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Collin Sexton Leads Great First Quarter In Milwaukee

Jan 8, 2024, 6:33 PM | Updated: 6:40 pm

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Utah Jazz guard Collin Sexton (2) hits a 3-pointer against the LA Clippers in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

(Photo courtesy of Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – Collin Sexton keeps getting better for the Utah Jazz, hitting three straight shots from deep as the Jazz took an early lead over Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee Bucks (25-11, 2nd in East) are hosting the Jazz (17-20, 12th in West) at Fiserv Forum on Monday, January 8.

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The former Alabama guard’s third three gave his team a 21-9 lead against the second-seeded team in the Eastern Conference.

Sexton is averaging 15.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.9 assists in his second season with the Jazz. Sexton’s nine points lead the Jazz through ten minutes of play.

The Jazz made a season-high 11 threes in the opening quarter, leading to a 41-23 lead after the first period. Utah made 11-of-17 shots from deep and shot 51.4 percent overall. The 11 threes in the quarter ties a Jazz franchise record.

Bucks Shorthanded To Open Homestand

Milwaukee has had an up-and-down season with more down than up in recent games. The Bucks entered tonight’s game 1-3 in their past four games and 3-4 in its last seven. Cleveland is the only team with a .500 or better record to lose to Milwaukee since Christmas Day.

Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks have the third-highest offensive rating (121.1) and 19th-ranked defensive rating (116.5).

Antetokounmpo is third in the league, averaging a career-high 31.6 points per game while grabbing 11.5 rebounds, and dishing out 5.7 assists. The ‘Greek Freak’ adds 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks as the straw that stirs Milwaukee’s drink.

The Bucks will be without former Weber State Wildcat Damian Lillard. Lillard is missing the game due to personal reasons. Milwaukee is 0-2 this season in games he has missed.

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