Jazz fend off Rivers, Knicks for 9th straight win
Royce O’Neale scored a career-high 20 points and Rudy Gobert dominated the interior as the Utah Jazz defeated the New York Knicks 108-94 in Salt Lake City for its ninth straight victory.
With leading scorer Donovan Mitchell struggling — nine points on 3-of-15 shooting — O’Neale connected on 7 of 12 attempts while also grabbing six rebounds.
📹| Hard-fought, but the streak lives on!FEATURED STORIES
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) January 27, 2021
Gobert hauled in 19 rebounds to go with 18 points and four blocked shots, and Mike Conley scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half.
Austin Rivers led New York with 25 points, including hitting 5 of 7 3-point attempts, but he was held scoreless in the second half after going 10-for-10 from the floor in a red-hot first half.
Austin Rivers has 25 PTS on 10-10 FG 🔥
It's only the second quarter. pic.twitter.com/oGnuOw47lC
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 27, 2021ADVERTISEMENT
Julius Randle added 18 points and 10 rebounds for New York, which wrapped up a four-game Western trip with its third straight loss.
Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.