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Aussies in NBA: Ingles plays solid minutes, misses game-winner
Joe Ingles has had a quiet February. He has struggled to get any rhythm in his game and because of this his shots haven't been falling. Having said that, his energy, enthusiasm and celebrations can never be questioned!
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 20, 2016
For the first time since the All-Star break, Ingles played over 15 minutes today against Brooklyn. Whilst he didn't set the world on fire, there's no doubt that he contributed valuable minutes to the Jazz.
He finished with 6 points (3/5 shooting), 1 assist, 1 rebound and 1 steal in just under 18 minutes of game time.
Slo-Mo Joe; the one-man fastbreak!
Jingling Joe almost proved to be the game-winner, with his shot at the buzzer just missing.
Through the month of February, Ingles has thus far averaged 2.8 points, 1 rebound, 0.7 assists in 12 minutes per game. Whilst the numbers are down, the most worrying sign for him is his three-point shot has deserted him. He has connected on just 21% of his shots from beyond the arc.
His effort and dedication can't be faulted, but Ingles needs to lift his offensive output as the Jazz battle it out for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Jazz will look to get back on track when they take on the Celtics in Boston on Tuesday.