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Jazz Rookie Taylor Hendricks Hits Three-Pointer Against Thunder

Dec 11, 2023, 6:52 PM | Updated: 7:59 pm

SALT LAKE CITYJazz rookie forward Taylor Hendricks drained a shot from beyond the arc during the first half of Utah’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Taylor Hendricks drains triple during Jazz-Thunder game

The Thunder hosted the Jazz at Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Monday, December 11.

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With 8:07 left to play in the second quarter, Kris Dunn dished the ball off to Hendricks, who drained a three-pointer to cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 43-30.

It was the UCF product’s first bucket of the contest.

During his first eight minutes of action, Hendricks recorded three points on 1-3 field goals.

This season, the forward is averaging 4.0 points per game on 37.5 percent shooting. Hendricks also averages 1.3 rebounds, 0.8 blocks, and 0.8 steals in 14.0 minutes per game. He’s appeared in five games for the Jazz.

Jazz vs. Thunder

The Jazz will be shorthanded once again when they travel to face the Thunder on Monday night.

Still, without Lauri Markkanen who has missed the team’s last seven games, center Walker Kessler is also on the injury report due to foot soreness, while John Collins is out with an illness.

The Thunder meanwhile will be without Luguentz Dort due to a left ankle sprain.

Jazz Are NBA’s Worst Road Team

The Jazz will look to earn a rare road win when they travel to Oklahoma City.

At 1-10, the Jazz are tied with the Detroit Pistons for the worst road record in the NBA, and own the league’s worst net rating away from home at -18.9.

The team hasn’t won on the road in over a month with their lone road victory coming in Memphis against the Grizzlies on November 10.

The Jazz’s 1-10 start on the road is the second-worst in franchise history, and are two consecutive road losses away from matching their worst start since moving to Salt Lake City in 1979.

Thunder Own Second Best Record In West

After missing the playoffs for three straight seasons the Thunder look poised to make noise in the Western Conference postseason race.

The Thunder own the second-best record in the West at 14-7 and have done so with a balanced attack on both ends of the floor.

Oklahoma City owns the league’s eighth-best offensive rating and the sixth-best defensive rating.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is looking to repeat as an All-NBA first-team member averaging 30.5 points per game, while Chet Holmgren is vying for the Rookie of the Year award averaging 17.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Threads (@kyleirelandksl), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl). and X (@kyleireland).

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