UTAH JAZZ

Jazz Guard Malik Beasley Hits Three, Clarkson Assists Against 76ers

Jan 14, 2023, 7:30 PM | Updated: 8:20 pm

Malik-Beasley-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Malik Beasley #5 of the Utah Jazz celebrates during a game against the Denver Nuggets at Vivint Arena on October 19, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jordan Clarkson responded to a fast 76ers start, breaking down the defense before finding Malik Beasley for a deep three.

The Jazz (22-23) are hosting the Philadelphia 76ers (25-16) at Vivint Arena on Saturday, January 14.

Trailing 9-2, Clarkson took a defensive rebound into the front court. After being picked up by former All-NBA guard James Harden, Clarkson blew past Harden before finding Beasley for a wide open three.

In a slump of late, Beasley is looking to breakout as the Jazz play without Lauri Markkanen and Collin Sexton tonight. He is 2-of-5 from three for six first quarter points.

Philadelphia is clicking on all cylinders early as they lead 32-19 with three minutes left in the quarter.

RELATED: Markkanen Has Bizarre Scoring Night, Pushes Jazz Past Magic

Ochai Agbaji Showing Signs of Development

For the first time this season, Walker Kessler had some competition from a fellow Jazz rookie for the most recognition over the last week.

RELATED: Agbaji Showing Promise As Jazz Season Develops

Ochai Agbaji had by far his best stretch of the season after being inserted into the regular rotation last week against the Houston Rockets.

Over his last three games, Agbaji’s stats have varied widely, scoring a career-high 19 points on a perfect 7-7 shooting against the Chicago Bulls 7-7 shooting against the Chicago Bulls, before a scoreless outing in Sunday’s loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.

But beyond his scoring, Agbaji found a way to impact the games in his last two outings notching seven combined rebounds and recording his first multi-assist game.

Additionally, he still makes some defensive lapses that are rarely seen at the NBA level.

Delta Center Returns

On Saturday morning, the Smith Entertainment Group announced that the Utah Jazz home arena was reverting to the Delta Center for the first time since 2006.

Though the arena name will be rebranded as the Delta Center beginning in July of 2023, Vivint will remain an integral partner for the Jazz. The tech giant announced it had extended its partnership with the Jazz through 2030.

RELATED: Delta Center Name Recalls Top Utah Sports Memories

“The new agreement between Vivint and the Jazz, which will go into effect on July 1, 2023, contains a number of significant provisions, including Vivint retaining the rights to its acclaimed courtside suite as well as its current ticket packages throughout the arena,” the company announced in a release.

RELATED: Delta Center Name Set To Return In July

“Vivint will also continue to have a meaningful presence inside the arena with in-game promotions and advertising packages, on-court digital signage, as well as social media activations and other various public promotional activities.”

The Delta Center naming rights with coincide with the 50th season of basketball for the Jazz.

Utah Jazz vs. Philadelphia 76ers Broadcast

The Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers is being televised on AT&T SportsNet and can be heard on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. It can also be streamed on DirecTV Stream and FuboTV.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Lauri Markkanen of the Utah Jazz...

Chandler Holt

Utah Jazz Mailbag: Are Jazz More Likely To Tank Or Get Better Next Season?

Welcome to the Utah Jazz mailbag where every week our NBA insiders answer your questions on social media about your favorite team.

2 days ago

Will-Hardy-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Jeremy Mauss

Ric Bucher: ‘Not Unreasonable For Jazz To Be In Playoffs Next Year’

Fox Sports NBA analyst Ric Bucher thinks the Utah Jazz can be in the NBA Playoff conversation next season.

4 days ago

Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik...

Ben Anderson

Jazz GM Justin Zanik Returns To Team Post Kidney Surgery

Utah Jazz general manager Justin Zanik has rejoined the team after undergoing a kidney transplant in April.

6 days ago

Donovan Clingan #32 of the Connecticut Huskies...

Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Draft Prospect: UConn C Donovan Clingan

UConn guard Donovan Clingan is projected to be selected in the lottery of the 2024 NBA Draft where the Utah Jazz own the tenth pick.

7 days ago

Stephon Castle #5 of the Connecticut Huskies dunks the ball...

Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Draft Prospect: UConn G Stephon Castle

UConn guard Stephon Castle is projected to be selected in the lottery of the 2024 NBA Draft where the Utah Jazz own the tenth pick.

8 days ago

Lauri-Markkanen-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Ben Anderson

Utah Jazz Mailbag: Would Title Change Legacies Of Gobert, Conley?

Welcome to the Utah Jazz mailbag where every week our NBA insiders answer your questions on social media about your favorite team.

9 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

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.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

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.

Jazz Guard Malik Beasley Hits Three, Clarkson Assists Against 76ers