UTAH JAZZ

Collin Sexton, John Collins Attempt To Spark Late Jazz Comeback

Dec 8, 2023, 10:19 PM | Updated: Dec 9, 2023, 2:41 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – As the fourth quarter approached, Collin Sexton and John Collins turned up the heat to push the Jazz toward a comeback.

Utah trailed Los Angeles by double-digits for the entire third quarter.

Sexton scored 9 of his 11 points in a six-minute stretch that ran from the end of the third to the beginning of the fourth.

Collins added six points in the opening minutes of the final quarter.

The majority of the shots from both players came at or near the rim.

Utah closed the Clippers lead down to 8 with seven minutes left.

Collins and Sexton were two of five Jazz players in double figures.

Jazz Update Injury Report Before Hosting Clippers

The Utah Jazz will have fewer names on their injury report when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

While Lauri Markkanen remains out with a hamstring strain, guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Kelly Olynyk have been upgraded to probable.

The Clippers travel to Utah having won three of their last four games, and seven of ten overall.

Markkanen has missed the last six games for the Jazz after suffering a hamstring injury in practice.

The Jazz forward went through full practice on Thursday but wasn’t fully cleared to return to action against the Clippers.

Clarkson has missed the Jazz’s last three games with a thigh contusion, while Oklynyk has missed the last two games with a shoulder strain.

Rookie Taylor Hendricks has been elevated from the G League to fill out the Jazz’s rotation and has averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in nearly 22 minutes per game.

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