OKC Thunder (20-6, 11-5 road) at Utah Jazz (13-11, 11-4 home)
Offensive Rating: Thunder – 107.7 (4th), Jazz– 104.9 (10th)
Defensive Rating: Thunder – 103.1 (14th), Jazz – 105.0 (21st)
Pace: Thunder – 93.5 (3rd), Jazz – 91.3 (18th)
View from the enemy: Salt City Hoops
This is a pretty big swing game. Either the Thunder had a successful road trip going 3-2, or it’s a disappointment going 2-3. In fact, stretch it out to this run of eight of nine on the road. A loss makes OKC 5-4 in that stretch, a win 6-3, which would be very good.
The Jazz have overachieved, but they’re also a pretty good team. Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap inside will give the Thunder fits and they have capable outside shooters. The Jazz aren’t a loaded team, but they score a lot in the paint and can get easy baskets.
Utah coming in: Lost at the Pacers Tuesday.
Three Big Things
Tip at 9:30 CT. Go Almost Done With This Road Trip.