etvfutures.com
etvfutures.com December 16, 2017


Thunder's Westbrook lowers boom on Jazz

06 December 2017, 10:05 | Sandy Nunez

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook drives around San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray. – AP

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook drives around San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray. – AP

Adams, 24, is averaging 22.0 points and 8.3 rebounds over the Thunder's three-game winning streak.

The reason for his emergence?

Coach Billy Donovan pointed to the Thunder's two high-profile acquisitions as the reason Adams' offensive game has opened up.

Thunder: Westbrook and Anthony combined to make just 3 of 13 shots in the first half.

Russell Westbrook led the way for the Thunder with 34 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists in his seventh triple-double of the season. He scored 11 points in the quarter. "It should be one point for Steven and one point for Carmelo".

"(Andre) Roberson's one of the best defenders in the league, Paul George is one of the best defenders in the league. "It's a team. I think you all benefit from each other when you're out there on the floor and playing the right way".

The Raptors have now scored 100 or more points in 10 consecutive games. "Steven's not doing really anything different from maybe he's done in the past". "And just be willing to do that and being willing to sacrifice, not every night having to score 20 or 30 points". The Jazz got the advantage back up to five, before Russell Westbrook finally gave the Thunder their first taste of the lead since the opening basket with a transition bucket then fed Carmelo Anthony for a jumper to put OKC up 90-87 with 3:35 to go.

Manchester City midfielder David Silva to miss Manchester Derby
Which team would you select? We had two strikers in the second half and that helped, it was a big lesson for me. We are in a good moment. "We spoke a lot about defending set pieces but they are taller", Guardiola added.


"We took our time and executed our play", Anthony said afterward.

Donovan also made sure to praise Adams for his improvement, saying Adams had the best summer that he has seen since becoming coach three years ago.

Thunder: Play at Brooklyn on Thursday.

Thunder PG Russell Westbrook blocked his 200th career shot, becoming the only player in National Basketball Association history with 200 blocks, 5,000 assists and 15,000 points in his first 700 career games.

Mitchell scored on a layup to pull the Jazz back to within one. "We learned our lesson, and we know that we have to continue to fight, and we did that tonight". Even later in the clock, it's going to come back.

With Utah's suffocating defense, Oklahoma City looked lifeless early with only 39 points in the first half and falling behind by as much as 17 in the third. He scored seven straight points, then set up Adams for a layup - and then had the favor returned from Adams on a backdoor cut for a dunk.

"Russ had a win-at-all-cost attitude", George said. "Russell Westbrook turned it up defensively, and that's tough", Snyder said. "That's the most important part. We stuck together through adversity and came out and got it done in the fourth". That's the way we played the first half.



Other News

Trending Now

Experts Offer Tips For Those Buying 'Real' Christmas Trees
Experts say many times fires from Christmas trees are started by lights in the trees, especially if the lights are older. Johnson says prices will remain the same this year, but the demand for fir trees will cause a slight increase next year.

Austrian court legalizes same-sex marriage starting in 2019
It also ruled that civil partnerships must also be open to heterosexual couples and not just same-sex ones as at present. The ruling paves the way for the removal of the phrase "different sex" from Austria's marriage law on December 31, 2018.

Meghan Markle I'm Getting Hostage Training How to Alert and Escape
It was announced days after Ms Markle impressed on her first official engagement with Harry, at an event in Nottingham. Kensington Palace said that the pair will be at the event, at London's Royal Albert Hall, on Tuesday, December 12.

Massive Chinese air drills warn United States 'not to provoke Pyongyang'
Li Jie , a Chinese military expert based in Beijing, said the announcement was targeting the United States and South Korea. In addition, ten fighters F-35B will take part in joint exercises with the United States air bases in Japan.

Former Trump aide nomination to be Singapore envoy stalled over Russian Federation concerns
A White House lawyer told the newspaper that McFarland was referring to the Democrats' portrayal of the election. McFarland's nomination for USA ambassador to Singapore is on hold.

Christine Keeler, showgirl scarred by Profumo scandal, dies aged 75
Inevitably he conceded deceiving the house and surrendered as Secretary of State for War and from the Commons. She is survived by her son James from her first marriage, Seymour from her second and a granddaughter.

Take Two: Schumer, Pelosi Accept Trump's Invitation to Talk Budget
In addition, some from both parties want to restore billions in federal payments to health insurers that Trump halted last autumn. He said Democrats are in an "untenable position" if they push the immigration issue to the point of a government shutdown.

Giants' Eli Manning to officially start Week 14
McAdoo should have been fired weeks ago, and the whole Eli Manning controversial benching never happens. The move back to Manning comes a day after Monday's firing of coach Ben McAdoo .

FSI Group LLC Decreases Stake in JP Morgan Chase & Co (JPM)
Market worth or Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the price of a stock by its total number of outstanding shares. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold MA shares while 480 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes.

INTC) — Intel Corporation (NASDAQ
The chip maker reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.01. Skba Capital Mgmt Ltd Company holds 2.44% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) for 477,820 shares.