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Gobert scores career-high 35, Jazz beat Knicks 108-101

March 23, 2017

Rudy Gobert drops a career-high 35 points on 13-of-14 shooting as Utah defeats New York 108-101.SALT LAKE CITY -- Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101 on Wednesday night.

The Jazz snapped a three-game losing streak, while the Knicks dropped their third in a row.

Gobert carried the Jazz throughout with the 7-foot-1 Frenchman scoring off pick-and-rolls, offensive rebound put-backs and even going full-court for a dunk after a steal. The Jazz struggled on offense, but Gobert connected on 13 of 14 shots.

Gordon Hayward finished with 19 point and eight rebounds for the Jazz....

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Pacers hit all right notes in victory over road-weary Jazz

March 21, 2017

Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague guarding Utah Jazz counterpart George Hill.INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague looked like a natural playing a leading role Monday night.

With Paul George struggling and the Pacers in desperate need of a win, the former All-Star jumped in and didn't miss a beat. Teague had 21 points, five rebounds and five assists to help Indiana fend off the road-weary Utah Jazz 107-100.

"We played well tonight, we played hard, we were a group out there," Teague said. "Defensively, I think we did a really great job."...

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Hayward leads Jazz past Pistons 97-83

March 16, 2017

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward.DETROIT -- It appeared that the Detroit Pistons weren't fully ready to play Wednesday night -- and the Utah Jazz took advantage.

The Jazz held Detroit to 35 points in the first half and went on to a 97-83 victory in their final game at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

"We were really fundamentally sound in the first half, and played good defense," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "I don't give that out very easily, but that's as sound and solid as we've been in a while."...

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Hayward scores 27, Jazz beat Clippers 114-108

March 14, 2017

Jazz forward Gordon Hayward Hits the Clippers for 27 PointsSALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz have racked up significant wins over playoff teams in the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets in the last six days.

For a team that hasn't reached the postseason since 2012, those are statement wins.

Gordon Hayward scored 27 points and Utah broke a nine-game home losing streak to the Clippers with a 114-108 victory Monday night....

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Jazz's Dante Exum learning to live in the fast lane

March 12, 2017

Jazz guard Dante Exum flashed his dynamic athleticism while scoring a career-high 22 points in the loss to the Thunder. Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty ImagesOKLAHOMA CITY -- On an afternoon when Russell Westbrook did what's amazingly become routine for him, recording another high-scoring triple-double, he wasn't the only point guard on the Chesapeake Energy Arena court to display gasp-inducing athleticism.

Dante Exum, the 21-year-old Australian still trying to find his way in the NBA after a major detour due to a serious knee injury, flashed the talent that tempted the Utah Jazz to take him with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Exum's career-high 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting occurred in a 112-104 loss Saturday to Westbrook (33 points, 14 assists, 11 rebounds) and his Oklahoma City Thunder in a game that was essentially decided when Jazz big man Rudy Gobert was a late scratch due to soreness in his lower right leg. But this performance, and really this entire season, is about the big picture for Exum....

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