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1-1, 3rd in Northwest
Westbrook struggles as Thunder fall to Jazz (0:53)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook has taken a noticeably different approach to the first two games this season, but he doesn't see it as a change.


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on the Thunder's ugly loss to the Jazz: "Honestly, I'm happy we got this blow early."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

That's it for the Thunder as the starters take a seat down 15 with 1:32 left. Westbrook finishes with 6 points on 2-11 shooting, plus 7 turnovers (13 rebounds and 9 assists). The only game last season Westbrook scored in single-digits was the final one, where he only played in the first half against Denver. Melo finished with 26, George with 22.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Things nobody said last season: The Thunder are making a comeback with Russell Westbrook on the bench. Down 73-57 to start the fourth, the second unit plus Melo have cut it to 76-69.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder finally shook loose a bit in the third offensively, but it was the other side that became problematic. Utah leads 73-57 headed to the fourth. George with 19, Melo 17, but Westbrook with only 3 on 1-9 shooting (12 rebonds and 8 assists though). Westbrook is clearly trying to navigate a new world of managing his aggression with his two new teammates.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Four straight scores (three from Melo, one from George) and the Thunder are up to 34 points at half. They're fortunate to just be down 10 to the Jazz. George has 11, Westbrook has only 2, but 10 rebounds, Melo has 10 on 5-14 shooting.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

There's 3:33 left in the second quarter. The Thunder have 19 points. And somehow, it's looked even worse than that.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Really ugly opening quarter for the Thunder in Utah. Just 14 points, and while a lot of it had to do with missing some pretty good looks -- especially in the paint -- the lack of flow is noticeable.

George moves media scrum out of Westbrook's way (0:37)

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George's media scrum was blocking the way off the court after shootaround. Russell Westbrook let him know about it. But George wasn't mad about it. "Hey, that's the man getting me easy looks."


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Jerami Grant shooting after shooting. Grant missed a few and Melo said, "I didn't come here to get double-teamed!"


Lonzo, Rockets, Thunder and lottery reform

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Jackie MacMullan chat about Lonzo (and LaVar's) NBA debut with the Lakers (4:00), first thoughts on the Rockets (14:55) and Thunder (23:45) and Mark Cuban's proposed lottery reforms (39:20).

ESPN Stats & Info

Spreading the ball around

When OKC's Big 3 shared the floor, it was Carmelo Anthony who took the majority of shots. Although Russell Westbrook attempted just five shots while playing alongside his All-Star teammates, he assisted on nine of the team's 14 made shots. The Thunder outscored the Knicks 41-32 when Anthony, Westbrook and Paul George were on the court together.

ESPN Stats & Info

New season, same Westbrook

In the Thunder's season opener, Russell Westbrook picked up right where he left off last season. The 2016-17 MVP debuted by notching his 80th career triple-double -- 21 points, 10 rebounds and 16 assists -- in a 105-84 win over the Knicks.

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Carmelo after OKC debut: 'No more Knicks talk'

There were some rough patches for the Thunder's new All-Star duo in their regular-season debuts with Oklahoma City, with Paul George missing a number of open looks and Carmelo Anthony going cold at times, but talent prevailed in the end.

Team Stats

Points Per Game96.0Tied-26th
Rebounds Per Game39.527th
Assists Per Game20.520th
Points Allowed90.0Tied-2nd

Team History


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