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Jazz Even Series At 1-1, Clarkson Sparked Utah’s Bench

by | Posted on: August 20th, 2020 | No Comments |

The Utah Jazz has even their best-of-seven series versus the Denver Nuggets at 1-1 after taking Game 2, 124-105.

Unlike Game 1, the Jazz made a statement early in the match and mounted a double-digit lead as they headed to a half-time break.

In the second half, they showcased third-quarter supremacy as they piled more separation against Denver for a much comfortable lead and that was the story of their second game until the final buzzer has sounded.

After his historic 57-point outing, Donovan Mitchell picked up where he left off and scored 30 points and eight assists.

In the absence of Bogdan Bogdanovic and Mike Conley from Utah’s bench, Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson took center stage and helped his squad with 26 points. Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles added 19 and 18 points respectively.

For the Nuggets, though they have depth in their roster yet their defensive abilities still in question as they continue to allow their opponents to score more than 120 points.

According to cbssports.com, Denver was the worst defensive squad in the bubble where they gave up 121.7 points per 100 possessions.

Nikola Jokic and Michael Porter Jr. led the Nuggets in their offense with 28 points each while Jamal Murray was limited to only 14 markers.

Game 3 of the Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz is scheduled on August 22 at 4:00 AM (PHI time).