First up is starter effectiveness and value. The thing that jumps out right away is the game that Reggie Jackson had. Jackson plays the point guard position and he was 7 for 10 from the floor (including 3 for 3 on three point shots) he also had 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 1 steal, while he had no fouls and no turnovers during 27 minutes of playing time.
The other take away is that OKC was able to get more value out of their starters overall than the Jazz did.
The next series shows the ten players with the most minutes from each team and their effectiveness and value.
The Jazz actually hit more shots than the Thunder for the game (29 to 28) and made more three pointers (6 to 4), while taking a similar amount of shots (76 to 74).
The next area of analysis is free throws. Both teams took a similar number of free throws; the Jazz took 32 and the Thunder took 34. However, the Thunder capitalized on their free throws at a higher rate than the Jazz did (82.4% to 56.3%).
The next graphic shows that the Jazz again allowed a higher rate of offensive rebounds on their side of the floor than their opponent, though, the margin was less in this game than the one against the Trail Blazers. The Jazz grabbed 73.68% of the boards on their side versus 78.00% that the Thunder grabbed on their side.
One thing you will note is that the Thunder had 12 more rebound opportunities on their side of the floor than the Jazz did despite taking a similar amount of shots as the Jazz. This difference is a result of the missed free throws of the Jazz.
Both the Jazz and Thunder took care of the basketball similarly with the Jazz having a turnover rate of 15.1% and the Thunder having a turnover rate of 14.4%.