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Jazz Guard Malik Beasley Hits Shimmy After Burying Three Against Wizards

Nov 12, 2022, 4:53 PM
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Utah Jazz guard Malik Beasley (5) celebrates a 3-pointer at the end of the game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. Utah won 124-123. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Malik Beasley celebrated a three-pointer with his signature shimmy during 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 1:46 to go in the first quarter, Beasley knocked down a 27-footer to give the Jazz a 26-20 lead. After the shot, the guard celebrated the bucket with a brief shimmy before running back on defense.

Beasley debuted the move after hitting a big shot during Utah’s season-opening win over the Denver Nuggets on October 19.

At the end of the opening quarter, Beasley and the Jazz owned a 30-28 lead. The guard finished the quarter with five points on 2-3 field goals. He added one rebound and two assists during his first six minutes of action.

This season, Beasley is averaging 11.5 points per game on 42.1 percent shooting and 42.0 percent from distance.

During the Utah’s recent 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.

Utah’s game against Washington is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and KSL Sports Zone.

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 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.

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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