SALT LAKE CITY –Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson buried a three-pointer to beat the buzzer in Utah’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
The Jazz hosted the Suns at Vivint Arena on Friday, April 8.
As time ticked down from the game clock at the end of the third quarter, Clarkson dribbled the ball down the wing from beyond the arc.
Clarkson let a shot fly through the air with just over a second remaining in the quarter before watching the ball go over the rim and down through the net as the buzzer went off and time expired.
The guard’s triple extended Utah to 92-75 at the end of the quarter.
In the first 36 minutes of action, Clarkson had nine points on 2-8 shooting, including 2-5 from downtown. He added three rebounds in 16 minutes on the field.
This season, Clarkson is averaging 16.2 points per game on 42.2% shooting, including 32.1% from range.
Suns vs. Jazz
The Jazz are riding a two-game winning streak, including a 36-point blowout against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, their second-biggest margin of victory this season.
The Suns are playing their last game on the road before ending the season at home on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.
Jazz wraps up strong season at home
Despite a rocky season, the Jazz have been solid as usual at home this year.
Going into their matchup with the Suns, the Jazz sit 29-11 in Salt Lake City, tying the Memphis Grizzlies for the most home wins so far this season.
The Jazz, however, struggled away from home as the only top-six team in the West with a sub-.500 record on the road.
In order to open the playoffs at home, the Jazz would need to win their final two games, including Sunday’s season finale at the Portland Trail Blazers, with the Dallas Mavericks going winless against Portland and the San Antonio Spurs.
Suns face jazz with healthy roster
Although the Suns already have home-court advantage in the playoffs, they will face the Jazz with their full roster.
After resting Chris Paul, Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton and Jae Crowder in Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix has no names listed in Friday’s injury report.
The two teams have yet to field a healthy roster against each other this season, with the Jazz missing multiple starters in their first two meetings in late January, while Paul missed the Suns’ road trip to Utah. in February.
The two teams could meet in the second round if the Jazz remain in the fifth seed, and both teams were expected to win their first-round matchups.
Utah’s game against Phoenix airs on AT&T SportsNet, NBA TV and The Zone Sports Network.