Jazz extend win streak to seven; Knicks top Warriors

Jazz extend win streak to seven; Knicks top Warriors
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives into Nickeil Alexander-Walker #6 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on January 21, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Luisa Morales (Philstar.com) – January 22, 2021 – 2:46pm

MANILA, Philippines — The Utah Jazz continued their red-hot run after beating the New Orleans Pelicans, 129-118, as the NBA season continued on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

The Jazz are now second only to defending champions Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference standings after their seventh win in a row.

Utah bucked a slow start where they saw themselves trailing by double digits at the end of the first quarter, 31-43.

Donovan Mitchell continued his impressive outings for the Jazz with 36 points, five assists and seven rebounds to lead them to the win.

Filipino-American Jordan Clarkson chipped in 19 points in 24 minutes of action off of the bench.

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks tallied their third win in a row after beating the Golden State Warriors, 119-104.

The Warriors lost Draymond Green to an ejection in the first half, and struggled to keep the Knicks' offense at bay.

RJ Barrett led the Knicks in scoring with 28 points. Stephen Curry, for his part, tallied 30 markers in the Warriors' losing effort.

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