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Derrick Favors Throws Down Powerful Dunk In Traffic Late In Third Quarter

May 23, 2021, 9:41 PM
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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors gave a spark to Vivint Arena with a big dunk late in the third quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs.

Derrick Favors has given the Jazz a big boost off the bench, mainly on the defensive end but that dunk gave the team some much needed energy against the Memphis Grizzlies.

With 3:27 left in the third quarter, Favors got the ball from Mike Conley and ran down the lane and threw it down with two hands with two Grizzlies around him.

Less than one minute later, Conley missed a floater in the lane but Favors collected and put the ball back in to put the Jazz within eight points.

Through three quarters, Favors was up to nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocks on 3-of-4 shooting from the field in 18 minutes. Memphis had an 83-74 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Game 2 of the first round series between the Utah Jazz and the Memphis Grizzlies will be on Wednesday, May 26 at 8 p.m. MDT on TNT and AT&T SportsNet.

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