Jazz End First Quarter On Big Run After Slow Start

May 16, 2021, 7:45 PM
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Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz shoots a free throw during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on March 31, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz ended the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings on a 15-0 run after a very slow start to the game on Sunday night.

The Sacramento Kings held a 25-13 lead with 3:08 left in the first quarter when the Utah Jazz ended the opening period on a 15-0 run.

Utah started their run with a midrange jumper by Jordan Clarkson before the Jazz sixth man hit a three-pointer to trim the deficit to seven. Miye Oni followed that up with a three-pointer to cut the Kings’ lead to four points.

Clarkson nailed another three-pointer to bring the Jazz within one. Georges Niang made a driving layup to take the lead and Rudy Gobert threw down a dunk to put an exclamation mark on the first quarter.

After 12 minutes, the Jazz held a 28-25 lead. Clarkson led the way with 11 points. Bojan Bogdanovic added five points, while Rudy Gobert dropped four points. For the Kings, Terence Davis scored seven points off the bench as well as Jahmi’us Ramsey dropped five points. The Kings have only eight players available.

The Jazz are wrapping up their regular season schedule. They will play the winner of the consolation game from the NBA Play-In Tournament when the NBA Playoffs start on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23.

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