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Bogdanovic’s 11 Threes Help Jazz Sink Thunder

Mar 6, 2022, 7:18 PM | Updated: 7:24 pm
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Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Utah Jazz drives the ball against the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Center on January 16, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Bojan Bogdanovic hit a franchise-record 11 threes as the Utah Jazz downed the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-103.

Bogdanovic hit three of his 11 threes in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to help the Jazz fend off the undermanned Thunder roster.

The sharpshooter finished with 35 points while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 33 to lead the Thunder.

First Quarter

After struggling to score from anywhere in New Orleans, the Jazz got off to a hot start in Oklahoma City shooting the ball.

The Jazz knocked down eight of their first 10 three-point attempts, including three from Royce O’Neale and four from Bojan Bogdanovic.

However, the Jazz bench struggled to keep the team’s momentum rolling, and the Thunder closed the quarter on a 9-0 run.

After one, the Jazz led the Thunder 33-24.

Second Quarter

The hot three-point shooting continued in the second quarter as the Jazz knocked down 6-12 from deep.

At the half the Jazz had badly outshow the Thunder, knocking down 14-25 from the three-point line while OKC had shot just 3-19 from downtown.

Bogdanovic led the Jazz with 17 points while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led all scorers with 20.

At the half, the Jazz led the Thunder 61-45.

Third Quarter

The Thunder trimmed the Jazz lead to just 11 due to Gilgeous-Alexander’s brilliance. The All-Star guard upped his scoring total to 28 through 36 minutes.

However, Bogdanovic’s hot shooting continued as he knocked down three more three-pointers in the third to tie a Jazz single-game record.

Just as they did in the first quarter, the Jazz second unit struggled to stretch the lead and watched a 21 point lead dwindle to 15.

After three, the Jazz led the Thunder 91-76.

Fourth Quarter

The Thunder were able to trim the Jazz lead to just eight with 3:46 left to play, but were the Jazz were able to avoid another disappointing collapse.

After a tough first quarter, Jordan Clarkson found his rhythm and finished with 20 points, 12 of which came in the fourth quarter.

Bogdanovic led the Jazz 32 points, including a franchise-record 11 made threes. Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 33.

The Jazz downed the Thunder 116-103.

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