The Utah Jazz are flying after picking up their 10th-straight win, thanks to another virtuoso performance from Joe Ingles.
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Ingles tied his career-high with 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field and a ridiculous 6-of-8 from beyond the arc, marking the fifth time he's knocked down four-plus 3s in a game during the streak.
While the Jazz have been playing at an elite level through their recent run, nine of those wins have come against teams currently under .500, with their lone win against a playoff-caliber team coming against the Los Angeles Clippers on the road.
Although they now sit in sole possession of the No. 2 seed in the West, Ingles says there's no room for complacency.
"As silly as it sounds, I think we've still got a lot to improve on, Ingles said in his on-court interview following the win.
"I think we have breakdowns - that one in the third quarter, I think we can stop that a lot earlier. Offensively we get a little muddled up sometimes. Obviously we're on the right track and it's fun to play at the moment."
📹| "We're on the right track and it's fun to play at the moment."#WalkoffInterview | @LittleCaesarsSP pic.twitter.com/P9Wo42RF24- Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) January 15, 2020
Ingles was at his attacking best against the Nets, serving up a steady diet of pick-and-roll with Rudy Gobert, probing into the key for his trademark floater, while knocking down 3-pointers for fun.
He let the Nets bench know all about it with this staredown following a 3-pointer in the second quarter.
oh my, a joe stare#MACU3 | @MountainAmerica pic.twitter.com/CX6bEUMdju- Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) January 15, 2020
While Ingles led the way offensively, he had plenty of help with Gobert dominating inside with 22 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and two blocks - with the pair working in harmony to slice up the Nets' defence.
"Rudy was setting great screens to open up the guards," Ingles added.
"Especially in the first half, they adjusted a little in the second half, but we got some really good looks and all our guys took the shots they gave us."
Since Dec 1, there are 111 players who have attempted at least 75 threes.- StatMuse (@statmuse) January 15, 2020
110 of those players are shooting below 46.8 3P%.
Joe Ingles is shooting 52.8%. pic.twitter.com/g1B4gJ98oL
The Jazz will look to continue their winning ways in the final game of their road trip, when they take on the New Orleans Pelicans, who have won seven of their past 10 games.
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