Jordan Clarkson's 38 Points Lead Jazz Past Wizards, End Losing Streak

Jordan Clarkson’s 38 Points Lead Jazz Past Wizards, End Losing Streak

In a thrilling encounter at the Vivint Arena, the Utah Jazz emerged victorious over the Washington Wizards, snapping their eight-game losing streak. Jordan Clarkson led the charge for the Jazz, erupting for a season-high 38 points, including a decisive 12-0 run down the stretch.

Clarkson’s scoring outburst was complemented by Collin Sexton’s 29 points and John Collins’ double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds. The Jazz, despite missing key players Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler, showcased their resilience and determination.

The Wizards, who have now lost 15 consecutive games, were led by Jordan Poole’s 32 points. Kyle Kuzma added 23 points, surpassing 8,000 career points. However, Washington’s efforts were ultimately undone by their inability to convert in the clutch.

The game featured a high-scoring affair, with both teams shooting efficiently from beyond the arc. The Jazz and Wizards combined for 41% shooting from three-point range.

Despite Washington’s advantage in fast break points, the Jazz’s superior execution in the final minutes proved decisive. Clarkson’s late surge, which included five made shots in six attempts, propelled the Jazz to a 127-115 victory.

The Wizards’ losing streak now stands at 15, one shy of their franchise record set in 2010. The team will look to end their skid when they host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, the Jazz will aim to build on their momentum when they welcome the Chicago Bulls to Salt Lake City on Wednesday.