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Talen Horton-Tucker High Fives Spike Lee After Buzzer Beater

Feb 11, 2023, 6:19 PM | Updated: Feb 13, 2023, 4:41 pm

NEW YORK – At the end of the first quarter in the game against the Knicks, Talen Horton-Tucker got the ball and threw up a half-court prayer that was answered.

Horton-Tucker turned around and gave a high-five to Knicks superfan Spike Lee after the shot.

Horton-Tucker and Rudy Gay were the leading scorers for Utah after the first quarter. They each had 9 points. THT shot an impressive 4/6 from the field.

The Jazz trailed after one quarter in Madison Square Garden, 33-28.

The shot was eerily similar to one THT made against the 76ers a month ago.

The Jazz (28-29, 10th in West) travel to New York to face the Knicks (30-27, 7th in East) in the second game of a back-to-back for Utah.

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4th Quarter Comeback In Toronto

The Jazz fell behind 111-98 with 5:17 left in the fourth quarter and looked dead to rights after a Pascal Siakam jumpshot.

But, after struggling to find an offensive rhythm against the Raptors’ defense for the first 43 minutes of the game, the Jazz turned to Markkanen, Kessler, and Kelly Olynyk and quickly erased the Toronto lead.

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The frontcourt trio scored 10 of the Jazz’s next 12 points. The Raptors lead fell from 13 to three in just over two minutes of game time.

The big lineup helped the Jazz outscore Toronto 39-20 in the fourth quarter. This included 22-5 in the final 5:17 as the team won the game going away.

The Jazz turned to a lineup of Sexton, Markkanen, Olynyk, Kessler, and Talen Horton-Tucker to close the game. This lineup scored on their final 11 possessions of the night.

Sexton had one of his most complete performances of the season with 22 points, matching his personal best in a Jazz uniform while adding five rebounds, and six assists.

The guard shot an efficient 8-14 from the floor and 6-7 from the free-throw line in 37 minutes on the court.

Jazz & Knicks On Back-To-Back

The Knicks had won three out of four before falling to Philadelphia on the road 119-108 on Friday.

New York sits in the seventh seed in the East, just behind the Miami Heat.

The Knicks added guard Josh Hart from the Portland Trail Blazers at Thursday’s deadline. The Knicks traded Cam Reddish, Ryan Arcidiacono, Svi Mykhailiuk, and a lottery-protected first-round pick.

The Jazz fell to the Knicks 118-111 in November despite 27 points from Kelly Olynyk. Jalen Brunson scored 25 points and had eight assists for the Knicks.

Utah Jazz vs. New York Knicks Broadcast Details

The Utah Jazz and New York Knicks game is 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.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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Talen Horton-Tucker High Fives Spike Lee After Buzzer Beater