Shorthanded Jazz Roll To Sixth Straight Win

Apr 3, 2019, 10:36 PM
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News...
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Utah Jazz scooped up their sixth straight win with a 118-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

The Jazz played the game extremely shorthanded. Prior to gametime, the team announced that they would be without Derrick Favors, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder as well as Dante Exum, who recently underwent surgery on his knee. Then, minutes before gametime, Ricky Rubio was ruled out with hamstring tightness.

The Suns took advantage of Utah’s much maligned roster by roaring out to an early 10-0 lead.

Unfortunately for Phoenix they lost their star player, Devin Booker, to a rolled ankle midway through the first quarter. He would be out for the remainder of the game, but not before scoring a quick eight points.

The absence of Booker likely had a lot to do with the Jazz resurgence as the game went on. Although the Suns led by as much as 13 in the first quarter, the Jazz came back and took the lead at 40-39 midway through the second quarter.

Utah built a lead as large as nine before holding a 56-53 advantage at halftime.

On occasion, the Suns pushed the Jazz and brought the score within a few points throughout the second half. However, the efforts of the healthy Jazzmen kept Phoenix at bay as they rolled to their sixth straight win.

Key Stats

Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz in scoring with 29 points.

Joe Ingles was stellar, especially in the second quarter, where he was a perfect 5-for-5 from the field with four 3-pointers made. Of his 27 total points, 15 came in the second period. He finished with six made triples.

Rudy Gobert turned his Jazz-record 63rd double-double of points and rebounds of the season with 17 points and 13rebounds. He also had five blocks in the win.

Grayson Allen made just his 34th appearance of the season and was a valuable part of helping the Jazz take the lead in the second quarter. He turned in a season-high 14 points in the win.

As a team, the Jazz were great from beyond the arc, converting on 16 of 32 attempts.

Jimmer Fredette played a season high in minutes for the Suns and scored 10 points.

Next Up

The Jazz will return home for their penultimate home game of the regular season against the Sacramento Kings on Friday. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. and be broadcast on AT&T SportsNet.

  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz...
Ben Anderson

Low Energy Jazz No Match For Hawks

The Utah Jazz had few answers for the more aggressive Atlanta Hawks in a 115-108 loss Friday night in Salt Lake City.
1 day ago
Chandler Holt

Jordan Clarkson Goes On Late Run To Bring Jazz Into Striking Distance

At the end of the fourth quarter against Atlanta, Jordan Clarkson scored 8 straight points to pull the Jazz closer.
1 day ago
Utah Jazz center Kelly Olynyk...
Ben Anderson

Hawks Shock Jazz Early, Win In Utah

The Atlanta Hawks jumped on the Utah Jazz early in the first quarter and never relented in a near wire-to-wire 115-108 win. 
1 day ago
Chandler Holt

Lauri Markkanen Shows Off His Handle Against Hawks

In the third quarter against Atlanta, Lauri Markkanen showed off his All-Star level talent with a tough stepback three-pointer.
1 day ago
Chandler Holt

Collin Sexton Starts Out Strong Against Atlanta Hawks

In the first quarter against the Atlanta Hawks, Collin Sexton came off the bench on fire. He scored 8 points on 4/4 shooting.
1 day ago
Ben Anderson

Jazz Roster Grades Ahead Of Trade Deadline

The Utah Jazz are through week 15 of the NBA season so it’s time to examine how they’ve fared in the four factors of a successful season.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Shorthanded Jazz Roll To Sixth Straight Win