National Basketball Association
Utah 125, Phoenix 92
When: 9:00 PM ET, Monday, March 25, 2019
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
#5 Kane Fitzgerald, #11 Derrick Collins, #64 Justin Van Duyne
Rudy Gobert scored a season-high 27 points and collected 10 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 125-92 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.
Devin Booker scored a season-high 59 points for the Suns.
Gobert broke the NBA single-season dunk record with 274 while picking up his 59th double-double of the season. The old dunk mark of 269 was set by Dwight Howard set in 2007-08. Dunks have only been an official stat since 2000.
Derrick Favors and Ricky Rubio added 18 points apiece for the Jazz, who won for the seventh time in eight games.
Booker hit 19 of 34 field-goal attempts and 16 of 17 from the free-throw line, but it wasn't enough to prevent Phoenix from losing for the seventh time in the past nine games.
Utah used a 10-0 run to surge ahead of Phoenix 20-14 late in the first quarter. Rubio sparked the run with a pair of free throws and a basket. Both teams shot 50 percent from the field in the quarter, but the Jazz gained an edge after going 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.
Things spiraled out of control for the Suns during the second quarter. Utah opened the quarter on a 19-4 run highlighted by 3-pointers from Mitchell, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder. Mitchell finished off the run with back-to-back baskets that gave the Jazz a 45-25 lead.
Booker scored 18 of his team's 22 points in the second quarter. He helped the Suns cut the deficit to 49-38 at one point.
Joe Ingles drained a 3-pointer and then Rubio and Gobert followed with back-to-back baskets to keep Phoenix from cutting the lead to single digits. Gobert's basket and free throw put the Jazz up 57-40.
Utah held onto its double-digit lead throughout the second half.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Devin Booker 59
Rudy Gobert 27
Devin Booker 4
Joe Ingles 7
Deandre Ayton 7
Rudy Gobert 10
Devin Booker 16
||Free Throws Made
Rudy Gobert 9
Deandre Ayton 2
Jae Crowder 3
Deandre Ayton 1
Derrick Favors 2
Team Stats Summary
Utah will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Jazz have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .633 after a loss.
Phoenix will play their next game at home against Washington. The Suns have a W/L % of .294 after a win and .207 after a loss.