Lu Dort Drops Career High in Loss to the Jazz

The Utah Jazz got back to their winning ways on Tuesday night, defeating the OKC Thunder 106-96. They were led by Mike Conley's 15 points & 14 assists, and balanced scoring - Bojan Bogdanovic with 23 points, Donovan Mitchell with 22 points, Georges Niang with 18 points and Rudy Gobert with 13 points and 14 rebounds. While the Jazz winning is nothing new this season (they're now 41-14), the big story of the game was the offensive show put on by Thunder guard Lu Dort, single-handedly keeping OKC in the ball game. 
Dort, who is in his 2nd year in the NBA out of Arizona State University, went undrafted and is making many teams regret passing him up. He came to prominence last year while guarding James Harden in the playoffs, and has now started to expand his game on the offensive end. His offensive numbers are up nearly across the board, as he has gone from 6.8 ppg in his rookie season to 12.6 ppg this year. 

With the Thunder slipping further away from a playoff spot with each passing game, look for Dort to get more time with the ball in his hands on the offensive end as the Thunder would like to see how much potential the young Canadian has. 

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