Rookie Ochai Agbaji scored a career-high 28 factors and the Utah Jazz concluded their house slate with a 118-114 win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake Metropolis.
Kris Dunn completed with 19 factors, 14 assists and eight rebounds, Luka Samanic added 23 factors and eight rebounds and Simone Fontecchio contributed 15 factors to assist the Jazz (37-44) snap a four-game dropping streak.
The Jazz, who blew a 19-point lead after which overcame a nine-point deficit within the fourth quarter, performed with out seven regulars: Jordan Clarkson, Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler, Kelly Olynyk, Collin Sexton, Talen Horton-Tucker and Rudy Homosexual.
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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 21 and Jamal Murray netted 20 factors within the loss for Denver (52-29), which had already clinched the No. 1 playoff seed for the Western Convention.
Nikola Jokic had 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 6 factors in 27 minutes, whereas Aaron Gordon and Michael Porter Jr. every scored 15.
Utah trailed 102-93 when it rallied to make it a one-point recreation with underneath 5 minutes remaining.
The Jazz regained the lead at 110-109 after Toscano-Anderson hit a pair of free throws on the 2:42 mark.
Agbaji adopted with two buckets, then clinched the win with two free throws with 11 seconds left as Utah received for simply the second time in 10 video games. The Jazz outscored the Nuggets 25-12 within the ultimate 8 1/2 minutes.
Agbaji scored 11 fast factors to assist the Jazz soar out to a 19-4 lead. Utah took its greatest lead at 38-19 after Agbaji and Micah Potter (10 factors, 10 rebounds) drained consecutive 3s.
Reggie Jackson and Murray teamed for 11 straight factors for the Nuggets. The Jazz rebuilt their result in 13 earlier than Denver stormed again with a 12-0 run late within the first half.
Samanic beat the horn for a layup to present the Jazz a 58-55 halftime lead.
The Nuggets hit two 3s to open the second half and take their first lead at 61-58. Denver scored 40 factors within the third quarter on its solution to a 95-89 edge heading into the fourth quarter.
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