11/12 21:59 CST Ingles scores 19, Gobert has 15 as Jazz beat Grizzlies 96-88
Ingles scores 19, Gobert has 15 as Jazz beat Grizzlies 96-88
By CLAY BAILEY
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) --- Joe Ingles scored 19 points, Rudy Gobert added 15
points and 16 rebounds and the Utah Jazz won their third straight, 96-88 over
the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.
The Jazz broke open a close game in the final six minutes with a 14-5 run.
Gobert had eight points in the stretch as Utah built its lead to 11 points in
the late stages.
Derrick Favors and Donovan Mitchell finished with 12 points apiece for Utah.
Mike Conley led Memphis with 24 points, while Marc Gasol added 16. Jaren
Jackson Jr. and MarShon Brooks finished with 10 points each, and Jackson had 11
The loss was the first at home for Memphis this season.
Neither team could gain much separation in the early stages of the second half,
as the game was tied five times and the lead changed four times in the first
seven minutes of the third quarter. Both teams shot poorly all night, and there
were too many turnovers for either team to generate much momentum.
When Memphis took a six-point lead, Utah answered with eight straight points.
That started the Jazz on an 18-7 rally to close the third period.
The first half was particularly ugly, with Utah turning the ball over 11 times
to nine times for Memphis.
Ingles had 10 points at halftime, the only player for either team to reach
double figures as Memphis carried a 43-40 lead into the break.
Jazz: After playing Memphis three times in the first month of the season, the
teams don't play again until March 8. ... The 40 points by the Jazz before
halftime was a season low for a first half. ... The game began a stretch in
which Utah plays 10 of 12 games on the road. ... Favors has seven straight
games in double figures. ... Gobert has 12 double-doubles this season.
Grizzlies: The team announced before the game that reserve G/F Dillon Brooks
will miss six to eight weeks with a left knee sprain suffered in the first half
against Philadelphia on Saturday. Brooks had played 93 straight games since he
came into the league last season before he sat Monday night. ... The Grizzlies
matched their season low for points in a first quarter with 16. ... Jackson
recorded his first career double-double. ... Kyle Anderson matched his career
best with 13 rebounds. ... Memphis was the last Western Conference team to lose
its first home game.
Sixers: At Dallas on Wednesday.
Grizzlies: Travel to Milwaukee to face the Bucks on Wednesday
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