Thunder Wins Final Summer League Game
ORLANDO, Florida - The Thunder capped off its week in Orlando with its third straight victory to finish with a 3-2 record in Summer League competition.
Oklahoma City hammered the Utah Jazz 89-75 with most of the active roster players back in action. After sitting out of Thursday's victory against Brooklyn, Lazar Hayward, Reggie Jackson and Cole Aldrich were all back on the floor for OKC.
After experiencing flu-like symptoms on Thursday, Hayward wasn't showing any effects with a game-high 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting and 6-of-6 from the foul line. Second-year point guard Reggie Jackson was right on his heels with 14 points and three assists. Jackson on shot 3-of-10 from the field but connected on 8-of-8 free throws and had a monster dunk over Utah's Jeremy Evans.
Garrett Temple had 12 points and Latavious Williams added 11 points and 10 rebounds for OKC. Center Cole Aldrich continued to struggle, managing four points and six rebounds on 0-for-2 shooting.
Thunder was out-shot by the Jazz 40.6 percent to 40.3 percent, and all made three fewer field goals, but it won by doing what the Thunder has become largely known for – exceptional free throw shooting. The difference in this game was made at the line where Utah shot 62.5 percent on 15-of-24 shooting, while the Thunder shot 92.1 percent on 35-for-38 shooting.
Rookie Perry Jones III continued to sit out with a sprained ankle and recently-signed center Hasheem Thabeet did not play either despite signing his official contract with the team on Wednesday. Undrafted forward Hollis Thompson from Georgetown, who the Thunder signed to its 15th roster spot on Wednesday, also did not compete in the final Summer League game.