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Olynyk, Horton-Tucker Connect During Jazz Run Against Nets

Apr 2, 2023, 2:29 PM | Updated: Apr 3, 2023, 12:42 pm

SALT LAKE CITYJazz forward Kelly Olynyk and guard Talen Horton-Tucker connected on an alley-oop during Utah’s game against the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets hosted the Jazz at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday, April 2.

With 7:07 left in the first half, Olynyk lobbed a pass ahead to Horton-Tucker. The guard collected the pass before laying it off the glass and into the basket for two points as part of a 6-0 run.

The Olynyk-Horton-Tucker connection cut Brooklyn’s lead to 39-31.

Late in the second quarter, Olynyk had three points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 12 minutes on the court. In 15 minutes of action, Horton-Tucker had a game-high 17 points on 7-10 shooting. He also had two rebounds and four assists.

This season, Horton-Tucker is averaging 10.2 points per contest on 42.0 percent shooting, including 28.6 percent from distance. He also averages 3.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 0.6 steals in 19.7 minutes per game. He’s played in 64 games for the Jazz this season.

Olynyk is averaging 12.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 0.9 steals in 28.3 minutes per game in 64 contests.

Utah’s game against Brooklyn is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and KSL Sports Zone.

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Jazz vs. Nets

After losing to the Boston Celtics, the Jazz turn their attention to the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday as they wrap up their three-game road trip looking for a winning record.

Brooklyn sits in the sixth seed in the East at 42-35 and is coming off a strong 124-107 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

New Nets forward Mikal Bridges scored 42 points in the win on 16-24 shooting including 5-8 from the three-point line.

Bridges has now scored in double-digits in 21 of his 22 appearances with the Suns since being traded in February, including 10 games of at least 30 points and three games with at least 40.

Former Jazzman Royce O’Neale is averaging a career-high 8.9 points while shooting 39 percent from the three-point line but has seen his numbers dip since the Nets moved on from Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving at the trade deadline.

O’Neale is averaging 7.8 points while shooting 38 percent from three over his last 19 games and has been relegated to a bench role after starting the first 52 games of the season.

After losing five straight games in mid-March, the Nets have won three of their last four to give themselves a small cushion for the sixth-and-final guaranteed playoff spot in the East over the Heat.

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Olynyk, Horton-Tucker Connect During Jazz Run Against Nets