The Thunder played last night's game like a freight train. They started slowly, but by the 2nd quarter they had built up their momentum and saw where they had tactical advantages. Russell Westbrook played an exceptional game, taking what the defense gave him and recognizing that the Jazz were steadfast in trying to eliminate Kevin Durant from the equation. Durant played extremely patient throughout, never forcing the issue and allowed his teammates to work themselves open.
As a result, the Thunder big men got plenty of opportunities to score, and they all converted. Serge Ibaka led the charge down low, Kendrick Perkins chipped in 10 points, and by the time the 4th quarter rolled around it was the Jazz who were out of gas, not the Thunder.