League-leading Jazz dominate Bucks again

 Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives into Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 12, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles scored 27 points each as the league-leading Utah Jazz used an explosive and balanced attack to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 129-115 and continue their dominant run through the NBA on Friday.

The Jazz had four players score 25 points in a game for the first time in franchise history as Donovan Mitchell (26) and Jordan Clarkson (25) also got into an offensive flow in front of a pandemic-limited crowd of almost 4000 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

It was the sixth straight win and the 17th victory in 18 games for the Jazz, who became the first NBA team to reach the 20 win mark when they beat Boston on Tuesday.

“It just looks fun. Like when I watch them play, it looks fun, it looks easy,” Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said. “It looks simple. For sure, they look like us last year, and man, when you’re at that point and you’re playing with that confidence you’re hard to beat for sure.”

Gobert had 12 assists and four blocks while Clarkson came off the bench to score 25 for Utah, who have beaten Milwaukee twice this season and both times by double digits.

Antetokounmpo finished with 29 points, 15 rebounds and six assists but the Bucks lost their second game in a row.

The Jazz seized control in the second quarter when they outscored the Bucks 34-21.

They put up 35 points in the first quarter and nailed 12 of 24 threes in the first half.

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