The Utah Jazz had a few tricks on Halloween night – and the fans were treated to them all.
Once again, the team surprised everyone with another powerful and definitive win over a team that was supposed to beat them.
The Jazz took down the Memphis Grizzlies – again.
Yes, they have now conquered that team twice in a row.
The Jazz are making a habit of getting all players involved but one of them was really shining bright on Monday.
Lauri Markkanen gets the circus shot to fall 😳 pic.twitter.com/BJYp35MP0f
— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 1, 2022
Lauri Markkanen put up 31 points and 11 rebounds against the Grizzlies.
One particular shot at the end of the third quarter had to be seen to be believed.
After Collin Sexton‘s ball failed to get into the bucket, Markkanen was there to put it back up with a one-legged, wobbly shot that was positively wild.
Markkanen has been having a stellar season so far and this was just the latest example of the young man’s greatness.
Markkanen has been quietly putting together an impressive resume over the last few years in the NBA.
He had played hard for the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers before he was traded to the Jazz during the summer.
He’s off to an incredible start, averaging 22.6 points a game, which is a career-high for the Finnish phenom.
Few people expected Markkanen to be having a season like this, just like few people expected the Jazz to actually be competitive this year.
Remember, a lot of folks assumed this was going to be a tanking year for Utah.
Markkanen is saying “absolutely not” to that idea.
If the Jazz continue to have an incredible season, it’ll be because Markannen remains front and center for it all.