A bad night in the Big Apple for the Utah Jazz

Once again the Jazz come out flat and their opponent makes them pay for it.
Utah Jazz v Brooklyn Nets
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The Jazz entered the 5th game of their 6 game road trip needing a win to salvage a .500 mark on the trip and keep pace in the Western Conference playoff hunt.

However, that was not to be. The Brooklyn Nets, losers of 7 of their last 10, decided to play lights out from long distance from the start and target the Jazz's two best scorers, Collin Sexton and Lauri Markkanen.

Suffice it to say, the game was not pretty, and there wasn't a whole lot of good to share about the Jazz's effort. Brooklyn shot 51/46/94 on the night, outrebounded the Jazz 50-44, and out-assisted them 41-23.

The final score was Brooklyn 147, Utah 114.

Mikail Bridges, a possible Jazz trade target, had 33 points to lead Brooklyn and was supported by Cam Thomas' 25 points and 7 rebounds.

Keyonte George had 21 points, but the team was -28 during his time on the court. Lauri Markkanen had another poor shooting night (4-12) for 13 points and 9 boards. Collin Sexton was hounded by the Nets' longer defenders much of the night and finished with 6 points on 1-10 shooting, and 7 assists.

The Jazz have little time to rest, as they play the New York Knicks on Tuesday night and need a win desperately at this point, to wash the stench of this one away and to stave off any further trade rumors around the team.

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