Daily Dribble: Utah Jazz beat Raptors as Rudy Gay makes Debut

Daily Dribble: Utah Jazz beat Raptors as Rudy Gay makes Debut

By: Kimya Oliver

The Utah Jazz defeated the Toronto Raptors 119-103.

The Crossover: Utah Jazz by the numbers

The Raptors opened the first quarter on a 9-2 run. Utah started to get hot from three. The Jazz went on a 13-5 run to take a one point lead with seven minutes left in the first quarter.

The score continued to remain close with two minutes in the first quarter. Rudy Gay made his Jazz debut special by starting with a corner three to help give the Jazz 32-27 advantage after the first quarter.

Coming off the bench, Gay immediately made an impact on the Jazz’s offense. He shot 3-4 from three to begin the second quarter. The Raptors, however, found offensive momentum to take a two-point lead. They ended the first half up 63-61.

The Jazz brought offensive momentum throughout the third quarter. They led 92-80 with one quarter to go.

Traveling: Jazz finish home stand on High Note

The Jazz went on a 10-4 run to open the fourth quarter and continued that momentum to the end of the game.

The Jazz shot 44-80 from the field (55 percent) and 19-46 (41.3 percent) from beyond the arc. The Jazz almost shot perfect from the free-throw line, making 12-13 shots.

The Daily Double-Double

Coming off an injury, Gay scored 20 points for the Jazz. Donovan Mitchell also scored 20 points. Rudy Gobert managed to get another double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Bounce Pass: Up Next

The Jazz will be traveling to Sacramento, California to face the Sacramento Kings on November 20, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. MST.

Featured image courtesy Laura Seitz, Deseret News

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