Russell Westbrook guarantees he will shut down Ricky Rubio in Game 4


Ricky Rubio (26 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) recorded his first career triple-double in the postseason for the Jazz. Rubio called it "an honor" to have his name next to the Jazz legend.

"He made some shots", Westbrook told reporters, per ESPN's Royce Young.

So if you're looking to hone in on one specific matchup in Game 3, it's Favors vs. Anthony. The lead hit 14 at the end of the quarter when Rubio hit a buzzer-beating trey. "We're just making it harder on them, making them take tough shots and just trying to find ways to stop a high-powered offense", Towns said.

Mitchell said he isn't expecting to see a desperate Thunder team when game No. 4 happens Monday night, but is expecting more physicality.

He finished second in the league during the regular season with 384 total offensive rebounds after averaging 5.1 per game.

Oklahoma City's hot shooting continued as the Thunder stretched its lead to 12, but it wasn't long after that Rubio got going. The Thunder shot 14 for 28 from 3-point range. Utah responded with nine-straight points, including five from Mitchell.

The Thunder's big three of Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George wilted in the face of the Jazz's onslaught and the constant roar of the Utah home crowd.

Ingles, who was a primary cog in Utah's offense as the Jazz got better and better throughout the season, was almost invisible in the first two games against the defense of George.

However, Westbrook was clearly frustrated after the game and "guarantees" Rubio won't repeat his triple-double feat.

The stretch wound up being a bit of an aberration for the Thunder, as they shot a solid 47 percent on the night and made 50 percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line.