UTAH JAZZ

Jazz Beat Trail Blazers For First Win Of New Era

Oct 4, 2022, 10:37 PM
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz (Photo: Utah Jazz)
(Photo: Utah Jazz)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz got the first win of their new era beating the Portland Trail Blazers 118-101.

Will Hardy changed up his rotation from game one pushing Jordan Clarkson into the starting lineup while moving Malik Beasley to the second unit.

Mike Conley, Lauri Markkanen, Jarred Vanderbilt, and Kelly Olynyk joined Clarkson in the starting lineup.

First Quarter

The Trail Blazers got off to a quick start at home jumping out to an 11-6 run, but a 5-0 from the Jazz knotted the game up midway through the quarter.

Kelly Olynyk had a much better performance in game two than he did in the preseason opener scoring eight points on a perfect 3-3 shooting in the period.

After one the Jazz trailed Portland 27-23.

Second Quarter

The Trail Blazers jumped out to a quick 6-0 run to build their first double-digit lead of the game but the Jazz answered with a 13-2 run to regain the lead 36-35.

Conley carried the Jazz offense in the second quarter scoring 11 of his 13 first half points on an efficient 4-5 shooting including 3-4 from downtown.

Clarkson added seven points starting for Beasley who was ruled out for the remainder of the game after suffering a sprained ankle.

At the half the Jazz and Trail Blazers were tied at 54.

Third Quarter

The Jazz got off to a slow start in the third quarter for the second straight game but rather than crumble like they did in Toronto, the team locked in defensively spearheaded by newcomer Stanley Johnson.

The former Lakers forward missed his only shot in the period and recorded just two rebounds, but his effort running the floor and cutting off Portland’s offense sparked the team.

Clarkson scored nine points to lead the Jazz and had 19 points to lead the team through 36 minutes.

After three, the Jazz led the Trail Blazers 82-76.

Fourth Quarter

The Jazz jumped out to a quick start in the fourth quarter and built a double-digit lead 86-76.

Hardy went to his deep bench over the final nine minutes of the game getting Leandro Bolmaro his first minutes of the preseason alongside Cody Zeller, Jared Butler, Simone Fontecchio, and Ochai Agbaji.

The Jazz young lineup closed out the tired Blazers who were playing on the second night of back-to-back games and won 118-101.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Jordan-Poole-Golden-State-Warriors-Talen-Horton-Tucker-Utah-Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Jazz Have Lost Six Of Eight After Falling To Warriors

The Utah Jazz dropped their sixth game in their last eight outings after falling to the Golden State Warriors 129-118.
1 day ago
JaMychal-Green-Golden-State-Warriors-Kelly-Olynyk-Utah-Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Jazz Losing Streak Hits Three With Loss To Golden State

The Utah Jazz fell to the Golden State Warriors on the road 129-118 to extend their losing streak to three games. 
1 day ago
Utah-Jazz-Center-Kelly-Olynyk...
Ben Anderson

Kelly Olynyk Scores 13 In Third Quarter To Erase Warriors Lead

Kelly Olynyk scored 13 third quarter points as the Utah Jazz erased a 17-point Golden State Warriors lead. 
1 day ago
Utah-Jazz-Center-Walker-Kessler-Golden-State-Warriors...
Ben Anderson

Walker Kessler Tells Draymond Green No At The Rim

Utah Jazz rookie Walker Kessler gave Draymond Green a firsthand look at his shot-blocking expertise on Friday night. 
1 day ago
utah-jazz-guard-malik-beasley...
Ben Anderson

Markkanen, Beasley Shine In Jazz Week Five Grades

The Jazz are through week five of the NBA season so it's time for another check-up on the four factors of a successful season.
1 day ago
Jordan Clarkson - Utah Jazz - Golden State Warriors...
Ben Anderson

Jazz Travel To Golden State To Face Curry, Warriors

The Utah Jazz will travel to face the Golden State Warriors on Friday night in a post-Thanksgiving day matchup. 
1 day ago
Jazz Beat Trail Blazers For First Win Of New Era