Dallas Brunson scores 31 against Jazz

Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson barked a few choice words at a referee,

earning only the second technical foul of his NBA career,

as he rubbed his lower back and gingerly walked toward the locker room.

Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale had just delivered a running elbow to

Brunson's back as players positioned themselves for a rebound

forcing Brunson to exit Thursday's Game 3 for

the final 4 minutes and 38 seconds of the first half.

That's about the only way the Jazz have managed to slow down Brunson over the past couple of games.

The Mavs seized a 2-1 series lead with a 126-118 win in large part