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EMPTYING THE NOGGIN – Dante’s return highlights another defensive blowout

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SUMMARY: The Jazz dismantled an inferior opponent on their way to their 20th win in 22 games. Jazz win 116-88 over Phoenix.
• The story of the night was the return of Dante Exum. Dante check in with 1:00 left in the 1st quarter and played about 5 minutes of each half before getting an extra 4 minutes of garbage time. Quin Snyder said before the game that he wanted Dante to compete. I think Quin Snyder will be pleased. Dante attacked the basket on drives and in the open court. He played with the pace the Jazz had hoped he would bring at the start of the season. He got on top of the rim numerous times. He took one outside shot and it missed. Everything else was at the rim. He missed some shots at the rim I would expect he will make when the game slows down. He took a huge fall when he drove to the basket but got called for an offensive foul.

• Joe Ingles continues his league best three point shooting going 4 for 9 and he is now 2 away from the Jazz all time record for a single season.

• Rudy Gobert has had 20-10 in 4 of the last 5 games and finished tonight with 21 points and 13 rebounds. He made a shot tonight that brought Ron Boone out of his chair as he said it reminded him of a Wilt Chamberlin big dipper shot.

• Ricky Rubio filled the box score again with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists, equaling his season high.

• The Jazz trailed after 1 23-20 and then outscored the Suns 36-20 in the 2nd quarter and cruised to the win as they were never contested.

• Donovan Mitchell had a big 4th quarter and finished with 23 including maybe his best drive of the season when he went up with his right hand switched to his left and wrapped it around the defender for a bucket.

• Jazz defense was dominant again. The defensive rating tonight was an 85. The Jazz have held 5 of their last 6 opponents under 90. This is absurd.

• Another solid night from Jae Crowder who is really helping this team

• Solid night. Nothing spectacular other than a bit of excess pushing and shoving from Jared Dudley and Marquesse Chriss. Quin Snyder was livid after the game about the amount of time Ricky has gotten knocked down this year. Marquesse Chriss was seriously out of line and needs to get control of his anger problem if he is going to have a career in the NBA.

David Locke enters his ninth year as the radio play-by-play voice of the Utah Jazz, having spent the majority of his career in radio in Salt Lake City and Seattle. In the summer of 2016, Locke created the Locked on Podcast Network which has podcast daily bite sized podcasts for every NBA and NFL team. A native of Palo Alto, Calif., Locke graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in Political Science and Sociology. Locke and his wife have a son and a daughter.

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