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Sixers 127, Jazz 124: Inside the numbers

Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.

The Utah Jazz narrowly lost, 127-124, to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night at the Delta Center.

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

Utah Jazz guard <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/6019/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Collin Sexton;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Collin Sexton</a> (2) fights for the ball against Philadelphia 76ers forwards Tobias Harris (12) and Danuel House Jr. (25) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz center <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/6712/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Walker Kessler;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Walker Kessler</a> (24) dunks the ball during the first half of an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/5832/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:John Collins;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">John Collins</a> (20) tips the ball off against Philadelphia 76ers forward <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/6450/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Paul Reed;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Paul Reed</a> (44) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz players react on the sideline to the end of an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/philadelphia/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Philadelphia;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Philadelphia</a> won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward John Collins (20) reacts to a play during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward John Collins (20) reacts to a play during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward John Collins (20) and Philadelphia 76ers center <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/6017/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Mo Bamba;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Mo Bamba</a> (7) react to a play during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) blocks Philadelphia 76ers guard <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/6570/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Jaden Springer;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Jaden Springer</a> (11) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) and Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) block Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey (0) as he takes a shot during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124.
Utah Jazz forward John Collins (20) fights for the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward John Collins (20) fights for the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward John Collins (20) blocks Philadelphia 76ers forward Paul Reed (44) as he jumps for a shot during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward John Collins (20) blocks Philadelphia 76ers forward Paul Reed (44) as he jumps for a shot during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward John Collins (20) stands on the court after being hit in the eye during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward John Collins (20) stands on the court after being hit in the eye during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) fights to pass the ball against Philadelphia 76ers guard <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/5475/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Kelly Oubre Jr.;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Kelly Oubre Jr.</a> (9) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward <a class="link " href="https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/5164/" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Kelly Olynyk;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Kelly Olynyk</a> (41) fakes a shot against Philadelphia 76ers guard Jaden Springer (11) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler (24) handles the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler (24) handles the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) prepares to shoot the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) prepares to shoot the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) is blocked by Philadelphia 76ers forward Danuel House Jr. (25) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) is blocked by Philadelphia 76ers forward Danuel House Jr. (25) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) reacts to a play during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George (3) reacts to a play during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) shoots the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) shoots the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) reacts to a play during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) reacts to a play during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) handles the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) handles the ball during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) fights for the ball against Philadelphia 76ers center Mo Bamba (7), Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey (0) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) fights for the ball against Philadelphia 76ers center Mo Bamba (7), Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey (0) and Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) during an NBA game at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Philadelphia won 127-124. | Marielle Scott, Deseret News

Best performance: Without Joel Embiid, the Sixers were going to need a big performance from someone, and Tyrese Maxey answered the call. He scored a career high 51 points on 17-of-27 from the field, including 7-of-9 from 3-point range.

Worst performance: Ochai Agbaji was the only Jazz player who played on Thursday night that did not score. He went 0-of-3 with just one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes.

9: The Jazz finished the night with nine blocks, four of which came from Walker Kessler.

4: Four of the Jazz’s players ended up with a positive plus-minus — Lauri Markkanen, Kessler, Kris Dunn and Simone Fontecchio

10: The Sixers and Jazz matched each other on the offensive glass, as both teams grabbed 10 offensive rebounds and scored 17 second-chance points.

Best of the best: Maxey hit six of his seven 3-pointers in the first half. The Jazz did a better job of denying him in the second half, but a timely 3 late in the fourth quarter followed by a 3 from Patrick Beverley were exactly what the Sixers needed before playing the free throw game down the stretch.

Worst of the worst: The Jazz actually did not commit many turnovers for a change, but it was such a tight game that any mistake was costly. While the Sixers only committed five turnovers for nine Jazz points, Utah coughed up 11 turnovers that equaled 18 Sixers points.