Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant just missed a triple-double
with 21 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists, as the Oklahoma City Thunder
dispatched the Utah Jazz, 90-80, on Tuesday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Russell Westbrook contributed 25 points and Serge Ibaka had 16 with eight
rebounds and five blocks as the Thunder pulled within a half-game of idle San
Antonio for the top seed in the Western Conference.
Oklahoma City, which was coming off a home loss to the surging New York Knicks
on Sunday, was able to move its Northwest Division lead to 3 1/2 games ahead
of Denver by recording a third straight road win.
With the loss, the Jazz are now in a virtual tie for the eighth spot with the
Los Angeles Lakers, who are currently in action against the New Orleans
Mo Williams scored 19 points, Gordon Hayward had 17 and Al Jefferson finished
with a 15-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Jazz, who had won seven of
eight coming in.
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