Jordan Clarkson Achieves First Regular-Season Jazz Triple-Double Since 2008

‣ Jordan Clarkson achieved the first regular-season triple-double by a Utah Jazz player since 2008, recording 20 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds in a game against the Dallas Mavericks.
‣ Clarkson’s triple-double was also the first by a Jazz reserve in over 40 years, dating back to 1983.
‣ Despite this achievement, the Utah Jazz are currently ranked 25th in odds to win this season’s championship according to multiple NBA betting sites.

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Jordan Clarkson did something pretty amazing. He came off the bench and posted the first regular-season triple-double by a Utah Jazz player in over a decade. This happened during Monday night’s game, a 127-90 blowout win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Clarkson recorded 20 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. This was the first triple-double of his career. It’s also the first for the Jazz in a regular-season game since Carlos Boozer against the Seattle SuperSonics on Feb. 13, 2008. That’s a stretch of 1,256 games, if you’re counting.

Now, if you’re into NBA betting, you might find this interesting. According to multiple NBA betting sites, the Jazz hold 25th-ranked odds to win this season’s championship. Sportsbooks are showing better odds for the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets. Odd, huh?

There was a tweet that went out: “JORDAN CLARKSON HAS DONE IT!! One of the longest-running NBA droughts is officially over. For the first time since February 13th, 2008: a Utah Jazz player has recorded a regular season triple-double.”

Now, let’s rewind a bit. At 26 years old, Boozer put up 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in 38 minutes as a starter. He finished 9-of-17 (52.9%) shooting from the field and 4-of-6 (66.7%) at the foul line.

Clarkson’s triple-double was also the first in more than 40 years for a Jazz reserve. This dates back to Feb. 5, 1983, when Mark Eaton notched 12 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 blocks versus the Denver Nuggets.

Clarkson had this to say: “It was a very cool little milestone to put on my list.”

Let’s not forget, Ricky Rubio achieved a triple-double in Utah’s 115-102 first-round win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Rubio amassed 26 points, 11 boards, and 10 assists in that matchup.

Clarkson, now 31, logged the triple-double in his 685th regular-season contest and 728th career game. The 10-year veteran has made 19 starts in 24 games this season.

He’s averaging 17 points, 3.6 rebounds, a career-high 5.3 assists, and 30 minutes per game. The 6-foot-3 guard is also shooting career lows of 40.4% from the floor and 29% beyond the arc.

Jazz coach Will Hardy had this to say about Clarkson: “He’s adapted to a new role and he’s really trying to expand how he contributes to winning. It’s not just about scoring points. If I could have picked somebody on our team right now to break the streak, it would have been Jordan.”

In Utah’s 131-128 win against the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 17, Jordan Clarkson scored a season-high 37 points. He was 14-of-26 (53.8%) shooting from the field and 5-of-10 (50%) from 3-point range.

The Jazz have now won eight of their last 11 games. Go Jazz!

James Shotwell
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