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Ross D. Franklin, AP
After being fouled on a 3-point basket, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped up off the floor by guards Ricky Rubio (3) and Joe Johnson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — The Utah Jazz started off a four-game road trip strong, dominating the Phoenix Suns for a 129-97 victory Friday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Turning point: After the Suns pulled within 41-33 in the second quarter, the Jazz went on a 12-0 run to go ahead 53-33. Utah outscored Phoenix 34-17 in the second quarter.

The hero: Donovan Mitchell had his second 40-point game of his rookie season, finishing with 40 points on an efficient 14-of-19 shooting from the field. That includes hitting 7-of-9 3-pointers and adding six assists, five rebounds and two steals.

3 keys

  • Utah shot 56.7 percent from the field compared to 41.4 percent for the Suns, and the Jazz made 15 of 29 3-pointers while Phoenix made 9 of 33.
  • Utah had 30 assists on 51 made field goals, while the Suns had 19 assists on 36 makes.
  • The Jazz had a 51-32 edge in rebounding.
Jazz almanac: 23-28, Won 4

Next 3

At San Antonio, (34-20), Saturday, 7 p.m. MST (AT&T SportsNet RM)

At New Orleans (28-23), Monday, 6 p.m. (NBATV/AT&T SportsNet RM)

At Memphis (18-33), Wednesday, 6 p.m. (AT&T SportsNet RM)