The Utah Jazz defeated the Phoenix Suns 114-97 Wednesday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Donovan Mitchell led the way for Utah with 26 points, while Phoenix was paced by Devin Booker’s game-high 27.

The Jazz defeated the Suns for the second time this season, with the final two contests between the Western Conference foes set to take place on March 25 and April 3.

Here are three takeaways from the Jazz’s 114-97 win over the Suns

— The Jazz had an uneven performance and nowhere was that more evident than from quarter to quarter. Utah started the game well enough, before a late first quarter rally gave Phoenix the advantage. The Jazz soundly outplayed the hosts in the second quarter, meanwhile, outscoring the Suns 28-16 before taking a 53-43 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Utah was outplayed, however, but the Jazz ultimately utilized a strong fourth period to run away with the win.

— The trio of Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors had standout performances. Mitchell led the way and finished with 26 points on 10 of 18 shooting, a stark departure from his shooting struggles in the Jazz’s loss to Oklahoma City only a few day prior. Gobert, meanwhile, recorded …read more


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