Jazz Beat Bucks To Finish Road Trip 2-1

Oct 31, 2021, 7:24 PM | Updated: 7:28 pm
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)...
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY –Β The Utah Jazz knocked off the Milwaukee Bucks 107-95 to finish their three-game road trip 2-1.

Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 28 points while Mike Conley added 20 in the win as the team bounced back from their first loss of the season against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 25 points but no other Milwaukee player broke the 20 point mark.

First Quarter:

After struggling to shoot through the night against the Bulls, the Jazz opened the game 5-5 from three followed up with a three-point play from Bojan Bogdanovic.

It looked like Donovan Mitchell was beginning to find his rhythm last night despite a 9-27 shooting night. He continued that against the Bucks by opening the first quarter 3-3 from deep with 10 points.

However, the Bucks kept pace by connecting on 3-9 threes and 10-22 shooting overall led by eight points from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Jazz led the Bucks 30-23 after one.

Second Quarter:

The Jazz were carried in the second quarter by Mike Conley who had eight points on 3-4 shooting in the frame and 14 points overall in the quarter.

Conley got the night off in Chicago and responded how the Jazz will need him to if he’s expected to miss half of the team’s back-to-back sets this season.

Bogdanovic also had a strong second quarter with seven points including four trips to the free-throw line.

Without Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, or Brook Lopez, the Bucks have struggled to find offense outside of Antetokounmpo in the first half. The Finals MVP had 15 points at the half on 6-9 shooting, but the rest of the team is just 13-38 combined for 34 percent.

Third Quarter:

Through three quarters, the Jazz have yet to allow the Bucks to score more than 25 points in a quarter. Understandable with the Bucks missing significant talent, but still an impressive defensive performance from the Jazz after a tough battle last night.

Jordan Clarkson’s struggle from last night have carried over into Milwaukee. Clarkson is 0-7 from three with his 99 game streak with a made three on the line.

The Jazz closed the quarter on a 10-4 run with take an 84-69 lead into the final quarter.

Fourth Quarter:

The Bucks opened the fourth quarter on an 8-2 run to cut the Jazz lead to nine, then continue to chip away until they trailed 99-95 with just 1:39 left to play but Mitchell answered with back to back layups to extend the Jazz lead to eight with just over 30 seconds left to play.

The Jazz held Milwaukee to just 41 percent shooting from the floor and 30 percent from three. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 25 points but no other Milwaukee player broke the 20 point mark.

Mitchell led the Jazz with 28 points on 10-18 shooting while Conley added 20 on 6-11 from the field.

The Jazz beat the Bucks 106-95.

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