The Utah Jazz defeated the host New York Knicks, 137-116, at Madison Square Garden on Wedneday.
It's rare to see a home team dominated so thoroughly but that was the case here for the Knicks. In fact, the Jazz led by 14 points after the first quarter and carried a 27-point lead into the half. That allowed Utah to lead by at least 20 points for the entirety of the second half. The Jazz had one of their best offensive games of the season, as they shot 57 percent fron the field and 48 percent from three-point range. Ball movement played a huge factor in that, with Utah out-assiting New York, 38-23. The Jazz also went 21-of-25 from the free-throw line while the Knicks connected on just 13-of-21.
The Jazz (42-29) were led by Donovan Mitchell, as he tallied 30 points, three rebounds and five assists. Rudy Gobert went 7-of-7 from the field to finish with 18 points, nine rebounds and two assists. Joe Ingles accrued 18 points, five rebounds and seven assists while Ricky Rubio collected 12 points, three rebounds and nine assusts. Jae Crowder led the bench with 15 points, three rebounds and two steals.
The Knicks (14-58) were led by Kevin Knox, as he amassed 27 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Mario Hezonja got a start and totaled 23 points and two boards. Damyean Doston finished with 21 points and three assists. Mitchell Robinson led the bench with 14 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.
Utah will have to play again on Thursday, as they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks. As for New York, they're off until Friday when they play host to the Denver Nuggets.