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Utah Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson Torches Net For Back-To-Back Three Pointers

Aug 25, 2020, 5:48 PM | Updated: 5:49 pm
Jordan Clarkson - Utah Jazz - Denver Nuggets...
Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz guard shoots the basketball against PJ Dozier #35 of the Denver Nuggets during the first half of game two in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 19, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson torched the net for back-to-back three-point makes during the second quarter of Game 5 against the Denver Nuggets.

Clarkson and the Jazz held a 3-1 series lead over the Nuggets as they entered Game 5 on Tuesday, August 25.

The Jazz sixth man caught fire midway through the second quarter to held the Jazz take their largest lead of the on a pair of triples on consecutive possessions.

Clarkson’s second three-pointer of the game came on a pass from Donovan Mitchell with 5:12 remaining until halftime.

31 seconds later, the Missouri product connected on another attempt from downtown to put the Jazz up 51-43 before the Nuggets called timeout.

After the buckets, Clarkson was up to a Jazz-high 14 points on 5-10 shooting, including 3-5 from beyond the arc. He added 2 rebounds and 2 assists during his first 14 minutes on the court.

This season, Clarkson is averaging 15.2 points on 46.2 shooting and 36.6 percent of his attempts from three-point range.

In first four games of the series, he averaged just under 20 points per contest.

At halftime, Clarkson and the Jazz held a 63-54 lead.

Game 5 between the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets is broadcast on TNT, AT&T SportsNet, and 97.5 FM.

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