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New Jazzman Whiteside Blocks Pair Of Thunder Attempts On Single Possession

Oct 20, 2021, 7:50 PM
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Utah Jazz center Hassan Whiteside (21) reacts to a play during an NBA preseason game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. The Jazz won 127-96. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz center Hassan Whiteside blocked a pair of shot attempts on a single possession during the opening quarter of Utah’s season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Jazz hosted the Thunder at Vivint Arena on Wednesday, October 20.

Midway through the first quarter, Whiteside entered the game in relief of Rudy Gobert.

During his first minute on the court, the new Jazzman swatted a pair of shots by the Thunder.

With 6:25 left in the quarter, Whiteside rejected a jump shot by OKC’s Darius Bazley.

11 seconds later, the center prevented a block attempt by former Jazzman Derrick Favors.

At the end of the first quarter, the Jazz owned a 27-18 lead.

Whiteside finished the opening 12 minutes with two points, four rebounds, and two blocks in four minutes of action.

The Thunder vs. Jazz game is televised on AT&T Sports Net and NBA League Pass. Streaming is available on DirecTV Stream and fuboTV. Fans can listen to the game on The Zone Sports Network (97.5 FM & 1280 AM) and KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM and 1160 AM).

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