Oklahoma City, OK (Sporting Alert) — Reggie Jackson scored 18 points and dished out six rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 88-82 in a preseason game at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City Sunday night.
Utah Jazz: G. Hayward 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Oklahoma City: R. Jackson 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl
Serge Ibaka had 17 points, eight rebounds and four blocks, while Thabo Sefolosha added 14 points and five rebounds off the bench for the Thunder, which played most of the game without star forward Kevin Durant, who sat out the entire second half.
Durant played just 18 minutes in the first half and went 2-of-10 from the field for five points. Jeremy Lamb finished with 12 points and Nick Collison contributed 11 points and five boards in the win for the Thunder.
Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 18 points, with Enes Kanter adding 15 points and seven rebounds in the defeat for Utah, who are 1-4 in preseason.
Both teams struggled from three-point range with OKC going just 4-of-16 from that range and the Jazz, 6-of-22.
Utah were held to just 40 points in the first half.