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 108.1, defensive rating of 99.0, 24.0 free-throw attempts, and 21.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.429 percent clip as a team. Utah Jazz had an offensive rating of 99.0, defensive rating of 108.1, 26.0 free-throw attempts, 38.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.342 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Oklahoma City Thunder finished the game with a record of 99 , 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 0.489 percent, Oklahoma City Thunder had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 9.1 vs 17.0.
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 Russell Westbrook and Jae Crowder based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Russell Westbrook for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 39.0 and made 17.0 , 3.0 offensive rebounds 12.0 defensive rebounds, 7.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.241. While Jae Crowder put up 19.0 and made 9.0, 0.0 offensive rebounds, 8.0 defensive rebounds, 3.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.195.