Clarkson Nagpaliyab! Utah Jazz Drubs San Antonio Spurs
Utah Jazz leaned on Jordan Clarkson’s first half exploita to score a 126-94 victory over San Antonio Spurs in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Wednesday night (Thursday in the Philippines) at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Filipino-American guard top-scored with 30 points, with 10 coming in the opening half, as the Jazz seize the solo first place in the Western Conference standings with 48-19 slate.
Bojan Bogdanovic added 24 markers, while Joe Ingles, Georges Niang and Rudy Gobert contributed 14, 11 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Jazz, which were without stars Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.
The Jazz set the tone early with conversions from Bogdanovic and Clarkson for a 38-26 lead. It grew further in the second period with Ingles connecting 11 straight points for a 66-42 halftime spread.
Utah went for the kill in the second half with Bogdanovic, Clarkson and Niang connecting their outside shots as they took the fight away from the Spurs.
Luka Samanic finished with 15 points, Devin Vassell and Drew Eubanks added 14 markers each, while Tre Jones contributed 11 markers as the Spurs dropped to 31-34.