First Half Problems Continue For Jazz in Philadelphia

Dec 2, 2019, 6:40 PM | Updated: 6:43 pm
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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz shoots the ball against Matisse Thybulle #22 of the Philadelphia 76ers in the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on December 2, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Utah Jazz struggled during the first half of the game against the Philadelphia 76ers. It was the fourth consecutive game that the Jazz were sluggish and trailed after the first 24 minutes of play.

Utah was down 60-42 at halftime in the game vs. the 76ers on Monday, December 2.

The Jazz were outscored 31-23 in the first quarter and 29-19 in the second quarter in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia outshot the Jazz 47.8-40.5 percent in the first 24 minutes of the game. Utah was dreadful from behind the arc in the first half. They shot 11.1 percent or 1-9 from three-point range.

The Sixers led stretched to 26 points at one point before the Jazz fought back to make it an 18-point halftime deficit.

It was the second game in a row that the Jazz struggled to keep up with their opponent in the first half. On December 1, the Jazz surrendered a 40-point advantage to the Toronto Raptors at halftime.

Rudy Gobert led the Jazz with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, and a block. He was the only Jazzman to score in double figures in the first half.

Donovan Mitchell struggled shooting 3-12 and 0-4 from downtown for 9 points.

Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris and Al Horford combined for 25 first half points. All-Star center Joel Embiid had 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists at the break.

The Jazz vs. Sixers game is broadcast on NBA TV.

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