A ‘Joe Ingles career-high game’ has looked exactly the same on six different occasions.
By that, we mean, Ingles has now reached an NBA career-high 27 points six times.
In a 118-107 win on Wednesday (AEDT) against the Brooklyn Nets, Ingles once again shone, and once again failed get past that number.
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The Australian set his NBA career-high in 2018, and despite going from strength to strength on a genuine contender in Utah, Ingles just hasn’t been able to beat that mark.
In Brooklyn, Ingles went 10-for-14 from the field, including 6-for-8 from three-point range, but cruelly missed a late triple that would have given him 30 points on the night.
“Rudy was setting great screens and it opened up the guards,” Ingles said as the Jazz won their tenth straight game.
“Especially in that first half. They adjusted a little in the second half, but we got some really good looks, and all our guys took the shots they gave us.”
Ingles added three boards, four assists, and a steal as the Jazz, who are 16-3 since the 32-year-old returned to the starting line-up, improved to 28-12 on the season.
“I just want to be like Joe,” Jazz guard, Emmanuel Mudiay, said as Ingles spoke post-game.
Donovan Mitchell added 25 points, while Rudy Gobert put up a monster line with 22 points and 18 rebounds.
Kyrie Irving topscored with 23 points and added 11 assists, but the Nets still dropped to 18-21.