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Gobert, Mitchell lead Utah in 116-95 rout of Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) With Utah beginning a four-game trip while jockeying for position in the tight Western Conference playoff race, the objective in its first game was clear - contain Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal.

Beal had posted back-to-back 40-point games for the Wizards, who are clinging to the slimmest of playoff hopes.

The Jazz were up to the task on Monday night as Beal managed only 15 points and failed to hit a 3-pointer for the third time this season in Utah's 116-95 win over Washington.

Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Donovan Mitchell scored 19 as Utah won its fourth straight game and sixth overall against Washington.

Gobert, the reigning Western Conference Player of the Week, was perfect from the field (6 of 6) for Utah, which remained seventh in the West, one-half game behind San Antonio and Oklahoma City.

''We had some guys that guarded (Beal) that worked and you're not going to guard a player of his caliber with one guy,'' Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. ''We had a good awareness.''

Jae Crowder had 18 points and Joe Ingles scored 16 as each spent time trying to frustrate Beal. Kyle Korver added 10 points off the bench, and Ricky Rubio had eight points and 10 assists.

Jabari Parker led Washington with 19 points while Beal finished shooting just 4-of-12 as the Wizards wrapped up a five-game homestand at 3-2.

Beal said he hadn't been defended like he was on Monday since high school.

''They face guarded me the whole game,'' Beal said. ''You know I'm not going to score 40 points every night, everybody knows that. I'm not Superman.''

Washington fell 4 1/2 games behind eighth-place Miami in the Eastern Conference with 11 games remaining.

Beal missed his first three shots and managed just five points in the first half.

''They did a good job when (Beal) was open, they sent another guy,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. ''When he was driving the lane they had the big buy down there. That's how they play. They're a good defensive team.''

Washington shot 42 percent for the game and 30 percent from long distance. Utah shot 54 percent from the field and made 14 3-pointers.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Gobert joined Mitchell on Monday as the second Utah to player to earn Western Conference Player of the Week honors this season. ... Gobert had his 55th double-double of the season. ... Thabo Sefolosha returned after missing Saturday's game against the Nets with left hamstring tightness and had six points in 12 minutes. ... Dante Exum missed his second straight game after partially tearing his right patellar tendon on March 14.

Wizards: Beal earned his second Eastern Conference Player of the Week award on Monday. ... Have lost three straight at home to Utah. ... Brooks picked up a technical foul in the second quarter.

MESSAGE RECEIVED

After the Wizards hit 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions - two by Bobby Portis - to trim a 12-point deficit to nine early in the third quarter, Snyder called timeout and yelled at his stars.

''We were bad,'' Snyder said. ''A couple of them Rudy didn't get back to Portis and he's been shooting the ball well. We had a couple breakdowns that weren't acceptable, not just to me but to them, too. I thought Donovan and Rudy really needed to pick it up.''

The pair responded and just over three minutes later the lead was up to 19.

HOWARD UNLIKELY

Asked if Dwight Howard was being shut down for this season, Brooks said: ''Not officially.''

Howard (back surgery) has played just nine games this season for Washington and is now dealing with a hamstring issue.

''The season is winding down. It's going to be tough, but you never know,'' Brooks said.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Visit New York on Wednesday.

Wizards: At Chicago on Wednesday.

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Key Players
R. Gobert
27 C
B. Beal
3 SG
37.7 Min. Per Game 37.7
26.2 Pts. Per Game 26.2
5.6 Ast. Per Game 5.6
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
65.7 Field Goal % 47.7
65.3 Three Point % 47.7
63.5 Free Throw % 82.3
  Defensive rebound by Ian Mahinmi 0:10
  Thabo Sefolosha missed jump shot 0:16
+ 2 Jordan McRae made layup 0:37
  Personal foul on Chasson Randle 1:12
  Defensive rebound by Royce O'Neale 1:15
  Chasson Randle missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:20
  Bad pass turnover on Ekpe Udoh, stolen by Troy Brown Jr. 1:26
+ 1 Sam Dekker made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:37
  WAS team rebound 1:37
  Personal foul on Raul Neto 1:37
  Lost ball turnover on Chasson Randle, stolen by Raul Neto 1:42
Team Stats
Points 116 95
Field Goals 49-91 (53.8%) 34-81 (42.0%)
3-Pointers 14-37 (37.8%) 8-27 (29.6%)
Free Throws 4-6 (66.7%) 19-22 (86.4%)
Total Rebounds 52 42
Offensive 7 5
Defensive 34 29
Team 11 8
Assists 35 20
Steals 10 9
Blocks 8 2
Turnovers 17 16
Fouls 21 16
Technicals 0 2
14 PTS, 14 REB, 3 AST
19 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
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away team logo Jazz 41-29 31263425116
home team logo Wizards 30-41 2421262495
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 41-29 97.8 PPG 47.2 RPG 23.0 APG
home team logo Wizards 30-41 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
D. Mitchell SG 23.8 PPG 4.1 RPG 4.2 APG 43.2 FG%
J. Parker PF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Mitchell SG 19 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
J. Parker PF 19 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
53.8 FG% 42.0
37.8 3PT FG% 29.6
66.7 FT% 86.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 19 1 2 8/18 3/7 0/0 3 32 1 1 3 0 1 +14 23
J. Ingles 16 3 4 6/13 4/8 0/0 3 24 1 0 2 0 3 +26 26
R. Gobert 14 14 3 6/6 0/0 2/3 0 31 1 2 1 3 11 +13 36
R. Rubio 8 2 10 4/7 0/1 0/0 3 26 4 0 6 0 2 +12 28
D. Favors 4 4 2 2/4 0/1 0/0 0 12 0 1 0 1 3 +10 13
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 19 1 2 8/18 3/7 0/0 3 32 1 1 3 0 1 +14 23
J. Ingles 16 3 4 6/13 4/8 0/0 3 24 1 0 2 0 3 +26 26
R. Gobert 14 14 3 6/6 0/0 2/3 0 31 1 2 1 3 11 +13 36
R. Rubio 8 2 10 4/7 0/1 0/0 3 26 4 0 6 0 2 +12 28
D. Favors 4 4 2 2/4 0/1 0/0 0 12 0 1 0 1 3 +10 13
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Crowder 18 5 3 8/12 2/6 0/0 2 26 0 2 1 0 5 +17 30
K. Korver 10 0 3 3/7 3/6 1/1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 +5 16
R. Neto 9 0 5 4/9 1/4 0/0 3 18 1 0 2 0 0 +7 18
G. Niang 7 1 0 3/4 0/1 1/2 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 -4 8
T. Sefolosha 6 2 0 3/5 0/1 0/0 1 11 2 0 0 0 2 +2 10
R. O'Neale 3 4 3 1/2 1/2 0/0 4 20 0 0 0 0 4 0 13
E. Udoh 2 5 0 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 9 0 2 2 3 2 +3 7
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 116 41 35 49/91 14/37 4/6 21 236 10 8 17 7 34 +105 228
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 15 2 2 4/12 0/3 7/8 0 30 0 0 2 0 2 -21 19
T. Ariza 12 1 3 5/7 2/3 0/0 0 24 0 0 1 0 1 -17 18
B. Portis 11 5 0 4/9 3/6 0/0 2 19 0 0 2 1 4 -12 14
T. Satoransky 8 2 6 4/7 0/1 0/0 2 29 2 0 0 1 1 -9 24
J. Green 5 2 2 2/7 1/4 0/0 0 22 2 0 0 0 2 -16 13
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
B. Beal 15 2 2 4/12 0/3 7/8 0 30 0 0 2 0 2 -21 19
T. Ariza 12 1 3 5/7 2/3 0/0 0 24 0 0 1 0 1 -17 18
B. Portis 11 5 0 4/9 3/6 0/0 2 19 0 0 2 1 4 -12 14
T. Satoransky 8 2 6 4/7 0/1 0/0 2 29 2 0 0 1 1 -9 24
J. Green 5 2 2 2/7 1/4 0/0 0 22 2 0 0 0 2 -16 13
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Parker 19 7 1 8/13 1/4 2/2 5 29 3 1 5 0 7 -10 27
J. McRae 10 1 1 1/2 0/0 8/8 0 14 1 0 0 0 1 -1 14
T. Bryant 5 5 0 2/8 0/1 1/2 1 19 0 0 1 1 4 -8 9
C. Randle 5 0 2 2/3 1/2 0/0 1 8 0 0 1 0 0 -4 8
T. Brown Jr. 2 6 3 1/6 0/0 0/0 4 25 1 1 4 1 5 -11 12
I. Mahinmi 2 2 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 8 0 0 0 1 1 +2 4
S. Dekker 1 1 0 0/4 0/2 1/2 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 +2 2
W. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wall - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Howard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 95 34 20 34/81 8/27 19/22 16 235 9 2 16 5 29 -105 164