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Aussies in NBA: Ingles shoots the lights out, takes over in the fourth
Joe Ingles was absolutely feeling it during the fourth quarter today against the Milwaukee Bucks. In a game that had playoff implications for both teams, it was Ingles who stepped up late and led his team to victory.
Ingles had not attempted a shot through the first 3 quarters, but unloaded a barrage of three-pointers in the last quarter. Jinglin' Joe connected on all of his attempts in the fourth frame, going 4/4 from downtown.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) March 21, 2016
Yes, the Bucks defence on those possessions was a shambles, but Ingles still has to have the confidence in his shot to knock down game-changing triples.
Ingles played a total of 19 minutes and finished with 12 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.
To say the Jazz needed this win is an understatement. The 94-85 win keeps Utah in touch with the eighth spot in the West. They currently have a record of 34-36, which places them in ninth spot, just 1 game behind both Dallas and Houston.
Utah's next game is a massive one; the Rockets in Houston. The good news for Utah is they have until Thursday to rest and prepare, whereas Houston will be on the second night of a back-to-back (playing OKC on Wednesday).
Slo-Mo Joe is now in the midst of a shooting hot-streak and is a very impressive 10/19 from deep over his last 4 games. After a cold stretch through February and early March, Ingles has undoubtedly found his shooting rhythm once again.