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Jazz Guards Mike Conley, Collin Sexton Hits Deep Three-Pointers Against Nets

Jan 20, 2023, 9:10 PM

SALT LAKE CITYJazz guards Mike Conley and Collin Sexton connected on deep three-pointers during the second half of Utah’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.

The Jazz hosted the Nets at Vivint Arena on Friday, January 20.

With 1:59 left in the third quarter, Conley fired away from 29 feet out and hit nothing but net.

37 seconds later, Sexton knocked down a triple from 26 feet away. Sexton followed that shot up with a deeper three, one from 28 feet away from the basket. After Sexton’s second three-pointer, the Jazz owned an 81-80 lead with 46.1 seconds to go in the quarter.

 

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At the end of the quarter, the game was tied 83-83.

During the first three quarters of action, Conley and Sexton combined to score 21 points on 8-15 field goals.

This season, Conley is averaging 10.5 points per game on 39.6 percent shooting, including 37.0 percent from beyond the arc.

Sexton is averaging 14.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.1 blocks, and 0.6 steals per contest.

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

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Jazz Look For Rare Third Straight Win

The Jazz will look to win their third straight game for the first time since November 6-9 when they opened the season 10-3.

After Wednesday’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers, the Jazz sit in the sixth seed in the West a half-game ahead of the 7th-10th ranked teams in the conference.

Sitting at 24-24, the Jazz will look to push themselves above .500 for the first time since December 30th when they sat at 19-19 and in 10th in the West.

The Jazz will be without Kelly Olynyk for the sixth straight game with an ankle sprain.

Forward Lauri Markkanen returned to the lineup on Wednesday with a 34-point, 12-rebound performance after a two-game absence due to a hip contusion.

Royce O’Neale Returns To Jazz

O’Neale returns to Utah for the first time since the Jazz traded him to the Nets for a 2023 first-round pick short before free agency opened in July.

The forward had been a key starter for the Jazz over the last three seasons averaging 6.9 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from the three-point line.

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O’Neale is averaging a career-high 9.2 points and 4.1 assists while shooting 39 percent from the floor and 40 percent from three.

The Nets’ four-game losing streak coincides with Kevin Durant’s MCL sprain which he suffered on January 8 against the Miami Heat.

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Jazz Guards Mike Conley, Collin Sexton Hits Deep Three-Pointers Against Nets