OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City held off a late run by a lineup of Utah Jazz backups for a 112-104 victory at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday afternoon.
A lineup of Alec Burks, Dante Exum, Joel Bolomboy, Raul Neto and Trey Lyles cut the lead to six with about a minute to go, but it was't enough to catch the Thunder.
Exum was especially strong, scoring a career high of 22 points, clearly besting his previous personal best of 15.
None of the Jazz starters reached double digits. Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert missed the game due to injuries.
• OKC scored 58 points in the paint — 14 more than the Jazz.
• 1 month between made 3-pointers for Trey Lyles, who had 10.
• 32 triple-doubles for Russell Westbrook on the season. That passes Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most ever in a season.
Records: Jazz 41-25, 4th place in the Western Conference; Thunder 37-29, 6th place
Jazz: Burks had 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists.
Thunder: Westbrook scored 29 points to go with his 14 assists and 10 rebounds.
Jazz: vs. Clippers on Monday, 7 p.m.
Thunder: at Nets on Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.