NBA Basketball

Utah Jazz (40-13)


Wed. 5/12 Fri. 5/14 Sun. 5/16
vs. Por 
L 98-105
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@ OKC 
W 109-93
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@ Sac 
W 121-99
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Jazz take top spot in NBA playoffs, thump Kings 121-99

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Rudy Gobert wasn't about to stop his Utah teammates from celebrating after securing the No. 1 spot for the NBA playoffs. He just wants the Jazz to keep focus on the bigger picture.

A year after blowing a 3-1 lead and getting bounced in the first round of the playoffs, the Jazz are headed back to the postseason - and they're going in with the league's best record.

"Going through what we went through last year, I learned to enjoy every moment," Gobert said following Utah's 121-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. "That doesnt mean you don't prepare for what's coming. Just enjoy the mmoment."

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Leaders
Points: Donovan Mitchell26.4
Rebounds: Rudy Gobert13.5
Assists: Mike Conley6.0
FG%: Rudy Gobert67.5%
Steals: Mike Conley1.37
Blocks: Rudy Gobert2.68
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.2 (3)
Rebounds: 42.6 (7)
Assists: 22.3 (1)
FG%: 44.7% (2)
FT%: 76.8% (7)
3P%: 34.1% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 116.4 (4)
Rebounds: 48.3 (1)
Assists: 23.7 (23)
FG%: 46.8% (17)
FT%: 79.9% (8)
3P%: 38.9% (5)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Utah 52 20 .722 --
x-Denver 47 25 .653 5.0
x-Portland 42 30 .583 10.0
Minnesota 23 49 .319 29.0
Oklahoma City 22 50 .306 30.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/26/2021 Matt Thomas Traded for future 2nd round pick
3/10/2021 Ersan Ilyasova Signed for the Rest of the Season
2/24/2021 Shaquille Harrison Waived
12/20/2020 Rudy Gobert Re-Signed
12/18/2020 Yogi Ferrell Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/17/2021 Donovan Mitchell Sprained right ankle
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