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Oklahoma City couldn’t figure out the second half once again. Utah used an impressive 13-0 run to put the Thunder out to pasture with a 115-102 win in Game 3 on Saturday night. Oklahoma City will look to respond on Monday night in Utah. Here are some numbers that affected the win.

33

Oklahoma City only had 33 rebounds in the loss on Saturday night. The Thunder really need to figure out this rebounding things. It’s the second lowest rebound total of the season. That’s a recipe for disaster.

8

Total turnovers for Russell Westbrook

1

Ricky Rubio had his first career triple-double on Saturday night.

17

Total assists by the Thunder. While Westbrook had nine of them, it probably should’ve been a lot more if people had hit their shots.

38.9%

Thunder’s shooting percentage the final 31 minutes of the game.

66.7%

Oklahoma City’s shooting the first 17 minutes of the game.

50%

The Thunder shot 50 percent from three on Saturday night, which is really all for naught in the loss. It’s one of the few positive notes from the night.

23

Oklahoma City was called for 23 fouls, Utah called for 20. Two for Utah were in the final minutes, pointless finals. You could argue the officiating was inconsistent or the fact Oklahoma City was just sloppy and careless all night long.

6

Only six offensive boards for the Thunder. Oklahoma City has to do a better job on the offensive glass. It doesn’t help when Steven Adams was in foul trouble.

19

Utah had 19 second chance points, compared to Oklahoma City’s eight. That’s embarrassing.

3

Utah had three players score at least 20 points. Ricky Rubio (26), Donovan Mitchell (22), and Joe Ingles (21). Only Paul George scored more than 20 for the Thunder.

57.1%

Utah shot 57.1 percent from three (8-of-14) in the second half from three. Mitchell and Ingles combined for 6-of-8 from deep in the second half.

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