SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz pulled off a stunning comeback against the Milwaukee Bucks, clinching a 123-108 victory after trailing by 19 points in the fourth quarter on Sunday night at the Delta Center. This win ended the Jazz’s three-game losing streak and marked an impressive 16-0 run at the start of the final quarter.
The Bucks, who were playing on the second night of a back-to-back, struggled to maintain their lead as the Jazz capitalized on their offensive opportunities. Bucks guard Malik Beasley expressed frustration over the team’s inability to convert on good looks, particularly in the fourth quarter, when they only managed to score 13 points.
Meanwhile, Bucks stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard played through injuries, with Antetokounmpo citing fatigue as a factor in his performance due to the team’s tough schedule. Despite their efforts, the Bucks were unable to secure the win, leaving them with three losses out of their last four road games since Doc Rivers took over as head coach on Jan. 29.
The game also saw a physical altercation involving Malik Beasley and Collin Sexton, demonstrating the intense competitive atmosphere. Additionally, young player AJ Green made an impact for the Bucks, showcasing his potential as a valuable asset to the team in the absence of key starters.
Furthermore, the Bucks were without Khris Middleton, who was sidelined due to a knee injury, and Brook Lopez, who was absent for personal reasons. However, the team welcomed assistant coach Pete Dominguez to their coaching staff, adding depth to the team’s leadership under Rivers’ guidance.