Jazz win matchup between the best from the West and best from the East

Rudy Gobert, Mike Scott
Posted at 10:34 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 01:25:26-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Jordan Clarkson tied a Utah Jazz record with eight 3-pointers, and he scored a game-high 40 points to lead the Jazz to a 134-123 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night at Vivint Arena.

The Jazz rallied back from a 14-point deficit in the first quarter to win the matchup between the top team from the NBA's Western Conference against the top team from the Eastern Conference. The Jazz have now won eight games in a row, and 19 of their last 20 games. They lead the NBA at 23-5.

Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points for the Jazz, and Joe Ingles added 20.

Ben Simmons led the 76ers with 42 points, and Tobias Harris added 36 in the loss. Philadelphia did not have leading scorer Joel Embiid; he missed the game with back tightness.

Jazz guard Mike Conley missed his fifth game with a sore hamstring.

The Jazz play their next two games against the Clippers, with back-to-back games in Los Angeles starting on Wednesday.

Jordan Clarkson, Dwight Howard
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) scores against Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)