Durant, Westbrook Show Up Big As Oklahoma City Thunder Down Utah Jazz In Final Preseason Game

SALT LAKE CITY, Ut. -- The Oklahoma City Thunder closed out their preseason with a solid 113-102 win over the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night, as Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant once again led the show for OKC.

Westbrook -- who impressed in 2014-15 with his all-around dominance -- garnered a triple-double versus Utah, scoring 21 points on 8-14 shooting and recording 10 assists and 10 rebounds in almost 35 minutes on the floor.

Russ provided the balance, and Durant poured on the buckets, hitting 4-5 three-pointers en route to a 29-point, eight-rebound night. Three other players were in double figures for the Thunder on the night.

Serge Ibaka added 16 points and five boards in the paint for the Thunder.

Oklahoma City jumped out to an early lead in the opening period, firing on their first four possessions to gain a quick 10-2 advantage. The Jazz was quick to counter, as Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward connected on multiple free throws and shots inside the paint to lessen the deficit to 18-14 halfway through the first quarter.

By the end of the first quarter, the Thunder had more than built off their sharp start, leaping to a 35-16 lead after 12 minutes thanks to high-efficiency offense from Westbrook, Steven Adams, and Dion Waiters.

Adams notched a double-double in Salt Lake City, as he managed to score 14 and haul in 10 boards for OKC. Waiters went off for 14 as well coming on as the team's sixth man.

Utah fought back in the second, going toe-to-toe with the Thunder to win the quarter by a three-point margin, 25-22. Westbrook, however, still led all scorers at the half with a dozen points on the board.

The Jazz crafted a third-quarter showing identical to that of the prior period, as Utah and Oklahoma City once again fought to an indecisive 25-22 quarter.

A Rodney Hood trifecta cut the Thunder's lead to just three with 6:31 remaining. He would finish with 23 points on the game to lead Utah.

Despite strong resistance from Hood and Trey Burke, Durant scored 12 in the final five minutes to re-extend the Thunder's leading margin to 11 points and the final of 113-102.

Burke recorded 20 points and four assists on the evening while Gordon Hayward had 18 and Alec Burks 14.

OKC shot a sky-high 57 percent from the field over the course of the Tuesday-night affair en route to the entertaining win over Enes Kanter's former team.

Kanter was not active for coach Billy Donovan on account of rest prior to the season's start in just about one week.

Utah will play its final preseason game on Thursday versus the Denver Nuggets while the Thunder hosts the San Antonio Spurs next Wednesday to open their 2015-16 NBA campaign.

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