Utah Jazz Rookie Jared Butler Scores First Points Of NBA Career

Oct 28, 2021, 8:09 PM | Updated: 8:43 pm
Utah Jazz rookie Jared Butler in his new jersey (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)...
Utah Jazz rookie Jared Butler in his new jersey (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz rookie Jared Butler scored the first point of his NBA career against the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets hosted Butler and the Jazz on Thursday, October 28.

With 7:59 left in the fourth quarter, the former Baylor Bears star buried the second of two free throw attempts for the first point of his professional career.

After the foul shot, Butler was 1-2 on free throws and 0-1 on field goals.

He also had two rebounds and an assist in seven minutes of game time.

With 4:17 remaining, Butler drained a 27-foot step back three-pointer for the first made goal of his career.

Butler finished the game with four points on 1-3 shooting. He added four rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 14 minutes of action.

The rookie and the Jazz cruised to a 122-91 victory.

With the win, the Jazz improved their record to 4-0 on the season.

Utah’s next game is on the road against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, October 30 at 6 p.m. (MDT). The game will broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and The Zone Sports Network.

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