Jazz Forward John Collins Dunks All Over Memphis Grizzlies Center
Nov 10, 2023, 7:43 PM | Updated: Nov 13, 2023, 3:33 pm
MEMPHIS – In the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies, Utah Jazz forward John Collins caught an alley-oop pass from Keyonte George and dunked all over Memphis Grizzlies center Bismack Biyombo.
The Jazz led by double-digits for the majority of the second half against Memphis.
Insult to injury:
John Collins baptizes Bismack Biyombo, draws an and-one, and the Grizzlies lose a timeout and a challenge.
— Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) November 11, 2023
The dunk gave Collins his 13th point of the night. George recorded his 8th assist.
Collins added two rebounds and a block.
Collins was one of six Jazz players to post double-digit points through the third quarter.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) November 11, 2023
In the tenth game of the season, John Collins gave Jazz fans the highlight poster dunk that they were waiting for.
It’s only right that it came in Utah’s In-Season Tournament debut.
Jazz Face Grizzlies In First In-Season Tournament Game
The Utah Jazz will look to win their first in-season tournament game when they face the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.
The Jazz have lost three straight games on their current road trip, and are winless in five road games this season.
The Grizzlies meanwhile own the worst record in the NBA at 1-7.
Jazz coach Will Hardy made a major shakeup to his starting lineup in Wednesday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Who benefited, and who was hurt by the move?
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Rookie Keyonte George got the first start of his NBA career. He recorded seven points, nine assists, and just one turnover on 3-8 shooting.
“I think overall his poise and communication tonight was fantastic,” Hardy said of George’s performance.
Second-year wing Ochai Agbaji was also moved into the starting lineup. This move came after it was announced that Walker Kessler would be sidelined for at least two weeks.
The 2-7 Jazz own the fourth-worst defensive rating in the NBA and have given up 120 points or more in five of their nine outings this season.
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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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