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James Harden Gifts Jordan Clarkson Easy Dunk

Feb 22, 2020, 8:11 PM | Updated: 9:04 pm
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) gets past Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) for a ba...
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) gets past Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) for a basket during the Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz NBA basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)
(Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson scored the easiest two points of the night against the Houston Rockets in the second quarter.

Rockets star James Harden attempted his famous step-back three-pointer when Clarkson reached his arm out to contest the shot. Harden leaned into Clarkson to try and draw the foul but the officials didn’t call the foul. When Harden was about to launch the shot, the ball slipped out of Harden’s head and went behind him. Clarkson grabbed the ball and went the other way to finish the sequence with an easy two-handed dunk.

That was Clarkson’s 18th point of the game in just the second quarter that put the Jazz up 50-45 with 7:32 remaining in the second quarter.

At that point in the game, Harden had 12 points and one turnover. Clarkson finished the first half with 20 points and 5 rebounds on 9-13 shooting from the field and 2-3 from downtown in 16 minutes on the court.

Harden also had 20 points on 7-12 shooting to go with his 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

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