Game stream: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz

Game stream: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz

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Game stream: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz

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The Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1) play against the Utah Jazz (0-0) at Vivint Arena

Game Time: 9:00 PM EDT on Wednesday October 20, 2021

Oklahoma City Thunder 86, Utah Jazz 107 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
The @UtahJazz offense struggled, but the defense thrived in their season opening victory over the @Oklahoma City Thunder.
Plus, Donovan Mitchell’s final hurdle before fully overcoming last season’s ankle injury.
#takenote 
kslsports.com/?p=4705502:27 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
A postgame joke about Donovan Mitchell walking in wearing shades wound up leading to a crazy revelation: The Utah Jazz guard doesn’t wear needed contacts during games. sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…1:57 AM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Ok. Last note of the evening:
Rudy Gobert was wearing a necklace tonight and the pendant looked like a dragonfly in resin BUT it was just rutilated quartz, which was a thing that Rudy was able to tell me on the spot. Then he also said, “But I like dragonflies.” So, goodnight – 1:20 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Kings minute distribution:
HB: 37
Fox: 36
Hield: 31
Holmes: 29
Haliburton: 29
Mitchell: 24
Harkless: 22
Thompson: 19
Davis: 13 – 1:20 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
I asked Luke Walton about the lineups with De’Aaron Fox & Tyrese Haliburton both out of the game.
Walton says Davion Mitchell has earned the trust of the team to run the offense in those lineups, and it also gives the Kings a chance to have Hield & Davis in the game together. – 12:54 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Luke Walton credits Davion Mitchell for the trust he’s earned from coaches and teammates, especially as a playmaker off the bench, allowing them to rest De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton at the same time in stretches. – 12:53 AM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Davion Mitchell still hasn’t lost (besides the California Classic) – 12:52 AM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Five takeaways from the Thunder’s season-opening loss at Utah:
oklahoman.com/story/sports/2…12:42 AM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
I asked Donovan Mitchell, who wears glasses in his every day life said, if he wears contacts during the game and he said that he doesn’t. He tried in college but can’t deal with touching his eye and it took him forever to even put one of them in. – 12:34 AM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Donovan Mitchell just revealed that he doesn’t wear contacts during games because he doesn’t like the feeling of his finger touching his eyes. Said he’s been told to go with prescription goggles, but doesn’t feel his eyesight is bad enough yet. pic.twitter.com/jNsVQ6qShj12:33 AM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Rookie non-starters with 10+ mins on opening night:
Davion Mitchell
Ziaire Williams
Alperen Sengun
Trey Murphy III
Tre Mann
Ayo Dosunmu
Dalano Banton – 12:27 AM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Davion Mitchell got crushed by the Bosnian Beast. – 12:25 AM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Instant analysis: Jazz start off the season on the right foot with easy win over OKC deseret.com/2021/10/20/227… pic.twitter.com/GMb8sBUcMP12:24 AM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Bojan Bogdanovic was wearing an all black Louis Vuitton zip up coat tonight after the game and it was so dope. – 12:21 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I wrote about the #Thunder rookies debut, now it is time to podcast. #ThunderUp: thunderousintentions.com/2021/10/21/okc…12:18 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA on the rookies: “They were good, all three of them. Very hard to play in Utah.”
Shai says the team has to play with more energy and some of that comes with him from the jump. pic.twitter.com/47sT0eaLmO12:16 AM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the team lesson tonight “We gotta play together more, play with more energy. Some of that comes with me from the jump me being the point guard.” – 12:14 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says building chemistry has been “good so far.” It’s “not going to happen overnight, obviously.” But again says it’s been good so far. – 12:13 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 2-man game “it was good for us. Jeremiah can shoot.” – 12:12 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he thinks he was in good rhythm but his shots just weren’t failing. It’s frustrating but “happens to the best of em.” – 12:12 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says “we tried tonight. It wasn’t enough. We competed for sure.” Says “Very hard to play in Utah.” But says all 3 rookies “were good” tonight. – 12:11 AM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I think I underestimated, somehow, just how bad the Magic, Rockets and Thunder are going to be.
Please note: This doesn’t mean they won’t be fun to watch. And I think they are all doing the right things at the moment. But they are going to lose a lot of games this year. – 12:10 AM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Derrick Favors on facing his former team pic.twitter.com/xI1PYyQd8n12:10 AM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Derrick Favors on starting tonight “I was here for so long, I just wanted to start for selfish reasons but like I told [Mark Daigneault] for so long I don’t care if I start or come off the bench. I understand the situation.” But he was happen to start for this game. – 12:07 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Derrick Favors says it was tough but “it’s part of the business.” Taking on his former team. Says “for the most part we came out and played good, but we got a lot to learn. We are going to be good though.” – 12:06 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Derrick Favors on Utah “It felt weird [being a visitor] I saw a lot of familiar faces. The only thing I was thinking was don’t walk past the locker room.”says it was nervous about walking into the home locker room out of habit. – 12:05 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Kenrich Williams: “I thought they looked real good! Very confident. Especially in a hostile environment like Utah.”
OKC drew the NBA’s toughest D on the road for the rookies’ debuts.
Still, Giddey grabbed 10 boards, JRE scored 10 points on 4-6 shooting and Mann scored 9 on 4-7. – 12:04 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
First NBA bucket for Davion Mitchell. – 12:01 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams said JRE opened the paint up a little bit because the big is worried about Robinson-Earl’s 3’s. – 12:00 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Kenrich Williams on Josh Giddey: “His IQ for the game at his age is very rare to find. A guy who can do everything. Has a great feel for the game.” – 12:00 AM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams on Josh Giddey “his IQ for the game, at his age, is very rare to find. A guy who can do a little bit of everything who is still 19. He has a good feel for the game. He really competes.” – 11:59 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams says “I think it was a little bit of everything” that could’ve gone better for OKC “I think we could’ve rebounded the ball better, our energy could’ve been better, a little bit of everything.” – 11:58 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Kenrich Williams said “it feels great being out there with the guys. It means a lot.” – 11:58 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
POSTCAST – Locke and Boone after the Jazz dominate the Oklahoma City Thunder – lockedonjazz.net/jazz/postcast-…11:57 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on the OKC rotation: “We’ve got a lot of guys we’re pretty intrigued by. It’ll be competitive for minutes throughout the year. You can expect to see us put a lot of guys out there.”
Daigneault says it’s a slim margin in their guys from 5-17. – 11:54 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Double-checked with Daigneault. Ty Jerome was available tonight, but right now he’s behind Mann and Maledon in the guard rotation. – 11:51 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Quin said some other positives from the night included Gobert operating within the framework of the offense to dominate, and Whiteside showing better chemistry on PnR. – 11:46 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on the shots this team got “sometimes, I thought we had decent possessions. This is just a team that it’s hard to get cracks against.” Says Utah forces you to play very disciplined. “Good lessons we can learn.” – 11:46 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Quin expressed some minor annoyance with the fixation on Jared Butler, noting that he’s gotten twice the number of questions about the rookie as about Don/Rudy combined. “There are no expectations on him. All he has to do is play and get better.” – 11:44 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder have a better net rating than the Brooklyn Nets. – 11:42 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Rookie opening night starters:
Jalen Green
Evan Mobley
Scottie Barnes
Jalen Suggs
Josh Giddey
Franz Wagner
Chris Duarte – 11:40 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey, Tre Mann and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl were the bright spots for the Thunder tonight which is very exciting and that concludes the postgame recap. – 11:34 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
POSTCAST – Locke and Boone after the Utah Jazz beat the Oklahoma City Thunder twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…11:34 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
POSTCAST – with Locke and Boone is coming soon at David Locke and on You Tube at Locked On Jazz and here on twitter – 11:33 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey’s first NBA line: 4 pts, 10 reb, 3 ast
Giddey was 2-of-7. He didn’t attempt a three. – 11:28 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Utah Jazz defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-86 to open their season. Spotty performance but I think it’s because the Jazz did just enough whenever needed. Big game from Gobert. Big second half from Mitchell. Utah moves to 1-0. On to Sacramento Friday night – 11:19 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz beat OKC 107-86 to start the 2021-22 regular season.
Gobert had 16p/21r in 30 minutes.
Bogdanovic led the Jazz in scoring with 22p.
Mitchell had 16p, but 6-17 FG.
An 87 Drtg for the Jazz, terrific.
@ Sacramento on Friday. – 11:19 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
FINAL: Jazz 107, Thunder 86. Gobert 16p, 21r. Mitchell 16p, 4a. Bogey 22p, 4r. Clarkson 18p. Jared Butler 0p (0-5 FGs), 1r, 1a, 1 TO, 1PF. – 11:18 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jazz start the season with a 107-86 win over the Thunder. Sacramento on Friday on the road. – 11:18 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Final in the season opener: Jazz 107, Thunder 86 – 11:18 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
OKC’s garbage-time lineup: Tre Mann, Theo Maledon, Josh Giddey, Vit Krejci and Isaiah Roby.
Somewhat good news for Giddey because we’re gonna see a lot of garbage time for OKC (side note: you can likely drop Isaiah Roby). – 11:17 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Elijah Hughes came in a few minutes ago. Miye Oni and Malik Fitts now join him. – 11:15 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
That was a fancy drop off pass to Roby by Tre Mann. – 11:14 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Derrick Favors’ return to Utah and the tribute that was a long time coming deseret.com/2021/10/20/227… pic.twitter.com/tOEeE7oYZo11:14 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Malik Fitts making his Jazz debut – 11:14 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Just when this game seemed like it was getting unwatchable, Vit Krejci is about to make his Thunder debut. – 11:13 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Elijah Hughes checks into the game. Jazz leading 103-79 with a little over 3 minutes to play – 11:12 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Vit Krejci is making his NBA debut. – 11:12 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Rudy Gobert subbing in with 3:14 left and the Jazz up by 24. 😎 – 11:11 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Vit Krejci is about to check in for the Thunder. – 11:10 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Lu Dort made his first two shots of the game and has gone 0-8 since. He and Donovan Mitchell have been battling all night.
#TakeNote | @Utah Jazz11:06 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Tomorrow morning, Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson will be officially announced as a new global ambassador for Lululemon. – 11:01 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Tomorrow morning Lululemon is going to announce that Jordan Clarkson is their newest global ambassador (their only NBA player) – 11:01 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Is that Jeremiah Robinson-Earl or a right-handed Sam Perkins. Hard to say. – 11:00 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has two of the Thunder’s six makes from three. JRE with 10 points (4-5 shooting) in 11 minutes. – 10:58 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Really good showing from Jeremiah Robinson-Earl tonight. – 10:56 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jared Butler, Take 2 – 10:55 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
So, do you think I can rip up my OKC +12.5 ticket? – 10:48 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Eric Paschall’s playmaking is a real thing, he’s tough off the dribble. – 10:47 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Paschall’s 3P shot remains funky, but that last one went in. Utah’s now 10-33 from deep. – 10:46 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz lead the Thunder 77-54….3:12 remaining in the third quarter…Gobert has 18 rebounds so far – 10:42 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann has been incredibly impressive tonight. His ability to adjust to the NBA and make noticeable changes from the first preseason game to now is just awesome and hard to do. – 10:40 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Hassan Whiteside all of a sudden has five personal fouls with 4 minutes left in the third quarter.
He was pretty foul happy in the preseason also. – 10:40 PM
Matt George @MattGeorgeSAC
Davion Mitchell already has CJ looking for bailout calls. – 10:40 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder is 2-of-22 from three. – 10:39 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Donovan Mitchell’s ability to shoot miserably, then make one shot and be dialed in like he’s Ray Allen remains a remarkably underrated skill. – 10:36 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Mitchell has nine in the third quarter and some terrific defense – 10:36 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
AGGRESSIVE DARIUS BAZLEY DRIVE. THATS WHAT WE LOVE! – 10:35 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz are on a 12-1 run to start the second half – 10:33 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Nice defense from Donovan Mitchell, drawing the charge on Dort – 10:33 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz lead the Thunder 59-42….9:34 remaining in the first quarter – 10:29 PM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
Davion Mitchell makes his NBA debut. – 10:28 PM
Sean Cunningham @SeanCunningham
Kings rookie Davion Mitchell about to check in and make his NBA debut. – 10:28 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings rookie Davion Mitchell is about to check into the game to make his NBA debut. – 10:27 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Both teams missed a ton of open threes in the first half.
OKC: 2-of-16 from deep
Utah: 5-of-22 – 10:11 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
HALFTIME: Jazz 54, Thunder 42. That was a pretty jittery opening half, though Utah was never in any danger. Gobert 13p/13r. Mitchell 2p on 1-8 FGs. Clarkson 15p off the bench on 5-5 FGs. Jazz just 5-22 on 3s (23%) but OKC is 2-16 (13%). – 10:11 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
That was a pretty bad last five minutes for the Jazz. Nothing concrete. They just didn’t play well in a bunch of areas. – 10:10 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 54-42. Jazz shot just 5/22 from deep in the half, but still had a 114 ORtg, thanks to Gobert: 13/13 at the half(!) and Clarkson: 15 points, 5/5 FG. – 10:10 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Derrick Favors just missed two layups from a combined 0 feet and is already in midseason form. – 10:09 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Halftime in Utah. The Jazz lead the Thunder 54-42 – 10:09 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault played 11 guys in the first half. Everybody except Ty Jerome, Mike Muscala, Gabriel Deck and Vit Krejci.
Aaron Wiggins and Paul Watson are inactive. – 10:09 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Derrick Favors almost pulled off the Hamidou Diallo special. – 10:09 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz are 5-21 from three – 10:08 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
SGA scores on Donovan and gets the foul. Donovan throws ball against the stantion. Donovan incurs technical foul. – 10:07 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Tech on Donovan Mitchell, threw the ball against the stanchion in frustration after giving up the and-one to SGA. – 10:07 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
A push off in Utah, a tradition unlike any other. – 10:05 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey’s passing and scoring are NBA ready day one. – 10:01 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Thunder have worked their way to within 49-37….4:13 remaining in the first half. Timeout, Quin Snyder – 10:00 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Overall, considering the opponent and what we already knew about these teams coming in, it’s been a good first half for OKC. – 10:00 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I wonder what the plan is defensively, it’s hard to diagnose everything without knowing but from my house it looks like they haven’t been on the same page as far as if they’re switching everything or not. Last possession it looked like SGA wanted to switch, Giddey didn’t, open 3. – 9:59 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
Some open shots not going down, but a lot of really quality possessions from OKC, with great ball movement. And some really high level two-man stuff between Josh Giddey and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. – 9:58 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
We’re under 6m left in 2Q, on Donovan Mitchell is finally in the scoring column, with a lay-in off a putback. Jazz lead 49-32. – 9:58 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Donovan Mitchell with his first points of the night – 9:57 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
The Thunder is predictably getting killed inside. The Jazz is 11-of-14 in the paint. Gobert has a double-double, 13 and 10, and it took him 12 minutes. – 9:52 PM
Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Does Kenrich Williams’s hair have a classification yet? Is it a frullet? pic.twitter.com/eL7D9IzwSp9:52 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jared Butler, who claimed this morning he would not be nervous at all, because he considered his preseason debut to be his NBA debut, came up juuuuust a bit short on his first shot. – 9:51 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jordan Clarkson is nice with it….has 13 off the bench and the Jazz lead the Thunder 43-24….8 minutes remaining in the first half – 9:51 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
I think it’s really sweet that Jared Butler was so certain that he wouldn’t be nervous tonight. It’s very endearing – 9:51 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Beautiful cut by Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. Sheesh. That’ll play. – 9:48 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jared Butler Alert!!! – 9:48 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The Thunder give up so much size specially without Favors on the floor I’d like to see them just commit to contesting every 3. This new play style will take time for the young players to come into their own, it’ll look like this for a while as if they aren’t defending anything. – 9:48 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Another cool moment from the @Utah Jazz honoring Derrick Favors.
#TakeNote | @kslsports pic.twitter.com/qaWkeNeclY9:47 PM

Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Jared Butler at the scorers table, about to make his NBA debut – 9:47 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jared Butler about to make his NBA debut. He checks in at the next whistle – 9:47 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Two man game with Ingles/Conley on those last 2 threes… veteran savvy. – 9:46 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Fun fact: The Jazz made a tribute video for Fave when he went to New Orleans, but he wasn’t with the team on their first trip to Utah and then the second Pelicans @ Jazz game was scheduled to be played just a couple of days after the NBA shutdown. …. – 9:46 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
End 1Q: Jazz 27, Thunder 19. Sloppy in some stretches, but looking pretty solid otherwise. Gobert dominating OKC’s big men, 11p, 5r. – 9:44 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Derrick Favors tribute video pic.twitter.com/UqEP2g8h3W9:44 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Standing ovation for Derrick Favors during the first quarter break. pic.twitter.com/Pa4S4hTdFt9:43 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
HUUUUGGGGEEEEEEE ovation for Derrick Favors, attached with a video tribute. – 9:43 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann’s first career NBA shot: a step back, 1st quarter buzzer beating 3 pointer in Rudy Gobert’s face. – 9:43 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Jazz up 27-19 after 1Q. Gobert has 11/5, Conley and Clarkson also looking good. Pretty sloppy 1Q from Utah overall, but the Thunder’s thunderness (except for Shai, who is great) overrides it all. – 9:43 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Utah leads the Thunder 27-19…..I do not think Utah played well as a unit in the first quarter. 12 minutes down. Lots of ceiling for Utah in this one – 9:42 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
TRE MANN STEP BACK OVER THE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR! He is a bucket. If he pans out he has a skillset not many have on this Thunder roster, at most one. – 9:42 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
That’s a hell of a step back from Tre Mann. Can see why people like this kid – 9:41 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
The Mitchell Robinson-Obi Toppin frontcourt is destroying the Celtics at the moment. Knicks up 100-92 with 8:57 to play. – 9:41 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Isaiah Roby has to commit to taking the charge there. You can not pull up halfway through and in turn give up an uncontested look. Small ball forces your defense to be perfect to have a shot. – 9:41 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Rudy Gobert finger roll looked like it had finesse. – 9:40 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I like the aggressiveness from Darius Bazley early, but they were almost exclusively difficult shots so far. Keep the aggressiveness while being more under control will be key. – 9:37 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Eric Paschall gets the first crack at the Jazz backup forward minutes.
Also, if they get that type of play from Hassan Whiteside throughout the season the second unit will be just fine. – 9:37 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Eric Paschall makes his official Jazz debut as a 4, playing alongside Gobert – 9:36 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
No. 13 picks:
2014: Zach LaVine
2015: Devin Booker
2017: Donovan Mitchell
2019: Tyler Herro
2021: Chris Duarte
I don’t know when or why No. 13 just became the super fun guard slot but I’m here for it and would like to purchase one ticket for the Chris Duarte bandwagon please. – 9:36 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Eric Paschall checking in with 2:55 left to go in the first – 9:35 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Don chases a rebound and drops it OOB, then passes up a layup to fire an off-target pass to Joe, then after an O-reb, Hassan tries a no-look pass that goes OOB. Not the cleanest sequence ever for the Jazz. They still lead 17-11 w/3:24 left 1Q. – 9:33 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
When Isaiah Roby is in the game the Thunder continue to try to have help off the backside corner, often times it is Bazley he has done a good job with that throughout the preseason even baiting a few turnovers. – 9:32 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz lead the Thunder 17-11 with 3:24 remaining in the first quarter – 9:32 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
There’s a certain level of unselfishness that is not necessary from Donovan Mitchell. – 9:32 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann comes off the bench… before Theo Maledon or Ty Jerome. – 9:29 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann the second sub in the game is very interesting here. – 9:28 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Somewhat of a surprise that Tre Mann is the second guy off the bench. Checks in for Giddey. – 9:28 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Isaiah Roby is the first man off the Thunder’s bench. In for Derrick Favors. – 9:26 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Thunder young guns attacking the paint and making things happen despite Gobert being there. Old enough to know better, still too young to care. – 9:23 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
21-22 is off to a good start for the Jazz, who hold a 13-8 lead over OKC with 6:47 left 1Q. Gobert has 5p/4r. – 9:23 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
First timeout of the season. The Jazz lead the Thunder 13-8….Gobert has 6 points and 4 rebounds – 9:22 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey floaters give me a life. Such a weapon, especially given his playmaking ability. – 9:21 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Josh Giddey’s first NBA bucket is a runner off the glass. – 9:21 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Rudy Gobert almost took his teammates head off for a rebound. I remember that being a narrative about a certain former Thunder player. – 9:19 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz are currently on a 9-2 run….Conley looks so comfortable in PNR – 9:19 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Utah Jazz announce the full roster on opening night, and you can watch it here.
youtu.be/YpXlLGstE609:17 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander opens the season by scoring on multiple DPOY Rudy Gobert. – 9:16 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander starts the scoring with a tough finish over the defensive player of the year. – 9:15 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Mitchell Robinson comes out and this time Thibodeau tries the Obi-Julius combo. – 9:12 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Back home, @Utah Jazz fans give Derrick Favors a very warm welcome.
#TakeNote | ⁦@kslsportspic.twitter.com/zpJJvTwCfE9:08 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings Gameday Live: Updated with the latest news, notes and quotes, including Kings coach Luke Walton’s remarks on Marvin Bagley III’s situation, Davion Mitchell’s NBA debut and what he remembers about his own NBA debut for the Lakers on Oct. 28, 2003.
sacbee.com/article2551359…9:07 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder are starting – 9:05 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Folks, basketball is back in the Thunder variety! Thank you to everyone who has and will follow along through it all! You all make this happen and my dream come true getting to do this for a living! Let’s have fun, be respectful, and #ThunderUp9:04 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
The @1041straight shoot around report has been moved to 7:00 pm each night We will be on both @ZoneSportsNet and @kslnewsradio tonight for the Utah Jazz opening game. Tune in – 8:53 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Lot of love for Derrick Favors in Utah. pic.twitter.com/1Z3smbw9jq8:51 PM

Steve Popper @StevePopper
Romeo Langford was all alone inside, got the pass, and Mitchell Robinson recovered to get in front of him. And I’m not sure I’ve ever seen panic set in that quickly. – 8:29 PM
Clay Bailey @claybailey9
And your officials for the season-opener: Kevin Scott, Michael Smith and John Conley. These officials are endorsed, approved and blessed b @badunclep who has not had enough of a season to curse any of them…..
YET – 7:57 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says theres no expectations on Josh Giddey tonight “we are in it for the long haul. We don’t get overly excited from one outcome, we just want to help him learn to be consistent.” Says Giddey has downhill speed that has more pop than Mark anticipated. – 7:49 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daigneault said part of the reasoning for starting Favors is that he’s coming home. He’s meant a lot to the Jazz and their fans. – 7:46 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault said he started Derrick Favors due to the stability he brings. “I’m not going to lie, he’s coming home, this is a special place to him, I wanted to acknowledge that.” – 7:45 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Thunder coach Mark Daigneault on ex-Jazz big man Derrick Favors: “He’s the man. He’s got a great temperament, he’s very steady. … The young guys really like him. He’s not giving any speeches, but he’s one of the guys our rookies look at.” – 7:44 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Derrick Favors will start for OKC tonight. – 7:43 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault announces the starters as:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Lu Dort
Josh Giddey
Darius Bazley
Derrick Favors – 7:43 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Derrick Flavors will start at center for the Thunder – 7:43 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Derrick Favors will start at center tonight, per Mark Daigneault.
Other four starters same as preseason: SGA, Giddey, Dort, Bazley – 7:43 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says Derrick Favors will start. – 7:43 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on SGA: “He’s got unbelievable maturity level for his age. He’s lost in the competition. He’s also lost in his work. He’s an unbelievable worker. He comes better every time. He sees the big picture.” – 7:42 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says Utah “has a threat at every spot.” Mention’s Mitchell is “an elite guard”, Conley is crafty, and so on and so forth. – 7:41 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says you have to make the Jazz earn everything, “pursue the heck out of the ball.” Says the Jazz “are a low mistake team. They just don’t beat themselves.” – 7:41 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Snyder with plenty of kind words about Derrick Favors, who will face his former team tonight.
“My relationship with Fave, it’s a lifetime relationship … I don’t think there’s anything wrong with saying you miss him.” – 7:22 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Quin Snyder on Derrick Favors:
“You hope that you have the chance to get to know someone at a personal level like I’ve had the chance to know Fav.”
Calls Favors a lifelong friend.
#takenote | @KSLSports – 7:21 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Quin Snyder was asked about Lu Dort having the most success of any player in the league when guarding Donovan Mitchell:
“My guess is you could say that about Lu Dort with a lot of guys.” – 7:19 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
With Eric Paschall cleared I’ll be curious how Quin Snyder handles the back up forward minutes.
He’s got the edge in experience over Elijah Hughes but Hughes defense and three-point shooting were obviously improved in the preseason.
#takenote | @kslsports7:19 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Eric Paschall (right index finger) is available to play. Trent Forrest (out) is still in the concussion protocol – 7:13 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Eric Paschall (dislocated finger) is AVAILABLE tonight. – 7:13 PM
Andy Larsen @andyblarsen
Eric Paschall is available tonight. – 7:12 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl ahead of his NBA debut pic.twitter.com/XnifO5I1Dk7:08 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl said veterans have told him it’s a really long season so you can’t dwell on one game. – 7:02 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl gives a lot of props to Villanova on preparing players for the NBA, specially on how to understand the scouting report and get it down prior to tip off so you don’t have to think, just know it and play. – 7:02 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl “We have our scouting report on what we need to focus on during the game. We are going out there to compete and do the best we can.” On the difference in if Utah goes big or small. – 7:01 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Knicks – Madison Square Garden – October 20, 2021 – Opening Night Starters
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, G. Williams, R. Williams
New York – Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson
OUT: Boston: Richardson, Horford NY: Noel, Gibson pic.twitter.com/RWGb5IyP4R7:00 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Jazz had the best record in the NBA last year.
Thunder are supposed to have the worst record in the NBA this year.
Couldn’t ask for a better litmus test for SGA, Dort, Giddey, Baze, Poku and this young squad than OKC’s season opener. – 6:51 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Super excited to be back on the road this season. Can’t wait to bring you stories from every stop.
Subscribe to The Oklahoman for exclusive Thunder features, columns, analysis and game coverage.
bit.ly/2lO4eQ2 pic.twitter.com/aVIKUbMSU76:13 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Robert Williams vs Mitchell Robinson might be about as athletic a center matchup as there can be in the NBA right now. There might be some incredible highlights tonight from those two. – 5:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Grant Williams
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Knicks starters:
Mitchell Robinson
Julius Randle
RJ Barrett
Evan Fournier
Kemba Walker – 5:48 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Mitchell Robinson starting at center. Taj is out for personal reasons. Nerlens also out. pic.twitter.com/3aWkN54oUe5:47 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Tom Thibodeau says Mitchell Robinson will start at center, as you’d expect given the NYK injuries. No Taj Gibson (personal reasons) and Nerlens Noel (foot) tonight vs. BOS. – 5:46 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Taj Gibson and Nerlens Noel will miss tonight’s game for the Knicks, Tom Thibodeau says. Mitchell Robinson will start opposite Robert Williams at center — pretty intriguing matchup. – 5:46 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
Knicks starters:
Kemba Walker
Evan Fournier
RJ Barrett
Julius Randle
Mitchell Robinson – 5:45 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Great to have Hornets basketball again tonight, pre-season is fine but there’s nothing like the real thing.
Remember last season they lost their first two games against OKC & Cleveland and were fine. Expect a slow start with the limited time key players have had in pre-season – 3:45 PM
David Locke @DLocke09
Jazz season opener tonight
Radio Broadcast with @1041straight and @David Locke will be on @kslnewsradio 1160/102.7 as well as @ZoneSportsNet 1280/97.5.
On the floor with Ron Boone at 6pm on Instagram at DLocke09
Postcast after the game on You Tube and Facebook at David Locke – 3:28 PM
Austin Kent @AustinKent
🗣️📢 Opening night is nice and all… but it’s officially Rookie Debut Day. Who do we have our eyes on tonight?
🚀 Jalen Green
⚔️ Evan Mobley
🦖 Scottie Barnes
🪄 Jalen Suggs
⛈️ Josh Giddy
🪄 Franz Wagner
👑 Davion Mitchell
🦤 Ziaire Williams
⭐️⭐️⭐️ #NBATopShotThis3:27 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Pregame read on how Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey can coexist, and why Mark Daigneault believes “style is overrated” when it comes to fit.
oklahoman.com/story/sports/2…3:26 PM
Ryan McDonald @ryanwmcdonald
Can Utah State basketball exceed preseason expectations? deseret.com/2021/10/20/227… pic.twitter.com/N2rDSAbwY93:15 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Kings Gameday Live: Updated with a look at how Damian Lillard dominated while going 3-0 against the Kings last season. Enter Davion Mitchell, who already told Lillard “I kind of know your moves.” Is this Dame Time or an Off Night?
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…3:12 PM

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