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Ravell Call, Deseret News
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) knocks the ball away from Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks (10) during NBA basketball in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Boston Celtics shot 59 percent from the field and never trailed on their way to a 112-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday at the Vivint Arena.

Utah made a late 20-6 run, but it was too little, too late.

Former Gonzaga center Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points on 8 of 11 shooting off the bench for the Celtics.


• Jazz's bench struggled, hitting on just 7 of 25 from the field and 2 of 10 from the 3-point line.

• Boston's Gerald Green scored 16 points, most of those came in the first half.

• Gobert had another double-double (14 and 10).

Records: Jazz 34-21, 4th place in Western Conference; Celtics 35-19, 2nd in Eastern Conference


Jazz: Gordon Hayward scored 29 points and had 3 assists.

Celtics: Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points and dished out 5 assists.

Up next

Jazz: vs. Clippers, Monday, 7 p.m.

Celtics: at Mavericks, Monday, 6:30 p.m.