Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 20 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost their second straight game. Utah now holds a 1 1/2 game lead over Phoenix for the best record in the NBA. Consistently playing tough defense and efficient offense have helped the Trail Blazers surge up the standings over the final few weeks of the regular season.
Utah Jazz (50-20, first in the Western Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (21-49, 14th in the Western Conference) Oklahoma City; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City hosts Utah looking to break its 10-game home slide. The Thunder have gone 3-8 against division opponents.
He's back and still good at basketball.