The Utah Jazz are the primary group to achieve ten wins for the season and stay high of the Western convention after Lauri Markkanen recorded a season-high 32 factors of their 125-119 win over the Hawks.
Finnish-born Markkanen was electrical for the Jazz and posted eight rebounds alongside together with his game-high factors haul. Level guard Jordan Clarkson completed with 23 factors, 4 rebounds and 5 assists – his fifth consecutive recreation with 20+ factors.
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— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) November 10, 2022
Atlanta weren’t giving up and not using a combat although, and overcame a sluggish begin to take a 90-85 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Trae Younger and Dejounte Murray mixed for a complete of 48 factors however their efforts weren’t sufficient.
Utah exploded within the fourth to take a 3 level lead and none aside from Markkanen, in his fifth three-pointer, helped his group a ten-point lead.
The Hawks introduced it again to inside 4 factors when Murray made a 26-foot three-pointer however they couldn’t rating any extra after Mike Conley’s two free throws with 16.8 seconds left sealed the win.
Utah have been a shock packet up to now this season, demonstrated in ESPN’s win-loss projection that had them at 26-56. They’re now virtually midway to this win projection and there are nonetheless 69 common season video games to be performed.
They’ve performed the second-most quantity of video games within the league and have now overwhelmed the Nuggets, Wolves, Pelicans, Hawks, Rockets, each LA groups and Grizzlies (twice). To date, the Jazz look like a group that has gelled collectively rather well and has good role-players, regardless of most of their 14 gamers by no means enjoying collectively earlier than.
“I actually haven’t considered that sort of stuff [being first seed] this early within the season,” head coach Will Hardy stated on Wednesday. “All of us within the room have been across the NBA lengthy sufficient to know that that doesn’t imply something but and so we’re actually simply attempting to proceed to enhance on a regular basis as a bunch, give attention to the duty at hand.”
“There’s lots of issues that we are able to get higher at however I’m very happy with our group to be within the place that we’re in at this stage of the season.”
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— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) November 10, 2022
Utah have been gifted a well-deserved break till Saturday once they play the Wizards away and again it up with a recreation towards the 76ers on Sunday at Wells Fargo Middle.