The Utah Jazz had no trouble knocking down shots, finishing 39-76 (51.3%) from the field, including 9-18 (50.0%) from beyond the arc, to defeat the Phoenix Suns, 112-104. Utah (3-15) has won just 3 of their last 10 games.
Trey Burke scored 20 points on 6-15 shooting, including 4-6 on 3-point attempts. Other key performers for Utah were Richard Jefferson with 15 points and 5 rebounds, Marvin Williams with 14 points and 6 rebounds, and Derrick Favors with 14 points and 8 rebounds. On 6-13 shooting (1-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 11-13 from the free throw line, Goran Dragic put up 24 points for Phoenix in the loss. He also recorded 9 assists. Channing Frye added 17 points and 6 rebounds and P.J. Tucker finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 57.2%, the Jazz connected at a rate of 50.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (2-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Suns are 0-1 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Phoenix (9-8) to 2-1 versus Utah on the season.
Coming up next, the Jazz square off against the Houston Rockets, who are 13-5 on the year. The Suns go up against the Memphis Grizzlies, currently 8-8 this season. The Jazz are 0-1 versus Houston this season.