Jazz Look To Build Win Streak Against Hornets
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz will look to win their second straight game when they face the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.
The Jazz are coming off a hard-fought 131-124 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday snapping a four-game losing streak.
The contest in Charlotte is the fifth game in a season-long six-game road trip for the Jazz.
Shorthanded Jazz Overcome Magic
The Jazz were without their top two players in the backcourt in their win against the Magic.
Jordan Clarkson missed his second straight game with a sprained finger while Collin Sexton missed his seventh straight game with a hamstring injury.
The @UtahJazz Injury Report before facing the @hornets (as of 3/10):
QUESTIONABLE – Jordan Clarkson (left hand – fourth finger sprain)
OUT – Micah Potter (G League – Two-Way)
OUT – Collin Sexton (left hamstring strain)
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) March 10, 2023
The Jazz got 31 points from All-Star Lauri Markkanen and a season-high 23 points from Talen Horton-Tucker to snap their losing streak in Orlando.
Simone Fontecchio scored 17 points in 22 minutes off the bench while 10-day contract guard Kris Dunn added 12 points on 5-9 shooting.
Sexton will be reevaluated on Monday before the Jazz face the Miami Heat in their road trip finale. Clarkson is listed as questionable.
Hornets Playing Better Basketball
The Jazz will face a Hornets team that has won back-to-back games and seven of their last 10 overall, their best basketball of the season.
Charlotte is coming off victories over the New York Knicks on Tuesday and the Detroit Pistons on Thursday with both wins coming on the road.
Kelly Oubre scored 27 points in the victory while former Jazzman Gordon Hayward had one of his worst game of the season.
Hayward scored two points on 1-9 shooting after averaging 19.7 points per game over the previous 10 games.
The Jazz represent the first opponent in a five-game homestand for the Hornets.
Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets Broadcast
The Utah Jazz and Charlotte Hornets will tip off at 5 pm MT on Saturday. The game will be 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.
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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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