TODAY’S ZAMAN – Kanter’s 29 points can’t save Jazz from defeat

Kanter’s 29 points can’t save Jazz from defeatSwiss-born Turkish center Enes Kanter scored 29 points for Utah, but that could not save the Jazz — which has lost three straight and 12 of 13 — from being beaten 119-111 away against the New Orleans Pelicans in an NBA thriller on Tuesday.Gordon Hayward scored 17 for the Jazz, which lost despite shooting 50 percent and scoring 68 points in the paint.

Elsewhere, Memphis snapped Golden Stateandrsquos 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory in Tuesdayandrsquos clash of the NBAandrsquos two top teams. The Grizzlies moved within one game of the Warriors for the leagueandrsquos best record by notching their fifth straight win.

Memphisandrsquo Marc Gasol scored 24 points while Mike Conley and Zach Randolph each scored 17 for the Grizzlies. Washington also has won five straight after defeating Minnesota 109-05, while Dallas blitzed New York early en route to a comfortable 107-87 win.

The Warriors came in with the NBAandrsquos best record at 21-2. They lost for the first time since Nov.

11 against San Antonio, which is also the last team to beat Memphis. This was the first time in NBA history in which both teams had 19 or more wins in the first 24 games.

Miami won 95-91 at Brooklyn, with Dwyane Wade leading the way by scoring 28 points. Golden State star Stephen Curry missed back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 10 seconds.

He had 19 points on 9-of-25 shooting, including a 1-for-10 night from beyond the arc.Results at a glance: Washington 109, Minnesota 95 Miami 95, Brooklyn 91 New Orleans 119, Utah 111 Memphis 105, Golden State 98 Dallas 107, New York 87 Oklahoma City 104, Sacramento 92.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman