Jazz Get Fifth Straight Win With Victory Over Clippers

Jan 16, 2019, 10:49 PM | Updated: Jan 17, 2019, 5:28 pm
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz dribbles past Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers...
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz dribbles past Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of a game at Staples Center on January 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Utah Jazz rolled to their fifth-straight win with an 129-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

It was a complete defensive showing by the Jazz, led by Rudy Gobert, who finished with four blocks in the game.

Even Utah’s two-way G League star Georges Niang got in on the defensive intensity with a huge block on a would-be dunk by Patrick Beverley.

Jazz Coast To Win

After a back-and-forth start to the game, the Jazz separated themselves by building an 11-point lead in the first quarter. By the end of the period, the lead was nine as they Jazz held a 31-22 advantage after the first period.

The second quarter featured an exciting moment as Jazz sharpshooter Kyle Korver quickly hit a 3-pointer while being fouled. He converted the four-point play to give Utah a 33-22 lead. At the half time break, the Jazz led 56-49.

The Jazz offense exploded for another 30-plus point quarter in the third thanks to 12 points in the period by Donovan Mitchell.

With a secure 88-72 lead going into the final period, the Jazz coasted to the win in the fourth.

By The Numbers

With 26 points, Mitchell surpassed the 25-point mark for the seventh straight game.

Rudy Gobert had yet another double-double with 23 points and 22 rebounds. It was the second straight game for Gobert with 20-plus rebounds.

“It’s great,” said Gobert. “But I’m just focused on winning.”

Korver had a fantastic game off the bench with 19 points with four 3-pointers made.

Derrick Favors also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Next Up

After the quick trip to LA, the Jazz will return for a four-game homestand. They’ll face former Jazzmen Rodney Hood and Alec Burks and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

Former Weber State star Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers will be in town on Monday.

Then the Jazz will play Denver on Wednesday and Minnesota next Friday.

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