Keyonte George, Ömer Yurtseven Run Pick, Roll Against Clippers

Apr 5, 2024, 10:24 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Keyonte George and forward Ömer Yurtseven ran a pick and roll to perfection for a bucket during Utah’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Keyonte George, Ömer Yurtseven run pick and roll

The Clippers hosted the Jazz at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California on Friday, April 5.

With 7:44 left to play in the third quarter, Yurtseven set a screen for George. The Jazz rookie used Yurtseven’s move to free up the big man to roll toward the basket. George passed the ball off to a driving Yurtseven, who pulled up and knocked down an eight-foot jumper. The Georgetown product’s shot trimmed Los Angeles’ lead to 85-55.

During his first 14 minutes, George recorded four points, one rebound, and four assists. Yurtseven scored 12 points on 6-10 shooting in his first 21 minutes on the floor.

This season, George is averaging 12.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per contest. Yurtseven averages 3.7 points per game on 53.9 percent shooting.

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

Jazz vs. Clippers

The Jazz arrived in Southern California enduring a 10-game losing streak. Utah’s last victory came at home against the Atlanta Hawks on March 15. The Jazz haven’t won a game on the road since before the trade deadline when they defeated the Charlotte Hornets in North Carolina on January 27.

Utah entered the game with a 29-47 record, including 9-28 away from the Delta Center.

In contrast, the Clippers welcome the Jazz with their 38-28 record, including 23-13 in Los Angeles.

Before facing Utah, L.A. had won four of its last five games, including wins over the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets.

The Clippers own the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference.

Friday’s contest was the third of the season between the Jazz and Clippers.

The Jazz hosted the Clippers for their second game of the season on October 27. Utah beat Los Angeles, 120-118, for its first win of the 2023-24 campaign. A month and a half later, the Jazz hosted the Clippers again. The second meeting went to the Clippers, 117-103, on December 8.

A week from Friday’s contest, the Clippers will host the Jazz again. The game will tip-off at 8:30 p.m. (MT) on April 12.

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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