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Jordan Clarkson Breaks Nearly 16-Year Triple-Double Drought For Utah Jazz

Jan 1, 2024, 9:14 PM | Updated: Jan 2, 2024, 2:03 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson rang in the New Year by ending the 5,801-day triple-double drought in a blowout win over its Western Conference rival Dallas Mavericks.

Utah beat the Mavericks 127-90 in the largest win of the Will Hardy coaching era.

Carlos Boozer was the last Jazz player to record a regular-season triple-double, reaching the feat on February 13, 2008, against the Seattle SuperSonics.

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Clarkson’s 11 assists reminded fans of all-time assist leader John Stockton as he found teammates for easy buckets all night. Clarkson’s highlight reel passes made life easier for big men Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler.

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When he wasn’t tossing highlight reel passes, Clarkson made 8-of-16 shots to finish with 20 points. The ninth-year guard out of Missouri finished the momentous triple-double when he grabbed his tenth rebound late in the fourth quarter, to the delight of a Delta Center crowd that was well aware of the moment.

The 2014 second-round pick of the Washington Wizards is averaging 16.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, and a career-high 5.1 assists this season.

It is the third time in franchise history a triple-double has been achieved off of the bench.

Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 10 assists, and 11 rebounds in 2018 but that was in a playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Since The Jazz Last Triple Double

Here’s a list of just a few things that have happened since the Jazz last recorded a regular-season triple-double:

The Seattle Sonics moved to Oklahoma City.

Barack Obama was elected President of the United States (twice).

Bitcoin entered the cryptocurrency market.

El Chapo escaped prison.

El Chapo is recaptured.

The Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years.

Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.

The United States Space Force is announced.

The COVID pandemic begins and ends.

Joe Biden was elected President of the United States.

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