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The Roundup—Jazz shoot their way past Warriors, win third straight
Facing the injury-depleted Golden State Warriors, the Utah Jazz caught fire from beyond the arc and shot their way to a 122-108 victory Monday night at the brand-new Chase Center in San Francisco.
Rudy Gobert (25 points, 14 rebounds), Donovan Mitchell (23 points, eight rebounds, six assists) and Mike Conley (22 points, seven assists) led the way as seven Utah players scored in double figures.
"I think we're getting better at finding the open man—we're getting to know each other better and better," Gobert said after the game. "Our defense could have been better tonight, but it was encouraging."
Bojan Bogdanović (12 points), Jeff Green (12 points), Joe Ingles (11 points) and Emmanuel Mudiay (11 points) also scored in double digits for the Jazz, who shot 55.0 percent from the field, including 15-for-27 from three, through the first three quarters to take control.
Utah (7-3) has now won three consecutive games.
Golden State's D'Angelo Russell was on fire early, scoring 18 points on 7-for-10 shooting in the first nine minutes. Russell finished with 33 points and eight assists in 32 minutes in the loss.
The Warriors (2-9), who are playing without Klay Thompson (knee) and Stephen Curry (hand), have lost four straight games and now have the worst record in the NBA.
Monday's Best: Rudy Gobert
Gobert had his best offensive game of the year, making his first four shots en route to a season-high 25 points on 11-for-12 shooting. He added 14 rebounds and two blocks in 35 minutes. After scoring only seven, eight and six points in the first three games of the season, Gobert has averaged 14.6 points and 14.3 rebounds over his last seven.
"When Rudy runs the floor it gives us opportunities to stretch the floor and flatten the defense, and it opens up things for his teammates," Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said.
Russell helped the Warriors to an early advantage, but Utah ran off a 10-2 run near the end of the first quarter to take a three-point lead. Gobert put in a layup, while Ingles and Mudiay scored four points each during that stretch.
Joe to the cuppic.twitter.com/feesYiZUuT— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) November 12, 2019
Mitchell kept things going for the Jazz with 14 second-quarter points, including four 3-pointers as Utah took a 15-point lead into halftime. Conley scored nine points in the second quarter as the team combined for nine threes in the first 24 minutes.
Utah cruised the rest of the way, leading by as many as 20 in the lopsided victory.
The Jazz dished out 30 assists on 40 made shots, with Ingles and Conley leading the way with seven each.
Utah was on fire from beyond the arc, shooting 16-for-35 (45.7 percent) as a team. Conley (5-for-8), Mitchell (5-for-9), Ingles (2-for-6) and Bogdanović (2-for-6) each made multiple threes.
Draymond Green (finger) returned from a five-game absense and was ejected early in the fourth quarter after picking up two quick technical fouls for arguing a foul call against him. Green finished with four points, seven rebounds and four assists in 22 minutes. ... Mudiay (hamstring) returned from a three-game absense to give the Jazz a much-needed boost off the bench. ... Danté Exum (knee rehab) and Ed Davis (leg) did not play for the Jazz. ... Former Jazz guard Alec Burks finished with 11 points for the Warriors. ... Golden State outscored Utah 12-3 in second-chance points and 20-4 in transition.
The Jazz will return home to host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday night. Tipoff is set for 7:00pm MT.