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Lauri Markkanen Finishes Tough Fastbreak Alley-Oop Dunk

Mar 22, 2023, 7:58 PM | Updated: Mar 23, 2023, 9:29 am

SALT LAKE CITY – After a quality first quarter, Lauri Markkanen opened the second quarter with a highlight alley-oop dunk.

Juan Toscano-Anderson threw the pass that led to the 13th point of the night for Markkanen.

Markkanen made four of his first eight attempts. He added three rebounds and two assists.

Markkanen’s stat line included two makes from behind the arc.

The Jazz led for the majority of the game but couldn’t open a lead larger than five.

Markkanen led all scorers through the first 20 minutes with 16.

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Toscano-Anderson and Markkanen connected on another fastbreak play just minutes later.

Portland was able to take a lead after Utah went cold from deep.

The Jazz have dug out surprising wins in their last two outings beating the Boston Celtics on Saturday before downing the Sacramento Kings on Monday.

The Trail Blazers meanwhile own the league’s longest losing streak at six games.

Markkanen Back As Jazz Host Blazers

The Jazz will see All-Star Lauri Markkanen return to the lineup on Wednesday after the forward missed Monday’s game with a sore back.

Rookie Ochai Agbaji stepped up in Markkanen’s absence scoring a career-high 27 points on 8-14 shooting including 6-10 from the three-point line.

Reserve guard and former Trail Blazer Kris Dunn also had his best game in a Jazz uniform scoring 18 points and dishing out 10 assists in 31 minutes of the bench.

The Jazz will still be without Jordan Clarkson who is missing his seventh consecutive game with a finger injury while Collin Sexton is missing his 12th straight game with a hamstring injury.

Trail Blazers Have Lost Six Straight

Despite entering the second half of the season with an eye on the playoffs, the Trail Blazers ook bound for another high lottery pick.

Portland is just 3-10 since returning from the All-Star break despite a tremendous run from guard Damian Lillard.

The former Weber State superstar is averaging 35.5 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.5 rebounds over his last 12 outings.

The Trail Blazers are 2-2 since the All-Star break when Lillard scores at least 41 points, and 1-6 when he falls below the mark.

Portland will be without starters Anfernee Simons (foot) and Jerami Grant (quad) when they face the Jazz.

Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers Broadcast

The Utah Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers will tip off at 7 pm MT in Salt Lake City. 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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Lauri Markkanen Finishes Tough Fastbreak Alley-Oop Dunk