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Mudiay Fakes Out Culver Leading To Easy Layup

Utah Jazz guard Emmanuel Mudiay (8) plays defense during the Utah Jazz and Sacramento Kings NBA preseason basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Steve Griffin, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Emmanuel Mudiay had a very nice move against the Minnesota Timberwolves leading to an easy layup.

Near the end of the third quarter, Mudiay was driving to the basket when Timbewolves rookie Jarrett Culver meets him in the paint. As the veteran Jazz guard was attempting to complete the layup, he wrapped the ball nearly behind his back to fake out Culver, who bit on the fake, which opened more space to complete the layup.

The play was started on the fastbreak when Joe Ingles lobbed him the ball at the three-point line. Everyone at Vivint Smart Home Arena was in awe after the play.

Mudiay has provided the Jazz with much needed depth off the bench and is now playing alongside Dante Exum in the backcourt.

The layup gave Mudiay four points on 2-of-4 shooting from the field in 14 minutes of play.