SALT LAKE CITY — Rodney Hood scored 15 of his season-high 25 points in the third quarter to help the Utah Jazz rally to beat the Dallas Mavericks, 104-89, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).
The Mavs hit nine of 14 3-pointers in the first half and the Jazz struggled to defend their drive-and-kick action. But Utah came alive in the second half thanks to Hood and a 25-4 run to start the third quarter.
Ricky Rubio saw his shot begin to fall in the second half and finished with 20 points. Rudy Gobert added 17 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks and six assists.
Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 18 points and J.J. Barea added 17 off the bench.