The Utah Jazz seemed to have once again found their stride as a 40-point third quarter propelled them to victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Last night's 122-103 win was their twenty-third consecutive home victory in a row, continuing to add to their franchise record. Here's our top-three notable events that occurred during the Jazz win over the Blazers.
1. 40-Point Third Quarter
The Utah Jazz found themselves down by three-points at halftime, but came out of the locker room firing on all cylinders. The Jazz stayed within striking distance of the Blazers until 8:33 left in the third. It was at this point that they took the lead and never looked back. Mitchell had 13-points, Rudy Gobert added 6, Joe Ingles and Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in 5 a piece, Derrick Favors had 4, Mike Conley had 3, and Royce O'Neale and Miye Oni had 2-points in the quarter.
2. Derrick Favors Moves into Tenth Place All-Time on the Jazz Franchise Scoring List
Derrick Favors, a tenth-season Jazz player, is now officially tenth on the all time Utah Jazz scoring list. With a bucket in the third quarter, Favors passed Mehmet Okur (7,255) to climb into the top-10 Jazz scorers of all-time.
In the Jazz Press-Release after the game, they quoted Favors as saying, "When somebody told me, I took that moment and I took it in, like, D___! I'm top-10 scoring for an organization." Favors continued, "It's a blessing. It's something I didn't even think about coming into the NBA or even this year."
Favors currently has 7,257 points and the player in front of him on the all-time scoring list, is the player he was traded for during his rookie season. Deron Williams. Williams has 7,576 points as a Jazzman.
3. Offensive Rebound Bounce-Back Game
The Jazz seemed to be more focused on aggressiveness with the offensive rebounds last night. They were able to hold the Blazers to 9-offensive rebounds after giving up 14 to the Phoenix Suns the night before. Utah also snagged 14 of their own offensive boards during the Blazers game, making an improvement from only grabbing 7 against the Suns.
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