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SALT LAKE CITY — The Delta Center is no longer the Delta Center.

It’s Vivint Arena now.

The Utah Jazz are no longer using the snowcapped mountain peak jerseys, either. The current squad is balling in navy blue, gold and green.

Two decades have passed since Karl Malone and his running mate John Stockton were leading the Jazz to the 1997-98 NBA Finals against the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.

Although Utah didn’t win a title, Malone remains a beloved figure in the Salt Lake City community.

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Oklahoma City • As the Oklahoma City Thunder roared into a near-unthinkable rally in the third quarter, it was impossible to ignore what was missing for the Utah Jazz.

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Ricky Rubio and Donovan Mitchell are dismantling the Oklahoma City Thunder

On this episode of the SLC Punks podcast we take a look back at the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder playoff series. What are the things that have surprised us? What did we not expect and when will the series end?

We go over which Jazz players have been a pleasant surprise and who is responsible for helping the Jazz take things to another level.

We discuss the Oklahoma City Thunder and their future. What happens if the Thunder lose in five games? Where will Paul George go? What will happen with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony?

Finally, we discuss the best parts of the Jazz season and just how special this season has been.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz took control late in the first half and thundered to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of their playoff series on Monday night at Vivint Arena to take a 3-1 series lead.

Turning point: Joe Ingles hit three 3-pointers in the final two minutes of the first half to help give Utah a 58-52 halftime lead after the Jazz made just 4 of 16 from 3-point range to start the game. Utah never trailed again.

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The hero: Rookie guard Donovan Mitchell continued to impress in his first playoff series, scoring a game-high 33 points to go with seven rebounds and four assists as five Jazz players finished in dougle figures. Mitchell set the franchise single-game rookie postseason scoring record, passing 31 points from Karl Marlone in a 1986 game.

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3 keys

  • Utah ended the first half on a 20-9 run, then followed it with a 12-2 run to start the third quarter.
    • Russell Westbrook had four fouls in the first half. He finished the game with five in a physical contest that features seven technical fouls and Jae Crowder being ejected in the fourth.
    • The Thunder shot 52.4 percent from the field in the first quarter but cooled off considerably after that, finishing the game at 39.3 percent.
Series status:
Utah leads 3-1

Game 1: OKC 116, Utah 108

Game 2: Utah 102, OKC 95

Game 3: Utah 115, OKC 102

Game 4: Utah 113, OKC 96

Game 5: Utah at OKC, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. MT (ATTSN & NBA TV)

Game 6: OKC at Utah, Friday, TBD*

Game 7: Utah at OKC, Sunday, TBD*

*if necessary

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I want you to remember the number 25. That's how many games the Jazz won in 2014. My rookie season. It's very possible that you didn't know that. Unless you've been a real fan (shout out, Swat Lake City) it's very possible you don't spend a lot of time thinking about the Utah Jazz. We all ...

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