Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/1/12
OKLAHOMA CITY -- There have been many games this season that Oklahoma City has won with its offense. With Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Martin in the lineup, it can always put up points. But for the third straight game, the Thunder showed they can rely on their defense when they want to as Oklahoma City defeated Utah 106-94 Friday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Jazz committed 18 turnovers against an aggressive Oklahoma City defense, which the Thunder turned into 25 points. "We were just physical right when they cross the half court line," Oklahoma City's Kevin Martin said. "You know with Utah you have to get ready for a physical game. And they try and beat you up on the boards. We just had to be ready." Despite the loss, Utah coach Tyrone Corbin liked what he saw from his team. Missing two starters, he watched as his squad fought its way back late and make a game of it. "We fought and showed a lot of character as we have all year," Corbin said. "We're goi...
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