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Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson Hits Fadeaway Over Lakers To Beat Shot Clock

Mar 31, 2022, 9:46 PM
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Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz shoots over Wesley Matthews #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 24, 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 hit a fadeaway jumper over a pair of defenders to beat the buzzer during Utah’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Jazz hosted the Lakers at Vivint Arena on Thursday, March 31.

With 5:07 left in the third quarter, Clarkson had the ball near the baseline with seconds ticking off the 24-second shot clock. The guard faded back before releasing a 12-foot jump shot over two Lakers.

Clarkson’s shot sailed through the cylinder to beat the buzzer for two points.

At the end of the third quarter, the Jazz owned a ?? lead.

During the first 36 minutes of game time, Clarkson had ???

This season, the Missouri product is averaging 16.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.

Lakers vs. Jazz

The Jazz will gladly welcome back Bojan Bogdanovic and Danuel House Jr. tonight when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on TNT.

Bogdanovic has missed the last nine games with a calf strain while House Jr. has missed eight games after suffering a bone bruise in his knee.

The Jazz have struggled mightily in their absences having lost six of nine games without Bogdanovic and five of eight without House Jr.

Bogdanovic is the Jazz second-leading scorer this season averaging 18.1 points per game while shooting an efficient 45 percent from the floor and 39 percent from the three-point line.

House Jr. is the Jazz best on-all ball defender and leads the team in three-point shooting percentage at 44 percent.

With both players now available against the Lakers, the Jazz are inching closer to a full rotation ahead of the playoffs.

The team will still be without Hassan Whiteside who has missed the team’s last three games with a sprained foot and is unavailable again against LA.

Reserve guard Trent Forrest suffered a concussion after taking a stray elbow from Rudy Gobert in the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday and is also unavailable against the Lakers.

Forrest’s concussion is his second this season and has no set return date. The second-year guard is on a two-way contract and would have to have his deal converted to a full-time contract if the Jazz want to keep him on the roster into the playoffs.

The Lakers will be shorthanded when they travel to face the Jazz. Neither LeBron James nor Anthony Davis will be in uniform tonight at Vivint Arena.

Utah’s game against Los Angeles is broadcast on TNT and The Zone Sports Network.

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