SALT LAKE CITY -- Alec Burks scored 27 points to spearhead a balanced offensive effort from the Utah Jazz as they ran away for a 116-69 victory over the Washington Wizards on Monday night.
Donovan Mitchell added a 21 points for Utah. Rudy Gobert returned to the Jazz lineup after missing 11 games with a knee contusion, and he collected 10 rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes.
Utah (13-11) won its sixth straight game overall and fifth consecutive home contest.
Otto Porter Jr. scored 14 points while Bradley Beal, Markieff Morris and Kelly Oubre Jr. added 11 apiece for Washington. The Wizards (12-11) lost for the sixth time in nine games, struggling to generate any consistent offense and getting dominated on the glass.
Washington shot just 23 of 80 (28.8 percent) from the field. The Jazz outrebounded the Wizards 52-31 and had a 50-24 advantage in points in the paint.
Making sweet music on offense came easy for the Jazz before halftime. Utah matched its season high with 64 first-half points. The Jazz shot 25 of 44 (56.8 percent) from the field before the break, 43 of 76 (56.6 percent) overall.
Mitchell set the tone with a melody of crisp passes and excellent shooting in the first quarter. The rookie scored baskets on all four of his field-goal attempts in the period. His final one came on a pull-up jumper that gave Utah a 19-13 lead.
It opened the door for a 33-6 Jazz run that put the game out of reach. Utah took its first double digit lead at 26-15 on a layup from Thabo Sefolosha and a cutting dunk from Derrick Favors on back-to-back possessions. The Jazz kept surging ahead on a combination of layups and 3-pointers.
Utah took a 20-point lead at 37-17 on back-to-back 3-pointers from Sefolosha and Raul Neto. Gobert scored a put-back layup and Jonas Jerebko drilled a 3-pointer to finally finish off the run and put the Jazz ahead 52-21 with 5:55 left before halftime.
The Wizards endured a major cold spell to facilitate Utah's decisive run. They missed 16 of 17 shots over an eight-minute stretch spanning the first and second quarter. Porter was the only Washington player who made more than two field-goal attempts in the first half.
Washington only led twice in the game, both within the first three minutes of the first quarter. Tim Fraizer gave the Wizards their final lead when he drained a pull-up 3-pointer to make it 7-6.
NOTES: Utah had 29 assists on 43 baskets while holding Washington to 23 total field goals. ... Wizards G Bradley Beal is averaging 10.5 points on 30.8 percent shooting over his past two games after averaging 24.7 points per game through the month of November. ... Jazz G Alec Burks is averaging 26.3 points on 63.8 percent shooting over his past three games. ... Washington's 69 points matches a low scored by any NBA team this season.
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