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Jazz Start Fourth Quarter On Massive Run Over Hornets

Royce O'Neale #23 of the Utah Jazz celebrates a three point shot during a game against the Charlotte Hornets at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 22, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz nearly had a 20-point lead after going on a massive run to start the fourth quarter over the Charlotte Hornets.

In the first four minutes of the fourth quarter, the Jazz went on a 20-2 run and had a 111-93 lead with 8:17 left in the game against the Hornets. The Jazz ended the third quarter on a 21-9 run and held a 91-90 lead, erasing Charlotte’s double digit lead.

The fourth quarter was fun to watch as it started with Jordan Clarkson finding Rudy Gobert with an alley-oop slam. Then Clarkson hit a three-pointer. Gobert had a couple of blocked shots during the run. Former Jazzman Gordon Hayward made the Hornets’ only bucket during the run. Then Georges Niang hit a three-pointer in the left corner. Followed by a Clarkson three.

Niang made his second three before Clarkson made another triple. Then Niang made yet another shot from downtown before Mike Conley got in on the three-point party. Niang capped the run with his fourth triple. The Jazz stretch four didn’t miss a single three-pointer in the game, going 6-for-6.

The Jazz will finish their two-game homestand on Wednesday, February 24 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. MST on ESPN.

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