Aussies in NBA: Jingles scores 13, splashes game winner vs Lakers

Joe Ingles' shooting streak is staying red hot. The Utah Jazz took this game against the Los Angeles Lakers 102-100, a win that did not come easily. Ingles was part of the Jazz bench effort, powering the team to a tight win in the fourth quarter.

The Jazz were dead even with the Lakers in the final frame, with less than 30 seconds to go. Despite having shot worse on the road this season, Jingles stepped up to the plate, and hit a decisive three-pointer to put the game away.

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Ingles grinned, when asked about whether that final play was drawn up for him. "You really think that's drawn for me? Maybe it was."

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The Jazz swingman comes away with the highest Offensive Rating on the team tonight, at 126.9 (Hayward was 115.2), scoring 13 points, and recording 2 assists, plus a steal in this game (box score).

The 3-point reign continues

After tonight's shooting display in which Ingles hit 3 of 6 of his three-point attempts, he leads the league at 47.8% in three-point shooting, via NBA.com.

Many fans have clamoured for Ingles to be in the running for the All-Star Weekend's 3-point competition, but the swingman prefers to stay out of the spotlight.

"They can put someone else in," he said, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune. "I'll happily watch from the sidelines."


Full highlights

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