Jutarnji List reports that Bojan Bogdanović played the best game of his career last night. In Utah’s victory against Denver (127:120), the Croatian basketball player scored 48 points (career record), and with a phenomenal 70% shooting percentage, he scored 16 out of 23 attempts. Bojan also hit 8 of 11 three-pointers and all eight free throws.
In addition, he had 8 rebounds, two assists, and a steal. Bogdanović’s performance carries additional weight because, thanks to him, Utah has remained the leading team in the West and is now in a great spot for the playoffs.
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Bojan overshadowed Nikola Jokić, convincingly the first candidate for MVP of the player of the season. The Serbian center also had a great evening, scoring 24 points, to which he added 13 assists and 9 rebounds. But all that was not enough to surpass Bogdanović.
Bojan has been playing the best basketball of his career in recent weeks. He has scored at least 22 points in his last five games, with a shooting percentage above 54 percent. The average in those five games is a fantastic 30.6 points, and he hit 54 of 86 attempts, which is a phenomenal 63 percent.
Utah has been playing without its best player Donovan Mitchell for some time, and Bojan’s role in the team has changed with his position. The more he is with the ball, the more he gets under the basket, which obviously suits him better than the role of a classic shooter.
In the victory against Denver, Bogdanović had the best teammates in Clarkson (21 points), Gobert (14), and Niang (13).
Phoenix was also successful, beating New York 128:105. The Suns were led by Ayton with 26 points and 15 rebounds, while Dario Saric had another miserable evening. He only played five minutes in which he only managed to shoot once.
The Lakers stumbled once again, this time in Portland (106:101), with whom they now share sixth place in the West. Seventh leads to the play-in, and the Lakers look awful.
Results:Philadelphia – New Orleans 109: 107, Chicago – Boston 121: 99, Charlotte – Orlando 122: 112, Miami – Minnesota 121: 112, Milwaukee – Houston 141: 133, Dallas – Cleveland 110: 90, Portland – LA Lakers 106: 101, Sacramento – San Antonio 104: 113, Utah – Denver 127: 120, Phoenix – New York 128: 105.
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