SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz broke open a close game in the third quarter Friday night, beating the Atlanta Hawks 128-112 at Vivint Arena.
Here are three takeaways as the Jazz (30-23) rebounded from a loss Wednesday for their fourth win in five games and 10th in the past 12.
— A day after finding out about his All-Star snub, Rudy Gobert paced the Jazz with 25 points, including 19 in the second half, and 13 rebounds to go with two blocks and 7-of-7 shooting from the field. Ricky Rubio had his own double-double with 22 points and 11 assists, while Joe Ingles added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
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— The Jazz took control of the game in the third quarter, using a 17-4 run to build a 12-point lead after trailing 60-58 at the half. Utah outscored the Hawks 38-27 in the quarter and held Atlanta to 31 percent shooting (9 of 29) in the period while the Jazz shot 68.4 percent (13 of 19).
— Utah had the better night shooting overall, hitting 52.9 percent from the field while holding the Hawks to 39.8 percent. While Atlanta hit more 3-pointers (14 to 12), the Jazz had a 51-40 rebounding advantage and a 62-46 edge in points in the paint.
Sat. Feb. 2, vs. Houston (29-21), 7 p.m. MST
Wed., Feb. 6, vs. Phoenix (11-42), 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 9, vs. San Antonio (31-22), 3 p.m.