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Postgame quotes and notes following the Jazz's 120-99 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night at the Ford Center.Thunder coach Scott Brooks: "They outplayed us in all phases of the game: passing, shooting, defending, rebounding, scoring in the paint. Not too much you can say about it other than just go back and keep playing and keep getting better."Thunder forward Kevin Durant: "We really didn't have any energy and they executed. They jumped right on us and we waited too long to fight back. They made some tough shots and we gave them some easy baskets, too."The Jazz this year versus last year: "They are quicker and more athletic. Al Jefferson gives them a different type of post player and he's tough to guard. [Paul] Millsap shooting the ball like that and causing havoc on the boards is tough to guard."Jefferon on Millsap: "One word: beast."The turnaround: "I think it started on the defensive end. We got big stops. We made their shots difficult. They got some great players. Great young guys who are very athletic. I think we just did a good job on the defensive end, and the offense finally got a good rhythm."Millsap knocking down shots opening the paint: "Well, yes. Open it up real good for me. [Laughs]. He was on a roll. And he rolling the way he was tonight, that open the middle for anything. And the good thing about Paul is he had six assists, so that means he was passing the ball and getting guys involved."Williams on the improved energy and focus: "That's what we talked about it. We got to get out and run more. Run through. It opens everything up. We got easy baskets today. It gives guys confidence. We knew we could play a lot better, offensively and defensively. That's why I said we weren't worried. I'm upset because we're losing. But we weren't worried."Positive to get the win and move forward: "It is. Especially the way we did it and who we did it against and on the road. It just speaks a lot. Paul came out and had a monster game. Al played well. AK did a great job on Durant in the first half and made things tough on him. C.J. came off the bench. When you look at our percentages and we're shooting 40 percent as a team and guys are shooting 25, 30 percent from the field, you know that's not going to last."C.J. Miles: "First thing I tried to do was not foul anybody, first of all. And, second of all, just be able to be a step on the defensive end so I could see what was going on. I wouldn't get the fouls and be able to try and rebound a little bit. Which allowed me to find the rhythm of the game; get up and down the floor a couple times. And, then, the first basket I got was a layup. The first two baskets was get to the basket or get to the free throw line. Or, three of them: I got a dunk, too. And after that, everything was just kind of clicking."The Jazz hit 63.6 percent (7 of 11) of their 3-point attempts, including 3-of-5 shooting by Miles. Utah also knocked down 83.3 (25 of 30) percent of its free throws and 53 percent (44 of 83) of its field goals.The Jazz outrebounded the Thunder 42-31. Utah also outscored OKC 52-48 in the paint and 18-8 on second-chance points, while limiting the Thunder to 11 fast-break points.Utah led by 27 during the third quarter.Very happy but fairly reserved Jazz locker room after the win. Spoke toward the team's confidence and faith. Also a sense that Utah had proved doubters wrong.Jeremy Evans (sprained right wrist; negative X-rays) said his hand will be fine.Jerry Sloan smiled after a controversial double-foul call on Jefferson and OKC's Serge Ibaka that resulted in a jump ball.Evans, Kyrylo Fesenko and Miles were first off the bench. Fesenko played just 3:17, though.Jefferson appeared to let out some built-up frustration during a couple late-game dunks.Williams and Raja Bell were often the first off the bench when their teammates walked over after a timeout.Several nice moves and assists by Williams. Millsap and Kirilenko also passed well.— Brian T. Smithbsmith@sltrib.comTwitter: tribjazz