Alec Burks registered 20 points and 14 rebounds, as the Utah Jazz dumped the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-81. Enes Kanter added 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Jazz, who were down by as much as 17. Trey Burke scored 17 points and dished out nine assists, while Gordon Hayward added 13 markers for Utah, who converted 43 percent of their shots against the Thunder's 35 percent.
The Jazz out-rebounded the Thunder 55-44. Jeremy Lamb led the charge for the Thunder, who is still missing the services of All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Lamb chalked up 19 points, added four rebounds, and four assists. Steven Adams and Reggie Jackson added 11 and 10 points respectively.
Oklahoma City got off to a hot start, leading by nine at the end of the first frame. The Thunder held the Jazz to 14 first quarter points, the fewest they have allowed this season. Anthony Morrow scored a pair of baskets to help stretch the Thunder lead to 17 midway through the second, but the Jazz organized a 20-5 run, behind Enes Kanter's 8 second quarter points, to cut the deficit to within two heading into the locker room.
The Jazz never looked back, as they outscored the Thunder in the third, 32-17, to take a commanding 72-59 lead heading to the fourth. Trey Burke scored a three-point bucket to give the Jazz their biggest lead of the night at 92-72 with 3:13 remaining in the game.
Oklahoma City made a very late push, behind Lamb's three-point baskets, to cut the deficit to 14 with under two minutes to go, but that was too little too late. The Jazz just made it tough for the Thunder, as Utah played excellent second half defense to seal the win.
The Utah Jazz improve to 5-7, while the Oklahoma City Thunder drop to 3-9.
The Thunder will visit the Denver Nuggets tomorrow, November 19. The Jazz have a tough game coming up on Friday, November 21, against the Golden State Warriors.