Lakers lose. Thunder out of the Western Conference basement. Updated standings: http://t.co/P5yYmToXDX
Jazz starters were only -1 in 23 minutes on the floor tonight. 48-47 in those 23 minutes. In the other 25 Thunder outscored Jazz 49-35
The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived Sebastian Telfair, according to a team press release. He was averaging 8.4 points and 2.8 assists.
Thunder just waived Sebastian Telfair
With Durant, Westbrook and McGary returning soon, Thunder had to waive somebody. It was between Ish Smith and Telfair. OKC chose Telfair.
Official Thunder press release on waiving of Sebastian Telfair: http://t.co/IrGFZulOCn
Thunder waive Sebastian Telfair
The Thunder say they waived point guard Sebastian Telfair. He averaged 8.4 points and 2.8 assists in 20.5 minutes per contest in 16 games.
The Thunder has released guard Sebastian Telfair. The move gets the team's roster back to 15 players after Ish Smith was added via hardship.
With the Thunder's hardship exception expiring, the Thunder will release Sebastian Telfair to get down to the required 15-player minimum.
Bench points tonight: Thunder 44, Jazz 3. OKC now 4-4 this season when outscoring other team's bench, 0-8 when outscored.
Final: Thunder 97, Jazz 82. Utah drops its fourth in a row.
Thunder wins, 97-82, to snap a six-game losing streak.
Important win for the Thunder: 97-82 over Utah. OKC now 4-12 on the season. Knicks on Friday, with cavalry coming.
Thunder snap a 6-game losing streak, 97-82 over Utah. Jackson 22 and 8 assists, Ibaka 20 and 8 boards, Lamb 21 on 7-8 shooting (3-3 from 3).
Emotional moment as Ish Smith possibly enters the game for the last time in a Thunder uniform.
Ish Smith entering with 1:37 to play. Extremely likely it's his last game for the Thunder. Hardship runs out tomorrow.
Morrow hits from deep and puts the Thunder up 20, 95-75. OKC has hit 12 of 24 from 3-point. The Jazz just 2 of 15.
Four straight made shots for Serge Ibaka after a rough start. Just had a huge and-1. Thunder up 14 on Utah, 5:34 left.
Thunder have taken just six free throws tonight to Utah's 20. OKC has to find more points from the foul line this fourth quarter.
End of 3: Thunder 74, Jazz 62. Reggie Jackson has 20 points on 16 shots for OKC. Hayward leads Utah w/ 16. Just 2 pts from the Jazz bench.
Bench points at the end of the 3rd quarter: Thunder 31, Jazz 2
Thunder lead 74-62 after three over Utah. The next 12 minutes will feel like six hours for OKC.
Thunder didn't allow the Warriors a 3 point field goal in 2nd half the other night. That is difference tonight. Thunder 7/9 Jazz 2/9
---> Bench points at halftime: Thunder 25, Jazz 0.
Thunder lead the Jazz 56-48 at half. Jackson 14 and 4 assists, Lamb 13, Ibaka 9. OKC shooting 53.3%. Season high for points in a first half.
Halftime: Thunder 56, Jazz 48. Hayward leads all scorers with 16, but he has left points out there. He's 5-of-10 from the free throw line.
Down 10 at one point, the Thunder head to half up 56-48. Telling stat: Those 56 points were a season-high in a first half for OKC.
Thunder 56, Jazz 48 at halftime. Most points the Thunder has scored in a first half this season.
Jeremy Lamb the early offensive spark for the Thunder: 11 points in nine minutes on 4-4 shooting.
Remember that Jazz lead? Jeremy Lamb scores nine points in four minutes to close out the half. Thunder up 31-29 after the first quarter.
Thunder closes the quarter on a 16-4 run, takes a 31-29 lead into the second.