Utah took advantage of Mavericks star Luka Doncic being absent from Saturday's game to defeat franchise Dallas 108-100 at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Doncic, one of the most outstanding players, is out due to a sprained ankle. Given this fact, the Jazz felt more free on the court and took advantage of their opponents' weaknesses.
From the first moment Lauri Markkanen suffocated the Mavericks, and it is that the locals were fierce from the beginning, being up on the scoreboard by 66-48.
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At halftime, Jason Kidd's men tried to defend themselves with everything, but the precise shot was the Achilles heel, while the Jazz obtained greater concentration on free throws, triples and defensive rebounds.
Despite the fact that in the third quarter the visitors scored more points (84-76).
It wasn't long before the Jazz finished savoring their 26th victory of the season with the pending task of improving the record to move up in position.
The job was done and the Utahs simply did not let the game get out of hand, ending the game 108-100.
Jazz were led by Lauri Markkanen with 29 points.
Spencer Dinwiddie maintained his good level with Dallas and had 35 points and 8 assists.
For the rest of the day:
- Philadelphia 126-119 Nuggets
- Nets 122-115 Knicks
- Magic 109-128 Bulls
- Hawks 113-Clippers
- Spurs 118-128 Suns
- Celtics 125-Lakers 121
- Blazars 105-123 Raptors
- Pistons 114-117 Rockets
- Pelicans 103-Wizards
- Timberwolves 117-110 kings