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Clarkson (40), streaking Jazz win showdown vs Simmons, 76ers


A leading candidate for NBA Sixth Man of the Year already, Clarkson knows his role is to score — and there aren’t many shots he’ll turn down.


1of20Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks the ball against Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott (1) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 2of20Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) lays the ball up in the first half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 3of204of20Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) passes the ball as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, right, defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 5of20Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) scores against Philadelphia 76ers in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 6of207of20Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid looks at the scoreboard in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 8of20Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) grabs a rebound as Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard (39) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 9of2010of20Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, rear, drives past Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, right, in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 11of20Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) passes the ball as Philadelphia 76ers forward Mike Scott (1) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 12of2013of20Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) drives to the basket in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 14of20Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers, center, looks at the scoreboard in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 15of2016of20Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doc Rivers looks down in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 17of20Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) celebrates after scoring against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 18of2019of20Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry celebrates against the Utah Jazz in the first half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Salt Lake City.Rick Bowmer/AP Show MoreShow Less 20of20Clarkson set his career scoring high for a game that ended in regulation.


Embiid was scratched after coming out to warm up, and coach Doc Rivers expressed surprise the big man wasn’t playing.


The Jazz scored 10 consecutive points as part of an 18-4 run to take their first lead in the second quarter and went up 67-59 on Bojan Bogdanovic’s jumper in the lane.


Simmons and Harris took turns isolating and driving to the basket with a full head of stream starting from beyond the 3-point line.


… Clarkson joined Jeff Hornacek, Rodney Hood, Randy Foye and Bogdanovic as Utah players to hit eight 3s in a game.






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