NBA roundup: Jordan Clarkson erupts for 45 as Jazz outscore Kings – Reuters.com

2022-03-13 06:42:07 GMT +00:00 – Jordan Clarkson and DeAaron Fox participated in an entertaining scoring duel Saturday night in Salt Lake City, combining for 86 points in the Utah Jazzs 134-125 triumph over the checking out Sacramento Kings.
Clarkson scored a career-high 45 points to lead Utah to its 4th win over the Kings this season. The reigning Sixth Man of the Year hit 15 of 21 shots, drained pipes 7 of 13 3-point attempts and made all eight free-throw attempts.
Clarkson, whose previous profession best was 42 points, exceeded John Drews franchise record of 38 bench points. Bojan Bogdanovic struck key containers late in the video game and ended up with 26 points, while Donovan Mitchell netted 25 points with 6 assists and five rebounds.

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Fox wasnt rather as efficient as Clarkson, but still had a beast night by shooting 15-for-32 with 5 treys and dispensing 11 assists. Hassan Whiteside scored 12 points, carried in 21 rebounds and blocked 3 shots in a beginning function. Rudy Gobert didnt play due to the fact that of a left foot stress.
Warriors 122, Bucks 109
Klay Thompson reversed the clock with his most points given that before his 2 season-ending injuries, utilizing 8 3-pointers as the foundation for a 38-point surge that moved Golden State past Milwaukee in San Francisco.
In a battle of NBA heavyweights, Jordan Poole chipped in with 30 points, Andrew Wiggins added 21 and Jonathan Kuminga recorded his second professional double-double as the Warriors won a third straight in spite of getting just 8 points from Stephen Curry.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a team-high 31 points and Khris Middleton 18 for the Bucks, who buried 17 3-pointers but nevertheless were outscored 54-51 from beyond the arc by the hot-shooting Warriors.
Timberwolves 113, Heat 104
Karl-Anthony Towns made a consent fadeaway jumper with 3:53 left as Minnesota beat host Miami.
Jaylen Nowell led the Wolves with 16 points. Towns had 15 points and 10 rebounds despite being limited to 25 minutes due to foul problem, and Minnesota won for the seventh time in its past 8 games.
Miamis Tyler Herro scored 18 of his game-high 30 points in the second quarter. Bam Adebayo added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat.
Bulls 101, Cavaliers 91
All-Star DeMar DeRozan had a team-high 25 points and Nikola Vucevic added 20 points and 14 rebounds to propel Chicago previous going to Cleveland.
Ayo Dosunmu contributed 17 points for the Bulls, who had lost 5 of their previous six games.
Guard Darius Garland paced the Cavaliers with 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Center Evan Mobley ended up with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Cleveland, which ended a three-game trip with its second loss. The Cavaliers have lost 8 of their last 11 games in general.
Raptors 127, Nuggets 115
Pascal Siakam had 33 points, Scottie Barnes ended up with 25 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, and visiting Toronto beat Denver.
Chris Boucher had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Precious Achiuwa scored 15 points for the Raptors, who won despite Fred VanVleets absence to rest his knee.
Nikola Jokic had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists in defeat. Bones Hyland scored 17 with seven helps, Will Barton included 16 points in his return to the lineup, and Jeff Green scored 13 for Denver, which played without Aaron Gordon due to a foot injury.
Path Blazers 127, Wizards 118
Josh Hart scored 28 points in the first half and completed with a career-high 44 as Portland ended its six-game losing streak by beating visiting Washington.
Hart was 15-for-21 shooting from the field, including 6 of 9 from 3-point variety in his very first profession game scoring 30 or more points. Trendon Watford added a career-high 27 points for Portland, which had actually been outscored by a combined 194 throughout its losing skid. Drew Eubanks also scored a career-high 20 points and got 12 rebounds.
Washington lost its third straight in spite of a strong trip from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who scored 26 points, consisting of five 3-pointers. Kyle Kuzma scored 22 points while Corey Kispert had 15.
Pacers 119, Spurs 108
Duane Washington Jr. scored 19 points off the bench, all in the first half, and Tyrese Haliburton also pinched hit 19 as visiting Indiana overloaded tired and short-handed San Antonio to snap a three-game losing streak.
Buddy Hield included 17 for the Pacers, who ruled the very first half and held San Antonio throughout the second. The Spurs were within single digits for just a few minutes in the third quarter and never got closer than 10 points in the final duration.
Jock Landale led San Antonio with a career-high 26 points while Lonnie Walker IV scored 20 and Devin Vassell had 19. The Spurs, in the 2nd game of a house back-to-back, were without beginners Dejounte Murray (left calf contusion), Jakob Poeltl (lower neck and back pain) and Keldon Johnson (rest).
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Hassan Whiteside scored 12 points, transported in 21 rebounds and blocked three shots in a beginning role. Guard Darius Garland paced the Cavaliers with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Evan Mobley finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Cleveland, which ended a three-game road journey with its second loss. Hart was 15-for-21 shooting from the field, consisting of 6 of 9 from 3-point range in his very first profession video game scoring 30 or more points. Drew Eubanks likewise scored a career-high 20 points and got 12 rebounds.