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Okur climbs 3-pointer leaderboard in Jazz loss

Okur climbs 3-pointer leaderboard in Jazz loss



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Even though the Jazz lost to Oklahoma City Tuesday night, one Jazzman was happy to be back out on the court.

Mehmet Okur, who had missed the last three games with flu-like symptoms, hit a three-pointer with just over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, moving him up on the Jazz all-time three-pointer leaderboard.

With the make, Okur passed Jeff Hornacek for the fourth most three pointers made by a Jazz player (440).

Although the three had little impact on the game (Jazz were still down 16 after the make), it was still a significant milestone for the former NBA All-Star (2007).

**Career 3 Pointers Made**
Jazz RankPlayerTotal
1.John Stockton845
2.Bryon Russell540
3.Darrell Griffith530
**4.****Mehmet Okur** **440**
5.Jeff Hornacek439

Okur finished the game with 13 points on 5-13 shooting. The Jazz will return to action Thanksgiving against the Chicago Bulls.

Notes: Okur owns the Jazz single-season records for 3-pointers made and attempted. Teammate Andrei Kirilenko only needs two more blocks to move into second place for career blocks as a Jazz player (he has 1,252, Greg Ostertag had 1,253). First place is owned by Mark Eaton (3,064).

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