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Sport Jazz power to franchise-record 28 threes, Wizards condemn Lakers to third straight loss

09:41  23 february  2021
09:41  23 february  2021 Source:   performgroup.com

Red-hot Jazz blow out Lakers, Thunder's Dort drops buzzer-beater

  Red-hot Jazz blow out Lakers, Thunder's Dort drops buzzer-beater The NBA-leading Utah Jazz inflicted the LA Lakers' biggest loss this season, while Luguentz Dort's buzzer-beater led the Thunder.James was the game's top scorer with 19 points while six Jazz players hit double-figures, with Rudy Gobert and Jordan Clarkson dropping 18, and the NBA leaders raced away with this contest between two championship contenders.

Western Conference leaders, the Utah Jazz, bounced back from their first loss in 10 games by draining a franchise-record 28 threes while crushing the Charlotte Hornets 132-110.

Georges Niang scored seven three-pointers in the Utah Jazz's win against the Charlotte Hornets © Getty Images Georges Niang scored seven three-pointers in the Utah Jazz's win against the Charlotte Hornets

Donovan Mitchell top scored with 23 points, while three players – Joe Ingles, Jordan Clarkson and Georges Niang – came off the bench to post 20 points or more to send the Jazz to 25-6.

Ingles and Niang each shot seven from downtown, while Clarkson added five.

Utah became the fastest team in NBA history to record 500 three-pointers in a season, setting the record at 31 games.

LeBron in triple-double display as Lakers win in OT, LaMelo Ball joins special company

  LeBron in triple-double display as Lakers win in OT, LaMelo Ball joins special company LeBron James and LaMelo Ball dazzled on an eventful day in the NBA on Monday.James posted a triple-double after just three quarters, eventually leading the streaking Lakers past the visiting Thunder in Los Angeles on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers could not snap their losing streak after falling to the Washington Wizards 127-124 in an overtime thriller.

After the Wizards fought back from a 14-point half-time deficit to take the lead, LeBron James’ fadeaway jump shot made it 115-115 with less than 10 second left on the clock.

Bradley Beal (33 points) and Russell Westbrook (32 points) led the comeback and the star duo completed the job in OT, taking the Wizards' winning stretch to five and the Lakers' losing run to three.

James (31 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds) extended his own league-record streak of 32 straight games clocking up at least 15 points, five assists and five rebounds.

Russell Westbrook on in-form Wizards: We did not let ourselves come apart

  Russell Westbrook on in-form Wizards: We did not let ourselves come apart The Wizards have rallied from 6-17 to produce an impressive run of results, delighting former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook.The Wizards continued their revival as they earned a 127-124 overtime win against defending champions the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.

Suns light up Blazers

Devin Booker did the damage as the Phoenix Suns made it three wins in a row with a 132-100 triumph against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Booker came up big, netting 34 points before taking the fourth quarter off. Damian Lillard's 24-point response was in vain as fourth place downed fifth in the Western Conference.

Rockets fizzle out again

The Houston Rockets slumped to an eighth consecutive loss after they were blitzed by the Chicago Bulls, who scored a quarter season-high 46 points in the third, to wrap up a 120-100 win.

Heat sizzle as Miami pip LeBron's Lakers, Hornets buzz past Curry-less Warriors

  Heat sizzle as Miami pip LeBron's Lakers, Hornets buzz past Curry-less Warriors Jimmy Butler's Miami Heat claimed a narrow win over the slumping the Los Angeles Lakers as Terry Rozier proved clutch at the death.In a rematch of last season's NBA Finals, which LeBron James and the Lakers won, the Heat came out on top in Los Angeles.

Rockets starting center P.J. Tucker blanked through his 22 minutes on court, missing three field-goal shots, while point guard John Wall made just four of his 14 attempts to shoot at 28.6 per cent for his 15 points.

LeBron goes coast-to-coast as KCP sinks a three

The Lakers stunned the Wizards within five seconds of a turnover as LeBron's long hook pass found Kyle Kuzma to tee up Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for the three-point bucket.

Monday's results

Chicago Bulls 120-100 Houston Rockets

Dallas Mavericks 102-92 Memphis Grizzlies

Phoenix Suns 132-100 Portland Trail Blazers

Miami Heat 108-94 Oklahoma City Thunder

Utah Jazz 132-110 Charlotte Hornets

Washington Wizards 127-124 Los Angeles Lakers

76ers at Raptors

The 20-11 Philadelphia 76ers still lead the way in the east after some up-and-down form, but face a stern test when they travel to Tampa to face a 16-15 Toronto Raptors side seeking a fifth straight win.

Lakers probably longer without a superstar .
Bad news for the Los Angeles Lakers. Superstar Anthony Davis is not expected to be available in the coming weeks. © Provided by sport1.de Lakers probably longer without superstar The Los Angeles Lakers have to do without basketball star Anthony Davis for several weeks. National player Dennis Schröder's team mate suffered an Achilles tendon injury according to ESPN ​​information and will be out until the NBA's All-Star break (March 5-10).

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