The 2018 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz head-to-head, and both teams battled 6 times. Out of the 6 game series of the 1st Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, Oklahoma City Thunder outdueled Utah Jazz , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Utah Jazz ’s 2 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Oklahoma City Thunder had an offensive rating of 113.7, defensive rating of 104.9, 23.0 free-throw attempts, and 29.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.483 percent clip as a team. Utah Jazz had an offensive rating of 104.9, defensive rating of 113.7, 20.0 free-throw attempts, 28.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.393 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Oklahoma City Thunder finished the game with a record of 102 , and Utah Jazz recorded Oklahoma City Thunder possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz’s based on the advanced stats, Oklahoma City Thunder had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.565 percent, Utah Jazz had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 13.6 vs 16.7 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Utah Jazz matchup of the 2018 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Paul George and Donovan Mitchell based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Paul George for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 20.0 and made 13.0 , 2.0 offensive rebounds 5.0 defensive rebounds, 0.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.2. While Donovan Mitchell put up 22.0 and made 11.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 9.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.209.