Mitchell’s Dunk Sparks Jazz Fourth Quarter Run In Big Road Win Over Clippers

Dec 28, 2019, 11:23 PM
Bojan Bogdanovic #44 and Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz defend Paul George #13 of the Los An...
Bojan Bogdanovic #44 and Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz defend Paul George #13 of the Los Angeles Clippers as he drives to the basket in the first half of the game at Staples Center on December 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Utah Jazz went on a key run in the fourth quarter and picked up a massive 120-107 win on the road against the Los Angeles Clippers.

With over 9 minutes left in the game, the Clippers held a 96-93 lead. The Jazz went on 27-11 run to close out the game and finished on an 11-0 run to pick up the win and hand the Clippers their 3rd home loss of the season.

Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 30 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds, 13-23 shooting from the floor and 4-9 from downtown. He scored 18 points in the second half and 8 points in the fourth quarter. The third-year pro sparked the run late in the game with a pump fake on Kawhi Leonard leading to a wide open dunk in the lane as well as some key mid-range shots. It’s the 34th game that Mitchell has scored 30 or more points, he passed Darrell Griffith for the second most games in franchise history for a player in their first 3 seasons. Only Karl Malone has more games with 44.

The newest addition to the Jazz, Jordan Clarkson had his best game in just his second appearance for Utah. He finished with 19 points off the bench, shooting 7-13 from the field and 1-4 from downtown in 25 minutes off the bench.

Bojan Bogdanovic added 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. He scored 8 points in the fourth quarter as he and Mitchell combined for 16 of their 27 points in the final period. Joe Ingles posted 15 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds, while knocking down five three-pointers in eight attempts.

For the Clippers, Paul George scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard recorded 19 points and 6 assists. The Jazz shot 52 percent from the field and 48 percent from downtown, while Los Angeles made 36 percent of their field goals and 30 percent from beyond the arc.

The Jazz improved their record to 20-12 on the season. They have won their last two games and seven of their last eight. Utah will return home to Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday to face the Detroit Pistons at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on AT&T SportsNet.

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