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Jazz Use 14-0 Second Quarter Run To Take Lead Against Suns

Apr 8, 2022, 8:26 PM
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Danuel House Jr. #25 of the Utah Jazz in action during the first half of a game against the Houston Rockets at Vivint Smart Home Arena on January 19, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – After trailing by 13 points early, the Jazz used a 14-0 run spanning the first and  second quarters that propelled the Jazz a 38-30 lead.

The Jazz hosted the NBA’s best team, the Phoenix Suns in the second-to-last game of the 2022 regualr season on Friday, April 8.

Contributions from seemingly every player on the roster allowed the Jazz to stem the tied of an early Phoenix run before fighting back to take the eight point second quarter advantage.

Hassan Whiteside and Bojan Bogdanovic lead the Jazz in scoring with nine points apiece. Everybody that has played but rookie guard Jared Butler has already scored in the first half for the Jazz.

With 3:04 remaining in the first half, the Jazz lead the Suns 49-41.

Suns Face Jazz With Healthy Roster

After resting Chris Paul, Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, and Jae Crowder in Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix didn’t have any names listed on Friday’s injury report.

The two teams have yet to field a fully healthy roster against one another this season with the Jazz missing several starters in their first two meetings in late January, while Paul missed the Suns’ road trip to Utah in February.

The two teams could face off in the second round if the Jazz remain in the fifth seed, and both teams were to win their opening-round matchups.

Honoring Carlos Boozer

The Utah Jazz announced that the team will recognize and honor former Jazzman Carlos Boozer during the team’s regular season home finale.

Boozer will be recognized during the third quarter for his contributions to the Jazz during his six seasons in Utah.

As a Jazzman, Boozer averaged 19.3 points per game on 54.4 percent shooting. He also recorded 10.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.4 blocks per contest. He played in 354 games with the Jazz, including 340 starts.

The Jazz plan to honor Boozer’s teammate, Deron Williams, next season.

Broadcast

The Jazz and Suns can be heard on KSL NewsRadio and The Zone Sports Network. The game is also televised on AT&T SportsNet and FuboTV.

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