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By the Stats: Utah Jazz beat sort-of Golden State Warriors

The Jazz looked dominant against the Warriors’ second unit

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It’s hard to take any of what happened Sunday at face value considering the team the Utah Jazz were playing. Essentially everything that you think of about the Golden State Warriors — from Steph Curry 3-pointers to Draymond Green crotch kicks — was not present. But there are still stats worth looking at.

UTA Notable Performers

Donovan Mitchell: 21 points, 6 assists, 2 steals

Rudy Gobert: 17 points, 15 rebounds, 4 blocks

Dante Exum: 13 points, 5 assists (16 minutes)

GSW Notable Performers

Quinn Cook: 17 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds

Team Stats

  • The Warriors have lost just four games this year by 19 or more points, two of those losses are to the Jazz.
  • Utah is also one of just two teams that have held the Warriors below 100 points twice (Golden State has score less than 100 points just 10 times this year). The Spurs are the other.
  • The Jazz are now fourth in the NBA in wins by 15 points with 18. They sit behind the Rockets (26), the Raptors (22) and the Warriors (18). Utah is third in games won by 19 or more with 13 games.
  • Golden State averages 20.8 free throw attempts per game and shot just 10 on Sunday.
  • Outside of Andre Iguodala, the Jazz forced Golden State to shoot 2-10 from three.
  • The Warriors’ starters shot a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line.
  • After having three players log 40-plus minutes against San Antonio, only four players on Utah played more than 30 minutes (Mitchell, Ingles, Gobert, Crowder).

Donovan Mitchell

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  • Sunday was the first game since Feb. 24 that Mitchell shot better than 40 percent from three in a game.
  • Mitchell recorded his 11th game with at least 20 points and five assists.
  • With 21 points against the Warriors, Mitchell became the 40th rookie in NBA history to have 40 games with 20-plus points and the first since Blake Griffin (2011).

Joe Ingles

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  • Ingles’ plus/minus of +30 was tied for his second-highest of the season.
  • With eight assists Sunday, Ingles has had at least seven assists in five of his last seven games and has the most assists of any Jazz player in March (81).
  • After Ingles shot 4-7 from three Sunday, the Jazz are 7-0 in March when Ingles shoots better than 40 percent from deep with an average point differential of 17.6.

Derrick Favors

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  • Favors has had no more than nine rebounds in a game since Feb. 23 but has had no fewer than four rebounds in that same span.
  • He has taken two 3-pointers in his last three games and in four of his last five. He has shot 25 percent from three in those five games.
  • In the last three games, Favors is third on the team in points (17.0), second in field goal percentage (64.5) and in average plus/minus (+10.0), and fourth in 3-point field goal percentage (33.3).

Rudy Gobert

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  • With 17 points and 15 rebounds, Gobert now has seven 15/15 games this year.
  • Gobert became the first Jazz player to record 10 games with 15 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks.
  • Gobert out-rebounded the entire Jazz bench (15-12)
  • He had a net rating of +54. The next closest player who logged at least 10 minutes was Derrick Favors (+37).

Ricky Rubio

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  • Rubio finished with zero assists, just the second time in his career he as recorded no assists in a game. Both games have come during his time with the Jazz.
  • Entering the game, Rubio had made at least three 3-pointers in each of his last three games, tying a career-high streak. He attempted just two 3-pointers Sunday, making one, thus ending his streak at three games.
  • Despite having zero assists, just 11 points and an offensive rating of 80 in the game, Rubio finished +15, tied for third-best on the team.
  • He has made his last 20 free throws and has made 100% of his free throws in four straight games.

Quick Hits

  • Dante Exum’s 13 points were his highest regular season total since March 11, 2017 and his five assists were his most of any contest since Feb. 8, 2017.
  • Jonas Jerebko logged just nine minutes in a blowout win. He has played fewer than 10 minutes in three of his last six games and has exceeded 15 minutes just once in his last 10 games.
  • Jae Crowder’s plus/minus of +19 was second only to Joe Ingles and he played more minutes than two starters (Derrick Favors, Ricky Rubio).

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Complex Stat

  • Sunday’s game was the ninth time this year Joe Ingles’ 3-point field goal percentage has been higher than his overall field goal percentage when he has scored at least 14 points.