With five seconds left in the game and with the score all tied up at 100, Utah head coach Quin Snyder didn’t take his final timeout as Rodney Hood quickly took the ball down the court and then stopped and popped for a game-winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left in the game.
Hood finished with 15 points — after going off for 25 in a big win over Oklahoma City earlier this week — to give the Jazz its 17th win of the season.
— Fan Insider (@FanInsider_) December 17, 2016
For the game, six players scored in double figures for the Jazz as it used a balanced scoring attack to beat the Mavs. Rudy Gobert, who should be invited to the All-Star game this year finished with a 16-point, 10-rebound effort for his sixth straight double-double of the season.
Gordon Hayward and Trey Lyles each chipped in with 13 points and Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack each had 11 points apiece in the win.
With the victory, Utah improves to 17-10 and remains the top team in the Northwest division with a 1.5 game lead over OKC.
The Jazz had arguably its best shooting performance of the season as the team shot 56.9 percent from the field and outrebounded the Mavs 41-27. For much of the first half, the Jazz were hitting 70 percent from the field.
With the loss, the Mavericks fell to 6-20. Former Jazzman Deron Williams led the Mavs with 18 points and seven assists, Harrison Barnes scored 17 and another former Jazzman Wesley Matthews chipped in with 13.
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) December 17, 2016