(KUTV) - Utah's 2018 preseason schedule opened with a bang as the Jazz scored the first 15 points and didn't look back, cruising to a 130-72 blowout win over the Perth Wildcats of Australia's National Basketball League (NBL).
Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in only 15 minutes in the win. Gobert made his first five shots and had 10 points in the first six minutes as the Jazz took a 21-4 lead. They led 44-13 at the end of the first quarter.
Rookie guard Grayson Allen—the No. 21 overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft—made his first five shots, including four straight 3-pointers, and finished with a game-high 19 points. Allen played a team-high 25 minutes.
Adam Mikulich made the locker room rounds after the game including a chat with Allen and Donovan Mitchell.