SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell had 35 points, Rudy Gobert had 25 and Utah azz had a 117-114 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night for their 18th straight home win.
Gobert added nine rebounds and Mitchell had six assists and five rebounds to help the Jazz improve their lead to 33-11. Bojan Bogdanovich added 17 points, Jordan Vordan Clarkson added 14.
Ja Morant scored 30 points and 11 assists for Memphis. Jon Onas Valanchinas added 14 points և 18 rebounds, Dillon Brook had 22 points and Grayson Allen had 17 points. The Grizzlies went 21-21, falling for the first time in four games.
Memphis had the opportunity to work overtime when Mitchell missed a shot at the driving bank in 14.4 seconds. On the other end, Brooks scored 3 points and Mike Conley won with a bouncing ball when he had 1.9 seconds left to seal the victory.
The teams will meet again on Saturday evening.
Memphis ran 21-9 in the third quarter for a score of 82-73. Morant hit three baskets, added a couple of free throws to boost fuel, and reduced Utah’s lead to 82-73.
Morant fed Brooks for a pair of baskets, hit a basket and made three free throws, making the last double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter a single. Brooks cut it on a 3-pointer at 17-114 with 34.3 seconds left.
Grizzlies. Valanciunas had at least 10 references in the 12th consecutive leading game in the championship. … Allen has scored 12 of 24 points in his last three games.
Azz ազ. Clarkson scored 3 points in the 70th consecutive game. He also missed his fourth free throw of the season. : Royce O’Neill had 10 references.
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