On January 25th, Beijing time, the 2021-22 NBA regular season continued, with the Phoenix Suns at home against the Utah Jazz. After the whole game, the Suns defeated the Jazz 115-109 and won 7 consecutive victories.
Star of the game: Chris Paul
In this campaign, Paul made 10 of 17 shots, scored 27 points, 14 assists and 9 rebounds, leading the team to victory. Among them, in the last quarter, Paul scored 15 points alone.
Specific score: 21-31, 35-27, 31-27, 22-30 (the sun is behind).
On the Suns side, except for Paul, Booker’s state has recovered. He made 14 of 35 shots and scored 33 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. In addition, Mikal Bridges 4 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, Cameron Johnson 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals, McGee 6 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks, Biyombo 16 points, 13 rebounds and 1 block, Sha Mette had 3 points and 3 assists, and Alfred Payton had 6 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
On the Jazz side, all five main players were absent. Danuel House scored 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks, Gay 13 points and 5 rebounds, Whiteside 10 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists, Jordan Clarkson 22 points 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, Trent Forster 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists, Paschall 14 points and 4 rebounds, Jared Butler 13 points, 2 assists and 4 steals, Elijah Hughes 6 points and 2 backboard.
In this campaign, the Jazz’s five main players Mitchell, Gobert, Conley, Royce O’Neal and Bogdanovic were all absent. On the Suns side, Crowder, Ayton and Cameron Payne are missing from the bench.
In the first quarter, “Bridge” Mikal Bridges made a layup and consecutive jumpers, and Cameron Johnson also scored a three-pointer, giving the home team a 7-0 lead. On the Jazz side, Forster made a layup and Clarkson made a breakthrough, trying to stop the bleeding for the team. Since then, the sun has firmly controlled the situation, and Booker has changed his slump in playing balls and has made consecutive points from inside and outside. In the latter part of this quarter, Booker felt more and more hot. He made consecutive jumpers and made three-pointers steadily into the net. In a single quarter, he scored 17 points alone. On the Jazz side, Pascal scored a three-pointer and Danuel House also made a layup. After the single quarter, the Jazz temporarily fell behind 21-31.
In the second quarter, rookie Jared Butler scored a three-pointer to stop the bleeding for the Jazz. After that, he and Gay made consecutive breakthroughs. On the Suns side, Biyombo continued his excellent form. He made a layup, turned over and hooked. In the middle of this section, McGee also hit the hook, and the difference continued to remain above 10 points. However, in the latter part of this quarter, the Suns’ offense suddenly lost power, and Whiteside and Clarkson succeeded in consecutive basket attacks, chasing the point difference to single digits. Before halftime, House made a layup, and the Jazz once overtook the score. But as Cameron Johnson netted a three-pointer, the Suns continued to lead 58-56 after halftime.
After changing sides and fighting again, the two sides started a tug of war. On the Suns side, Booker made free throws, tip-ups, and three-pointers in a row. Paul also got his 10th assist of the game after assisting Booker to hit a three-pointer. The Jazz did not panic. They blossomed more. Forster succeeded in breaking through and throwing the ball, and the visiting team once again overtook the score. In the latter part of the third quarter, Booker continued his strong offensive output. He made jumpers, made three-pointers, and scored 30+ points. However, the Jazz are still the leading party. Elijah Hughes and Jared Butler made three consecutive three-pointers. After three quarters, the Jazz led 87-85.
In the final quarter, the Suns did not give the Jazz another chance. After 3 and a half minutes of stalemate in this quarter, Paul scored a three-pointer and assisted Biyombo with a hook, and the home team achieved a go-ahead. After that, Paul made another three-pointer, and his personal score came to 20 points. Next, the Jazz were still trying to catch up, but on the defensive end, they could not limit Paul at all. The latter made a jumper, made a free throw, and the point difference returned to more than 10 points. Clarkson hit three three-pointers in a row, the Jazz are still chasing, unfortunately, time is running out. Booker steals Xiaoke, and Suspense is basically killed. In the end, after the game was over, the Suns defeated the Jazz 115-109 and won 7 consecutive victories.
Starting lineup for both sides:
Jazz: Danuel House, Rudy Gay, Hassan Whiteside, Jordan Clarkson, Trent Forster
Suns: Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, JaVale McGee, Devin Booker, Chris Paul
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