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3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz's 118-97 win over the Phoenix Suns

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz defeated the Phoenix Suns 118-97 Wednesday night. The win completed the series sweep for the Jazz. Utah started the game slow and trailed after a quarter, but ultimately bounced back to win the final three, en route to the victory. Here are three takeaways from the Jazz's win over the Suns Dynamic duo Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles led the way for Utah Mitchell finished with a game-high 29 points, on 9 or 19 shooting. 19659010] https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1113645174691778565 The second-year guard added six assists and five rebounds to his performance, and it was Ingles who stole the show. The Australian scored 27 points, on 10 of 13 shooting, a mark which included a 6 of 8 performance from behind the arc. https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1113633145931177984 History made With his 15 points scored and 12 rebounds hauled in, Jazz center Rudy Gobert made franchise history. https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1113643539684966401 His latest double-double, his 63rd of the year , lifted him past Karl Malone for first place in the record books. Malone's record of double-doubles recorded in a single season, which the Mailman set during the 1987-88 campaign. For added measure, Gobert added five blocks to the stat sheet Wednesday, making for a strong all-around performance. https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1113646560812732416 Jimmer Fredette, the sequel In his second matchup against the Jazz this year, Fredette had a bounce-back performance of sorts, at least on the offensive end. Fredette finished the game with 10 points, and shot 5 of 11 from the field. 5890512740352 The BYU alum…

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz defeated the Phoenix Suns 118-97 Wednesday night. The win completed the series sweep for the Jazz.

Utah started the game slow and trailed after a quarter, but ultimately bounced back to win the final three, en route to the victory.

Here are three takeaways from the Jazz’s win over the Suns

Dynamic duo

Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles led the way for Utah

Mitchell finished with a game-high 29 points, on 9 or 19 shooting. 19659010] https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1113645174691778565

The second-year guard added six assists and five rebounds to his performance, and it was Ingles who stole the show.

The Australian scored 27 points, on 10 of 13 shooting, a mark which included a 6 of 8 performance from behind the arc.

https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1113633145931177984

History made

With his 15 points scored and 12 rebounds hauled in, Jazz center Rudy Gobert made franchise history.

https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1113643539684966401 His latest double-double, his 63rd of the year , lifted him past Karl Malone for first place in the record books.

Malone’s record of double-doubles recorded in a single season, which the Mailman set during the 1987-88 campaign.

For added measure, Gobert added five blocks to the stat sheet Wednesday, making for a strong all-around performance.

https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1113646560812732416

Jimmer Fredette, the sequel

In his second matchup against the Jazz this year, Fredette had a bounce-back performance of sorts, at least on the offensive end.

Fredette finished the game with 10 points, and shot 5 of 11 from the field.

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The BYU alum missed all four of his 3-point attempts, however, and struggled at times on defense.

Utah rookie Grayson Allen in particular had success when guarded by Fredette, and finished 6 for 9 from the field with 14 points

https://twitter.com/utahjazz/status/1113634306948091904 Playoff positioning


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With their victory over the Suns , plus the LA Clippers loose to the Houston Rockets, the Jazz now have a one-and-a-half game lead over the Clips for the fifth spot in the Western Conference standings.

No. 4 Portland remains two games ahead of the jazz in the meantime, thanks to a runaway win over Memphis. [3] [3] [Next] [3] [3] April 5, vs. Sacramento (38-40), 7 p.m. MDT

  • Sunday, April 7, L.A. Lakers (35-43), 7:30 pm MDT
  • Tuesday, April 9, vs. Denver (52-26), 7 p.m. MDT
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