The Utah Jazz look to bounce back from loss when visiting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. Utah is first in the Northwest division at 39-23 with a 2 ½-game lead over the second-place Denver Nuggets. The Jazz were defeated by the New Orleans Pelicans 124-90 on Friday. Donovan Mitchell was the leading scorer for Utah with 14 points but the Jazz shot just 34.8% as a team and committed 21 turnovers.
Donovan Mitchell is leading Utah in scoring with an average of 26.1 points per game, while Rudy Gobert is the leading rebounder with an average of 14.9 rebounds per game and Mike Conley is the leader in assists with an average of 5.3 assists per game. Bojan Bogdanovic is the second leading scorer with an average of 17.7 points per game and one of five players for Utah averaging double-figures in scoring.
Oklahoma City arrives in Utah following a 138-101 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. The loss dropped Oklahoma City to 20-43 and the Thunder are last in the Northwest division 19 ½ games behind the first-place Utah Jazz. In the loss to Minnesota, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the leading scorer for Oklahoma City with 33 points. The Thunder committed 23 turnovers and shot only 43.0%.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is the leading scorer for Oklahoma City with an average of 23.6 points per game, while the leading rebounder is Darius Bazley with an average of 6.6 rebounds per game. Gilgeous-Alexander is also the leader in assists with an average of 5.6 assists per game. Oklahoma City has just one active player averaging double figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 102.1 points per game.