Markkanen Sparks Jazz Win: Knicks Stumble
Utah Jazz beats New York Knicks 117-113 with Lauri Markkanen scoring 23 points in his return.
Collin Sexton leads Jazz with 26 points; Julius Randle tops Knicks with 32.
Keyonte George leaves the game in the first quarter due to a left foot injury.
The Knicks led 31-24 after the first quarter. Yet, Markkanen's back-to-back threes cut it to 52-50 by halftime.
In the third quarter, Taylor Hendricks showed growth. They made a dunk, block, and offensive rebound.
Knicks struggle from three-point range (6-26), while Jazz capitalizes, maintaining competitiveness.
Walker Kessler's impactful third quarter contributes to Jazz's 89-84 lead after three quarters.
Jazz dominates early fourth quarter, building a 95-84 lead.
Talen Horton-Tucker's aggressive play helps the Knicks trim the lead to five.
The Knicks missed crucial three-point attempts in the final seconds. The Jazz secured a 117-113 victory.