Valanciunas Turns Into Dirk, Mitchell And Gobert Push Jazz Past Blazers

Jonathan Grant | November 30th, 2021

Jonas Valanciunas isn’t exactly known for being one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA. Monday night, however, he became that. Maybe it was just for a day, but it was a brilliant day in the sun. The big man, referred to as ‘Dirk,’ for his prowess on the night by his coach nailed seven three-point attempts consecutively in the first half of a 123-104 win for the New Orleans Pelicans over the Los Angeles Clippers.

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But he didn’t just score from three-point range. All in all, the 6-foot-11 star scored 39 while also grabbing 15 rebounds. That effectively cooked the Clippers, who had gotten 27 from Paul George in defeat. Elsewhere, the Utah Jazz utilized Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert to hammer the Portland Trail Blazers 129-107. Mitchell had 30 points while Gobert had his typical double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Utah moved to 14-7 while the result dropped the Blazers to 10-11.

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