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3 keys to the Utah Jazz's 129-97 win at the Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX — The Utah Jazz started off a four-game road trip strong, dominating the Phoenix Suns for a 129-97 victory Friday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Turning point: After the Suns pulled within 41-33 in the second quarter, the Jazz went on a 12-0 run to go ahead 53-33. Utah outscored Phoenix 34-17 in the second quarter.

The hero: Donovan Mitchell had his second 40-point game of his rookie season, finishing with 40 points on an efficient 14-of-19 shooting from the field. That includes hitting 7-of-9 3-pointers and adding six assists, five rebounds and two steals.

3 keys

  • Utah shot 56.7 percent from the field compared to 41.4 percent for the Suns, and the Jazz made 15 of 29 3-pointers while Phoenix made 9 of 33.
  • Utah had 30 assists on 51 made field goals, while the Suns had 19 assists on 36 makes.
  • The Jazz had a 51-32 edge in rebounding.

Jazz almanac: 23-28, Won 4 Next 3

At San Antonio, (34-20), Saturday, 7 p.m. MST (AT&T SportsNet RM)

At New Orleans (28-23), Monday, 6 p.m. (NBATV/AT&T SportsNet RM)

At Memphis (18-33), Wednesday, 6 p.m. (AT&T SportsNet RM)