Utah Jazz End Opening Quarter Of 2020-21 Season On Big Run Against Blazers

Dec 23, 2020, 8:54 PM
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Mike Conley #10 of the Utah Jazz dribbles the ball during a 125-105 preseason Jazz win over the LA Clippers at Staples Center on December 17, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz ended the first quarter of the 2020-21 NBA season on a big run against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Blazers hosted the Jazz at the Moda Center on Wednesday, December 23.

After trailing Portland 13-6 four minutes into the contest, Utah responded with a big run to close the opening 12 minutes of action.

The Jazz ended the quarter on a 21-8 spurt.

Jazz guard Mike Conley led with seven points on 3-5 shooting, including 1-1 from three-point land.

Conley also scored Utah’s first points of the season on an early floater.

Jordan Clarkson ignited the Jazz’s second unit with six quick points off a pair of triples.

In the quarter, Utah shot 50 percent from the field and 54.5 percent from downtown.

The Jazz owned a 32-25 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Portland was led by CJ McCollum’s eight points.

The Jazz vs. Blazers game is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and 97.5 FM.

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