The Utah Jazz hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder last Saturday night at their Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. It was the Jazz third game this season and their second winning game as well after their first victory against the Nuggets (106-96) on the opening night. The home squad shot in the overall 49 percent from the field, 31 percent from the three-point line and 79 percent from the free throw line. They outrebounded the OCT 41-38 in this one.

The Jazz answer a 27-7 run

The Jazz started off solid in the first period of the game as they held the Thunder to a 21-14 lead.

Midway through the second quarter, the Jazz's lead increased to 38-19 thanks to a 27-7 run spanning the last six minutes of the 1st quarter and the next nine minutes of the second quarter. The home squad finished a halftime with 10 points up against the OCT, 44-34.

The Jazz never gave up their lead. When the Thunder lowered the gap to single digit twice in the third quarter, the Jazz answered with another 14-7 run and 13-8 run. Heading into the final quarter, the OCT comeback with 30 points of their own but still, it was not enough to defeat the Jazz. The Utah Jazz had no trouble in finishing the game as they celebrated a 96-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Rudy Gobert drop double-double

The Jazz squad was built to defend. It had Joe Ingles who led all the way with 19 points, three defensive rebounds, two steals, two assists and a block in their game against the OCT. He averages 58 percent from the inside and 56 percent from the three-point line.

On the other hand, Rudy Gobert finished double-double as he had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Jazz.

He made 8-of-11 field attempts in 32 minutes. Ricky Rubio had 16 points and six defensive rebounds while Derrick Favors had 13 points and three rebounds.

OCT has the All-Star trio

As well known, the Oklahoma City Thunders made changes in their roster this past summer. The team added two more All-Star players when they acquired Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks in exchange for Doug McDermott and Enes Kanter, and when the team traded Victor Oladipo and Domas Sabonis to the Pacers in exchange to Paul George.

In their game against the Jazz, the All-Star trio led the team in scoring points and grabbing rebounds. Carmelo Anthony and Paul George led the Jazz with their 26 and 22 points. Anthony shot 46 percent from the field and 25 percent from beyond the arc while George shot 46 percent from the field and 33 percent from the three-point line. Russell Westbrook also added six points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the OCT.

Changing the roster to come up a new team that will lead all the way to the finals is a work in progress that needs a lot of work in the beginning and OCT knows that. We'll see more on how they change in their next games and on Sunday the Thunder are set to play against the Minnesota Timberwolves.