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By the Stats: Jazz own the Warriors

Donovan Mitchell setting NBA and Jazz records

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The Utah Jazz made the Golden State Warriors look like the Jazz from December Tuesday. It was a key win for the playoff seeding race and it was also a record-setting night for Donovan Mitchell. This was another game where lots of individual stats were a bit lacking, but there was still a lot of good all-around basketball.

Box Score

UTA Notable Performers

Donovan Mitchell: 22 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Derrick Favors: 16 points, 9 rebounds

GSW Notable Performers

Klay Thompson: 23 points

Team Stats/Trends

  • Utah held the Warriors to a season-worst 34.1 percent shooting from the field.
  • They also held the Warriors to season-low in assists with just 14. It was the first time since 2014 Golden State has been held to 14 assists or fewer (last was March 30, 2014 in 84-89 loss to the Knicks).
  • The Warriors have lost by 30 or more points just twice this season — both came against the Jazz.
  • Per ESPN Stats and Information, the 40-point loss by the Warriors was the largest by a defending champion since 2006-07 when the Miami Heat lost to the Bulls by 42.
  • Of the top nine teams in the Western Conference, the Warriors were the only team the Jazz averaged more than 110 points against while holding to an average below 100 points. (114.8/98.8).
  • Outside of Dante Exum and Raul Neto, the Jazz had just eight turnovers as a team.
  • Every Jazz player that entered the game played at least 10 minutes, scored, and took at least two shots (two players minutes rounding up from 9:40)
  • The Jazz had 54 rebounds, the eighth time Utah has had that many in a game. They are 8-0 in those games.
  • Four players on Utah had a plus/minus of +30 or better. Donovan Mitchell (+37), Rudy Gobert (+36), Ricky Rubio (+36), Joe Ingles (+32).
  • The worst individual defensive rating on the Jazz was 87 (Georges Niang). Three players for Utah had sub-80 ratings (Rickey Rubio, Jae Crowder, Raul Neto)
  • This was the first game this year the Jazz have won when Ingles did not make a single 3-pointer (previously 0-5)

Donovan Mitchell

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  • With four 3-pointers, Mitchell broke Damian Lillard’s rookie record for threes made. Mitchell now has 186.
  • His two steals put him in a tie with Andrei Kirilenko for most steals for a Jazz rookie at 116.
  • He had 22 points in just 26 minutes. It was Mitchell’s sixth game with 20-plus points and fewer than 30 minutes, most among rookies this year and most by any Jazz rookie ever.

Derrick Favors

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  • Favors is the 11th player this year to have a 16-point, nine rebound game in under 22 minutes.
  • He had not made a 3-pointer in seven games, going 0-11, but went 2-3 against the Warriors. It was the third time this year he has hit multiple threes in one game.

Joe Ingles

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  • Ingles has had at least seven assists in six straight games, tied for the fourth longest streak by a forward this season. It is the longest active streak among forwards.
  • He had just four points but was +32. Ingles now has two games this season where he is +30 or better with four or fewer points.

Royce O’Neale

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  • O’Neale had a net rating of +145 in 16 minutes. No, that’s not a typo (ORtg 225, DRtg 80).
  • After shooting just 35 percent in March, O’Neale is shooting 60.9 percent overall and 44.4 percent from three (57.1 percent on threes in the last three games).
  • He had his fourth game making all of his shots. In all of those games he has taken four or fewer shots.

Quick Hits

  • Ricky Rubio has not surpassed 20 minutes in three straight games but is +59 in those games.
  • Rudy Gobert’s four rebounds was his fewest this year outside of a game against Boston when he recorded one rebound in just under two minutes of play (left game due to injury).
  • Jae Crowder’s plus/minus of +25 was by far the highest of his Utah career in a game where he made no 3-pointers (next closest was +9).

Random Stat

  • The Jazz were one point away from having wins of 20 points, 30 points and 40 points over the Warriors (Utah won by just 19 on March 25).

Complex Stat

  • Favors is the only player this year to play less than 22 minutes while recording at least 16 points, nine rebounds one block and hitting two 3-pointers.