UTAH JAZZ

Jordan Clarkson Breaks Kristaps Porzingis Ankles

Dec 25, 2021, 9:31 PM | Updated: 9:31 pm
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Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz reacts to a play in Game Five of the Western Conference first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies at Vivint Smart Home Arena on June 2, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jordan Clarkson was in the giving mood during the Utah Jazz Christmas Day game against the Dallas Mavericks, giving Kristaps Porzingis an unwanted crossover early in the second quarter.

Clarkson turned heads and ankles when he crossed over the Mavericks big man with a pretty step-back move that sent Porzingis stumbling.

After crossing the Dallas star over, Clarkson calmly stepped back and knocked down a three.

Clarkson had one of the NBA’s longest-ever three-point shooting streaks to open the season, knocking down a long ball in 99 straight games before seeing the stretch broken in early November.

However, the guard may be on the verge of starting another streak, recording dunks in back to back to games for the Jazz.

After the guard’s ridiculous facial against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, Clarkson pump-faked the Mavericks’ defense and drove to the hoop for a two-handed slam against Dallas.

Clarkson got off to a hot start against Dallas with eight first half points on a perfect 3-3 shooting, all of which came during a crucial stretch for the Jazz.

The Mavericks built a large 16 point lead in the first quarter against the Jazz, but a 14-4 stretch to open the second quarter gave the Jazz a 39-38 lead midway through the quarter.

Clarkson is the NBA’s defending Sixth Man of the Year and is averaging 14.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists for the Jazz this season.

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