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Crowder has season-high 22, Jazz beat Grizzlies 95-78

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Utah Jazz are putting together overall winning streaks with an even longer stretch of success on the road.

The Memphis Grizzlies simply aren't winning anywhere.

Utah won its fifth consecutive game and 10th in a row on the road Friday night, as Jae Crowder scored a season-high 22 points in a 95-78 victory over the Grizzlies.

The loss was the 16th straight for Memphis.

The game was an example of the differing directions for the two teams - the Jazz trying to hold onto their postseason position, the Grizzlies dealing with injuries and using younger players while owning the worst record in the NBA.

Utah is percentage points behind the Clippers for the Western Conference's final playoff spot after Los Angeles beat Cleveland 116-102 later Friday.

''It took a lot of preparation, a lot of hard work, but we've still got a lot more games to go,'' said forward Derrick Favors, who finished with 12 points, four rebounds and three blocks. ''We can't be satisfied with (eighth place).''

Joe Ingles added 16 points for Utah, while Ricky Rubio had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

''Not every game is pretty,'' Jazz coach Quin Snyder said, later adding: ''In addition to a couple of turnovers, we missed some people and made it a little hard on ourselves.''

Nothing is pretty for the Grizzlies right now. There are bright spots. Dillon Brooks led Memphis with 18 points, his second straight game leading the team in scoring. Ben McLemore finished with 14, while Jarell Martin contributed 13, making only five of his 15 shots as Memphis shot 37 percent for the game.

''If anything, this reinforces my values in basketball and what I believe in and how important it is to winning,'' Grizzlies center Marc Gasol said. ''I'm frustrated, not just because of myself, but I'm frustrated for what the situation of the team is.''

Memphis lost track of the Jazz when Utah went on a 14-2 run over the final 6 minutes of the second quarter. That helped Utah carry a 50-38 lead into the break. Utah didn't trail in the second half and was never in any real danger of losing the lead after a short opening burst by Memphis to open the second half.

Once the Jazz stemmed that rally, the advantage never dropped below eight points.

''We had to grind it out. We had to find a way to win,'' Favors said. ''Find a way to get stops and we did.''

TIP-INS

Jazz: Donovan Mitchell, who was held to nine points in a Feb. 7 game against Memphis, managed 12 points Friday. He entered the game averaging 23.2 points in 11 games since the Feb. 7 single-digit effort. ''Donovan has to play better,'' Snyder said. ''He had a few decisions he can improve on, and he will.''... Rudy Gobert, who entered the game averaging 21.5 points and 14.8 rebounds over the winning streak, had four points and 10 rebounds.

Grizzlies: Have held the Jazz under 100 points in all of the last 28 meetings between the teams. ... Gasol had nine points and 11 rebounds. ... Grizzlies are now winless in 16 games this season without Tyreke Evans. Evans missed his eighth straight game with a right rib injury.

NEVER LIKE THIS BEFORE

With the 16th straight loss, the Grizzlies have the longest losing streak in the history of pro basketball in Memphis. The 15 losses before Friday night matched the longest skid by the Memphis Tams of the old American Basketball Association, who lost 15 straight during the 1972-73 season.

BIG NIGHT FROM OUTSIDE

Crowder converted 6 of 11 from 3-point range, a career best in 3-pointers made and attempted. ''I thought (Crowder) could have had even more of them,'' Snyder said. ''There were a couple of times he was in the open and we missed him.'' The Jazz finished the night 13 of 32 from outside the arc.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Face the Pelicans in New Orleans on Sunday.

Grizzlies: Visit the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.

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Key Players
D. Mitchell
45 SG
M. Gasol
33 C
33.9 Min. Per Game 33.9
17.9 Pts. Per Game 17.9
4.1 Ast. Per Game 4.1
8.5 Reb. Per Game 8.5
43.5 Field Goal % 41.6
43.7 Three Point % 41.5
83.9 Free Throw % 83.9
  24-second shot clock violation turnover 0:01
  Bad pass turnover on Xavier Rathan-Mayes, stolen by Georges Niang 0:24
+ 2 Royce O'Neale made reverse layup, assist by Georges Niang 0:32
  Defensive rebound by Georges Niang 0:44
  Kobi Simmons missed floating jump shot 0:50
  Offensive rebound by Deyonta Davis 0:57
  Xavier Rathan-Mayes missed jump shot 1:00
+ 1 Raul Neto made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:09
+ 1 Raul Neto made 1st of 2 free throws 1:09
  Shooting foul on Deyonta Davis 1:09
+ 1 Dillon Brooks made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:20
Team Stats
Points 95 78
Field Goals 33-74 (44.6%) 31-83 (37.3%)
3-Pointers 13-32 (40.6%) 6-22 (27.3%)
Free Throws 16-22 (72.7%) 10-14 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 58 45
Offensive 8 10
Defensive 40 29
Team 10 6
Assists 26 16
Steals 10 4
Blocks 8 5
Turnovers 17 15
Fouls 17 22
Technicals 2 2
15 PTS, 10 REB, 5 AST
9 PTS, 11 REB, 6 AST
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away team logo Jazz 36-30 2426212495
home team logo Grizzlies 18-47 2315202078
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 36-30 102.4 PPG 45 RPG 20.3 APG
home team logo Grizzlies 18-47 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
J. Crowder PF 11.8 PPG 3.8 RPG 1.5 APG 38.6 FG%
D. Brooks SF 11.0 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.6 APG 44.0 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Crowder PF 22 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
D. Brooks SF 18 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
44.6 FG% 37.3
40.6 3PT FG% 27.3
72.7 FT% 71.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Ingles 31 16 5 3 2 0 3 1 6/10 4/6 0/0 0 5 26 +9
R. Rubio 30 15 10 5 0 0 1 3 3/10 0/2 9/11 0 10 34 +20
D. Favors 27 12 4 0 1 3 4 3 5/7 0/0 2/6 2 2 16 -6
D. Mitchell 34 12 5 6 2 1 5 5 4/15 3/8 1/1 0 5 27 +15
R. Gobert 34 4 10 1 2 2 3 3 2/5 0/0 0/0 4 6 17 +22
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Ingles 31 16 5 3 2 0 3 1 6/10 4/6 0/0 0 5 26 +9
R. Rubio 30 15 10 5 0 0 1 3 3/10 0/2 9/11 0 10 34 +20
D. Favors 27 12 4 0 1 3 4 3 5/7 0/0 2/6 2 2 16 -6
D. Mitchell 34 12 5 6 2 1 5 5 4/15 3/8 1/1 0 5 27 +15
R. Gobert 34 4 10 1 2 2 3 3 2/5 0/0 0/0 4 6 17 +22
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Crowder 33 22 1 3 1 1 0 1 7/12 6/11 2/2 0 1 31 +12
R. O'Neale 19 6 7 3 1 1 1 0 3/7 0/3 0/0 0 7 20 +12
J. Jerebko 11 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2/5 0/2 0/0 2 2 8 -7
R. Neto 12 4 1 4 0 0 0 1 1/3 0/0 2/2 0 1 13 0
E. Udoh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 +4
G. Niang 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 4 +4
T. Sefolosha - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Burks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. McCree - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 95 48 26 10 8 17 17 33/74 13/32 16/22 8 40 196 +85
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Brooks 32 18 3 1 0 0 4 3 7/16 2/6 2/2 1 2 19 -2
B. McLemore 27 14 4 0 0 0 1 2 5/11 2/4 2/2 1 3 17 -1
M. Gasol 31 9 11 6 1 4 2 2 3/7 1/4 2/4 1 10 35 -19
K. Simmons 25 6 3 3 0 0 2 4 3/7 0/0 0/0 0 3 13 -16
J. Green 31 2 5 3 0 0 0 2 1/8 0/2 0/0 1 4 13 -24
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Brooks 32 18 3 1 0 0 4 3 7/16 2/6 2/2 1 2 19 -2
B. McLemore 27 14 4 0 0 0 1 2 5/11 2/4 2/2 1 3 17 -1
M. Gasol 31 9 11 6 1 4 2 2 3/7 1/4 2/4 1 10 35 -19
K. Simmons 25 6 3 3 0 0 2 4 3/7 0/0 0/0 0 3 13 -16
J. Green 31 2 5 3 0 0 0 2 1/8 0/2 0/0 1 4 13 -24
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Martin 30 13 5 0 1 0 3 3 5/15 0/2 3/4 1 4 16 -6
X. Rathan-Mayes 26 8 0 1 2 1 3 3 3/9 1/2 1/2 0 0 10 -9
D. Davis 16 4 8 0 0 0 0 3 2/5 0/0 0/0 5 3 12 +2
W. Selden Jr. 15 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 2/5 0/2 0/0 0 0 8 -4
B. Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -2
I. Rabb 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -4
M. Conley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Parsons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Chalmers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Evans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Henry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Harrison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 78 39 16 4 5 15 22 31/83 6/22 10/14 10 29 143 -85