Kelly Olynyk Uses Eurostep To Hit Reverse Layup Over Miami Heat

Dec 30, 2023, 3:53 PM | Updated: 5:09 pm

utah jazz kelly olynyk...

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - DECEMBER 30: Kelly Olynyk #41 of the Utah Jazz drives into Jaime Jaquez Jr. #11 of the Miami Heat during the first half of a game at Delta Center on December 30, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY – They don’t call him Klynyk for nothing as jack-of-all-trades center Kelly Olynyk took advantage of an overzealous rookie defender to get an easy layup.

The Jazz (13-19) are hosting the Miami Heat (19-12) at Delta Center in a rare afternoon tip-off on Saturday, December 30.

RELATED: Dunn Rises For Slam As Jazz Take On Miami Heat

In his tenth season. Olynyk has been asked to do a little bit of everything in his two seasons with the Utah Jazz. On Saturday afternoon, the former Gonzaga Bulldog got rookie forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. out of position with a sweet Eurostep dribble. Olynyk finished the play with a step0through reverse layup to give the Jazz a two-point lead.

Olynyk leads the Jazz with 11 first-half points as the Jazz trail Miami 38-37.

Jimmy Butler Returns After 4-Game Absence

Miami Heat all-star guard Jimmy Butler returns to action against the Jazz after missing the Heat’s last four games with a calf injury. Butler averages 21.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and a team-leading 4.6 assists in 23 games this season.

RELATED: Miami Heat Offer Tough Test For Utah Jazz

Bam Adebayo’s 21.8 points, 10 rebounds, and stellar defense anchors a well-coached Miami squad. Tyler Herro leads the team with 24.2 points and 4.2 assists on 46.6 percent shooting and 42.7 percent from three.

The Heat will be without guards Kyle Lowy and Josh Richardson, along with forward Caleb Martin.

The Heat enter Salt Lake City on game two of a five-game western conference road swing that could test the team’s postseason mettle. Miami beat Golden State on Thursday and will face the LA Clippers, LA Lakers, and Phoenix Suns before returning to South Beach.

Follow The Utah Jazz With KSL Sports

The Jazz welcome Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks into Delta Center on Monday, January 1. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. (MT). The game will be broadcast on KJZZ, Jazz+NBA League PassKSL Sports Zone (97.5 FM), KSLSports.com, and the KSL Sports app.

Find KSL Sports coverage of the Utah Jazz here.

Are you on Threads yet? Let’s connect, give us a follow @kslsports.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, and video to stay current on all your favorite teams.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz


Kyle Ireland

Lauri Markkanen Ruled Out For Wizards-Jazz Game

Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen landed on the team's injury report and was ruled out for Utah's game against the Washington Wizards.

19 hours ago


The Associated Press

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark Passes Pete Maravich As All-Time NCAA Division I Scorer

Caitlin Clark of Iowa passes the late Pete Maravich as the all-time NCAA Division I scorer with her 3,668th point.

1 day ago

Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George...

Ben Anderson

Keyonte George Scores 31 In Jazz Loss To Heat

The Utah Jazz fell to 0-3 on their Eastern Conference road trip with a loss to the Miami Heat despite 31 points from rookie Keyonte George.

2 days ago


Ben Anderson

Jazz Drop Third Straight With Loss To Heat

The Utah Jazz went winless on their three-game Eastern Conference road trip after losing to the Miami Heat 126-120.

2 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Keyonte George Hits Sixth Three-Pointer During Jazz-Heat Game

Keyonte George continued his hot shooting in the second half by knocking down his sixth three-pointer of Utah's game against the Miami Heat.

2 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Jazz Rookie Keyonte George Knocks Down Three In Face Of Heat Defender

Jazz guard Keyonte George buried a deep three-pointer in the face of a defender during Utah's game against the Miami Heat.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Kelly Olynyk Uses Eurostep To Hit Reverse Layup Over Miami Heat