UTAH JAZZ

Johnny Juzang Scores Career-High During Hawks-Jazz Game

Mar 15, 2024, 9:33 PM

SALT LAKE CITYJazz guard Johnny Juzang reached a career-high in scoring during the second half of Utah’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Johnny Juzang catches first vs. Hawks

The Jazz hosted the Hawks at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, March 15.

During the contest, Juzang got hot from beyond the arc. After hitting four three-pointers, Juzang hit his career-high in scoring.

In his first 16 minutes off the bench, the UCLA product scored 14 points on 5-8 shooting, including 4-6 from downtown. He also added two rebounds.

This season, Juzang has averaged 2.3 points per contest. He’s played in seven games for the Jazz this season.

After a standout college career with the Bruins, Juzang was signed by the Jazz following the 2022 NBA Draft.

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

Hawks vs. Jazz

Quin Snyder returns to Utah

Quin Snyder will make his first return to Utah to face the Jazz as the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks.

RELATED: Hawks Spoil John Collins’ Homecoming In Jazz Loss

Snyder coached the Jazz between 2014-2022.

In eight seasons with the Jazz, Snyder had a 372-264 record as Utah’s head coach, the second most wins by a coach in franchise history.

Hendricks Returns To Practice For Jazz

After missing the team’s last three games, Taylor Hendricks was back at practice for the Jazz on Wednesday.

The rookie suffered a sprained toe in the team’s March 4 victory over the Washington Wizards and hasn’t seen the floor since.

Lauri Markkanen has missed the team’s last four games due to a quadriceps contusion.

The forward took went through parts of practice, while veteran guard Jordan Clarkson missed Wednesday’s practice due to a strained groin.

Quin Snyder, Hawks Ahead Of Jazz In Standings

Friday’s game could have a major impact on the outcome of the Jazz’s 2024 first-round draft pick.

The Jazz pick is top ten protected but belongs to the Oklahoma City Thunder if they wind up selecting 11th or later.

Currently, the Jazz own the ninth-worst record in the NBA and have a roughly 97 percent chance of retaining the pick.

The Hawks sit one game ahead of the Jazz in the standings for the tenth-worst record in the league. With a win, the Jazz would pull even with Atlanta at 29-37.

If the Jazz were to finish with the 10th worst record in the NBA, their likelihood of holding onto the pick would drop to just over 80 percent.

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).

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

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Kobe Brown #21 of the LA Clippers swats the ball out of the hands of Kenneth Lofton Jr. #34 of the ...

Ben Anderson

Kenneth Lofton Jr. Carries Jazz Past Clippers

Kenneth Lofton Jr. scored a season-high 27 points as Utah Jazz surprised the Los Angeles Clippers with a 110-109 victory.

14 hours ago

Keyonte-George-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Ben Anderson

Jazz Stun Clippers With Win On The Road

The Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-109 on the road, winning their second game in as many nights.

15 hours ago

Utah Jazz guard Keyonte George dunk...

Chandler Holt

Keyonte George Throws Down Strong One-Hand Dunk Off Back Cut

In the third quarter against the LA Clippers, Jazz rookie Keyonte George got up for a statement one-hand dunk off an assist from Yurtseven.

15 hours ago

Keyonte-George-Utah-Jazz-NBA Clippers...

Chandler Holt

Second-Quarter Run Brings Utah Jazz Back Into LA Clippers Game

The Utah Jazz went down by double digits in the first quarter to the Los Angeles Clippers but fought back in the second to take the lead.

16 hours ago

Collin-Sexton-Utah-Jazz-NBA...

Ben Anderson

Sexton Doubtful As Jazz Face Clippers

The Utah Jazz will travel to Los Angeles to face the Clippers on Friday in the penultimate game of their 2023-24 season.

22 hours ago

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson celebrates a made shot with fans...

Ben Anderson

How Would NHL Move Affect Utah Jazz, Delta Center?

With the growing likelihood of the Arizona Coyotes relocating to Salt Lake City, what effect will an NHL team have on the Utah Jazz?

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

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.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

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.

Johnny Juzang Scores Career-High During Hawks-Jazz Game