January 28, 2021 | 11:21 am EST Update
Gregg Popovich has received the COVID-19 vaccine. Spurs coach and USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich revealed today that he has received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Utah has outscored opponents by 153 points during the roll, which is the longest winning stretch in the league this season. The Jazz have prevailed in nine of the 10 games by double digits, the lone exception being a road victory over the Denver Nuggets, the team that eliminated Utah in the Western Conference playoffs last season.
“It’s exciting, but it’s really early in the season,” said Utah All-Star center Rudy Gobert, who had season highs of 29 points, 20 rebounds and three steals and also blocked three shots versus Dallas. “Our goal is obviously to be one of the best teams in the league, but it’s really to be ready for the playoffs.”
Utah ranks fifth in offensive efficiency (114.2), the only team in the top five in both categories. The Jazz, 16-of-41 from long range against Dallas, are on pace to be the most prolific 3-point shooting team in NBA history, with 16.6 made treys per game. “We’ve figured out the style and pace and stuff that we want to play at,” Ingles said. “It’s just a really fun group to play with. We play for each other. There’s no egos involved. It’s not as unsalvageable as people think. It’s just a really cool group. Different guys step up at different times. We play the right way. We’re unselfish. We defend. But we’re not satisfied. We’re not going to get over the moon over one win or 10 in a row.”
Justin Kubatko: Rudy Gobert last night: ✅ 29 PTS ✅ 20 REB ✅ 3 STL ✅ 3 BLK The last player to record at least 20p/20r/3s/3b in a single game for the @Utah Jazz was Karl Malone (March 22, 1988). pic.twitter.com/UxJmkPKhty
Justin Kubatko: Myles Turner has recorded at least three blocks in each of his last 10 games, the longest such streak in @Indiana Pacers history. Turner’s block percentage is 11.3% this season. The highest such figure in NBA history for a full season (min. 100 BLK) is 10.8% by Manute Bol in 1988-89. pic.twitter.com/Td1NLj5WUE
Justin Kubatko: Ben Simmons last night: ✅ 17 PTS ✅ 11 REB ✅ 10 AST It’s his 31st career triple-double, tying John Havlicek and Luka Doncic for 13th on the NBA’s all-time list. The only players in NBA history to reach that mark in fewer games are Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and Doncic. pic.twitter.com/ZCa6e8cDHJ