The Oklahoma City Thunder went on the attack in the first half of their matchup with the Utah Jazz and take a 53-39 lead into halftime. The Thunder used their quickness to their advantage attacking away at the paint to earn 21 trips to the free throw line in the first half. Oklahoma City hit 53 percent of its shot attempts in the first half while holding Utah to under 33 percent.
James Harden came off the bench to lead the Thunder with 12 points. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant each added 11 points in the first half. Serge Ibaka was a factor at both ends of the court finishing with six points, six rebounds and four blocked shots.
Al Jefferson has done everything he could to keep the Jazz in the game scoring 13 points in the first half. Paul Milsap added eight points and seven rebounds for the Jazz.