Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson helped led his Utah squad to a huge victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night at home.
Clarkson understood the assignment and went off for a season-high 39 points in the gritty OT thriller. Clarkson shot 15-of-26 from the field to go along with a season-high eight rebounds and seven threes too.
After the game, Clarkson was asked what it was like to be in a zone, to which he replied:
“It feels good definitely, get the shot going, moving the ball. I think the big thing for us we just kept playing. Even though I was hot, we wasn’t forcing the ball to me. We were just playing together, moving the ball, and making shots, that’s it.”
Clarkson was then asked about the teams clutchness and how they responded in overtime.
“Just big plays at the end. We all grinding, we all hungry, so when it comes down to those clutch moments we just try to make big shots.”
Clarkson went on to credit teammates Lauri Markkanen, Kelly Olynyk, and Malik Beasley for their performances not only in the game, but throughout the season so far as well.