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Salt Lake City (AP) – Laurie Markkanen Scored 38 points, including an improbable turnaround jumper to beat the shot clock with 38.5 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz beat the Phoenix Suns 134-133 Friday night.

“I don’t know what the ceiling is on Lowry. Utah coach Will Hardy said:

In an entertaining offensive shootout, Utah’s defense made the difference down the stretch. The Suns shot 58.2% over three quarters but went 10-for-27 in the fourth and turned the ball over in the final minute.

“With all the emotion from our losing streak, we just wanted to try and figure out a way to win and do whatever it takes in a game like this,” he said. Mike Conleywho was forced into a travel call and hit a blocked shot in the final minutes.

After scoring 45 points in the first three quarters, the Suns star Devin Booker He had only two free throws in the final quarter and hit a junk bank at the buzzer to finish with 49.

“He had a good game, but I rode him a lot,” Phoenix coach Monty Williams said. “It’s not what we want to do long-term. We dropped a bunch of guys and needed him to score like that to have a chance. But we put a lot of pressure on him to carry us attacking because we don’t get the stops we need.”

Markkanen has had five 30-point games this season, scoring 38 points on just 18 field goal attempts.

“His teammates know how good he is and how good he can be and maybe they enable him more than I am,” said Hardy.

for example, Jordan Clarkson He marveled at his 15-for-18 shooting as he checked the score from the box in the locker room after the game. Damn, that’s good, he said.

Booker scored his 19th game with at least 40 points, but couldn’t get the ball or get many good looks in the end. He also provided 10 assists and eight rebounds.

“We were fighting up the whole game. I think we gave them a lot of confidence to start the game,” said Booker. And they probably expended a lot of energy coming back.

Chris Paul He missed his fifth game with a right heel injury and the Suns went 2-3 without him.

With 7:28 to play, Damion Lee The Suns gave their first lead of the game at 121-120 with a 3-pointer. The game went back and forth until Clarkson and Markkanen made a late jump on the clock with high difficulty in clutch time.

Before that final shot, Markkanen said, “Really, there were a lot of falls. My mates passed me the ball when I was open and we ran some goodies to make it look easy.”

Beasley had equaled his season-high 18 points by halftime and finished the season with 7 3s and 27 points. Clarkson added 20 points, Conley 13 points and 10 assists.

Deender Eaton And the Michael Bridges All scored 17 points for Phoenix, and Torey Craig Scored a season-high 16 points.

The Jazz topped it out by 19 in the first half after a hot start of 10-of-12 from the field, including 6-of-8 from 3-point range. Utah advanced 74-66 in the first half, recording the fourth game this season with at least 74 points in the first half.

After stunning the league out of the gates with a 10-3 record that put them ahead of the Western Conference, the Jazz had lost three in a row before this thrilling win over Phoenix.

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