LOCALS IN THE NBA

Kyle Kuzma Drills First 4 Three-Pointers In First Quarter Against Timberwolves

Dec 27, 2020, 8:39 PM
Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers while playing the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on Dec...
Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers while playing the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on December 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
(Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma got off to a great start in the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Los Angeles Lakers were hosting the Timberwolves on Sunday, December 27. Kuzma started his game of the season for the Lakers with Anthony Davis out of the lineup.

The former Ute started the game knocking down his first four attempts from beyond the arc and had 14 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and two blocks in nine minutes in the opening quarter of action.

Minnesota was coming off of a win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City. It’s the third game of the 2020-21 season for the Lakers. They are 1-1 with a season opening loss to the Clippers and a win over the Dallas Mavericks on Christmas Day.

Versus the Clippers, Kuzma dropped 15 points off the bench in 27 minutes. On Christmas Day, he had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists on 5-of-11 shooting from the field and 3-for-4 from downtown in 22 minutes.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Locals in the NBA

Justin Bean - Utah State Aggies...
Kyle Ireland and Trevor Allen, KSL Sports

Former USU Forward Justin Bean Signs Training Camp Deal With Grizzlies

Former Utah State standout Justin Bean signed a training camp deal with the Memphis Grizzlies ahead of the 2022 NBA season.
2 days ago
Sam Merrill - Memphis Grizzlies...
Brian Preece

Report: Utah State & Bountiful Great Sam Merrill Finds New NBA Home

After being released by the Memphis Grizzlies in January, Sam Merrill has reportedly reached a deal with the Sacramento Kings.
1 month ago
Brandon Taylor #11 of the Utah Utes passes past Chase Fischer #1 of the Brigham Young Cougars in th...
Michelle Bodkin

Former, Current Runnin’ Utes Rally For Good Causes

The Runnin' Utes family, former and current, have been living that mantra the past few days giving back to the Salt Lake community through former Ute Brandon Taylor's basketball camp and charity showcase.
2 months ago
Kyle Kuzma - Washington Wizards...
Michelle Bodkin

Kyle Kuzma, Delon Wright Team Up On Winning Shot

Kyle Kuzma and Delon Wright teamed up on the game winning shot for the Powder League's Charity Showcase that benefitted Utah Foster Care Tuesday night.
2 months ago
Brandon Taylor #11 of the Utah Utes passes past Chase Fischer #1 of the Brigham Young Cougars in th...
Michelle Bodkin

Powder League, Brandon Taylor Teaming Up For Charity Showcase

Former Runnin' Ute Brandon Taylor is back in town playing for the Powder League this summer and together they are teaming up for a Charity Showcase to benefit Utah Foster Care on August 9th.
2 months ago
weber-state-guard-dallas-mavericks-jerrick-harding (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)...
Trevor Allen

Six Locals In The NBA Wrap Up Summer League Action

The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas has concluded with six locals participating with five different teams from around the league.
2 months ago
Kyle Kuzma Drills First 4 Three-Pointers In First Quarter Against Timberwolves