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Clarkson Comes Out On Fire In First Quarter For Jazz Against Kings

Mar 12, 2022, 7:44 PM | Updated: 8:28 pm

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Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz celebrates after making a three-point shot against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter at Target Center on December 8, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson came off the bench and immediately made his mark on the offensive end, scoring 14 first quarter points.

Sacramento faced the Utah Jazz at Vivint Arena on Saturday, March 12.

Playing without all-star teammates Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert, and backup point guard Trent Forrest also out, Clarkson was forced to pick up even more scoring load than normal in the opening minutes.

Clarkson entered the game and immediately knocked down a step-back three over Richaun Holmes but Clarkson wasn’t close to being done.

The notoriously streaky Clarkson went on to shoot 5-6 in the quarter, knocking down four three-point shots along the way.

Entering play on Saturday night, the reigning NBA sixth-man of the year is averaging 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in 63 appearances.

The Jazz struggled to contain De’Aaron Fox in the opening twelve minutes as he scored 20 in the quarter on just 10 shots.

Utah ended the first quarter trailing Sacramento 42-37.

The Jazz and Kings can be heard on The Zone Sports Network. The game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet and FuboTV.

 

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