Ochai Agbaji Throws Down Hammer Dunk During Jazz-Pistons Game

Dec 21, 2023, 5:44 PM | Updated: 7:10 pm

SALT LAKE CITYJazz guard Ochai Agbaji drove hard to the basket before throwing a vicious slam dunk during Utah’s game against the Detroit Pistons.

Ochai Agbaji makes highlight dunk in Detroit

The Pistons hosted the Jazz at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday, December 21.

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With 11:26 left in the first half, Jazz guard Kris Dunn dished the ball to a sprinting Agbaji before the second-year guard rose up and rocked the rim with a massive jam courtesy of his right arm.

During his first six minutes on the hardwood, the Kansas product scored seven points on 3-4 field goals, including 1-1 from beyond the arc. He also had one steal and posted a plus-11 rating.

This season, Agbaji is averaging 6.6 points per contest on 45.0 percent shooting. He also averages 2.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 21.1 minutes per game.

Utah’s game against Detroit is broadcast on KJZZ, Jazz+NBA League PassKSL Sports Zone (97.5 FM), KSLSports.com, and the KSL Sports app.

Jazz vs. Pistons

Detroit will look to snap its 24-game losing streak when they host the shorthanded Jazz on Thursday night.

The Pistons haven’t won a game since October 28 when they beat the Chicago Bulls in their third contest of the season.

Meanwhile, the Jazz fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night to open a five-game road trip.

Jazz Shorthanded Against Pistons

The Jazz will be significantly shorthanded when they face the Pistons on the second night of a back-to-back.

Lauri Markkanen (hamstring rehab), Jordan Clarkson (hamstring), Keyonte George (foot), Talen Horton-Tucker (foot), and Omer Yurtseven (illness) have all been ruled out against the Pistons.

The Jazz are just 2-13 on the road this season and have lost three straight away from home.

Only the 1-13 Pistons and the 2-14 Washington Wizards have worse road records than the Jazz this season.

Pistons Look To Snap Historic Losing Streak

With 24 consecutive losses, the Pistons have the NBA’s longest losing streak since the Philadelphia 76ers lost 26 straight during the 2013-14 season.

During the stretch, the Pistons own the second-worst 0ffensive rating in the NBA at 106.8 and the fourth-worst defensive rating at 120.9.

Only two of the Pistons’ losses have come by fewer than five points, while 12 of the 24 losses have been decided by 10 points or more.

The Pistons will be without Jalen Duren (ankle) and Monte Morris (quad), while Killian Hayes is listed as questionable due to an illness.

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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