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Jazz Guard Mike Conley Hits Crafty Shot High Off Glass Against Nets

Mar 21, 2022, 6:21 PM
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Mike Conley #11 of the Utah Jazz in action 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 guard Mike Conley floated a shot by off the backboard and into the basket during Utah’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets hosted the Jazz at Barclays Center on Monday, March 21.

With 9:18 left in the first half, Conley drove the left side of the court and down the lane before floating a shot high into the air. Conely’s attempt hit the glass near the top of the backboard and fell down through the iron for two points.

The bucket stretched Utah’s lead to 35-29.

Midway through the second quarter, Conley had a team-high 10 points on 4-5 field goals, including 2-3 from beyond the arc. The Ohio State product added one rebound, three assists, and a steal during his first 12 minutes of action.

This season, Conley is averaging 13.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per contest.

Jazz vs. Nets

After playing .500 basketball for the first two weeks of March, the Jazz have hit their stride with three consecutive wins over the last five days.

Beginning with Wednesday’s win over the Bulls, the Jazz have won three straight games by at least 15 points, and have an average margin of victory of 19.7 points per game.

The Jazz have done it with a shorthanded roster as Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Bojan Bogdanovic, Hassan Whiteside, Danuel House Jr., and Trent Forrest have all missed games during the stretch.

However, newfound depth with Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Juancho Hernangomez, and Jared Butler have given the team a much-needed boost of energy in the victories.

Nets Have Won Five Of Six

Though much of the Nets season has been up and down due to the varying availability of Kyrie Irving, and the sudden, blockbuster trade that sent James Harden to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Ben Simmons, they’ve found themselves on an upswing of late.

The Nets have won five of their last six games, including huge scoring outbursts from Irving and Kevin Durant who have combined for three 50+ point outings during the stretch.

However, Irving will remain unavailable to play at home when the Jazz face the Nets due to ongoing COVID protocols in New York City.

The Jazz crushed the Nets on February 4, in Utah 125-102, as Irving played, though Durant missed the game with a knee injury.

Utah’s game against Brooklyn is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA TV, and The Zone Sports Network.

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