Lauri Markkanen, in great shape, beat superstar Luca Doncic – Utah still rumbles deep | Sport

Lauri Markkanen in great shape beat superstar Luca Doncic

Lauri Markkanen scored 34 points against Dallas. The last time he was able to achieve a better balance was in November.

Lauri Markkanen had his third best game of the NBA season in terms of points when the Utaz Jazz hosted the Dallas Mavericks at home.

The Suomalaistahtahti bagged 34 points, but the performance still did not lead Utah to victory. Dallas was better 115-105.

A small consolation for Utah was that Markkanen was the best scorer of the entire match and thus beat one of the NBA’s elite players Luka Doncic. The Slovenian player scored 29 points.

Markkanen had gotten better points last time in November against the Phoenix Suns. At that time, he scored 38 points.

This season, Markkanen has scored 30 points or more in ten games.

The 26-year-old Finn also achieved a great milestone in the Dallas match. He reached his thousandth three-point basket in the NBA. He now made six three-pointers.

Although Markkanen was hot, in the big picture Utah’s situation is miserable. For the team that gave up on playoff dreams, the loss was already the sixth in a row and the ninth in the previous ten matches.