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Burks scores 27, Jazz run away from Wizards 116-69

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz looked lottery bound two weeks ago after losing 8 of 10. They've rebounded with six straight wins, including their most lopsided victory of the season.

Alec Burks scored 27 points for his third straight game with 20 or more, and the Jazz blew out the Wizards 116-69 on Monday night.

''We played really well,'' Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. ''I don't know (about) `best,' but it was really good. ... We were crisp on the offensive end, for sure. We were also pretty disciplined defensively, which is a good mindset on both ends of the floor.

Burks is on his best string since three straight 20-point games in February 2014. He helped the Jazz put on a show during the first 24 minutes to lead 64-30 at halftime, their second-biggest output in a half this season.

Utah moved the ball crisply, leading to wide open 3-pointers, layups and dunks. It shot 56.8 percent in the first half and knocked down seven 3s. Every Jazz player that played had an assist in the half, and the team scored 34 points in the paint.

Washington set a season low for points. Otto Porter Jr. led the Wizards with 14 points.

''We've learned how to play together,'' Jazz center Rudy Gobert said, ''and how to play that style of basketball of driving and kicking and moving the ball. There's no one guy that holds the ball all the time. It's always moving and they don't know how to guard that.

''Defensively, I think that's one of the best games we've played since I've been here.''

Utah used a 33-6 run that spanned the first and second quarters to take a 31-point lead. Donovan Mitchell highlighted the stretch with a tomahawk, alley-oop dunk on a fast break off a look-away pass from Ricky Rubio.

Mitchell finished with 21 points. The rookie has scored 20-plus points in 9 of 24 games. Monday's effort followed a 41-point outing Friday.

Gobert returned after missing the last 11 games with a bruised bone in his lower right leg. The defensive player of the year candidate wore a brace and was on a minutes restriction, but he started, played well and finished with four points and 10 rebounds in 21 minutes.

''They punched us and punched us again and punched us again,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. ''Surprisingly, we didn't fight back. One of the first times since I've been here we didn't play with fight.''

Washington's 30 first-half points marked its second fewest points in a half this season. The Wizards shot 26.8 percent from the field and 14.3 percent from beyond the arc.

Bradley Beal added 11 points on 4-for-15 shooting for Washington.

TIP-INS

Wizards: Washington shot 28.8 percent from the field and 20.0 percent from 3-point range for the game. Both were season lows.

Jazz: Rodney Hood (ankle soreness) missed his fourth straight game. ... Raul Neto returned from a hamstring issue.

WALL STILL OUT

All-Star John Wall missed his fifth straight game with a sore left knee, and the team is 2-3 without him. The Wizards began the day ranked No. 11 in the league with 107.8 points per game and had averaged 104.75 in the previous four without Wall.

''We're scoring it in different ways,'' Brooks said before the game. ''John is such a great attack player in pick-and-roll. We're doing it with probably more passing and more misdirection plays.''

BANGED UP

The NBA has had a litany of injuries to major contributors early in the season. The Jazz have handled them fairly well after dealing with significant injuries for three years running.

''It does seem like there's been a rash, particularly, the fact that they've all happened at the same time,'' Snyder said. ''Ours happened earlier and we continued to have guys out. It's something teams deal with consistently, it's just a question of degree.''

UP NEXT

Wizards: Travels to face Portland on Tuesday night.

Jazz: Travels to play Oklahoma City on Tuesday night.

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Key Players
B. Beal
3 G
R. Hood
5 G
28.3 Min. Per Game 28.3
17.7 Pts. Per Game 17.7
1.8 Ast. Per Game 1.8
2.6 Reb. Per Game 2.6
45.0 Field Goal % 41.9
45.2 Three Point % 41.9
80.5 Free Throw % 92.0
  Defensive rebound by Alec Burks 0:14
  Chris McCullough missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:19
  Defensive rebound by Chris McCullough 0:21
  Ekpe Udoh missed floating jump shot 0:27
  Defensive rebound by Alec Burks 0:40
  Jodie Meeks missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:44
  Defensive rebound by Chris McCullough 0:51
  Raul Neto missed reverse layup 0:54
  Team rebound 1:05
  Chris McCullough missed jump shot 1:06
  Offensive rebound by Mike Scott 1:11
Team Stats
Points 69 116
Field Goals 23-80 (28.8%) 43-76 (56.6%)
3-Pointers 4-20 (20.0%) 16-34 (47.1%)
Free Throws 19-23 (82.6%) 14-18 (77.8%)
Total Rebounds 37 61
Offensive 12 10
Defensive 19 42
Team 6 9
Assists 9 29
Steals 8 9
Blocks 2 3
Turnovers 13 16
Fouls 21 20
Technicals 0 1
14 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
27 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Wizards 12-11 1515221769
home team logo Jazz 13-11 29352428116
Team Stats
away team logo Wizards 12-11 107.2 PPG 40 RPG 23.3 APG
home team logo Jazz 13-11 102.4 PPG 45 RPG 20.3 APG
Key Players
O. Porter F 10.0 PPG 5.0 RPG 1.6 APG 48.8 FG%
A. Burks G 9.1 PPG 2.7 RPG 1.9 APG 46.9 FG%
Top Scorers
O. Porter F 14 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
A. Burks G 27 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
28.8 FG% 56.6
20.0 3PT FG% 47.1
82.6 FT% 77.8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
O. Porter 28 14 6 1 0 0 0 0 6/13 2/2 0/0 1 5 22 -21
M. Morris 22 11 1 0 0 2 2 5 4/9 1/2 2/2 1 0 12 -5
B. Beal 27 11 1 1 0 0 1 2 4/15 0/4 3/5 0 1 13 -19
T. Frazier 19 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 1/1 1/1 2/2 0 0 6 -8
M. Gortat 23 0 7 3 4 0 2 1 0/4 0/0 0/0 2 5 15 -17
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
O. Porter 28 14 6 1 0 0 0 0 6/13 2/2 0/0 1 5 22 -21
M. Morris 22 11 1 0 0 2 2 5 4/9 1/2 2/2 1 0 12 -5
B. Beal 27 11 1 1 0 0 1 2 4/15 0/4 3/5 0 1 13 -19
T. Frazier 19 5 0 1 1 0 2 1 1/1 1/1 2/2 0 0 6 -8
M. Gortat 23 0 7 3 4 0 2 1 0/4 0/0 0/0 2 5 15 -17
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Oubre 27 11 1 0 0 0 2 2 2/8 0/3 7/8 0 1 10 -42
T. Satoransky 24 8 2 1 1 0 1 0 2/6 0/1 4/4 0 2 12 -32
J. Meeks 22 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 2/9 0/3 0/0 1 1 7 -35
C. McCullough 9 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 1/7 0/2 1/2 1 4 8 -9
I. Mahinmi 10 2 3 0 0 0 2 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 3 0 3 -16
J. Smith 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0/3 0/0 0/0 2 0 3 -5
M. Scott 19 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0/4 0/2 0/0 1 0 4 -26
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 69 31 9 8 2 13 21 23/80 4/20 19/23 12 19 115 -235
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 25 21 3 2 0 0 3 2 8/13 3/6 2/2 2 1 25 +13
J. Ingles 22 11 2 2 1 0 3 2 4/6 3/5 0/0 0 2 15 +10
D. Favors 24 9 8 2 1 0 1 2 3/7 0/1 3/4 2 6 21 +26
R. Rubio 23 4 5 4 2 0 3 4 1/6 0/4 2/4 1 4 16 +25
R. Gobert 21 4 10 3 1 2 2 3 2/4 0/0 0/0 4 6 21 +18
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 25 21 3 2 0 0 3 2 8/13 3/6 2/2 2 1 25 +13
J. Ingles 22 11 2 2 1 0 3 2 4/6 3/5 0/0 0 2 15 +10
D. Favors 24 9 8 2 1 0 1 2 3/7 0/1 3/4 2 6 21 +26
R. Rubio 23 4 5 4 2 0 3 4 1/6 0/4 2/4 1 4 16 +25
R. Gobert 21 4 10 3 1 2 2 3 2/4 0/0 0/0 4 6 21 +18
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Burks 27 27 5 3 1 0 0 5 9/13 3/5 6/6 1 4 39 +32
R. O'Neale 24 11 7 6 1 1 1 1 4/5 3/4 0/0 0 7 31 +35
T. Sefolosha 12 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 4/6 1/3 0/0 0 3 14 +26
R. Neto 18 8 4 5 0 0 0 0 3/5 1/1 1/2 0 4 22 +26
J. Jerebko 29 6 5 1 1 0 3 1 2/7 2/5 0/0 0 5 11 +21
E. Udoh 7 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 3/4 0/0 0/0 0 0 7 +3
N. Wolters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Griffin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Hood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 232 116 52 29 9 3 16 20 43/76 16/34 14/18 10 42 222 +235