Merakyat.org – On Sunday evening, the Utah Jazz faced off against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum in a tightly contested matchup. With 10:31 remaining in the first quarter, Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson spun off a defender and knocked down a flashy bank shot to tie the game at 4-4. The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year ended the quarter with two points on 1-2 field goals. The Jazz went on to lead 24-23 at the end of the first quarter.
Clarkson, who is averaging 20.5 points per game on 44.7 percent shooting this season, was not the only player to make an impact in the opening quarter. Jazz center Walker Kessler also had a standout performance, blocking a total of five shots during the period.
The Jazz entered the game against the Grizzlies on the second night of a back-to-back, having faced the Chicago Bulls the previous evening. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies were well rested, having last played on Thursday in a 123-115 victory over the Orlando Magic. The Grizzlies currently sit at 25-13 and are a half-game behind the Denver Nuggets for the top spot in the Western Conference. They have won five straight games and 13 of their last 17 outings, and currently boast the best net rating in the league at 13.7.
The Jazz and Grizzlies game was broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and KSL Sports Zone.