The Nuggets make people respect their place on the floor of Utah. After five straight wins, the Jazz of Gordon Hayward (18 points) dropped against Denver 96-113.
Off the bench with 18 units (7/9 shooting in which 1/2 to three points and 3/3 free throws), scoring his second best in the NBA, in 21 minutes, the French rookie, Evan Fournier finished as the third scorer Denver.
He has therefore helped with Danilo Gallinari (21 points) and K enneth Faried (19pts) and others to put Kobe Bryant and co in the top eight in the West even if their head coach George Karl “hates helping the Lakers.”
Denver reinforces its 3rd place in the Western Conference while Utah gives the eighth rank to the Los Angeles Lakers.
It remains six games for Utah and seven for the Lakers for winning the place to the qualifying place of the play-offs for the conference.