Jaren Jackson Jr. and Terry Rozier solve from the triple in each of the games. The triple had its capital importance in the Jazz-Grizzlies and the Wizards-Hornets. Both games ended with visiting victories. By a narrow margin. With crucial 3s from Jaren Jackson Jr. and Terry Rozier.
Jazz 118 Grizzlies 119
It looked like the 3-point shot was going to give Utah the win. Two consecutive triples by Bojan Bogdanovic seemed decisive. Because they put the 118-112 at 1:28 from the end. But it was not like that. From there to the conclusion … partial 0-7 for Memphis and victory despite missing a couple of free throws.
At 118-116, the triple winner. Led by Jaren Jackson Jr. Tall man with a very good hand. There were 6.7 seconds to go. The last shot to win was from Donovan Mitchell, but failed. It was the negative culmination for the local star. Because the second half of the shooting guard was disastrous: 4 points with 1 of 8 in the shot.
Memphis prevailed 118-119 to reach 9-8 and leave the locals at 11-6.
Balanced match. And an away win based on a happy trio. Ja Morant had 32 points and 7 assists (but missed 21 field goals). Desmond Bane added 28 points with a 60% accuracy on the shot. And the decisive Jackson Jr. had 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 triples.
As usual, Santi Aldama did not jump onto the track.
Utah had Bogdanovic on 24 points. After making 7 triples of 11 attempts. Rudy Gobert finished with 23 points, 13 rebounds, 5 blocks and 9 of 10 on the shot. A gentleman’s party to the French. Mike Conley finished with 19 points and 8 assists. And Donovan Mitchell ruined his good first half with his ill-fated second. He finished with 18 points, 8 assists and 5 of 20 on the shot.
Wizards 103 Hornets 109
Notice to Boaters: These Hornets will not budge. Triumph in Washington to add 6 in his last 7 games. Victory to reach a balance of 11-8. By the 11-6 Wizards.
The Hornets went into halftime winning 50-59. With a great LaMelo Ball . Having made the team 9 triples with a 60% effectiveness. And in the third quarter they went up to 17 ahead (56-73). But in the end they ended up suffering.
Wizards pressed. And he went 103-105 with a triple by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope . But the Hornets’ immediate response was a vital 3-pointer from Terry Rozier. To put the 103-108 with 12.9 seconds to play. A 3-point shot scored with KCP on top. A final triple and an overall performance that come in handy for Rozier. Because his season was turning gray. His misstep in the shot was palpable.
Charlotte survived her lousy job on the boards. Wizards grabbed 20 offensive rebounds to finish with 65 rebounds for Charlotte’s 36! And it also survived 41-18 (points) between the second units of both teams. In return, Wizards missed a 40% shot and lost 18 balls.
The Hornets won the triple. He shot well all night from beyond the arch. And Terry Rozier was the paradigm. He finished with 32 points and 8 of 11 from the triple. LaMelo Ball was complete: 28 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Gordon Hayward had 16 points. And Miles Bridges didn’t have his night in attack.
At the Wizards, Montrezl Harrell’s great game . He added 24 points and 18 rebounds. With 10 out of 13 in the shot. Bradley Beal had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists shooting poorly. KCP went for 17 points and 4 steals. And Kyle Kuzma with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Bad Dinwiddie. And defeat to a mighty Hornets.