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Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson Buries Back-To-Back Threes Against Pelicans

Jan 3, 2022, 6:40 PM | Updated: 6:43 pm
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Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz in action during a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Vivint Smart Home Arena on January 21, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson knocked down consecutive three-pointers during the opening quarter of Utah’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Pelicans hosted the Jazz at Smoothie King Center on Monday, January 3.

With 3:44 remaining in the first quarter, Clarkson connected on a 26-foot shot from beyond the arc.

42 seconds later, the Missouri product hit another triple.

Clarkson’s threes cut New Orleans’ lead to 19-16.

At the end of the first 12 minutes of game time, Utah trailed by a point, 24-23.

During the first quarter, Clarkson had nine points on 3-4 field goals, including 3-4 from deep. He posted a plus-five rating during four minutes on the court.

This season, Clarkson is averaging 15.1 points per game on 39.3 percent shooting, including 30.7 percent from downtown. Clarkson also averages 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.2 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 25.5 minutes per contest.

Utah’s game against New Orleans is broadcast on AT&T Sports Network, NBA League Pass, and The Zone Sports Network.

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