Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA Live Stream, Schedule, Probable Lineups, Injury Report, February 23, 2023

The game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder will take place at Vivint Arena on Thursday, February 23 at 9:00 PM ET.

Lauri Markkanen in a file photo. (Image credits: twitter/utahjazz)
By Niranjan Shivalkar | Feb 18, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Utah Jazz                     

The Utah Jazz will welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder to Vivint Arena for an NBA game on Thursday. The Jazz lost 117-111 in their last game over the Grizzlies. Jaren Jackson had 26 points, nine rebounds and four blocks and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Utah Jazz 117-111 on Wednesday night in the last game for both teams before the All-Star break.

Desmond Bane scored 24 points and Ja Morant had 20 points — on 8-of-26 shooting — and nine assists. Jackson also had five steals. Kelly Olynyk led the Jazz with 28 points and 14 rebounds, and Jordan Clarkson had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Utah, which trailed by 24 in the first half, cut the Memphis lead to 111-110 when Ochai Agbaji (17 points) scored on a dunk with 1:28 left. But Morant scored the next three points for Memphis and the Grizzlies held on for their second straight victory.

“Being up 24, you definitely don’t want to go into the All-Star break after losing a (big) lead, but we survived,” Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said. Jackson said there were several key factors that helped Memphis hold on. He said the performance “wasn’t great,” but the Grizzlies had enough left at the end to escape the Utah comeback. “I can’t tell you what it was,” Jackson said. “I’m just happy they missed some shots late, and we made some shots late. We got the ball to who we wanted to get it to and finished it out.”

Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder on the other hand won 133-96 against the Rockets in their last game. The Oklahoma City Thunder created the kind of momentum they wanted to take into the All-Star break. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points to help the Thunder roll past the Houston Rockets 133-96 on Wednesday night.Gilgeous-Alexander was 8 of 16 on field goals and 13 of 15 on free throws. 

The first-time All-Star played just three quarters because Oklahoma City was up 116-78 heading into the fourth. Thunder guard Josh Giddey said coach Mark Daigneault helped the team stay focused. “Guys know the break’s coming up and it’s easy to look past it and kind of brush this game off and just get through it and head into the break,” Giddey said. “But coach really emphasized running the finish line. I think we did a really good job of that tonight.”

The Thunder enter the break with a 28-29 record after finishing last season 24-58. They are positioned to make a run at a playoff spot in the second half of the season. “We’re aware of the race for the play-in and the playoff spots. … Every game we can get, we need,” Gilgeous-Alexander said. Lu Dort scored 15 points, Jalen Williams had 13 and Jaylin Williams added eight points and a season-high 16 rebounds for the Thunder, who posted their largest victory margin of the season. 

Probable Lineup

Utah Jazz: Ochai Agbaji, Kelly Olynyk, Walker Kessler, Jordan Clarkson, Collin Sexton

Oklahoma City Thunder: Luguentz Dort, Jalen Williams, Jaylin Williams, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey

Injury Report

Utah Jazz: Lauri Markkanen, Rudy Gay, Micah Potter, Russell Westbrook, Collin Sexton

Oklahoma City Thunder: Aleksej Pokusevski, Chet Holmgren

Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder Schedule

The game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder will take place at Vivint Arena on Thursday, February 23 at 9:00 PM ET.

Where to watch the Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder?

The match between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder will be telecast live on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Oklahoma.

CountryChannelDate and Time
United StatesAT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Oklahoma.February 23 (9:00 PM ET)

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