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Jordan Clarkson Hits Three To Beat Buzzer During Suns/Jazz Game

Apr 8, 2022, 9:39 PM | Updated: 9:44 pm
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Jordan Clarkson #00 of the Utah Jazz shoots over Josh Christopher #9 of the Houston Rockets during the first half of a game 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 – Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson buried a three-pointer to beat the buzzer during Utah’s game against the Phoenix Suns.

The Jazz hosted the Suns at Vivint Arena on Friday, April 8.

With time running off the game clock at the end of the third quarter, Clarkson dribbled the ball at the wing beyond the arc.

Clarkson let a shot fly through the air with just over a second remaining in the quarter before watching the ball cruise through the rim and down through the net as the buzzer went off and time expired.

The guard’s triple stretched Utah’s led to 92-75 at the end of the quarter.

Through the first 36 minutes of action, Clarkson had nine points on 2-8 shooting, including 2-5 from downtown. He added three rebounds in 16 minutes on the court.

This season, Clarkson is averaging 16.2 points per game on 42.2 percent shooting, including 32.1 percent from distance.

Suns vs. Jazz

The Jazz are riding a two-game winning streak, including a 36 point blowout over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, their second-largest margin of victory this season.

The Suns meanwhile are playing their final road game before finishing the season at home on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.

Jazz Wrap Up Solid Home Season

Despite an up and down season, the Jazz have been their usual solid selves at home this year.

Entering their matchup with the Suns the Jazz sit at 29-11 in Salt Lake City, matching the Memphis Grizzlies for the most wins at home so far this season.

The Jazz have struggled away from home however as the only team in the West’s top six with a record below .500 on the road.

In order to open the postseason at home, the Jazz would need to win their two final games including Sunday’s season finale at the Portland Trail Blazers with the Dallas Mavericks going winless against Portland and the San Antonio Spurs.

Suns Face Jazz With Healthy Roster

Though the Suns already have home-court advantage locked up through the playoffs, they will face the Jazz with their full complement of players.

After resting Chris Paul, Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, and Jae Crowder in Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix doesn’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.

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

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