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Russell Westbrook v Markieff Morris is one of the more underrated NBA mini-feuds. NBA's technical leaders always tangle/argue when they meet
Thunder have come back from 20 down to tie up the Suns 71-71 in the third quarter.
Russell Westbrook really heating up. Has 29 points early in the third quarter. Thunder have cut Suns lead to three.
Morris twins at halftime -Markieff: 20 points on 9/12 FG -Marcus: 11 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts
Russell Westbrook scores 15 straight Thunder points to end the half. OKC down 62-54, but deficit was once 20.
Suns lead the Thunder 62-54 at half. Westbrook 23 (7-19 shooting), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, Kanter 9, Adams 8.
D.J. Augustin threw that oop sort of between Westbrook and Kanter, so Westbrook just went up and took it.
Thunder have quickly cut the Suns lead from 20 to 10.
There's no way to tell what happens on replay in the US Airways Center, because the video board has the quality of your grandma's box TV.
Thunder down 18 sixteen minutes into this one: 48-30 Suns.
Suns shoot 61.9 percent in the first quarter and lead the Thunder 35-24. Westbrook with 8 (2-9 shooting).
Markieff Morris with more points (16) than the Thunder (14) right now.
Morris twins always roast the Thunder. Markieff has all 11 Suns points in the first three minutes.
Already, it looks like we're about to have a game with two teams that can't guard each other.
Something about the Morris twins brings it out of Westbrook. Four of his 15 T's have come against the Suns this year, including an ejection.
Russell Westbrook with his NBA-leading 15th technical foul of the season (16th comes with suspension).
But I honestly didn't see anything Westbrook did. Had to be something he said.
Russell Westbrook hit with his 15th technical foul of the season. One away from an automatic one-game suspension.
Took 57 seconds for Russell Westbrook to get technical foul No. 15 against the Morris twins and the Suns
-With a win tonight: Thunder up 2.5 on Pelicans, 4 on Suns -With a loss tonight: Thunder up 1.5 on Pelicans, 2 on Suns
Steven Adams starting on Markieff Morris tonight. That ought to be interesting.
Dion Waiters said he's been dealing with the foot pain for a few games. Said he's going to have it checked when the team gets back to OKC.
Scott Brooks says Dion Waiters' foot is feeling better today and he'll be in the starting lineup against the Suns.
Full on in love with the Sabonis offspring.
I learned a lot from this guy, was much more than a coach but a father figure! Love you, Thank you http://t.co/gN2ahkmLFP
Frank kaminsky is Cold
Gordon Hayward with a pretty strongly worded response to the "former player": http://t.co/q0AJLgA6B4
The Thunder are just 1-7 on the road since Feb. 26. The lone win? At the Lakers.
Anthony Morrow through three quarters: 12 points on five shot attempts in 17 minutes.
Anthony Morrow: 12 fourth-quarter minutes, zero shot attempts.
In the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook scored 20 points on 6-for-12 shooting. His teammates combined for three points on 1-for-9 shooting.
Kanter asked if his comments from earlier might've motivated the Jazz: http://t.co/o1zwxaAh6D
Scott Brooks said Dion Waiters was dealing with some foot pain tonight and that's why he didn't play much in the second half.
Brooks on Kanter: "I didn't like the way he handled it when they introduced him. Something that will be addressed. We're better than that."
Thunder at home: 27-9 Thunder on the road: 14-23
Westbrook had six assists in the first quarter tonight. Didn't have one after.
Thunder lose 94-89 to the Jazz. First time since January 31st OKC has been held under 90 points.
Jazz beat the Thunder 94-89. Westbrook 37-8-6 (9 turnovers), Kanter 18 and 11, Morrow 12. Thunder had 22 turnovers.
Final: Jazz 94, Thunder 89.
Russell Westbrook darn near just blocked Rudy Gobert at the rim. Called for a foul, but wow.
And there goes Westbrook, right at Rudy Gobert.
Russell Westbrook with 11 fourth quarter points already. OKC back in it, but still trailing the Jazz by five with 4:22 left.
Solid heckle overheard just now: "Hey Kanter, we are exponentially better without you!"
Gobert checks out, Westbrook straight to the rim for a layup. The Thunder just can't find anything offensively with Gobert out there.
Thunder had 32 points in the first 12 minutes. Have only 37 points in the 27 minutes since.
Rudy Gobert is the only big man that I've ever seen Russell Westbrook hesitate to challenge at the rim.
Whew, that was close. Kentucky almost had to fire John Calipari.
But how was the call? http://t.co/oipS6oGnF6
Awful third quarter for the Thunder. Jazz outscore them 29-17, lead 76-66. Kanter 18 and 11, Westbrook 17 and 6 assists (9 turnovers).
Thunder were up 16 earlier, now down 12.
Was that Harvey Grant or Stringer Bell?
Enes Kanter with his eighth consecutive double-double: 18 points, 10 rebounds with 3:45 left in the third.
Eight straight point-rebound double-doubles for Enes Kanter. Again: Previous Thunder record was five.
Ninth turnover for Russell Westbrook. At least four have been just simple dribbling mistakes.
Westbrook's 1st qtr: 13 pts, 6 asts, 4/7 FG, 2 TOs Westbrook since: 4 pts, 0 asts, 2/7 FG, 6 TOs
Jazz on a 35-14 run. Flipped a 15-point deficit into a five-point lead.
Enes Kanter handed a technical foul.
Russell Westbrook had seven first half turnovers. His turnovers by game this month: 4, 5, 9, 10, 8, 4, 7, 7, 6, 5, 2, 4, 7.
Thunder lead the Jazz 49-47 at half. Westbrook 15 and 6 assists (7 turnovers), Kanter 12 and 6 rebounds, McGary 8. Thunder with 14 turnovers
Kant hear you.
Six first half turnovers for Russell Westbrook, 13 for the Thunder.
Enes Kanter just took Rudy Gobert to school with some gorgeous footwork.
Oh man, Enes Kanter is killing me. Misses the first free throw, then after hitting the second leaves his hand up all the way back down.
Isn't exactly LeBron's first Heat game in Cleveland, but this Kanter return to Utah has given this game some extra juice.
On a basketball court with huge people all over the place, Rudy Gobert still somehow looks massive.
Kanter stares down the crowd behind the basket after that foul. He's loving this.
Even Russell Westbrook is keeping up with Kentucky - Notre Dame (note: he's really not): http://t.co/ScSeXYdYQo
Also, the Thunder played defense.
Thunder lead the Jazz 32-21 after a quarter. Westbrook 13 and 6 assists, McGary 8, Kanter 6 and 3 rebounds.
Thunder up 32-21 on the Jazz at the end of the first quarter. Russell Westbrook already with 13 points and 6 assists.
Really nice opening quarter from Westbrook. He's got 13 points and six assists. Thunder leads the Jazz, 32-21 after one.
Westbrook and McGary are running some pretty pick-and-roll basketball.
Adams back on the bench.
The popular heckle towards Enes Kanter from behind the Thunder bench is "You're a baby Kanter!"
Steven Adams headed toward the locker room. Looks like he's trying to walk off whatever is bothering him. Took a hard fall a second ago.
Nevermind. Russell Westbrook puts the mask on right before tip.
Steve Novak giving Kanter a long pregame pep talk.
Enes Kanter walks out to loud boos, puts his hands to his ears, and waves his arms asking for more.
Kanter just egged on the crowd as he was booed for starting lineup intros.
Thunder-Jazz tipping soon. Crowd reaction to Enes Kanter should be interesting.
Derrick Favors officially out tonight against the Thunder. Trevor Booker will start in his place.