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Utah Jazz beat Philadelphia 76ers to enhance league’s best record

Utah Jazz beat Philadelphia 76ers

The Utah Jazz beat the Philadelphia 76ers 134-123 in a battle between the NBA’s two conference leaders on Monday.

Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to score 40 points in Salt Lake City as the Jazz claimed their eighth straight win – and 19th in 20 games.

The Sixers (18-10) made it competitive thanks to a near-triple-double display by Ben Simmons, who had 42 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds.

Kyrie Irving scored a season-high 40 points as the Brooklyn Nets set a franchise record with 27 three-pointers in a 136-125 win at the Sacramento Kings.

Irving made nine shots from behind the arc and James Harden six, contributing to his tally of 29 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds.

Brooklyn were without Kevin Durant because of a hamstring injury but now have a 17-12 record after their third straight win.

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