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Jazz Forward Rudy Gay Throws Down Big Dunk Against Clippers

Mar 18, 2022, 8:52 PM
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Rudy Gay #8 of the Utah Jazz reacts to a play during the first half of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 09, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz forward Rudy Gay threw down a big slam dunk during Utah’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Jazz hosted the Clippers at Vivint Arena on Friday, March 18.

With 4:19 remaining in the third quarter, Jared Butler fed the ball ahead on a fast break to a sprinting Gay, who rose up and rocked the rim with a one-handed dunk.

Gay’s jam stretched Utah’s lead to 80-46.

At the end of the quarter, the Jazz owned a 95-58 advantage on the scoreboard. Gay had nine points on 4-6 field goals. He added nine rebounds, one assist, and a steal in 20 minutes on the court.

This season, Gay is averaging 8.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per contest.

Clippers vs. Jazz

The Jazz currently sit tied with the Dallas Mavericks for the fourth seed in the Western Conference at 43-26.

Due to owning a 2-1 lead in the season series so far this season, the Jazz would own the tiebreaker if the playoff started today.

However, the Mavericks and Jazz will face off one last time during the regular season on March 27 in what could ultimately decide the final season standings.

The Jazz sit just 1.5 games up on the Denver Nuggets for the sixth seed in the West, and could potentially drop into the 3-6 matchup in the playoffs if they are overtaken by both teams.

The Mavericks will face the 76ers in Philadelphia tonight while the Nuggets will play the Cavaliers in Cleveland.

The Jazz won’t find any sympathy from the Clippers when it comes to injuries this season as LA has been without Kawhi Leonard for the entirety of the season and without Paul George for the last several months.

Leonard has a torn ACL and is expected to miss the remainder of the season while George has returned to light workouts with the team, but a return is unclear.

As it stands, the Clippers sit in the eighth seed in the Western Conference and will need to win a game in the play-in tournament to qualify for the postseason.

In addition to George and Leonard, the Clippers are without Norman Powell is suffered a toe injury shortly after being acquired by the team at the trade deadline.

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

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