Jordan Clarkson Leads Jazz Offense In Second Quarter Against Boston

Mar 12, 2024, 8:11 PM

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Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) dunks the ball with Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon (50) trailing as the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets play at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. (Photo courtesy of Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

(Photo courtesy of Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson showed off his scoring prowess in the second quarter against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

Clarkson scored nine of his 11 first-half points in the second.

All nine of his points came in the middle of a 15-4 Utah run that closed the Boston lead down to four.

His points came from all over the court too.

From mid-range jump shots to dunks and threes, Clarkson did a little bit of everything.

The only other player to reach double-figures in the first half for the Jazz was rookie guard Keyonte George.

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The majority of George’s points came in the first quarter as Clarkson took the reins in the second.

Despite the heroics from the two guards, Utah trailed by 15 at the half.

Markkanen, Hendricks Remain Out As Jazz Host Celtics

The Utah Jazz will be shorthanded once again when they host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

Lauri Markkanen (quad bruise) will miss his fourth straight game while Taylor Hendricks (toe sprain) will miss his third.

Markkanen suffered his injury in the team’s 126-120 loss to the Miami Heat while Hendricks missed the second half of the Jazz’s win over the Washington Wizards on March 4.

The Jazz host the Celtics having lost 10 of their last 12 games dating back to the February 8 trade deadline.

Despite a recent loss to the Nuggets the Celtics own the top seed in the East and the best record in the NBA overall.

Boston has been the league’s most dominant team owning the top offensive rating and the second-best defensive rating.

The Celtics had won 12 straight games before dropping back-to-back contests in Cleveland and Denver to open their five-game road swing. The Jazz represent the last stop for the Celtics before returning home.

Utah will welcome Al Jefferson, Trevor Booker, and Ronnie Price back to the Delta Center for 2010s night with the Celtics in town.

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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