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NBA Notebook: Utah Jazz secure 9th successive victory in win over Knicks

Utah Jazz have now won nine consecutive games in the new NBA season after edging out Knicks 108-94 on Tuesday night.

Jazz who now lie second behind Los Angeles Lakers on the table for the Western conference followed up their impressive victory over the Warriors (127-108) with another over the Knicks.

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On the road to securing their ninth victory, Utah Jazz rallied to within 1 point at the start of the 4th quarter after going 13 points down at half time against Knicks.

They lost the first quarter 18-27 and the second quarter 28-32 but bounced back in the subsequent quarters as they won both to claim a decisive victory.

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The third quarter saw Jazz dropping 34 points as against Knick’s 22 points and finished strongly with a 28-13 win in the fourth quarter to take the total score to 108-94 in their favor.

Royce O’Neale contributed 20 points out of the total points for Utah Jazz and was followed by Mike Conley Jr. with 19 points and Rudy Gobert with 18 points.

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On the side of Knicks, it was Austin Rivers who netted the highest with 25 points within 27 minutes, followed by Juluis Randle with 18 points in 35 minutes.

The win took their streak to nine games and the highest of all the NBA teams in both conferences, with only Nuggets coming closer with four successive wins.

They would be hoping to make it 10 on the bounce when they take on Mavericks on Wednesday night.

In the other match ups for Tuesday night, Hawks secured a 108-93 win over Clippers while Rockets edged out Wizards 107-88.

NBA results (Tuesday, 26th January, 2021)

  • Hawks 108 -99 Clippers
  • Jazz 108 -94 Knicks
  • Rockets 107 – 88 Wizards

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