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Collin Sexton Begins Out Scorching From Three In opposition to Portland

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PORTLAND – Within the first quarter in opposition to the Portland Trailblazers on Wednesday, Collin Sexton got here out and shot the lights out from deep.

Three of Sexton’s first 4 photographs had been triples. He went 3/3 on these photographs.

The Utah Jazz went on an 8-0 run within the last minutes of the primary quarter. Environment friendly taking pictures from downtown was a key issue.

4 completely different Jazz gamers made a 3-pointer within the first.

The Jazz have gained 5 of their final seven video games, together with a blowout 120-102 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.

The Path Blazers in the meantime will look to win their second straight after crushing the San Antonio Spurs of their final outing.

Jazz Hitting Stride Earlier than All-Star Break

Regardless of commerce rumors swirling about a number of gamers on the roster, and fatigue setting in earlier than the All-Star break the Jazz are taking part in a few of their greatest basketball of the season.

The Jazz are 5-2 of their final seven video games and personal the fourth-best web ranking within the NBA over the stretch.

The crew has outscored opponents by a median of 5.5 factors per 100 possession over their final seven outings, trailing solely the Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder, and Denver Nuggets.

Whereas the Jazz personal the fourth-best offensive ranking within the NBA this season, it has been their defensive enchancment that has carried them in latest weeks.

The Jazz have seen their defensive ranking climb to ninth-best within the league throughout their latest scorching streak, up from twenty fifth for the 12 months.

Kelly Olynyk will miss his eighth consecutive sport for the Jazz as a result of an ankle damage suffered in opposition to the Memphis Grizzlies on January 8.

Determined For Wins Blazers

After taking part in above .500 basketball by the primary three months of the season, the Path Blazers have had a depressing January.

Portland is simply 4-8 since ringing within the new 12 months and has slipped from the eighth seed within the West to twelfth, three video games again of .500.

The Path Blazers are in the course of an essential six-game house stand which has gotten off to a rocky begin, dropping two of their first three video games.

After dealing with the Jazz, Portland will host Toronto and Atlanta earlier than heading out on a three-game jap convention highway journey.

The latest down streak comes at a tough time for the Blazers who will face vital stress to determine the path of their franchise earlier than the commerce deadline.

The crew could possibly be consumers on the deadline, seeking to make up the hole between themselves and the remainder of Western Convention playoff contenders, or start exploring choices to start a rebuild.

Utah Jazz vs. Portland Path Blazers Broadcast

The Utah Jazz and Portland Path Blazers will tip off at 8 pm MT. The sport can be televised on AT&T SportsNet and will be heard on 97.5 The KSL Sports activities Zone. It will also be streamed on DirecTV Stream and FuboTV.

Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports activities Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all issues basketball and soccer. Comply with Chandler on Twitter at @ChandlerHoltKSL.

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