Gobert, Jordan post double-doubles, Jazz beat Mavs 113-104

DALLAS (AP) — Rudy Gobert and De Andre Jordan recorded their sixth straight double-doubles in six games this season and the Utah Jazz defeated the Dallas Mavericks 113-104 in a sloppy game Sunday night.

Gobert finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Jordan added 12 points, 4 for 4 from the line, 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists.

The Jazz overcame 18 turnovers and won going away after taking a five-point lead, 82-77, into the fourth quarter.

Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points for Utah. Jae Crowder added 15 points and Joe Ingles had 12.

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Dennis Smith Jr. kept Dallas in the game with strong second-half shooting, going 9 for 12 from the field, including 7 for 7 with two 3-pointers for 16 points in the third quarter. He had 21 of his game-high 27 points in the second half.

Wesley Matthews scored 22, Luka Doncic added 14 and Maxi Kleber had 11 for Dallas.

In the first quarter, a 9-0 run enabled Utah to take an 11-2 lead, and the Jazz didn’t trail until Smith’s driving, twisting layup put the Mavericks ahead 41-39 three minutes before halftime.

The first quarter ended with Utah leading 26-19. Dallas shot 26 percent (6 for 23) from the field in the period.

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In contrast, the Jazz were 11 for 16 (69 percent) from the field in the second quarter. Nine Utah turnovers in the quarter helped Dallas stay within 50-46 at halftime.

A layup just before the buzzer gave Utah’s Mitchell 10 points.

Despite Smith’s 16 points in the third quarter, the Jazz outscored Dallas 32-31 to take an 82-77 lead into the final 12 minutes.

Utah led by as many as 14 points at 100-86. The Mavericks stayed in the game with Smith hitting a 3-pointer from the right corner to pull his team within seven points at 108-101. Gobert came back with two free throws and Ingles made a 3-pointer to stretch the lead to 113-101.

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Jazz: F Derrick Favors did not play because of a sore left knee. . Second-year F Georges Niang had a career-high 13 points. Rookie Grayson Allen tied his NBA high with 11.

Mavericks: PG Dennis Smith Jr. returned after missing a game with a sprained right ankle. . G Devin Harris missed his fifth straight game because of a strained left hamstring. Coach Rick Carlisle said Harris could return to play on Wednesday against the Lakers.


Jazz: Complete a four-game trip on Wednesday at Minnesota

Mavericks: Begin a two-game trip at San Antonio on Monday.


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