by Kimya Oliver
The Crossover: Utah Jazz by the Numbers
The game started off slow with neither team scoring for the first four minutes. Bojan Bogdanovic drove to the basket for the layup to begin the quarter.
Mike Conley made a pass to Royce O’Neale for the shot beyond the arc. The Jazz opened the quarter on a 12-4 run. Trent Forrest found Hassan Whiteside under the basket for the dunk.
The Jazz continued to sink shots from outside with Forrest making a pass to Donovan Mitchell for the deep three-pointer. The first quarter ended with the Jazz leading 33-15.
The Jazz, again, opened the second quarter on a drought for the first four minutes. The Trailblazers opened the second quarter on a 7-2 run.
Bogdanovic made a pass to Mitchell beyond the arc for the shot to extend the Jazz lead to 42-22.
Bogdanovic hit back-to-back shots from beyond the arc and a driving layup to close the second half. The Jazz ended the second half leading 63-35.
Bogdanovic made a tip putback layup to start the third quarter. Conley split the defense, drove to the basket and made a corner pass to Bogdanovic for the corner three-pointer.
The Jazz opened the third quarter on an 11-2 run. O’Neale drove to the basket for the tough layup and the following free throw.
The third quarter ended with the Jazz still maintaining a sizable 96-49 lead.
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Rudy Gay hit a three from downtown off a dish from Forrest to open the fourth quarter. The Trailblazers opened the quarter on a 9-3 run.
Gay made a step-back jumper to add to the Jazz lead. The Jazz continued to pile onto the lead for the remainder of the game.
The Daily Double-Double
Bogdanovic finished with 27 points and Mitchell had 16 points. Royce O’Neale had the lone double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
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The Jazz will face the San Antonio Spurs on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. MST.
Featured image courtesy Scott G Winterton, Deseret News