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Jaren Jackson Jr. 26 points @ Jazz 12.7.19

Jaren Jackson Jr. nets 26 points and 4 rebounds in the match against the Jazz.

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Jaren Jackson Jr. 26 points @ Jazz 12.7.19

Jaren Jackson Jr. nets 26 points and 4 rebounds in the match against the Jazz.
Dec 7, 2019  |  01:16

Grizzlies @ Jazz highlights 12.7.19

Take a close look back at the Grizzlies matchup against the Jazz.
Dec 7, 2019  |  02:04

Grayson Allen lays it in

Grayson Allen races down the floor for the fast break bucket.
Dec 7, 2019  |  00:17

Jaren Jackson gets the hoop plus the harm

Jaren Jackson Jr. drives to the rim and gets a bucket through the contact.
Dec 7, 2019  |  00:14

Jones finds Caboclo on the wing for three

Tyus Jones finds Bruno Caboclo on the wing for a wide open three-pointer.
Dec 7, 2019  |  00:14

Jones nails the three

Solomon Hill sets up Tyus Jones for the deep three pointer.
Dec 7, 2019  |  00:16

Hill steals and scores on the other end

Solomon Hill gets the steal on defense and scores a transition lay-up against the Jazz.
Dec 7, 2019  |  00:20

Jackson rises for the jam

Jaren Jackson Jr. rises up and throws it down.
Dec 7, 2019  |  00:13

Postgame Report: Jazz hot shooting too much to overcome as Grizzlies fall 126-112

by Memphis Grizzlies

Key Stat of the Night

  • Memphis is now 6-16 this season and 1-2 against the Jazz.

Key Run of the Night

  • Jaren Jackson Jr. had a team-high 26 points marking his eighth time this season with 20-or-more points.
  • Grayson Allen tied a season-high 13 points (two previous times, most recently at Minnesota on 12/1/2019).
  • Memphis had five double figure scorers.
  • The Grizzlies outscored the Jazz in points in the paint and fast break points, 64-50 and 21-8 respectively.

Game Recap

The Memphis Grizzlies couldn’t slow down the hot-shooting Utah Jazz offense as they fell 126-112 on Saturday night inside Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Grizzlies got off to a strong start on the night as they knocked down 66.7 percent of their shot attempts in the first quarter, while knocking down 5-of-10 from three-point range. Memphis used a 15-5 run over (2:18) play late in the first quarter before eventually taking a 36-32 lead to end the first quarter of play. However, the game would turn quickly in the second quarter as the Jazz erupted on a 32-9 run to take a commanding 62-45 lead with (4:18) remaining until half. The Jazz would outscore the Grizzlies 37-18 in the second quarter, while knocking down seven of their 19 three pointers on the night, as Utah took a 69-54 lead into the halftime break.

The Grizzlies were able to string together a 11-2 run to trim the Jazz’ lead to just seven points, at 82-75, with (5:04) to play in the third quarter. Memphis was able to remain within striking distance through three quarters before the Jazz would open up the fourth quarter on a 22-8 run to make it a 119-94 game with (5:17) remaining. Utah would cruise to a 14-point victory while leading by as much as 25 points on the night. Utah finished the game shooting and impressive 45-of-80 (.563) from the field and 19-of-34 (.559) from three-point range. After connecting on 50.0 percent of their three’s in the first quarter, Memphis would shoot 5-of-25 (.200) from three in the final three quarters as they weren’t able to keep pace with the Jazz.

The Grizzlies entered the night leading the NBA in paint points at 54.2 per game, and they were strong in the paint again tonight, as they outscored the Jazz 64-50 inside. Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 26 points, four rebounds and two assists on 9-of-18 shooting. Jae Crowder added 13 points, three assists and two rebounds. Grayson Allen led the Grizzlies’ second-unit with 13 points, two rebounds and a steal on 6-of-9 shooting.

Utah was led by Donovan Mitchell, who tallied 22 points, four rebounds and three assists on 9-of-17 shooting. Rudy Gobert collected a double-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Joe Ingles also collected a double-double with 12 points, 10 assists and four steals. Jeff Green led all bench scorers with 19 points as he finished with a game-high five three-pointers on six attempts.

Next Game

The Grizzlies will return to the court on Monday, Dec. 9 at 9:30 p.m. CT as they take on the Golden State Warriors inside the Chase Center. Fans can watch the game on FOX Sports Southeast or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN.

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