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Sexton, Markkanen Connect For Fast Break Dunk During Jazz-Wizards Game

Nov 12, 2022, 5:50 PM
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Lauri Markkanen #23 of the Utah Jazz dunks the ball in the third quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on October 21, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Collin Sexton hit Lauri Markkanen with a beautiful pass that lead to a slam dunk 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 4:35 remaining in the third quarter, Sexton collected a defensive rebound before throwing the ball ahead to a sprinting Markkanen, who ran ahead of the Wizards’ defense for a fast break dunk. Markkanen’s jam cut Washington’s lead to 80-69.

At the end of the quarter, the Wizards had a 92-84 lead. Sexton led Utah with 17 points on 6-9 shooting. He added four rebounds and two assists in his first 19 minutes off the bench. Markkanen added 15 points on 7-13 field goals. The forward also had three rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 26 minutes.

This season, Sexton is averaging 13.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game. Markkanen averages 22.7 points per contest on 52.7 percent from the field.

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 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.

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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