National Basketball Association
Utah 111, L.A. Clippers 105
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
#19 James Capers, #11 Derrick Collins, #18 Matt Boland
Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points while Rudy Gobert added 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 111-105 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.
Derrick Favors and Ricky Rubio added 13 points apiece for the Jazz, and Favors grabbed 11 rebounds. Utah won its fourth straight home game after overcoming early shooting struggles.
Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari scored 18 points apiece to lead the Clippers. Montrezl Harrell added 16 for Los Angeles, and Patrick Beverley had 12 points and 10 boards.
Utah won the season series, taking a 2-0 lead with one meeting left, to earn a potential playoff tiebreaker over the Clippers.
Gobert eclipsed 4,000 career rebounds. He now has 4,009 boards, fifth in franchise history.
After trading leads with the Clippers late into the fourth quarter, Utah used a 10-2 run to pull ahead for good. Joe Ingles bookended the run with a pair of baskets and put the Jazz up 103-96 with 2:53 left.
Los Angeles trimmed it to 109-105 on a pair of free throws from Gallinari with 39.4 seconds left. Williams missed a 3-pointer that would have cut the deficit to one, and Mitchell hit a pair of free throws to secure the win.
The Clippers charged out to a 29-12 lead late in the first quarter behind an 18-4 run. Gallinari sparked the surge with back-to-back baskets and capped it off with a three-point play. He totaled 11 points in the quarter.
Utah rallied with 12 unanswered points. Jae Crowder hit back-to-back 3-pointers to cut the Jazz's deficit to single digits. Then Derrick Favors finished off the run with an uncontested dunk that cut the Clippers' lead to 29-24.
Los Angles kept the Jazz at arm's length throughout the second quarter. The Clippers rebuilt a double-digit lead, going up 43-32 on a jumper from JaMychal Green. Utah cut the deficit to 48-45 on back-to-back baskets from Mitchell and Gobert but could not get any closer before halftime.
Utah finally erased the deficit with an 11-2 run to open the third quarter. A long jumper from Ingles finished off the sequence and put the Jazz up 60-58.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Danilo Gallinari 18
Donovan Mitchell 32
Lou Williams 6
Joe Ingles 6
Patrick Beverley 10
Rudy Gobert 13
Danilo Gallinari 12
||Free Throws Made
Donovan Mitchell 9
Patrick Beverley 3
Royce O'Neale 3
Patrick Beverley 1
Rudy Gobert 4
Team Stats Summary
Utah will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Jazz have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .615 after a loss.
L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Sacramento. The Clippers have a W/L % of .486 after a win and .607 after a loss.