NBA: Donovan Mitchell fires 24 as Jazz outlast 76ers

Published November 7, 2019, 6:43 AM

by The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell had 24 points and eight assists, leading the Utah Jazz to a 106-104 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) lays the ball up as Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris, front right, and Furkan Korkmaz watch during the second half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) lays the ball up as Philadelphia 76ers’ Tobias Harris, front right, and Furkan Korkmaz watch during the second half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo / Rick Bowmer)

Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 points and Rudy Gobert had 14 points, 16 rebounds and three steals. Joe Ingles scored a season-high 16 off the bench for Utah, which outrebounded Philadelphia 50-42.

Joel Embiid had 27 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Sixers, who have dropped two consecutive games after a 5-0 start that made them the last unbeaten team in the NBA. Josh Richardson added a season-high 24 points and Tobias Harris chipped in with 16.

Ben Simmons did not play in the second half because of right shoulder soreness after bumping into Royce O’Neale’s chest while posting up on a first-quarter play. Simmons finished with two points and two assists in 10 minutes.

The Sixers built a 44-36 early in the second quarter after Embiid scored on three straight possessions, capped by a step-back jumper. Utah chipped away at the deficit behind sharp shooting from Bogdanovic. He scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the second.

The Jazz finally went ahead 55-51 when Bogdanovic knocked down a pair of shots and fed Gobert for an alley-oop dunk over three straight possessions.

Utah took control in the third behind hot shooting from Mitchell. He scored back-to-back baskets to spark a 12-2 run that gave the Jazz a 78-65 lead late in the quarter. Mitchell totaled four field goals and assisted on two others during the quarter.

Embiid hit four free throws over consecutive possessions to help trim Utah’s lead to 103-101 with 1:51 left.

Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession to keep Philadelphia from taking the lead. It ended up being the only outside basket the Jazz made during the quarter.

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) guards Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) guards Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second half. (AP Photo / Richard W. Rodriguez)

Luka Doncic leads Mavs past Magic

Luka Doncic scored 27 points and Dallas drew two charges on Aaron Gordon in the final minute, helping the Mavericks beat Orlando.

Trying to protect a one-point lead, the Mavericks had two of their 17 turnovers on consecutive possessions before each of the fouls on Gordon, who was trying to drive on the first call and attempting to make a move at the 3-point line on the second.

Doncic also had seven rebounds and seven assists.

Gordon led Orlando with 23 points, but had just two after halftime.

 
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