Jazz Guard Talen Horton-Tucker Spins For Buckets Against Hornets
SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Talen Horton-Tucker pulled off a pair of spin moves that resulted in a bucket during Utah’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.
The Hornets hosted the Jazz at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, March 11.
With 4:54 to go in the second quarter, the Iowa State product spun off the defense of Charlotte’s Terry Rozier before driving to the hoop for a layup.
Horton-Tucker’s bucket gave the Jazz a 50-40 lead.
A little over a minute later, the guard pulled off another spin move, this one inside the paint. After the move, Horton-Tucker threw down a furious slam dunk. The jam stretched Utah’s lead to 52-42.
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Late in the first half, Horton-Tucker had 13 points, five rebounds, and three assists. He was 6-10 on field goals during his first 13 minutes on the court.
This season, Horton-Tucker is averaging 8.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 0.6 steals in 18.1 minutes per game. The Iowa State product has played in 54 games for the Jazz this season.
The Jazz vs. Hornets game is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and KSL Sports Zone.
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Coming off a win over Orlando Magic
The Jazz were without their top two players in the backcourt in their win against the Magic.
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Jordan Clarkson missed his second straight game with a sprained finger while Collin Sexton missed his seventh straight game with a hamstring injury.
UPDATED @UtahJazz Injury Report (as of 3/11):
*OUT – Jordan Clarkson (left hand – fourth finger sprain)
OUT – Micah Potter (G League – Two-Way)
OUT – Collin Sexton (left hamstring strain)
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) March 11, 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.
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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.
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