SALT LAKE CITY (CBSLA.com/AP) — Trey Burke scored 16 points and had eight assists while Rudy Gobert chipped in 11 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Utah Jazz to a 102-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
Derrick Favors added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz (3-0) who remain undefeated in the preseason. Blake Griffin scored 31 points, JJ Redick added 17 points and Chris Paul finished with 11 points and 11 assists for the Clippers (0-3) who are still winless.
Utah exerted its will around the basket for four quarters. The Jazz out-rebounded the Clippers 55-32 and had a 48-36 advantage in points in the paint. Utah also had a 22-9 edge on second chance points.
Strong perimeter play also lifted the Jazz. Utah shot 47 percent from outside (14-of-30) to break open the game early in the first half.
The Clippers lose their first road test of the preseason.
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