SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Bojan Bogdanovich knew that the jazz were waiting for him to take the lead role with three of Utah’s leading players.
Bogdanovich scored 23 points and Donovan Mitchell added 22 when the Utah azz beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-96 on Tuesday night.
“We had boys with this, so more fences were running for us, so I was able to get to the basket and commit violations,” Bogdanovich said.
Luigens Dort scored 42 points in his career, and Moses Brown made 12 points և 15 rebounds for the Thunder, who suffered seven defeats in a row և 11 out of 10.
Bogdanovich, who scored a maximum of 33 points in his last game of the season, left his familiar place on the perimeter and took the ball to the basket several times. He finished with a season-high 10-on-10 free-kick.
“I knew I had to be more aggressive in the last two games,” said Bogdanovich.
From pain, Bogdanovich grabbed his right wrist after hitting the ground in the third quarter. Last season, before the balloon, that wrist surgery ended its season. Bogdanovich continued to play, leading in the second and third quarters of Utah’s 66-38 lead.
Mitchell, who averaged more than 40 points in his previous four games, did not need to be almost as dominant in the game against Thunder.
Rudy Gobert had 13 points for Utah, 14 rebounds and seven blocks, which kept Vorot with a 38.7% shot.
The Azz Azeris used a 12-0 run from the edge of the 55-53 half to score a close game. Mitchell scored 3 points in a row to run.
The Thunder never reached a single mark until the last few minutes as Utah took the lead to 25 points.
Mike Conley, who rested on the pitch in the first half after the Jazz broke 24 home wins, recorded 15 points and 14 assists in league leaders Utah (41-14).
Or Niang made his first start of the season, his second in a five-year career in short jazz, scoring 18 points, including six 3 points. He had the top 10 references of the season.
“She is OK. That’s what he was doing. He just got more chances, more minutes, և sometimes when that happened, the boys tried to do more, but in the case of George’s lair, he did a lot. “I thought he really let the game come to him,” said Utah coach Quinn Snyder.
Entering the game, the Thunder’s six-game losing streak was 28.5 points per loss, the worst record for any team in 17 years. They seemed determined to change that.
Known for his defensive skills, not his shooting, Dort scored 18 points, the highest career record in a quarter, to beat the Thunder 31-14 in the first round.
“She is OK. And what really goes unnoticed with him is that he watches over Mitchell all night. “There are guys who get 40 on some nights in the NBA, but I’m not sure many have defended as well as Mitchell, as effectively as Loon,” said OKC coach Mark Daino.
Dort looked unstoppable in his second game after missing seven games in the concussion record. Azz az paid him more attention in the middle districts, but he ended up with a mess to make the count respectable.
“I just worked hard on my game. “I had the opportunity to show my game every day, to just prove it, to show that I am improving. I felt good tonight,” said Dort.
The game was the third in four nights for the jazz, who rested on zero day and won the second game with nine straight total points.
“They kicked us out of the blitz, so our backs were against the wall. “We had to answer, ‘We have a great group of guys who are resilient, so we started playing jazz basketball,'” Niang said.
These are not just blocks
Whether or not Gobert, a two-time defensive player of the year, has one block or seven, his value in defense makes him uncomfortable.
“I just try to do the same thing I always do, to make sure the other team doesn’t score. … I want them to shoot shots that are inconvenient to shoot և dispute. “They were constantly attacking the edge tonight, so I was always there,” he said.
As the game progressed, this obviously damaged the effectiveness of Thunder.
“It simply came to our notice then. He can make you scared, և you can not play against them like that. “You can not be afraid of your own shadow there,” Daino said.
Thunder. Alexei Pokusky (hand pain), Shay Gilgeus-Alexander (leg pain) և Mike Muscala (ankle sprain) missed the game. … Dort scored 26 points in his previous career against the Jazz in December. In that game, he came out on the field with a score of 9 to 1, 7 to 5 from a range of 3 points. At the urging of Baz Bazli, Dane successfully challenged Bogdanovich’s 3-meter kick.
Azz ազ. Royce O’Neill (quiet), Ego Ingles (sore knee) և Jordan Worman Clarkson (ankle) were in Utah. … Ar did Brantley scored the top 10 points of the season. Ո In the third quarter, Gobert had four blocks.
Thunder. Host the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday.
Azz ազ. Host Indiana Pacers in a rare game on Friday.
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