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 Lauri Markkanen #23 of the Utah Jazz shoots over Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of a game at Vivint Arena on January 28, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Lauri Markkanen #23 of the Utah Jazz shoots over Dorian Finney-Smith #10 of the Dallas Mavericks throughout the first half of a recreation at Vivint Area on January 28, 2023 in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. Alex Goodlett/Getty Photos/AFP

Lauri Markkanen scored 29 factors and rookie Walker Kessler amassed his tenth double-double to assist the Utah Jazz overcome the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 108-100 Saturday evening in Salt Lake Metropolis.

Kessler completed with 14 factors, 11 rebounds and 5 blocked photographs, and Malik Beasley added 19 factors because the Jazz opened a five-game homestand.

The Mavericks have been with out Luka Doncic, who sprained his ankle Thursday towards Phoenix. Dallas dropped to 0-6 on the season with out their Slovenian famous person.

Spencer Dinwiddie led all scorers with 35 factors and 6 3-pointers whereas doling out eight assists to maintain the sport aggressive for the Mavericks, who’ve misplaced six of eight video games. Reggie Bullock contributed 19 factors off the bench.

Utah led 82-66 when the Mavericks made a push, scoring 10 straight to chop the result in six within the third quarter. Dallas outscored Utah 28-18 within the interval.

The Jazz led 101-89 halfway by the fourth after a pair of Markkanen free throws, however Dallas made issues attention-grabbing with a 9-2 spurt to drag inside 5.

Markkanen ended the Mavs’ surge with a key 3-pointer to up the Jazz’s edge to 106-98 with 2:14 remaining. Kessler hit 2 of 4 free throws to seal the win for Utah.

The Mavericks briefly led within the first quarter after Dinwiddie drained 3-pointer to go forward 8-5. Utah responded with an 11-2 run and took a 34-23 lead on the finish of the primary thanks partly to an 11-1 burst.

Beasley gave the Jazz a 66-48 halftime lead with a last-second 3-pointer on the finish of the second quarter.

Kelly Olynyk returned to the lineup for the Jazz after lacking almost three weeks with an ankle damage. He scored his solely factors on a 3-pointer as Utah seized the lead for good within the first quarter.

Mike Conley scored solely 4 factors, however he helped the Jazz offense with 11 assists. Jordan Clarkson scored 14 factors on an off-night of taking pictures (4-for-13), and Collin Sexton added 12.

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