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118
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10:00pm
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97
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PHO 11, O/U 219.5
ML: +485
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Mitchell, Ingles power Jazz over Suns 118-97

PHOENIX (AP) Joe Ingles has the green light to fire away from 3-point range - and he did so effectively Wednesday night.

Ingles lifted a short-handed Utah Jazz team with 27 points, tying a career high, and knocked down six 3s in a 118-97 win over the Phoenix Suns.

''Feels great every night, to be honest,'' Ingles said. ''I'm going to shoot when I'm open, regardless of if I'm making or missing. If it's a good shot, I'm going to take it. My team encourages me to do it.''

Donovan Mitchell led the way with 29 points for the playoff-bound Jazz. Phoenix lost star guard Devin Booker for the game with 4:28 left in the first quarter when he landed awkwardly on his left ankle while jumping to receive a pass.

Booker suffered what was announced as a sprain and finished with eight points. Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said results of an MRI on Thursday will reveal the severity of the injury.

Ingles scored 15 of his points in the second quarter, and Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Jazz, who remained in fifth place in the Western Conference and have won 11 of 12.

Booker's injury left the Suns without five of their top players, as center Deandre Ayton, guard Tyler Johnson and forwards Kelly Oubre Jr. and T.J. Warren are all injured and did not play.

Richaun Holmes' 16 points and nine rebounds led the Suns, who have lost seven of eight. Rookie Elie Okobo added 15 points.

''That's even more reason you want to just get back up and stay out and fight with your guys as much as possible,'' Holmes said of playing with fewer able bodies.

''It is hard to replace a franchise,'' Kokoskov said. ''It is hard to replace `Book' because he is a special player and special player for our team.''

The Jazz played without several top players, including point guard Ricky Rubio, who sat out with right hamstring tightness. Rubio missed his first game of the season and was replaced in the starting lineup by Royce O'Neale.

Utah also was without forward Jae Crowder (bruised right quadriceps), forward-center Derrick Favors (back spasms) and guard Kyle Korver (right knee soreness).

''Next man up,'' Mitchell said. ''Every game, you can see why it's more and more prevalent.''

The Suns built a 13-point lead in the first quarter, but faltered after Booker went down. The Jazz rallied and tied the game at 33 with 9:38 left in the second quarter on Grayson Allen's corner 3-pointer.

Utah took its first lead, 40-39, on three free throws by Mitchell midway through the second quarter. Ingles hit back-to-back 3s for an eight-point Jazz lead, and knocked down all four of his 3s in the second quarter.

Raul Neto's 3 at the 3:09 mark of the third quarter gave the Jazz an 82-72 lead.

The Suns got it to 99-94 midway through the fourth quarter, but a pair of free throws by Gobert and Mitchell's fourth 3 of the game put Utah up by 10 with 4:41 to play.

''Joe and Donovan hit some big shots that were timely,'' Jazz coach Quin Snyder said.

''When you've got everybody on the same page, it's easy to make those big pushes,'' Mitchell added.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Utah won all four games against Phoenix this season and has won seven straight overall. ... Allen's 14 points were a career high for the rookie from Duke. ... The Jazz made 57.1 percent of their shots for the game.

Suns: F Mikal Bridges received the Dan Majerle Hustle Award before the game. The award is presented at the end of each season to the Suns player deemed to have shown the same hustle and spirit that the Suns Ring of Honor member displayed as a player. ... G Jimmer Fredette got the loudest cheers from fans after Booker's departure. Fredette was a hit with Jazz fans when the Suns played at Utah on March 25, and with plenty of Jazz fans in the Suns' building Wednesday, heard it for each of his five baskets. ... F Josh Jackson was issued a technical foul in the third quarter.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Host Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

Suns: Host New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.

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Key Players
R. Gobert
27 C
D. Booker
1 SG
35.5 Min. Per Game 35.5
26.9 Pts. Per Game 26.9
6.9 Ast. Per Game 6.9
4.2 Reb. Per Game 4.2
67.0 Field Goal % 46.7
66.9 Three Point % 46.6
63.6 Free Throw % 86.6
+ 1 Donovan Mitchell made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:21
+ 1 Donovan Mitchell made 1st of 2 free throws 0:21
  Personal foul on Mikal Bridges 0:21
  Out of bounds turnover on Josh Jackson 0:29
+ 2 Rudy Gobert made dunk, assist by Joe Ingles 0:41
  Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert 0:56
  Jimmer Fredette missed jump shot 0:59
+ 3 Joe Ingles made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donovan Mitchell 1:20
  Defensive rebound by Joe Ingles 1:38
+ 2 Donovan Mitchell made reverse layup 2:00
+ 2 Donovan Mitchell made reverse layup 2:00
Team Stats
Points 118 97
Field Goals 44-77 (57.1%) 42-91 (46.2%)
3-Pointers 16-32 (50.0%) 5-21 (23.8%)
Free Throws 14-18 (77.8%) 8-13 (61.5%)
Total Rebounds 50 41
Offensive 7 9
Defensive 38 22
Team 5 10
Assists 30 21
Steals 2 7
Blocks 9 3
Turnovers 20 10
Fouls 16 23
Technicals 0 1
29 PTS, 5 REB, 6 AST
16 PTS, 9 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Jazz 48-30 25312834118
home team logo Suns 18-61 3122232197
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 48-30 97.8 PPG 47.2 RPG 23.0 APG
home team logo Suns 18-61 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
D. Mitchell SG 21.4 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.2 APG 32.1 FG%
R. Holmes PF PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Mitchell SG 29 PTS 5 REB 6 AST
R. Holmes PF 16 PTS 9 REB 4 AST
57.1 FG% 46.2
50.0 3PT FG% 23.8
77.8 FT% 61.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 29 5 6 9/19 4/7 7/7 2 35 0 0 1 1 4 +11 45
J. Ingles 27 5 8 10/13 6/8 1/2 1 34 0 0 5 0 5 +14 43
R. Gobert 17 13 3 7/9 0/0 3/5 3 36 0 5 4 4 9 +12 37
T. Sefolosha 2 2 1 1/4 0/3 0/0 3 22 0 0 1 0 2 0 5
R. O'Neale 2 6 3 1/4 0/1 0/0 2 32 1 0 2 0 6 +8 13
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 29 5 6 9/19 4/7 7/7 2 35 0 0 1 1 4 +11 45
J. Ingles 27 5 8 10/13 6/8 1/2 1 34 0 0 5 0 5 +14 43
R. Gobert 17 13 3 7/9 0/0 3/5 3 36 0 5 4 4 9 +12 37
T. Sefolosha 2 2 1 1/4 0/3 0/0 3 22 0 0 1 0 2 0 5
R. O'Neale 2 6 3 1/4 0/1 0/0 2 32 1 0 2 0 6 +8 13
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Allen 14 3 0 6/9 2/5 0/0 1 18 0 1 5 0 3 +9 13
G. Niang 11 2 1 4/6 3/5 0/0 4 26 1 0 0 1 1 +23 16
R. Neto 10 2 4 3/9 1/3 3/4 0 21 0 1 2 0 2 +19 19
E. Udoh 6 7 4 3/4 0/0 0/0 0 11 0 2 0 1 6 +9 23
R. Rubio - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Favors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Crowder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Korver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 118 45 30 44/77 16/32 14/18 16 235 2 9 20 7 38 +105 214
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Holmes 16 9 4 8/16 0/0 0/0 3 38 0 1 0 3 6 -8 34
E. Okobo 15 1 2 6/11 2/3 1/1 2 25 0 1 2 0 1 0 19
M. Bridges 9 3 1 4/10 1/2 0/0 5 34 2 0 2 2 1 -17 14
D. Booker 8 0 1 3/4 0/1 2/2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 +9 10
D. Bender 7 7 3 3/7 0/4 1/1 0 23 1 0 1 1 6 -3 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
R. Holmes 16 9 4 8/16 0/0 0/0 3 38 0 1 0 3 6 -8 34
E. Okobo 15 1 2 6/11 2/3 1/1 2 25 0 1 2 0 1 0 19
M. Bridges 9 3 1 4/10 1/2 0/0 5 34 2 0 2 2 1 -17 14
D. Booker 8 0 1 3/4 0/1 2/2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 +9 10
D. Bender 7 7 3 3/7 0/4 1/1 0 23 1 0 1 1 6 -3 20
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Jackson 12 4 3 5/14 0/2 2/3 4 33 1 0 2 1 3 -31 21
J. Fredette 10 1 1 5/11 0/4 0/0 2 21 2 0 1 0 1 -21 14
T. Daniels 8 1 1 3/9 2/4 0/0 3 31 0 0 1 0 1 -23 10
R. Spalding 7 3 0 3/3 0/0 1/4 0 6 0 0 0 2 1 -1 10
D. Melton 5 2 5 2/6 0/1 1/2 3 18 1 1 1 0 2 -10 18
J. Crawford - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. King - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Warren - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Oubre Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Ayton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 97 31 21 42/91 5/21 8/13 23 236 7 3 10 9 22 -105 170