UTAH JAZZ

Jazz Blow Out Blazers, 120-90

Dec 21, 2018, 10:30 PM
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PORTLAND, Ore. – The Utah Jazz had a terrific offensive showing in a 120-90 blowout win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

For the game, the Jazz shot 55.3 from the field and 51.6 percent from beyond the arc. They drained 16 3-pointers in the win.

As they dominated nearly every aspect of the game, the Jazz built an early 33-26 first quarter lead.

Things slowed down a bit in the second quarter, but Utah still held a 55-49 advantage going into the break.

The third quarter was really where the game was won as Utah held Portland to just 19 points in the quarter.

Ricky Rubio came alive in the third with 16 points after scoring just three points in the first half. He made all seven of his shot attempts, including two 3-pointers, in the period.

“I didn’t have a good first half and I was just trying to be aggressive and at the same time, trying to find of my teammates too. I got a couple easy ones in the beginning and got it rolling,” said Rubio after the game.

Kyle Korver iced the game in the fourth with eight points in the fourth as the Jazz cruised to their second-straight victory.

Things Are Looking Up

After beating the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday and Portland on Friday, Rubio was asked after the game whether the team is turning the corner after a disappointing start to the season.

“We’ve been turning the corner for a while now,” said Rubio. “We’ve been playing better, the results weren’t there but I think we’ve been playing better the last month. We just pick up from here and start winning.”

Rudy Gobert turned in another double-double, this time with 11 points and rebounds.

Donovan Mitchell didn’t have a good night shooting the ball, going just 1-for-10 with 3 points.

Next Up

The Jazz will return home to host the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on AT&T SportsNet.

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