Hawks 124, Jazz 97: Inside the numbers

Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray (5) shoots a 3-pointer against Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/

ATLANTA — The Utah Jazz lost, 124-97, to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night at State Farm Arena.

Here’s a look inside the numbers from the Jazz’s loss:

Best performance: Jalen Johnson scored a team-high 22 points for the Hawks to go with 13 rebounds and six assists.

Worst performance: Jordan Clarkson was 3-of-10 overall and went 0-of-3 from deep. Though he did dish out eight assists, he finished the night with just six points, well below what the Jazz would normally need from him.

30: The Jazz trailed by as many as 30 points in the loss to Atlanta and spent the entirety of the night trying to climb back into the game.

18: The Jazz committed 18 turnovers, seven of which were given up in the first quarter alone. Though the Hawks had one more turnover than the Jazz, the Hawks generated a lot more points off the Jazz turnovers, turning those 18 miscues into 28 points.

37.2%: The Jazz’s turnovers issues were compounded by poor shooting across the board. The Jazz finished shooting 37.2% overall and just 28.9% from 3-point range.

Best of the best: Johnson is averaging 15.7 points per game this season, so his performance against the Jazz was well above his average, as was many of the Hawks players’ on Tuesday night.

Worst of the worst: The Jazz went scoreless for the first five minutes of the game and finally got their first bucket with 7:05 on the clock in the first quarter after the Hawks had already scored 12 points.