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Utah Jazz finish strong to hold off San Antonio Spurs at home

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The Utah Jazz put in an impressive performance on both sides of the ball on Saturday, cruising to a 125-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs on their home floor, their third win from their past four games.

Donovan Mitchell led the way with 23 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Rudy Gobert dominated inside, recording 21 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two blocks, his 45th double-double of the season, tied for first with Joel Embiid.

The Jazz struggled to knock down shots in the first quarter, trailing 24-23 after one, but they found their groove in the second, getting the ball inside to Gobert, who threw down dunk after dunk, scoring 12 of his 21 in the first half. Utah outscored San Antonio 22-2 in the paint in the period, as the Spurs couldn't find an answer to keep Gobert away from the rim.

With their offence flowing, the Jazz moved the ball with ease, recording 29 assists on 47 made field goals, with six players finishing in double figure scoring.

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The Spurs fought back in the third quarter, but a monster 39-point fourth quarter from the Jazz, which saw them shoot 65% from the field, held off any chance of a comeback.

DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 23 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge added 15, with Aussie Patty Mills finishing with 14 points, four rebounds and five assists.

With the win, the Jazz now take the season series, holding the tie-breaker and move ahead of the Spurs for sixth-place in the Western Conference.

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