This Day in Jazz History - May 30, 1996

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Down 3-2 in the Western Conference Finals and facing elimination, the Jazz evened up the series with a blowout win over the Supersonics 118-83. Utah came out of the gates hot leading 35-22 after the first quarter and never looked back, shooting over 60% for the game. Karl Malone flexed his muscles to the tune of 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists while John Stockton totaled 14 points and 12 assists. The Jazz had 15 steals on the night forcing the Sonics into 23 turnovers. The series would go to seven games with Seattle winning a nail-biter 90-86 at home.