The Utah Jazz claimed their second straight victory with a 104-89 win over the Dallas Mavericks at Vivint Arena to move their record to 4-3 on the year on Monday night.
The turning point: Down by nine at halftime after an opening two quarters in which they struggled to defend, the Jazz opened the third quarter on a 21-4 run and wound up winning the frame 32-15 to take control of the contest.
- Utah shot 16-of-35 from behind the 3-point line.
- The Jazz came up with 16 steals compared to just four for Dallas. The Mavericks had 24 turnovers on the night.
- After allowing Mavericks guard J.J. Barea to score 17 points in the first half, Utah held him scoreless in the second.
The hero: Rodney Hood led the Jazz with 25 points, including 20 in the pivotal third quarter. Ricky Rubio added 20 points of his own and Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks, six assists and two steals.
Next up: vs Portland (4-2), Wednesday, November 1, 7 p.m. MT
On deck: vs Toronto (3-2), Friday, November 3, 7 p.m. MT