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Gobert, Jordan post double-doubles, Jazz beat Mavs 113-104

DALLAS (AP) It's something special when Utah's Rudy Gobert and Dallas' DeAndre Jordan face each other.

Centers Gobert and Jordan recorded their sixth straight double-doubles in six games this season, but it was the Jazz who emerged with the win, defeating the Mavericks 113-104 in a sloppy game Sunday night.

Gobert finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Jordan added 12 points, 4 for 4 from the line, 19 rebounds and a career-high nine assists.

''Any time you play against another top center in the league, I'm sure it's going to be a challenge,'' Jordan said. ''But it's fun, I'm a competitor and I'm sure he is too.''

Any rivalry between them is not bitter.

''It's friendly,'' Jordan said. ''We're always going to talk smack, but you know it's just part of the game.''

Gobert has had his way with the Mavericks in the past but noticed a difference since Jordan arrived in Dallas this season from the Clippers.

''It makes a big difference when you have a guy that can rebound, that can protect the basket,'' Gobert said. ''He brings a lot of attention when he runs to the basket, so I think it changes the team for sure.''

The Jazz overcame 18 turnovers and won going away after taking a five-point lead, 82-77, into the fourth quarter.

Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points for Utah. Jae Crowder added 15 points and Joe Ingles had 12.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder said his team doesn't rely on any one player.

''We're not about our starters, we are not about our bench and we are not about any one player,'' he said.

Examples were second-year man Georges Niang and rookie Grayson Allen, who exceeded or equaled their NBA high point totals.

Dennis Smith Jr. kept Dallas in the game with strong second-half shooting, going 9 for 12 from the field, including 7 for 7 with two 3-pointers for 16 points in the third quarter. He had 21 of his game-high and career-high-tying 27 points in the second half.

Wesley Matthews scored 22, Luka Doncic added 14 and Maxi Kleber had 11 for Dallas.

Jordan explained how he could have three more assists than his previous high total.

''I'm up there at the top of the key a lot trying to make plays. Wes and Dennis and Harrison (Barnes) do a great job of cutting and it was easier to find those guys today.''

The first quarter ended with Utah leading 26-19. Dallas shot 26 percent (6 for 23) from the field in the period.

In contrast, the Jazz were 11 for 16 (69 percent) from the field in the second quarter. Nine Utah turnovers in the quarter helped Dallas stay within 50-46 at halftime.

Despite Smith's 16 points in the third quarter, the Jazz outscored Dallas 32-31.

TIP-INS

Jazz: F Derrick Favors did not play because of a sore left knee. ... Jae Crowder left the game after rolling an ankle. X rays were negative. ... Second-year F Georges Niang had a career-high 13 points. Rookie Grayson Allen tied his NBA high with 11.

Mavericks: PG Dennis Smith Jr. returned after missing a game with a sprained right ankle. ... G Devin Harris missed his fifth straight game because of a strained left hamstring. Coach Rick Carlisle said Harris could return to play on Wednesday against the Lakers.

TALKING A GOOD GAME

Jordan, a career 45-percent free throw shooter, made all four attempts against. Utah, and is 26 for 30 (87 percent) this season. When he goes to the line now, he talks to the player lined up to his left, and then to his right, before shooting as a technique to relax and improve his concentration.

BALANCE

Eight players tied for the scoring lead in the first quarter. Five Utah players and three Mavericks each scored four. At halftime, Jazz G Donovan Mitchell was the only player in double figures.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Complete a four-game trip on Wednesday at Minnesota

Mavericks: Begin a two-game trip at San Antonio on Monday.

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Key Players
D. Mitchell
45 SG
D. Jordan
6 C
32.6 Min. Per Game 32.6
16.0 Pts. Per Game 16.0
2.0 Ast. Per Game 2.0
13.8 Reb. Per Game 13.8
45.2 Field Goal % 64.7
42.4 Three Point % 63.0
75.0 Free Throw % 86.7
+ 2 DeAndre Jordan made dunk 0:21
  Offensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan 0:21
  Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:22
  Offensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan 0:25
  Wesley Matthews missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:27
  Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic 0:34
  Jae Crowder missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:37
  Defensive rebound by Joe Ingles 0:54
  Luka Doncic missed reverse layup 0:56
  Defensive rebound by Wesley Matthews 1:00
  Donovan Mitchell missed floating jump shot 1:02
Team Stats
Points 113 104
Field Goals 42-80 (52.5%) 38-91 (41.8%)
3-Pointers 10-25 (40.0%) 9-28 (32.1%)
Free Throws 19-22 (86.4%) 19-25 (76.0%)
Total Rebounds 50 50
Offensive 8 12
Defensive 35 31
Team 7 7
Assists 25 24
Steals 8 6
Blocks 6 3
Turnovers 18 13
Fouls 27 19
Technicals 4 2
23 PTS, 16 REB, 2 AST
12 PTS, 19 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Jazz 4-2 26243231113
home team logo Mavericks 2-4 19273127104
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 4-2 97.8 PPG 47.2 RPG 23.0 APG
home team logo Mavericks 2-4 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
R. Gobert C 15.9 PPG 12.9 RPG 2.0 APG 66.9 FG%
D. Smith Jr. PG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
R. Gobert C 23 PTS 16 REB 2 AST
D. Smith Jr. PG 27 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
52.5 FG% 41.8
40.0 3PT FG% 32.1
86.4 FT% 76.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Gobert 23 16 2 9/13 0/0 5/6 3 33 2 3 3 6 10 -2 45
D. Mitchell 20 1 4 10/19 0/3 0/0 5 35 1 1 5 1 0 -8 26
J. Crowder 15 6 1 7/13 1/5 0/0 5 34 1 0 0 0 6 +4 24
J. Ingles 12 7 5 4/11 3/7 1/1 3 30 1 0 4 0 7 +9 26
R. Rubio 6 1 8 2/9 1/3 1/2 3 31 1 0 1 0 1 -4 23
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Gobert 23 16 2 9/13 0/0 5/6 3 33 2 3 3 6 10 -2 45
D. Mitchell 20 1 4 10/19 0/3 0/0 5 35 1 1 5 1 0 -8 26
J. Crowder 15 6 1 7/13 1/5 0/0 5 34 1 0 0 0 6 +4 24
J. Ingles 12 7 5 4/11 3/7 1/1 3 30 1 0 4 0 7 +9 26
R. Rubio 6 1 8 2/9 1/3 1/2 3 31 1 0 1 0 1 -4 23
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Niang 13 1 0 4/5 2/3 3/3 3 13 0 0 0 0 1 +5 14
G. Allen 11 1 0 3/3 1/1 4/4 0 12 0 0 1 0 1 +17 11
D. Exum 6 4 3 1/5 1/2 3/4 2 16 1 1 2 1 3 +13 16
R. O'Neale 5 4 0 2/2 1/1 0/0 2 17 1 0 2 0 4 0 8
E. Udoh 2 2 2 0/0 0/0 2/2 1 14 0 1 0 0 2 +11 9
T. Sefolosha - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Burks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Favors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Neto - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 113 43 25 42/80 10/25 19/22 27 235 8 6 18 8 35 +45 202
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Smith Jr. 27 1 3 12/19 3/4 0/0 2 33 0 2 3 1 0 -2 33
W. Matthews 22 7 1 5/17 2/4 10/12 1 35 1 0 0 2 5 0 32
L. Doncic 14 6 5 5/13 2/6 2/2 1 36 1 0 5 1 5 +4 26
D. Jordan 12 19 9 4/5 0/0 4/4 3 36 0 1 2 5 14 +3 48
H. Barnes 7 3 1 3/13 0/4 1/2 2 34 3 0 1 0 3 -4 14
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Smith Jr. 27 1 3 12/19 3/4 0/0 2 33 0 2 3 1 0 -2 33
W. Matthews 22 7 1 5/17 2/4 10/12 1 35 1 0 0 2 5 0 32
L. Doncic 14 6 5 5/13 2/6 2/2 1 36 1 0 5 1 5 +4 26
D. Jordan 12 19 9 4/5 0/0 4/4 3 36 0 1 2 5 14 +3 48
H. Barnes 7 3 1 3/13 0/4 1/2 2 34 3 0 1 0 3 -4 14
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Kleber 11 3 0 4/8 1/4 2/3 1 13 0 0 1 1 2 -5 13
D. Powell 4 2 0 2/4 0/1 0/0 4 11 1 0 1 1 1 -12 6
D. Finney-Smith 3 0 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 -8 3
J. Barea 2 2 4 1/5 0/1 0/2 3 14 0 0 0 1 1 -7 12
J. Brunson 2 0 1 1/5 0/2 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 -14 4
R. Broekhoff 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Nowitzki - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mejri - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Spalding - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Macon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Antetokounmpo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 104 43 24 38/91 9/28 19/25 19 235 6 3 13 12 31 -45 191