Jazz’s Olynyk Throws Down Dunk During Opening Minutes In Philly

Nov 13, 2022, 6:17 PM
The Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant (12) is blocked by the Utah Jazz's Kelly Olynyk (41) during an NBA game in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. The Jazz won 121-105. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz center Kelly Olynyk threw down a putback dunk during the opening minutes of Utah’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 76ers hosted the Jazz at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, November 13.

With 3:48 remaining in the opening quarter, the Gonzaga product followed up a missed shot by Collin Sexton with a two-handed jam.

Olynyk’s dunk gave the Jazz a 19-17 lead.

At the end of the opening quarter, the Jazz led the Sixers, 30-26. Olynyk had four points on 2-4 field goals. He added one rebound, one assist, and a steal during his first nine minutes on the court.

This season, the center is averaging 12.1 points per game on 55.5 percent shooting. He also records 4.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 1.3 steals in 26.6 minutes per contest.

The Jazz entered the meeting with a 10-4 record, including 5-4 on the road. The Sixers are 6-7 this season and 3-4 at home. The contest is the final game of a three-game road trip for the Jazz.

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

Jazz vs. 76ers

The Jazz have a quick turnaround as they fly from Washington to face the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 76ers have had a slow start to the season 1-4, before bringing their record to a more respectable 6-7.

Philadelphia split a two-game series with the Hawks where they struggled mightily to score in Atlanta before earning a victory back at home.

James Harden has missed the last four games for the 76ers with a foot injury and won’t return for several weeks, and the team misses his offense.

Philadelphia has the 15th ranked offense through three weeks of the season and 11th ranked defense.

Joel Embiid is having another MVP caliber year averaging better than 27 points and 10 rebounds per game, while Tyrese Maxey is averaging a career-best 22.9 points per outing.

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