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Behind Rubio triple-double, Jazz soundly defeat Thunder to take 2-1 series lead

By Andy Larsen, | Posted - Apr 21st, 2018 @ 10:43pm

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SALT LAKE CITY — A sellout crowd of 18,306 fans were given yellow, orange, and red T-shirts, matching the Jazz's City uniforms. Perhaps it's not a coincidence that those are also the colors of Ricky Rubio's home Spanish flag.

Whatever the cause, the Jazz point guard found himself on fire in Saturday night's Game 3, finishing with Utah's first triple-double since 2008. Rubio finished with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, and most importantly, a 115-102 win to push the Jazz's series lead to 2-1.

Rubio wasn't alone. Donovan Mitchell contributed 22 points and 11 rebounds to the Jazz's efforts, while Joe Ingles went off for the first time in the series with 21 points. Rudy Gobert patrolled the paint, scoring 18 points and getting 12 rebounds himself.

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