Jazz Drop Third Straight Game In Loss To Thunder

Mar 5, 2023, 7:23 PM | Updated: 8:19 pm


Talen Horton-Tucker of the Utah Jazz (Photo by Chris Gardner/ Getty Images)

(Photo by Chris Gardner/ Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz suffered their third consecutive loss, and their second straight to the Oklahoma City Thunder falling 129-119.

Seven different Jazz players scored in double-digits and were led by Jordan Clarkson who had 18 points and a career-high 13 assists.

The Thunder meanwhile had three different players score at least 24 points, led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who finished with 38 in the win.

First Quarter

The Thunder jumped out to a 10-2 star as the Jazz six of their first seven shots to open the game.

Oklahoma City extended its run, growing its lead to 18, 28-10 with three minutes left in the first.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 13 points to lead the Thunder while Ochai Agbaji and Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with four points each.

After one the Thunder led the Jazz 35-20.

Second Quarter

The Jazz were able to gain traction offensively in the second, knocking down 11-21 shots from the floor.

However, they continued to struggle defensively allowing the Thunder to add another 35 points to their total.

The Jazz were led by Kelly Olynyk who had nine points at the half while Gilgeous-Alexander upped his total to 23.

At the midway point, the Jazz trailed the Thunder 70-51.

Third Quarter

Walker Kessler had success around the rim against the Thunder in the third scoring eight of his 13 points in frame, mostly on dunks.

The Jazz trimmed Oklahoma City’s lead to as few as 10, 88-78 with 4:00 left in the third.

The Thunder responded with a 9-2 run, to rebuild their lead to 17.

Through three the Jazz trailed the Thunder 101-84.

Fourth Quarter

The Jazz again threatened in the fourth, trimming the Thunder lead to 12 at 111-99 after Johnny Juzang drilled his third three-pointer of the game.

However, they were never able to cut the lead to single digits.

Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 38 while Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 18.

The Jazz fell to the Thunder 129-119.

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Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.

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