Ingles Drills Three At Buzzer, Stares Down Magic Defender
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles knocked down a three-pointer at the buzzer to end the first quarter. After the shot went in, Ingles stared down Orlando Magic guard Michael Carter-Williams.
Ingles ran around a screen to the top of the three-point line and received the inbounds pass with 0.6 seconds left on the clock.
The triple gave the Jazz a 26-20 lead at the end of the first quarter and it was their fourth three-pointer made in the opening period. Orlando attempted 8 threes and didn’t make any.
Ingles finished the first quarter with 8 points, scoring all of his points consecutively to end the period. He made three of his four field goal attempts and went a perfect 2-2 from beyond the arc.
With a healthy roster for the Jazz after the return of point guard Mike Conely, Jazz head coach Quin Snyder decided to start Ingles along with Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and Conley rather than bringing Ingles off the bench.
The five-year veteran is averaging 8.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game, while shooting 40 percent from the field and 33 percent from downtown.
Early in the second quarter when Ingles was bringing the ball up the court, Carter-Williams was jawing back at Ingles and was assessed a technical foul.
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