Thunder Nerlens Noel
Mar 4, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel (9) blocks a shot by Detroit Piston, USA; o9 blocks a shot by Ryan Perry in the first half at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Nerlens Noel made a tremendous play to reject what appeared to be an easy layup Saturday against the Utah Jazz.

Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. drove to his right and into the lane. It looked like he’d score an easy bucket. That’s when Noel came swooping in from the other side to swat it away.

This led to an easy fast-break bucket for the Thunder, who opened up an early 10-point lead over the Jazz in this one.

Jesse Reed
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