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Jazz beat Blazers 118-113 to take Western Conference lead – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson reacts after scoring to give the team the lead against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points, including eight straight in the final 1:48, in the Utah Jazz’s 118-113 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Malik Beasley had 29 points off the bench to help Utah take the Western Conference lead at 12-6. Anfernee Simons led Portland with 23 points. Both teams lost their starting point guards in the second half. After colliding into a screen, Utah’s Mike Conley left with a left knee injury with 10:22 left in the third quarter. Not long after Conley exited, Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard went to the locker room and did not return because of tightness in his right calf. Lillard has missed five games so far this season with the calf strain. FAN REMOVED During an injury timeout in the second quarter, a pair of fans were removed from the game. Utah’s Collin Sexton pointed the fan out to security after exchanging words with him. Security then came

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PHOTO GALLERY: Northern Colorado 5, USU 1 in Beehive Classic

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Markkanen scores career-high 38 points, Jazz edge Suns – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz’s Lauri Markkanen (23) celebrates with Jordan Clarkson, rear, after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lauri Markkanen scored a career-high 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 on Friday night. “I don’t know what the ceiling is on Lauri. I don’t think any of us do based on what we are watching night in and night out,” Utah coach Will Hardy said. In a wildly entertaining offensive shootout, Utah’s defense made the difference down the stretch. The Suns shot 58.2% through three quarters but went 10 for 27 in the fourth period and turned the ball over in the final minute. “With all the emotions from our losing streak, we just wanted to try to figure out a way to win and you just do whatever it takes in a game like this,” said Mike Conley, who forced a traveling call and had a blocked shot in the final minutes. After scoring 45 points in the

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