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    Clarkson four-point play punctuates early run as Jazz repeat over Grizzlies

    Nov 1, 2022
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    Jordan Clarkson plays 33 minutes, shooting 3 for 14.
    PHOTO: AP

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lauri Markkanen had 31 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 121-105 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).

    Malik Beasley scored a season-high 18 points off the bench for the Jazz. Mike Conley and Collin Sexton added 15 apiece. Utah made 19 3-pointers to earn its second win over Memphis in three days.

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    Ja Morant had 37 points to pace the Grizzlies. Dillon Brooks added 19 points and Tyus Jones chipped in 12. Memphis shot 6 of 26 from 3-point range.

    Morant went 5 for 5 from the floor in the first quarter and helped Memphis grab a 26-23 lead. He had 21 points by halftime.

    Things unraveled for the Grizzlies in the second period amid a flurry of turnovers and a long shooting drought. Utah held Memphis to a single basket in 6 1/2 minutes. The Jazz also forced eight turnovers during the quarter and scored 10 points off those takeaways.

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    That opened the door for Utah to take control before halftime. The Jazz ripped off a 24-5 run, punctuated by Jordan Clarkson's four-point play, to seize a 54-38 lead.

    Utah outscored the Grizzlies 38-18 in the second quarter and limited Memphis to 32% shooting from the floor. The Jazz also had 38 second-quarter points in their win over the Grizzlies on Saturday night.

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    Utah extended its lead to 23 by the end of the third after making seven 3-pointers in the quarter.

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      Grizzlies: Desmond Bane (right ankle soreness) was inactive. … Steven Adams had a team-high nine rebounds. … Memphis finished with only 13 assists.

      Jazz: Markkanen blocked a career-high four shots. … Jarred Vanderbilt totaled 12 assists in the two wins against Memphis. … Utah improved to 4-0 at home.

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      Grizzlies: At the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

      Jazz: Visit the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.

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      Jordan Clarkson plays 33 minutes, shooting 3 for 14.
      PHOTO: AP
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