The Jazz have an opportunity to take control of the series with the next two games on their home court in Salt Lake City. Game three is scheduled for Sunday.
In Los Angeles last April, the Jazz surged ahead in the third quarter and withstood the Clippers' mild rally.
Imagine the Jazz's winning a road playoff game while going almost six minutes without scoring.
"I think if he was feeling something, he didn't show it and he played through it", Jazz coach Quin Snyder said.
And the Thunder crumbled.
The Jazz closed as a four-point underdog at BetDSI sportsbook but in the end, not only covered the spread but also cashed as +150 underdog on the moneyline. Understandably, that wasn't good enough.
"I don't know", Anthony said.
Mitchell scored seven points in the final 54.4 seconds of the quarter as Utah pulled within 79-74 entering the final stanza. One could expect him to be even better come Wednesday night, and beyond. "Just trying to find ways to be aggressive, make an impact", Favors said.
Throughout the campaign, the shooting guard racked up multiple milestones and he continued that in game two as it proved to be another historic night for him.
Mitchell suffered a toe injury in the fourth quarter of Game 1.
Rookie Donovan Mitchell added a game high 28.
During the 72 hours between Oklahoma City's Game 1 victory and the tipoff of Game 2, a few issues questions issues were debated and wondered about. But the Celtics responded with an 11-2 run, capped by a banked in 3-pointer by Brown to push their lead back up to 118-99. Would Rubio improve on his 5-of-18 overall shooting? Mitchell left the game in the second half with left foot soreness.
The Jazz had the NBA's best defense for the final 30 games of the season for a reason. Not much. Not yet. Oklahoma City made just nine of 25 shots inside the three-point line in the first half. It was up to the starters in this one as the Jazz had three players at 20 or more while the Thunder had none. It was in conjunction with George, whose status was uncertain because of a right hip contusion.