Utah Jazz: 3 takeaways from Game 3 vs. Thunder

Rubio's triple-double leads Jazz to playoff win

Ricky Rubio had arguably his best game of the year in Saturday night's playoff win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Russell Westbrook has promised it will not happen again in the series. Rubio called it "an honor" to have his name next to the Jazz legend.

In winning Game 2, the Jazz looked good when they had Gobert and Favors on the court together, and they gambled that Anthony wouldn't make enough shots to prevent them from playing that way. The new lineup resulted in success from the 3-point line in the first quarter, but that's where it ended.

It's hard to believe that's where we are these days with Carmelo Anthony, who has spent his career as one of the league's preeminent scorers, is now in a position where he needs to prove he can hit shots against a power forward to win a first-round series for his team as a third option. "You feel more secure on the wing".

Westbrook is not happy, and the reigning NBA MVP wasted little time in vowing that things will be different in Game 4.

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Westbrook, meanwhile, was off all night, finishing with 14 points (on 5-17 shooting), 11 rebounds and nine assists.

When Adams went to the bench in the second quarter, Utah made its decisive 25-8 run, dominating the glass and getting all kinds of good shots inside.

Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 25 points off the bench for the Heat, who led by 12 points in the second half before letting a game they nearly certainly had to have slip away. The Thunder shot 14 for 28 from 3-point range. Utah had 19 second-chance points to the Thunder's eight. "Guarantee that", Westbrook said afterward. Perhaps Gobert's defensive presence is making one of the game's most instinctive players think twice.

"He made some shots". "I don't know what else to say".

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