot better.

I can't even see George staying if they manage to win this series. Jae Crowder strangely led the Jazz in scoring, dropping 27 and eight boards. However, in Games 1 and 2 at Toronto he put up 76.75 fantasy points. In the first quarter they were 7 for 10, and I would say probably all 10 of them were open, and I felt like we did a better job in the second half.

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The teams' star-studded backcourts mostly cancelled each other out - as they often have this series - with the difference-maker once again coming off Toronto's bench. Kanter played for Utah before playing for the Thunder. Westbrook finished the game with 45 points, while George added 34. Westbrook scored 20 points in the third quarter. Utah had the game/the series won and OKC stole it right back. "Are we ready to just hang this up and go home?" Just in case you weren't convinced about his defensive impact before, you should be now. The momentum shift was absolute. And they have yet to win on the road this postseason in two tries. So Mitchell zipped a pass to O'Neale in the corner, but he had to hesitate because of Westbrook's closeout, and the shot clock expired. He's had a great year, and will likely be the league's Most Improved Player.

The problem with trying to recreate the effort is that there are aspects of a 25-point comeback that only happen once in a blue moon for any team.

Thunder: Former Thunder forward Enes Kanter, who was sent to NY in the deal that brought Anthony to Oklahoma City, attended the game. "I think both teams are fighting for the deep paint". Russell Westbrook and Paul George saved a season.

"We just never quit", George said.

Westbrook came onto the court as a sub following a short halt in play after a called foul halfway through the fourth quarter of the Thunder's 113-96 loss to the Jazz.

"Just picked my spots and tried to be aggressive", Westbrook said.

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