OKLAHOMA CITY — Just when it seemed that the Utah Jazz had made a monstrous comeback with the game in hand, Russell Westbrook took his team on his back and led the Thunder to a 109-106 victory.
Westbrook tallied 43 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to complete his 30th triple-double of the season.
The Jazz finished the game with six players in double figures.
• Oklahoma City shooters went 12-of-13 from three-point distance in the first half.
• The Jazz outscored the Thunder 54-42 in the paint.
• The Thunder outscored the Jazz 22-4 on fast break points.
Records: Jazz (37-23), Thunder (35-25)
Jazz:Gordon Hayward paced the Jazz with 19 points.
Thunder:Westbrook finished with a game-high 43 points, including 12 in the last two minutes.
Jazz: vs. Timberwolves, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Thunder: at Trail Blazers, Thursday, 8:30 p.m.