Reserve point guard Jordan Clarkson added 23 points, including four 3-pointers from eight attempts, and led the Utah Jazz’s attack that beat the Denver Nuggets 105-109 on the road. The good teamwork carried out by the Jazz, they had six players with double-digit numbers, allowed them to overcome the individual performance of Serbian center Nikola Jokic of the Nuggets, who was on the verge of a triple-double after scoring 35 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.
But again, individual work is still not the best formula for deciding games in the NBA and the Jazz understood it perfectly, which allowed them to extend their winning streak to five consecutive wins and improve to 9-4 their record as leaders. featured in the Northwest Division. Along with Clarkson, guard Donovan Mitchell, although he missed his seven 3-point attempts, finished as the second-highest scorer with 18 points.
While the French pivot Rudy Gobert was once again the best in the inner game after achieving a double-double of 15 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks. Point guard Mike Conley was in charge of directing the Jazz’s attack by distributing eight assists and also scoring another 14 points, despite missing all four personnel shots he made, the only gap the Utah team had since he accumulated another 12 more for (16-28) 57%, which made the final score tighter.”We have to improve in that facet, but I consider it to be a specific event that happened in this game said Jazz coach Quin Snyder.
The important thing is that in the end, we find a way to ensure victory. The Nuggets, a team that lacks solidity in certain facets of the game, was limited once again to the individual contribution of Jokic and that of Canadian point guard Jamal Murray who scored 30 points but missed 7 of 11 3-point attempts.No another player from the Nuggets (6-7), who lost Game 5 at their Ball Arena (3-5) and returned to a negative mark could reach 10 points. The rookie point guard Argentine Facundo Campazzo played 11 minutes as a reserve for the Nuggets and scored five points. The former Real Madrid player made 2 of 4 shots from the field including the only triple he tried and did not go to the personnel line. Campazzo, who continued with personal problems, committed five, grabbed a rebound, dished out two assists, and lost a ball.
The Nuggets coach, Mike Malone, spoke after the game about the figure of the Argentine after his first steps in the NBA. He is not going to have the ball in his hands 40 minutes every night, unlike other teams in which he has been like Real Madrid or the Argentine national team. It is not the way of our team.