Those events began when Utah's Rudy Gobert was fouled in the groin by OKC's Raymond Felton in a game that was already plenty heated.
The Jazz lead the series 3-1 after winning Game 4.
Game 5 is on Wednesday night. The tone was set back on Saturday after Game 3 when Russell Westbrook guaranteed he was going to shut down Ricky Rubio.
Despite being down 3-1, Oklahoma City still has a decent chance of advancing.
"We gotta win, nothing to it", Anthony said after the Game 4 loss. "We've just got to work with what we have". From there, we probably missed some opportunities to move the ball. "I thought he was a positive". Despite his poor play at various points during the series, this is great news for the Thunder as they try to stay alive. Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 33 points in the win.
But one thing is very clear: we should expect a whole lot more drama before this is all said and done.
The Jazz pulled away at the start of the second half.
The rundown: The Thunder were down 58-52 at halftime against the Jazz on Wednesday, but the Jazz gained separation in the third quarter.
The rule in question is whether or not Russ was allowed into the game by a referee or if he "left the bench".
"It's a seven-game series, first team to four".
Oklahoma City was built this offseason around three All-Stars with the hopes of contending for the Western Conference crown. Utah made 45.1 percent of its shots and was 12 of 34 from long range. "That's what we do".
The Timberwolves were overwhelmed in the third quarter when the Rockets scored 50 points, with James Harden pouring in 22 of his 36 points in the period.
"It was a good time to do it". Houston scored on 11 straight possessions after an opening stop by Minnesota, and Harden alone scored 17 of its first 20 points.
"He told me we were getting swept".
"I think the biggest thing is that I'm just focused on the task at hand", Mitchell said. Paul baited Teague into a pushing foul for a pair of add-to-the-pile free throws. He missed all six of his 3-pointers. We know that it's going to be another war next game and we just need to be tough but at the same time mentally ready for that.
"This is the playoffs", said Rubio, who had 13 points and 8 assists.