UTAH JAZZ

Lauri Markkanen Puts Defender On Skates, Finishes With Lefty Lay-In

Dec 20, 2022, 7:06 PM
Utah-Jazz-Forward-Lauri-Markkanen-and-Nickeil-Alexander-Walker...
Utah Jazz players Lauri Markkanen and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY –ย Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen scored five quick fourth quarter points as Utah tried to pull away from the Detroit Pistons.

The Jazz took on the Pistons in Detroit on Tuesday, December 20. It is the third consecutive road game for the Jazz as they look to end the road trip with a victory.

Markkanen knocked down a corner three to give his team a twelve point lead early in the final period.

With Utah in front by nine following a Saddiq Bey three, Markkanen went to work.

Driving right to left past Marvin Bagley III, the Finnisher softly laid in his 33rd point of the night to give Utah a 102-91 lead.

Averaging 22.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in a surprise push for Aall-Star status in his first season with the Jazz, Markkanen has 35 points on 12-of-18 shooting against Detroit. He is 8-of-11 from deep tonight.

RELATED: Jazz Big Man Walker Kessler Throws Down Dunk Over Pistons Defender

Bojan Bogdanoviฤ‡ Welcomes Utah Jazz

Former Jazzman Bojan Bogdanovic leads his new team, the Detroit Pistons in scoring at 21.3 points per game.

The Jazz have come back to earth a bit after a fast start to the season. Utah has been up and down, with a 5-5 record in their past 10 games.

RELATED: Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers Cruise To Win Over Utah Jazz

This game is the second and final clash this season between the Jazz and Pistons. Back on November 23, the Pistons beat the Jazz 125-116 at Vivint Arena. That was Utahโ€™s second straight loss and would end up being a five-game losing streak.

Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pistons with 23 points. Kevin Knox II chipped in 21 points off the bench. Marvin Bagley III added 19 points. For the Jazz, Malik Beasley led the way with 29 points off the bench, including eight three-pointers. Jordan Clarkson finished with 24 points.

Jazz Look To Salvage Road Trip

After losing their first two games of the road trip against theย Milwaukee Bucksย and theย Cleveland Cavaliers, the Jazz are sitting at 17-16 entering Tuesdayโ€™s contest against the Pistons. Detroit comes in at 8-24 on the season and has lost two straight, and five of their last six.

Walker Kessler got the start in place of Kelly Olynyk, who was ruled out with a left ankle sprain. Kessler is averaging 6.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game.

Watch Jazz vs. Detroit Pistons

The Jazz game against the Detroit Pistons is being broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass,ย andย KSL Sports Zone.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies...
Ben Anderson

Donovan Mitchell, Dillon Brooks Ejected After Fight

Former Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks nearly came to blows in Cleveland Thursday night.ย 
1 day ago
Lauri-Markkanen-Utah-Jazz-Chicago-Bulls-NBA...
Ben Anderson

Lauri Markkanen Named To First All-Star Team

Lauri Markkanen will represent the Utah Jazz in front of a home crowd after being selected to his first All-Star team.
1 day ago
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Jordan Clarkson Takes Nasty Fall In Utah Snow

It's safe to say Jordan Clarkson is an official Utahn after taking a nasty fall in the winter snow in a video posted on Instagram.
1 day ago
Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen shoots against the Dallas Mavericks...
Ben Anderson

Yes, Lauri Markkanen Will Be An All-Star

The NBA is set to announce the All-Star reserves tonight and Utah Jazz fans should expect Lauri Markkanen to hear his name called.
1 day ago
Utah Jazz Center Walker Kessler goes up for a shot...
Ben Anderson

Jazz Overcome Raptors Rebounds, Kessler Dominates

Walker Kessler had one of his best nights as a pro as the Utah Jazz downed the Toronto Raptors 131-128 in Salt Lake City.
2 days ago
Utah-Jazz-Lauri-Markkanen-Houston-Rockets...
Ben Anderson

Markkanen, Kessler Outduel Raptors In Jazz Win

Walker Kessler and Lari Markkanen had big performances to carry the Utah Jazz to a win over the Toronto Raptors.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
jimmy-buffett-tour-art...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Lauri Markkanen Puts Defender On Skates, Finishes With Lefty Lay-In