His biggest moment came late in the fourth quarter. With Oklahoma City down one and 19 seconds left, Westbrook grabbed a defensive rebound and drove for an old-fashioned three-point play in transition to put the Thunder up one.
But that play – and, by extension, Oklahoma City’s win – is tainted by the NBA acknowledging Westbrook should have been called for loose-ball fouling Rudy Gobert while going for the rebound. Per the Last Two Minute Report:
Westbrook (OKC) pushes Gobert (UTA) and dislodges him from his rebounding position.
A correct call would’ve put the Thunder in the penalty and given Gobert – who’s making 67% of his free throws this season and 62% for his career – two attempts from the line.
That’s up to a five-point swing in a game Oklahoma City led by just two when the Jazz began intentionally fouling.