Utah Jazz has solidified its position as a real title candidate with some “ridiculous” performances by Australian stars.
Australian basketball player Joe Ingles has flourished in one of the most successful seasons of his NBA career, contributing to Utah Jazz’s victory at AEDT on Tuesday.
Facing the Charlotte Hornets, Utah, a 33-year-old sank seven three-pointers, managing five rebounds and six assists in 30 minutes from the bench.
Ingress scored a total of 21 points as Jazz scored a comfortable 132-110 victory over the Hornets and improved the season record to 25-6.
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Utah won 28 3 pointers on Tuesday. This is a franchise record, scoring the best 65 points of the season from the bench.
American teammate Georges Niang also started on the bench and then crossed the arc to shoot 7-7.
Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell scored the team’s highest 23 points and also contributed to 8 assists and 4 rebounds.
Meanwhile, Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball both scored 21 points at the Hornets, while Malik Monk got off the bench and scored 20 points.
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According to the NBA Stats, Jazz broke the minimum game record needed to hit 500 3-pointers during the season.
Utah has established itself as a genuine title candidate this year, comfortably leading the Western Conference ladder.
Of the 25 wins this season, 21 were achieved by double digits. The next highest is the 15th Milwaukee Bucks.
Jazz will welcome the current Los Angeles Lakers champion at AEDT on Thursday.
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