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Utah Jazz 9 consecutive victories

Utah Jazz rallied against the New York Knicks and continues on a streak: 9 consecutive victories

Utah Jazz  9 consecutive victories

Right now, no NBA team is even close to having a winning streak like the Utah Jazz. The Salt Lake City franchise has already accumulated nine consecutive wins: the last to be added was this Tuesday over the New York Knicks by 108-94 at home, a much more fought victory than the final result reflects.

The New York team, the last that could celebrate against Utah, started the game with the defensive strength with which it is surprising this season and also added an illuminated Austin Rivers in attack: thus they got an advantage that came to be 15 points and went to halftime winning 59-47.

But the Jazz made the necessary adjustments when they got back on track, they were able to start stopping Rivers and RJ Barrett, made more shots from the outside, reinforced their inside defense and relied on Mike Conley, Rudy Gobert and Royce O'Neale as protagonists and He ended up filing the difference in the third quarter, which he won 34-22, and finishing the game in the last period with an 11-0 run in the first three and a half minutes.

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O'Neale finished with 20 points on the first night of his career in which he hit such a high score: he shot 7-12 from the field in his 35 minutes on the field. Royce was the only Utah player who could hit a triple in a pale first quarter (2-13 for the team from the perimeter then) and then came back strong in the fourth quarter, in which he added 9 points from the paint.

However, in Utah's job that had O'Neale as the leading scorer, one cannot fail to mention what Mike Conley did in the third quarter. The former Memphis Grizzlies player was fully focused after a poor first half of the game in which he shot 0-5 from the field and dispatched with 14 points in the third period without missing a pitch. His points and Bojan Bogdanovic's 3-pointers (2-7 in the game, both at that key moment) were the spark Utah needed to move forward tonight.

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Donovan Mitchell suffered the Knicks defensive plan and finished with just 9 points in 34 minutes, throwing 3-15 from the field against a New York that caught him and forced him to shoot a lot from the outside (2-9 on triples) and got the Utah's star player failed to finish near the rim or make free throws.

Jordan Clarkson made up for it well with 13 points from the bench, between Georges Niang (9) and Joe Ingles (7) they added 16 more goals and Rudy Gobert, who was already close to double-double in the first half, finished with a great performance. of 18 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks.

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