The Utah Jazz snapped their three-game losing skid with an impressive 126-112 win over the Memphis Grizzlies at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
With Mike Conley Jr. sidelined with a hamstring injury, Joe Ingles took the reigns of the Jazz offence, turning in one of his best games of the season to help the Jazz move to a 13-10 record.
Ingles finished with 10 assists to go with 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting, adding four steals - plus a first-quarter dunk!
✈️ Joe Ingles throws it down! #TakeNote pic.twitter.com/DvjxuOup0L- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) December 8, 2019
Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 22 points, while Bojan Bogdanovic and Jeff Green added 19 apiece. Royce O'Neale had 14 and Emmanuel Mudiay added 11 points and seven assists as seven Jazz players scored in double figures.
Rudy Gobert recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, combining with Ingles in the pick-and-roll to devastating effect, throwing down dunk after dunk. He finished with five on the night.
Incoooomiiiiing! pic.twitter.com/XFwKdIpxgs- Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) December 8, 2019
The Jazz finished the game shooting 19-of-34 from the three-point line and with the ball flying around the court with ease, they racked up 32 assists on 45 made field goals, with Ingles leading the charge.
"He shared the ball," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said of Ingles' playmaking.
"They came out really physical early and I think as the game progressed, our level of determination to cut and move, which alleviated some of that.
"Joe's penetration, I think 10 assists, making plays for other people, which he's good at and he's starting to fall into a comfort level and I know his ability to make plays and find people on the perimeter and finish. He had a great decision-making game. I thought he made really good decisions."
The Jazz got off to a slow start, turning the ball over six times in the opening quarter as the Grizzlies took a 36-32 lead.
They quickly regained their composure to start the second and blew the Grizzlies out of the water, connecting on eight of their first 10 shots, including going 5-of-6 from three to open the quarter on a 25-4 run.
Utah flipped the script on the defensive end, forcing seven Grizzlies turnovers in the second quarter which they turned into 14 points. Memphis shot just 7-of-19 from the field and 2-of-10 from beyond the arc and were held to 10 points for the first 10:30 of the period as Utah took a 69-54 lead into the break.
Memphis cut the deficit to single digits in the third quarter, but never got closer than seven points as the Jazz continued to light it up from the three-point line.
Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies with 26 points, while Jae Crowder and Grayson Allen added 13 apiece.