The Portland Trail Blazers they won again last night, this time before Utah Jazz and by 105 to 98, to stay about to seal his ticket to the playoff and thus avoid having to play the play-in tournament that begins next Tuesday.
Those from Oregon, riding a positive streak that has allowed them to be the best attack in the league Over the past few weeks, they’ve beaten the Jazz after a poor start and clinched a win worth its weight in gold.
Damian Lillard served as orchestra leader for those of Terry Stotts, scoring 30 points with great shooting percentages that allowed Portland to overcome the initial disadvantage suffered.
CJ McCollum He also recovered his best form and with 26 points He acted as a squire to perfection for Lillard, showing that both reach the playoffs on a roll and wanting to give war to the coconuts of the Western Conference.
The Jazz, who still cannot count on their star Donovan Mitchell from their ankle discomfort, they were clearly outmatched and overwhelmed by their own lack of aim. The starting five just scored 19 of their 50 pitches last night.
Jordan clarkson it was the only light in a team with many shadows, one more day. The favorite to win the award for best sixth man showed it again, coming off the bench and scoring 11 of his 17 shots for a total of 29 points.
Rudy gobert, with 15 points and 20 rebounds, he was the other positive side of a blurred and tired Jazz. Those of Quinn Snyder they have reached the end of the season leaders but with a lot of accumulated fatigue. It remains to be seen if this takes its toll on them in the playoffs.
While it is true that Phoenix still being able to snatch the top spot from them, the Jazz will sleep one more night like Western Conference leaders. Portland, meanwhile, is closer to securing fifth place and avoiding the Clippers in the first round.