SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 17 of his season-high 32 points in the third quarter and the Utah Jazz completed a sweep of the Dallas Mavericks with a 120-101 victory on Friday night to run their NBA-best winning streak to 11.
Even without Donovan Mitchell, who missed his second game in the concussion protocol, the Jazz (15-4) had little resistance from the Mavericks as they posted their 10th win by double digits in their streak.
Joe Ingles hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the first quarter from nearly the same spot to pass Hall of Famer John Stockton, who had 845, and become the franchise leader in 3-point field goals made. The Jazz ran out to a 37-11 lead late in the period.
Bogdanovic, who is shooting less than 37% beyond the arc after three straight seasons above 40, is finding his groove after offseason wrist surgery. He made a season-best seven 3-pointers on 11 attempts.
Mike Conley scored 22 points, Jordan Clarkson had 18 and Rudy Gobert added 17 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth consecutive double-double. Juwan Morgan had career highs of 12 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Morgan even made a pair of 3s as Utah’s long-range shooting comes from just about everyone but Gobert. The Jazz have made 319 3-pointers this season, more than any team in NBA history through 19 games. The victory marked the fifth time Utah has made 20 3-pointers in a game.
Weakened by multiple injuries and virus absences this season, the Mavs acknowledged a lack of chemistry after Wednesday’s loss to Utah but also said they just aren’t playing hard enough. Again, the Jazz were a step quicker to loose balls and rebounds through the game.
The Jazz held the Mavericks to 3-of-19 shooting and a season-low 12 points in the first quarter. In one stretch, the Jazz stole the ball on three straight Dallas possessions.
By halftime, the Mavericks cut the lead to 61-45 on the strength of Doncic’s 17 first-half points. The Jazz committed 12 turnovers in the first two quarters but outrebounded Dallas 31-13. Utah had 12 offensive boards while Mavericks only grabbed 10 defensive rebounds.
Mavericks: The Mavericks held a lead for 19 seconds in this game after not leading at all in Wednesday’s game. … Kristaps Porzingis picked up his fifth foul early in the third quarter. Dallas was outrebounded 56-40.
Jazz: Mitchell was announced as the recipient of the offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award in recognition of his continued efforts to advance social justice and champion education. … Derrick Favors missed his second game with lower back soreness. … Gobert, who is barely making half his free throw attempts this season, made seven straight.
Mavericks: Return home to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
Jazz: Visit the Denver Nuggets on Sunday afternoon.