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Jazz Center Walker Kessler Nails Corner Three To Open Game Against Clippers

Oct 27, 2023, 8:01 PM

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 10: Walker Kessler #24 of the Utah Jazz and Moussa Diabate #25 of the LA Clippers rebound during the third quarter of the Rain City Showcase in a preseason NBA game at Climate Pledge Arena on October 10, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz center Walker Kessler spotted up in the corner and made a three just seconds into the game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Kessler has made just two threes in his 76 games played.

Kessler’s first three came against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 25.

RELATED: Walker Kessler Opens Thunder-Jazz Game With First Career Three-Pointer

He added a tip-in a minute later to record five quick points.

Kessler scored 8 points in 22 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.

Jazz Look For First Win Of Season Against Clippers

The Utah Jazz will look to get their first win of the season on Friday night when they host the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Jazz fell 130-114 to the Sacramento Kings in the season opener on Wednesday after a rough defensive performance.

RELATED: Kings Hot Shooting Sinks Jazz In Season Opener

The Clippers opened the season with a 123-111 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Jazz were largely uncompetitive in their home loss to the Kings to open the season.

A De’Aaron Fox three-pointer two minutes into the second half extended the Kings lead to 12, and the Jazz never closed the gap to fewer than double digits.

Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 24 points, four rebounds, and six assists, while John Collins added 15 points and 11 rebounds.

The Jazz allowed the Kings to shoot 19-51 from the three-point line while making just nine threes of their own.

Though the final score may not show it, the Clippers thoroughly dismantled the Trail Blazers in their season opener Wednesday.

The Clippers led the Blazers 67-47 at the half, and extended their lead to 26 before resting their starters for most of the fourth quarter.

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard combined for 50 points on 20-34 shooting, while Ivica Zubac added 20 points and 12 rebounds.

The Jazz and Clippers split their two preseason matches in Hawaii and Seattle.

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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Jazz Center Walker Kessler Nails Corner Three To Open Game Against Clippers