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Jazz Center Udoka Azubuike Puts On First Half Dunking Display

Mar 29, 2023, 7:14 PM | Updated: Mar 30, 2023, 10:40 am

SAN ANTONIO – Udoka Azubuike got efficient looks in the first half and finished most of the opportunities off with strong dunks.

He shot 4/4 in the first half. Three of the makes were dunks.

Azubuike was the second-leading scorer for the Jazz with eight. Talen Horton-Tucker had 27 points at the half.

Despite coming off of the bench, Azubuike had the most center minutes for the Jazz in the first half.

RELATED: Talen Horton-Tucker Gets Off To Blistering Start Against Spurs

Kris Dunn also scored 8 for Utah. One of his baskets came in traffic after a quick crossover move.

Markkanen, Sexton, Clarkson Out Vs. Spurs

The Jazz have lost four straight as they embark on the three-game road swing with stops in San Antonio, Boston, and Brooklyn.

The Spurs have also lost four straight having just returned home from a winless four-game road trip.

After returning from a two-game absence in the Jazz’s loss to Phoenix on Monday,  Markkanen struggled to score efficiently against the Suns. The All-Star forward finished with 25 points but shot 6-22 from the field.

Markkanen will miss Wednesday’s game against the Spurs with a left-hand contusion.

The Jazz will also be without starting guards Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton. Simone Fontecchio is returning to the lineup for the Jazz after missing Monday’s game with a turf toe injury.

Spurs Shorthanded Against Jazz

The Spurs will also be missing several key pieces when they host the Jazz in San Antonio.

Keldon Johnson, Devin Vassell, and Jeremy Sochan will all sit in Wednesday’s game.

The Spurs currently own the third-worst record in the NBA at 19-56 but have a 2-1 series lead over the Jazz this season.

San Antonio will head back out on the road after hosting the Jazz for a three-game road trip with stops in Golden State, Sacramento, and Phoenix.

Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs Broadcast

The Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs will tip off at 6 pm MT. 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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