Jazz Guard Jordan Clarkson Hits Tough Shot Late Against Wizards
Nov 12, 2022, 6:14 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson drove into the paint before sinking a tough layup late in Utah’s game against the Washington Wizards.
The Wizards hosted the Jazz at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. on Saturday, November 12.
With 4:52 left in the fourth quarter, Clarkson dribbled down low before hooking a difficult shot towards the bucket. Clarkson’s shot went off the backboard and through the cylinder to trim Washington’s lead to 109-102.
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During his first 25 minutes against the Wizards, Clarkson had a team-high 18 points on 8-18 field goals.
This season, Clarkson is averaging 18.6 points per contest on 43.9 percent shooting, including 41.2 percent from downtown.
Jazz vs. Wizards
The Jazz can guarantee themselves a winning record by securing a victory over the Wizards.
Wednesday’s win saw a nine point halftime lead quickly evaporate into a 10 point deficit midway through the third quarter.
However, the second unit led by Malik Beasley and Walker Kessler stemmed the Hawks momentum and the Jazz recaptured the lead early in the fourth quarter.
Lauri Markkanen continued his brilliant play recording 32 points and eight rebounds, including a knockdown 6-8 performance for the Jazz in the 125-119 win.
Jordan Clarkson added 23 points for the Jazz, and has now scored at least 20 points in each of the team’s last five outings.
During the team’s two-day hiatus Beasley announced the birth of his daughter on Instagram. Despite the new addition, the Jazz veteran was not listed on the team’s injury report against the Wizards.
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The Wizards announced Friday that the team will be without All-Star guard Bradley Beal when they host the Jazz on Saturday.
Beal has missed each of the team’s last three games including Thursday’s win over the Mavericks.
Former University of Utah star Kyle Kuzma led the Wizards with 36 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists in the 113-105 victory.
The Wizards are 6-6 on the season and 2-1 without Beal in the lineup.
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