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Kris Dunn Makes Tough Layup Through Contact Against Boston Defense

Mar 18, 2023, 9:06 PM | Updated: Mar 20, 2023, 12:41 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Kris Dunn drove into the heart of the Celtics’ defense and got a tough layup to drop early in the fourth quarter.

Dunn got the highlight layup to drop on his birthday. It was Dunn’s fifth point of the game.

Kris Dunn was recently given a contract extension by Utah after performing well on two straight ten-day contracts.

Dunn added 5 assists through three quarters.

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The Jazz trailed by as much as 19 before taking a lead late in the third.

The Celtics answered and took the lead back before entering the final quarter.

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Jazz Open Four-Game Homestand

The Utah Jazz will return to action on Saturday after a five-day hiatus against the Boston Celtics.

The Jazz last played in Miami on Monday night, concluding a marathon six-game road trip that spanned four states and five different teams.

The Celtics, meanwhile, are in the midst of their own six-game road trip with their penultimate stop coming in Salt Lake City.

After playing their last six games on the road the Jazz return to Utah to open a critical four-game homestand.

The Jazz will face the Celtics before hosting the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, and Milwaukee Bucks over the next week.

With 13 games left in the regular season, the Jazz sit in the 11th seed in the West, a half-game back of both the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, and tied with the 12th-ranked New Orleans Pelicans.

Unexpected wins over top playoff teams like the Celtics, Kings, or Bucks this late in the season are likely to have a huge impact on final standings, as the Jazz are still in the running for a spot in the playoffs, or a top-ten pick in the lottery.

Collin Sexton remains out for the Jazz, while Jordan Clarkson’s status will be updated before Saturday’s game.

Celtics Fading In East

Despite owning the second-best record in the East the Celtics are playing arguably their worst basketball of the season.

Boston is just 5-5 in its last 10 outings and is 2-1 to start its six-game road trip including an ugly loss to the Houston Rockets.

The Celtics will face the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday before making the tough turnaround in Utah.

Jayson Tatum is questionable against the Blazers with a hip bruise while center Robert Williams will miss his seventh straight game with a hamstring injury.

Utah Jazz vs. Boston Celtics Broadcast

The Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics will tip off at 7 pm MT in Salt Lake City 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.

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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Kris Dunn Makes Tough Layup Through Contact Against Boston Defense