The National Basketball Association (NBA) Oklahoma City Thunder has risen to an advantageous position to advance to the seed match.
Oklahoma City won an away game 114-98 against the Utah Jazz held at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA on the 7th (Korean time)토토사이트.
With this victory, they recorded 39-42, pushed the Dallas Mavericks by half a game and kept their 10th place in the Western Conference.
With this game, they were in an advantageous position. Just by winning the final game of the season against the remaining Memphis Grizzlies, the 10th place is confirmed.
Dallas, on the other hand, had no choice but to win their remaining two games and hope that Memphis would beat Oklahoma City.
With this defeat, Utah was finally eliminated from the playoff race.
Oklahoma City led by more than 15 points at one point in the second quarter and then allowed a chase in the third quarter, showing ups and downs, but eventually kept the lead.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the game with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, while Josh Giedy chipped in with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Off the bench, Dario Saric had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Aaron Wiggins had 15 points.
In Utah, while Lauri Mackenen was absent, Chris Dunn scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists, and Kelly Olynik played hard with 16 points and 14 rebounds, but the light faded.
On the other hand, the Miami Heat, which was certain to be pushed out of the competition for the 6th seed if they lost that day, continued their dream of going straight to the playoffs with a 129-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in an away game, confirming the Southeast Division championship.
Jimmy Butler and Tyler Hiro each scored 24 points, and Max Struss and Bam Adebayo each contributed 14 points to the win.