Alexander-Walker Finds Kessler For Easy Dunk Against Bucks
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker made a nice pass to rookie big man Walker Kessler for an easy dunk against the Milwaukee Bucks.
With 8:10 remaining in the second quarter, Nickeil Alexander-Walker drove to the basket when he threw the ball around a Bucks defender to Walker Kessler for the dunk.
That play cut the Bucks’ lead to 42-29. Through that point in the game, Alexander-Walker had eight points and three assists, including 2-for-3 shooting from the three-point line. Kessler recorded two points and three rebounds in 11 minutes on the floor.
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Jazz Open Difficult Road Stretch
After winning back-to-back home games over the New Orleans Pelicans, the Jazz head on the road where they will play six of their next seven games.
The Bucks mark the beginning of the Jazz’s first true Eastern Conference road swing which includes stops in Cleveland to face Donovan Mitchell and Detroit to face Bojan Bogdanovic and the Pistons.
The team will then return home for one game against the Washington Wizards before heading West to face the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, and the Sacramento Kings.
On Thursday, the Jazz announced that Collin Sexton was progressing from the hamstring injury that has caused him to miss the last four games.
“Collin Sexton (right hamstring strain) was reevaluated yesterday, which included a follow up MRI,” the Jazz announced. “He is progressing as expected, will continue to increase on court work and is day to day.”
The guard is averaging 14.3 points and 3.0 assists for the Jazz this season.
Sexton was ruled out by the Jazz on Friday, while Simone Fontecchio is questionable with an ankle injury.
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