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Jazz Guard Kris Dunn Returns From Two-Game Suspension Against Rockets

Mar 29, 2024, 8:31 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – In his return from a league suspension, Jazz guard Kris Dunn made an instant impact in Utah’s game against the Houston Rockets.

Kris Dunn returns from two-game suspension

The Jazz hosted the Rockets at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, March 29.

Six days before the contest, Dunn got into a fight with Houston’s Jabari Smith Jr. during a previous Jazz-Rockets game.

RELATED: NBA Suspends Jazz Guard Kris Dunn For Two Games After Rockets Fight

Dunn was suspended for two games. He returned to Utah’s lineup in the team’s rematch with Houston.

With 7:46 to go in the first half, Dunn pulled up in the paint and buried a five-foot jumper. The shot gave the Jazz a 30-22 lead.

During his first 10 minutes on the court, the Providence product scored seven points on 3-4 field goals. He also recorded seven rebounds, one assist, and two blocks.

This season, Dunn is averaging 5.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 1.0 steals in 18.6 minutes per contest.

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

Rockets vs. Jazz

The Jazz look to snap their seven-game losing streak when they host the Rockets on Friday night.

Jordan Clarkson will be out due to Scroiliac pain while Lauri Markkanen is listed as questionable with right shoulder soreness.

The Rockets travel to Utah having won 10 straight and 12 of their last 13 games.

Can Jazz Snap Losing Streak Against Rockets?

With nine games remaining, the Jazz kick off arguably the toughest stretch of their season while trying to snap a seven-game losing streak.

Each of the Jazz’s final nine opponents has a record above .500 and is fighting for playoff seeding to close the season.

Kris Dunn will return from a two-game suspension after getting into a scuffle with Rockets forward Jabari Smith in Saturday’s loss at Houston.

Clarkson will miss his eighth game in the team’s last nine outings.

Rockets Chasing Warriors For Final Playoff Spot

The Rockets roll into Utah as the NBA’s hottest teams as they look to overtake the Golden State Warriors for the final Play-In Tournament spot in the West.

Houston has the ninth-most difficult schedule remaining compared to the Warriors, who own the fourth-easiest.

Jalen Green is in the midst of the best stretch of his career, averaging 28.9 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 49 percent from the floor and 43 percent from three.

Green scored 41 points in the Rockets’ latest win over the Jazz.

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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