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Jazz Guard Collin Sexton Torches Bucks From Three-Point Range To Start Game

Feb 4, 2024, 6:27 PM

SALT LAKE CITYJazz guard Collin Sexton torched the net from downtown and scored 11 quick points to start Utah’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Sexton starts on fire against Bucks

The Jazz hosted the Bucks at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, February 4.

In his first stint of action, the Alabama product drained a trio of triples on the Bucks, including a shot over former Jazzman Malik Beasley.

During the opening five and a half minutes, Sexton shot 3-4 from beyond the arc. He also added one rebound during his time on the court.

This season, Sexton is averaging 17.5 points per contest on 48.5 percent shooting, including 38.3 percent from distance. Sexton also averages 2.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.2 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 24.3 minutes per game.

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

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Jazz Look To Snap Losing Streak Against Bucks

The Jazz are looking to snap their three-game losing streak when they host the Bucks.

After winning of 15 of 19 games beginning in mid-December, the Jazz have los six of their last eight games, including two straight in Salt Lake City.

Over their last eight games, the Jazz own the worst defensive rating in the NBA at 127.3 and the fifth-worst net rating at -7.8.

At 24-26, the Jazz own the 10th seed in the West and are just percentage points ahead of the 23-25 Houston Rockets in the standings.

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Bucks Win First Game Under Rivers

After losing their first two games under the recently hired Doc Rivers the Bucks erased a 24-point first quarter deficit en route to a 129-117 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 48 points on 20-28 shooting in the win.

Former Weber State star Damian Lillard had his most efficient game as a member of the Bucks scoring 30 points on 10-11 shooting including 5-5 from the three-point line.

The Bucks sit in the second seed in the West at 33-16.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. Listen to Ireland on Yards After College: An NFL Podcast. Follow him on X (@kyleireland), Threads (@kyleirelandksl), and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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Jazz Guard Collin Sexton Torches Bucks From Three-Point Range To Start Game