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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook was seen getting some treatment in his upper body in the second half and was asked if he's dealing with any kind of injury: "A lot of s--- going on with my body, but that's everybody right now."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Westbrook on Ricky Rubio getting hot from midrange: "He made shots. [He got] too comfortable. But I'm gonna shut that s--- off next game though. Guarantee that."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George has come out very assertive in the fourth. And he needs to be. With Westbrook struggling, it's going to be up to George to carry OKC's scoring.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder are in a lot of trouble, down 14 heading to the fourth. Russell Westbrook has just not been able to solve Utah's defensive scheme, and without Paul George stepping up to take over the primary scoring duties, OKC's defense finally wilted in that quarter. The only road back for the Thunder in this one is going to be some hot outside shooting.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

With Russell Westbrook not playing well, and Paul George not making up for it, the Thunder have kind of been hanging on by a thread in this third quarter. And as the Jazz keep churning good shots, it's starting to get away from OKC.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Game 3 follows the trends of the series, with both teams exchanging runs in the first half. The Thunder went up 12, and appeared to have a good grip on things, and then Ricky Rubio erupted. The Jazz closed the half on a 20-6 run with Rubio at the middle of all of it. The Thunder looked a bit rattled too as the Jazz built momentum.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jazz were pretty out of sync, and then Ricky Rubio exploded. He's taken over this first half, hitting pull-up jumpers and outplaying Russell Westbrook, by a good amount.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Jimmy Butler: "I got tired of my teammates telling me to be more aggressive the past few days. So I was tonight."

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Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Chris Paul on what went wrong for the Rockets tonight. Keyword: Defense

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder finish the first quarter on an 18-2 run, and did it with Russell Westbrook playing pretty weird, and not particularly good. Big adjustment by Billy Donovan to create some extra space going to Patrick Patterson for Steven Adams early sparked the offense.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

The Timberwolves made as many 3's as the Rockets in Game 3. (15) That is Minnesota's 2nd most made 3's in a single game this season. Also the most ever in a playoff game, in Wolves franchise history.

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Only in NOLA does a sweep look and sound like this.

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