SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Donovan Mitchell showed no mercy to the Brooklyn Nets, who missed most of their starting line-up.
“The biggest thing was to be aggressive, to fall, to play, to go up and down,” Mitchell said. “It was just my mindset from the jump.”
Mitchell scored 27 points on Wednesday night and the Utah azz defeated the short-lived Nets 118-88.
In the first quarter, the Jazz had a 21-point lead over the exhausted Nets, who never really threatened to become a competitive game.
“Tonight we really showed the mental strength throughout the game to keep our feet on the ground,” Mitchell said.
Bojan Bogdanovich, who was stuck in a 3-point drop from 25 to 25, made four of six six-point attempts and scored 18 for jazz, winning four out of five.
“It felt great to see the shots,” Bogdanovich said.
This և Western Conference Candidates Tournament lost some shine when ets Ames Hayes Harden was scratched by a neck pain. He was joined by teammates Kevin Durant (left thigh tension) and Kairy Irving (personal reasons).
“We want to play against guys like KD, Kyrie, James Harden. “That’s what competitiveness is … but we’re not going to change the way we play or the way we think, because those guys are not in the game,” Mitchell said.
Alize John Onson, who signed a 10-day contract on Monday, had a career-high 23 points և 15 rebounds. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot added 14 for Brooklyn.
“It’s a great team. It is the team that has the best record in the championship. We went out there, completely unharmed. “Most importantly, (our players) stayed together and played hard,” said Brooklyn coach Steve Nash.
Mitchell scored five points in the three quarters of the operation. He improved his efficiency late, averaging 32.5 points in his last four games.
Azz Azer played at home for the first time this month. They slipped into one of the hottest teams in the NBA, struggling to score and defend.
“We had a really tough 21 to 27 days on the road, so we’re trying to find the rhythm to play the jazz basketball that everyone loves,” Bogdanovich said.
Utah, which has the best record in the NBA with a score of 32-11, continued to be stingy in defense, hitting 3-meter shots from every corner. Brazil’s jazz against slow defensive rotations performed 55 to 23 from the other side of the bow.
The Nets have won 16 of their 18 games, although they missed one key player overnight. The latest example was Harden’s 25 points in his career’s 17th goal-scoring 116-112 win over Portland’s Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
But Harden was not on the pitch against the Azz Aziz, and the Nets sadly missed their goal-scoring playmaking skills. Brooklyn scored 35% ունեց had only 19 assists in the team. Harden played the game, coaching his teammates and even saying a few words to the officials.
Mike Conley scored 10 of his 18 points in the first 4:22 of the game, giving the Jazz a 16-4 advantage. At the end of the quarter, Utah led 38-17. It was a reversal of Utah’s worst performance of the season in Brooklyn on January 5, when the Nets won 35-14, winning 130-96.
Prior to that, ets’s Harris, the Nets’ only major start-up, played five straight minutes and sat for the rest of the game.
The Jazz were 63-38 ahead of Brooklyn in the first half of the season, the lowest goal of the season.
Mitchell machined և 3 points to give the Jazz a 78-40 lead in the third quarter, their biggest difference of the season.
Even with all their stars, the Nets have struggled defensively this season, hoping for a superb attack to win. But without their snipers, the Nets’ league-leading 587% effective shooting percentage seemed like a distant memory.
The Nets retreated five times in Utah, and their last road victory over the Azz Azis was 98-96 in 2016.
From the plane to the Court
On Wednesday morning, John Onson joined the ets in Salt Lake City և had only a few performances and insights. No one expected him to make the most of his career double-double.
“She is OK. Fill in the statistics sheet. He played a good defense. He had tons of energy. I do not think he has really played since the G League bubble. He made an effort, “Nash said.
John Onson wanted to make the most of his opportunity.
“(I wanted to) just prove to everyone that I’re here in the NBA. “I worked very hard,” said John Onson, who had no performances for himself.
Ets passed. Spencer Dinvid (partially torn ACL, right knee), Blake Griffin (left knee injury management) և Landry Shamet (right ankle sprain). : The loss cut the Nets’ record road victory record against nine Western Conference rivals (dated Jan. 29 in Oklahoma City). … Chris Chiozza, who has been inactive for seven consecutive games, had 10 points and nine assists per game this season.
Azz ազ. Previous’s England were 22 points out of 18 in the three-point range over the previous three games, marking the best part of NBA history in the NBA, but on Wednesday England dropped three points to 1. With a score of 6. : Jazz now has a five-string winner this season. His first worm Clarkson made it one-third in the third quarter after missing his first five three-pointers, scoring at least one-third in 69 games.
After Ets, visit the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
Azz ազ. Host the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night.
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