Markkanen keeps Utah on top of the West

2022-11-10T11:09:59+00:00 2022-11-10T11:22:17+00:00.

Aris Barkas

10/Nov/22 11:09

Eurohoops.net

Lauri Markkanen and the Utah Jazz are still the team to beat in the West

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Lauri Markkanen scored a season-high 32 points and the Jazz recovered after blowing a 15-point lead to beat the Atlanta Hawks 125-119.

Hawks opponents had made only 32.5% of their 3-pointers, the lowest mark in the league before Utah sank 17 of 39 (43.6%). Many of those 3s were open catch-and-shoot attempts.

“That’s kind of our thing,” said Finland’s pride Markkanen, who went 6 of 8 from long range. “We keep the ball popping and everybody is having fun. Just keep having fun. Keep knocking them down.”

Jordan Clarkson had 23 points, his fifth straight game with at least 20, to give the Western Conference-leading Jazz (10-3) their fourth straight win. Swiss big man Clint Capela had a double-double for the losing side (15 p. 19 r.).

German sensation Franz Wagner scored 22 points and the Orlando Magic held Slovenian superstar Luka Doncic under 30 points for the first time this season in a 94-87 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Doncic, the NBA’s leading scorer, finished with 24 points after scoring 30 or more in each of the Mavericks‘ first nine games. He shot 9 for 29 overall and 2 for 11 from 3-point range.

The Magic played for the first time this season without Italian-American rookie Paolo Banchero, who sprained his ankle Monday night. German forward Maxi Kleber added 8 points for the losing side.

Limited by foul trouble, Serb center Nikola Jokic scored 24 points in 21 minutes and helped the Denver Nuggets overcome an 18-point deficit in the second half to rally past the Indiana Pacers 122-199

Lithuanian Domantas Sabonis scored 21 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-120. Turkish forward Cedi Osman had seven points for the losing side.

NBA results (9/11)

Orlando – Dallas 94-87 (Wagner 22 p. – Doncic 24 p. Kleber 8 p.)
Charlotte – Portland 95-105 (Maledon 2 r.)
Indiana – Denver 119-122 (Bitadze 2 p. – Jokic 24 p. 6 as.)
Atlanta – Utah 119-125 (Capela 15 p. 19 r. – Markkanen 32 p.)
Boston – Detroit 128-112 (Bogdanovic 17 p. Hayes 16 p.)
Brooklyn – New York 112-85 (Fournier 6 p, Mykhailiuk 6 p. Hartenstein 2 p. 5 .)
Toronto – Houston 116-109 (Anunoby 27 p. 10 r. – Sengun 17 p. 8 r. Garuba 4 p. 8 r.)
Chicago – New Orleans 111-119 (Vucevic 18 p. 7 r. Dragic 14 p. 6 as. – Valanciunas 21 p. 13 r.)
Minessota – Phoenix 117-129 (Gobert 25 p. 11 r. – Saric 5 p.)
Oklahoma City – Milwaukee 132-136 (2OT) (Pokusevski 17 p. 10 r. – Ibaka 4 p. 2 r. Mamukelashvili 3 r.)
San Antonio – Memphis 122-124 (OT) (Sochan 13 p. Poelt 22 p. 9 r. – Aldama 7 p.)
LA Clippers – LA Lakers 114-101 (Zubac 10 p. 8 r. Batum 2 p. 6 r.)
Sacramento – Clevaland 127-120 (Sabonis 21 p. 6 as. – Osman 7 p.)

STANDINGS
EAST 
TEAM W L LAST 10
Milwaukee Bucks 10 1
9-1
2 Cleveland Cavaliers  8 3
8-2
3 Boston Celtics 8 3
7-3
4 Atlanta Hawks 7 4
6-4
5 Toronto Raptors 7 5
6-4
6 Chicago Bulls 6 7
5-5
7 New York Knicks 5 6
5-5
8 Washington Wizards 5 6
4-6
9 Philadelphia 76ers 5 6
5-5
10 Indiana Pacers 5 6
5-5
11 Brooklyn Nets 5 7
4-6
12 Miami Heat 4 7
4-6
13 Detroit Pistons 3 9
2-8
14 Orlando Magic 3 9
3-7
15 Charlotte Hornets 3 9
2-8

WEST

TEAM W L LAST 10
1 Utah Jazz  10 3
7-3
2 Phoenix Suns  8 3
7-3
3 Portland Trail Blazers  8 3
7-3
8 3
8-2
5 Memphis Grizzlis 8 4
6-4
6 Dallas Mavericks 6 4
6-4
7 LA Clippers 7 5
5-5
8 New Orleans Pelicans  6 5
5-5
9 San Antonio Spurs 5 7
4-6
10 Minessota Timberwolves  5 7
4-6
11 Sacramento Kings 4 6
4-6
12 Golden State Warriors 4 7
3-7
13 Oklahoma City Thunder 4 7
4-6
14 LA Lakers 2 9
2-8
15 Houston Rockets 2 10
2-8