SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz took a nine-point lead after the first quarter and never looked back in a 115-99 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night at Vivint Arena.
Even with injuries to the top three point guards on the Jazz depth chart, Utah is now riding a six-game winning streak, its longest of the season.
Here are 3 takeaways from the game.
- Rudy Gobert continued his historic rebounding numbers. After recording a career high 25 rebounds against Detroit on Monday and adding 22 more against the L.A. Clippers on Wednesday, Gobert piled up 12 by halftime and 15 for the game. Additionally, Gobert couldn't be stopped from scoring in the third quarter. He scored on three straight possessions through of mix of free throws, dunks and 3-point plays.
- Former Jazz players Alec Burks and Rodney Hood were back in Salt Lake City, but their old hometown court wasn't kind to them. They combined for 4 of 17 shooting from the field. The Cavaliers as a team fared a little better, as they shot 41.4 percent, but it wasn't nearly enough.
- During the winning streak, Donovan Mitchell has put up monster scoring numbers of 31.2 ppg. Mitchell didn't have trouble scoring against the Cavaliers either, with 19 points at halftime and 24 for the game. He was efficient, too, only taking 15 shots.
- Monday, January 21, vs. Portland (27-19), 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 23, vs. Denver (30-14), 8:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 25, vs. Minnesota (21-24), 7 p.m.