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Jazz F Lauri Markkanen Starts Strong Against Clippers

Nov 30, 2022, 7:25 PM | Updated: 7:25 pm

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Utah Jazz players Lauri Markkanen and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen got off to a strong start in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.

In the first six minutes of the game, Lauri Markkanen scored 10 points to help the Jazz get an early lead against the Clippers. He started the game with a pair of three-pointers, followed by two buckets inside. Markkanen shot 4-of-5 from the field and 2-for-3 from beyond the arc.

Jazz Amid Season Worst Losing Streak

After a stunning 10-3 start to the schedule, the Jazz have lost a season-high five straight games and eight of their last 10 overall.

The Jazz are winless since guard Mike Conley left the starting lineup due to a left knee strain on November 19 against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The team announced on Tuesday that Conley was considered day-to-day with the injury, but has been ruled out against the Clippers.

Conley is averaging 10.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 0.3 blocks, and 1.2 steals in 29.2 minutes per game for the Jazz this season.

The Jazz will also be without veteran Rudy Gay for the ninth straight game after suffering a sprained finger against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 13.

Clippers Without Leonard, Paul, Kennard

The Clippers will be without Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and Luke Kennard when they travel to face the Jazz on Wednesday.

Guard Norman Powell is also listed as doubtful while Reggie Jackson is listed as questionable.

The Clippers will face one of the tougher turnarounds in the NBA after beating the Trail Blazers Tuesday night in Portland, overcoming an 18-point second-half deficit behind Powell’s 32 points.

That included a 22-point fourth quarter from Powell to down the Blazers 118-112.

The Jazz have been off since their Monday loss to the Chicago Bulls in which they blew their own double-digit second-half lead.

The Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers game is televised on AT&T SportsNet and can be heard on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. The game will also be streamed on DirecTV Stream and FuboTV.

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