NBA Christmas Games: Donovan Mitchell leads Utah Jazz to a short victory against Dallas Mavericks brave troupe

Utah Jazz (Utah Jazz) is a city NBA group of Salt Lake City, Utah. The group is not originally from Utah, however was transferred from New Orleans, hence the name of the music genre.

Was Dallas Mavericks have collected a 116: 120 defeat at Utah Jazz despite a courageous performance. The hull force of the Texans led two-digit in the first half, but was unaffected in the final quarter but without Luka Ionic and Co. no longer sufficient. Donovan Mitchell set a personal Christmas record.

Utah Jazz (23-9) — Dallas Mavericks (15-17) 120: 116 (Box score)

Mitchell contributed 33 points (11/26 FG, but 1/7 3FG), he has never achieved more in the Christmas Games. Otherwise, Mike Conley (22, 7 Rebounds, 5 Assists), Boleyn Bogdanović (25, 9/14 FG) and Jordan Clarkson (12, 4/13 FG) scored two-digit. Jazz dominated the zone (49:44 rebounds, 52:34 points) and scornfully in Outbreak (14: 7). The Mass had led up to 16 points, Utah had not yet competed for a higher residue this season.

The Mass were led by the strong Galen Brunson (27, 10/25 FG, 6 Assists) and Krista's Mornings (27, 8/18 FG, 11/13 Ft, 9 rebounds). The latter, however, did not meet his five trials. Thereafter, Frank Nikita (17) and Brandon Knight (10) followed as the only Mass in Double Digits. The game was a true freelance festival. 72 times a player went to the line, the guests made it better there (85.7 vs. 75.7 percent).

Mornings was able to play again after two games break (toe injury), the Mass went on the floor. Among other things, in addition to the Ionic, Maxi Keeper and Tim Hard away Jr, Maxi Keeper and Tim Hard away, was missing, including Dorian Finney-Smith. As a result, Dallas started with Brunson, Nikita, Sterling Brown, Mornings and Dwight Powell, while jazz went to the start in the best cast.

Nevertheless, the first quarter belonged to guests. After a balanced initial phase, the Mass started an 18: 4-course, Brunson met three times out of the midrange, before the teammates woke up. After twelve minutes had already had eight players Escort, 16 of the 25 points of Jazz, on the other hand, went to the account of Conley and Bogdanović, while the reservists did not succeed. With up to 16 counters Dallas led to the quarter end, it was still +9 after a 9-0 Run Utah.

Game Recap: Jazz 120, Mavericks 116 Mass lead two-digit — Utah in the final quarter too strong

And in this direction, it continued: two minutes later, the jazz had already balanced the game. Conley sank his threesome two and three, mornings succeeded by the field very little, and he looked very bad in the defensive against Clarkson. Mitchell returned after a short break and grabbed a strong Spin move And-One! White side cleared Brown, Brunson left two free throws. In view of the available staff, it was not surprising that the offense of jazz ran rounder, until the break, the Mass were still fully in the game and brave: 65:63 Utah. On both sides far too much was fouled (41 free throws!).

With a three-point game against Landsman Rudy Robert (10 and 11 rebounds) to the lead, Nikita opened the second half, Bogdanović countered from outside. It remained a game with many fouls and discussions and little play flow. Brown hit the distance, Powell was still fouled at the same time and set to +6 for the Mass. Dallas posted several times with success Mornings against O'Neal, this revealed with a hit from the distance. The scarce guest guide had been a few minutes before Utah before the start of the final district then again thanks a 15: 6-runs composed of: 90:90.

With the Mass one realized that a fitting hand was missing next to Brunson, no Field Goal succeeded for four minutes. Conley, Clarkson and Joe Singles shaped a 12: 1 run, the Robert completed with a powerful slam. Brunson met a heavy threesome over the French, also thanks to a Clear-Path Foul, followed by another Brunson triple, Dallas was still able to hope for a turn. The Point Guard was hard to stop, but then turned a little. Mornings committed an offensive foul, Bogdanović set from the distance to +8. At the latest on a three-point match of Match winner Mitchell Dallas had no answer anymore, Brunson's threesome for possible 117: 118 did not fit.

Dallas opened a 5-game road trip in Salt Lake City, which continues in Portland at night on Tuesday. There are two games in the Kings as well as an encounter at the Thunder. On the other hand, the jazz travels to the Spurs.

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NBA CHRISTMAS GAMES: All lots at a glance

Date | VARSITIES | Ha limes | Floods | Embarrassment --- 25.12. | 18 UHF | New York Knicks | Atlanta Hawks | 101: 87 25.12. | 20.30 UR | Milwaukee Bucks | Boston relics | 117: 113 25.12. | 23 the. | Phoenix Suns | Golden State Warriors | 107: 116 26.12S. 2 UHF | Los Angeles Lakers | Brooklyn don't | 115: 122 26.12S. 4.30 URL | U'h. Jazz | Dallas Mavericks | 120: 116