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Clarkson's 23 points power Jazz past slumping Hawks, 112-91

Shaquille Harrison, Brandon Goodwin
Posted at 5:16 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 07:16:54-05

ATLANTA — Jordan Clarkson sank five 3-pointers while scoring 23 points and the Utah Jazz protected the NBA’s best record with a runaway 112-91 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Bojan Bogdanovic had 21 points and Donovan Mitchell added 18 for Utah. Atlanta point guard Trae Young was held out with a bruised calf.

Rajon Rondo made his second start of the season.

Another starter, forward De’Andre Hunter missed his third consecutive game with a knee injury.

John Collins led Atlanta with 17 points.

The Hawks suffered their third consecutive loss.

Utah led 45-37 at halftime, holding Atlanta to a season low for points in any half.