Mitchell scores 46 in Utah return, but Jazz rally past Cavs
SALT LAKE CITY — (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 46 points in his return to Utah, but the Jazz rallied late behind Jordan Clarkson to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-114 on Tuesday night. Clarkson scored 32 points, including five 3-pointers, and poured in nine straight down the stretch to fuel a decisive 13-0 run. Malik Beasley, Mike Conley and Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 13 apiece as Utah won for just the second time in nine games. Mitchell, who spent his first five seasons with Utah, also had six assists and three steals. Darius Garland added 21 points and six assists for Cleveland.wftv.com
Donovan Mitchell drops 46 points in return to Utah, but Jazz get the win
Tuesday night provided Utah Jazz fans a familiar sight: Donovan Mitchell going off in a Jazz win. The Cleveland Cavaliers star posted 46 points, six assists and no turnovers in his return to Vivint Arena, but the Jazz got the 116-114 win thanks to a huge night from Jordan Clarkson down the stretch. 6-point game... get to the NBA App now!https://t.co/0rrSPxPfsy pic.twitter.com/G5yFgM32WP — NBA (@NBA) January 11, 2023Cleveland should have had the game from there, holding a five-point lead with three minutes remaining. The former NBA Sixth Man of the Year scored nine straight points to push Utah into a commanding lead, which they did not lose. The win pushes the Jazz's record up to 21-23, which remains well above preseason expectations for a team that traded Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.wftv.com
Jazz' Jordan Clarkson fined $15K for throwing headband into stands in loss to Portland
The NBA fined Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson $15,000 on Monday afternoon after he threw his headband into the stands in the final seconds of their loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. After fouling on the other end, Clarkson was subbed out of the game and walked to the bench clearly frustrated. That’s when he ripped his headband off and tossed it into the stands behind the bench at Vivint Arena. Clarkson finished the night with a team-high 24 points after shooting 10-of-26 from the field in the loss for Utah. The Jazz, who have lost six of their last eight, will host the Golden State Warriors next on Wednesday night.wftv.com
Early success means Jazz have some options to consider on trade market
Atlanta approached the Jazz about swapping Collins for Markkanen, sources said, which did not generate any traction. A good player on a hefty long-term contract only carries so much trade interest when it’s perceived to be above market value. Elsewhere in Atlanta, keep an eye on Justin Holiday this trade season, as rookie forward A.J. Detroit has taken early calls on Bey from inquiring teams, sources said, a change in behavior from recent trade windows. The final week of November will be integral in the Lakers’ decision-making ahead of this unofficial trade season.wftv.com
Clarkson, Sexton lead surging Jazz past Clippers, 110-102
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points, reserve Collin Sexton added 22 and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 110-102 on Sunday night. George missed shots down the stretch after the Jazz erased the Clippers’ four-point lead. Down by four in the fourth, the Jazz scored nine in a row, capped by Malik Beasley's 3-pointer to take the lead for good. The Clippers scored the first seven points of the third to pull into a 63-all tie. Markkanen scored 11 of Utah's points in the spurt when he made all five of his free-throw attempts.wftv.com
Markkanen leads surprising Jazz past Lakers, 130-116
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson added 20 points, and the Utah Jazz continued their remarkable start to the season with a 130-116 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Russell Westbrook had 28 points and six assists in another strong performance in a reserve role for the Lakers, who dropped to 2-6 after their two-game winning streak ended. Los Angeles has not won three consecutive games since Jan. 7. The Jazz hit more than 60% of their shots — including nine 3-pointers — and committed just three turnovers with their up-tempo, balanced attack. Lakers: Davis (lower back pain) and James (foot) were both cleared medically for the game only after pregame warmups.wftv.com
Brunson scores 41, Mavs make 22 3s in Game 2 win vs Jazz
Jazz Mavericks Basketball Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) defends against a shot by Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (13) in the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 18, 2022, in Dallas. His 3-pointer with 4:21 put Dallas ahead to stay at 99-98, and he then added another on the next possession. We’ve just got to let it fly.”Game 3 is Thursday night in Utah, where Dallas has lost its last 11 games. Brunson, who had 24 points when the Mavs lost 99-93 in Game 1, made his first five shots — with three 3s — in the first 6 minutes. Mavericks: The Mavs finished 21 of 41 on 3s (51.2%) and shot 50% overall (36 of 72).wftv.com
James fuels Lakers' 4th-quarter rally over Jazz, 106-101
Jazz Lakers Basketball Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, center, and Danuel House Jr. defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles trailed 92-80 midway through the fourth quarter before it went on a 19-4 run to snap a three-game losing streak. James slapped hands with Donald while running down court during the third quarter after James scored on a reverse layup. Lakers: Los Angeles scored the first 11 points, with six coming from Davis. Avery Bradley (right knee swelling) and Kendrick Nunn (right knee bone bruise) were also out of the lineup.wftv.com
LeBron scores 25 as Lakers end three-game skid, beat Jazz
Jazz Lakers Basketball Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) is defended by Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Chiu)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — LeBron James scored 25 points and Stanley Johnson had 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-95 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Russell Westbrook added 15 points and the Lakers snapped a three-game losing streak, rebounding after an ugly 37-point loss to the Denver Nuggets two days earlier. Mike Conley had 20 points and Rudy Gobert had a double double with 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Jazz. He didn’t attempt his first shot until the 10:51 mark of the second quarter and yet had a double double.wftv.com
Leonard, George each score 31, Clippers tie series with Jazz
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George each scored 31 points — the second straight game they have both had over 30 points — and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Utah Jazz 118-104 in Game 4 Monday night to even their Western Conference second-round series at two games apiece.
Leonard, George help Clippers beat Jazz, cut deficit to 2-1
Jazz Clippers Basketball Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson, left, smiles as Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson after scoring during the second half of Game 3 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Saturday, June 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. Leonard and George each scored at least 30 in the same playoff game for the second time to help the Clippers cut Utah's series lead to 2-1. George shot only 34.3% from the field in the first two games but was 12 of 24, including 6 of 10 on 3-pointers. The Jazz were 19 of 44 on 3-pointers, but 17 of 40 inside the arc as the Clippers' zone defense caused problems. Clippers: LA had struggled from the perimeter in the first two games but was 19 of 36 on 3-pointers Saturday night.wftv.com
NBA Star, Utah Community Help Give Filipino Food Truck Vandalized With Racist Graffiti a Makeover
A Filipino and Asian fusion food truck in Utah that was vandalized with racist graffiti over the weekend has been redesigned with the help of the local community and NBA star Jordan Clarkson. About the attack: Yum Yum Food Truck owner Ben Pierce found racist insults covering one side of his food truck in the city of Layton on Sunday, according to WTKR News 3. Yum Yum Food Truck was allegedly targeted last year when its generator was stolen.news.yahoo.com
Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Memphis 120-113 to go up 3-1
Jazz Grizzlies Basketball Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots in the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies, Monday, May 31, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill) (Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, and the top-seeded Utah Jazz grabbed a 3-1 lead Monday night by holding off the Memphis Grizzlies 120-113. Ja Morant, who averaged 33.7 points through the first three games, scored 23 and had 12 assists for Memphis. Memphis opened the fourth quarter on a 12-2 run, taking advantage as the Jazz missed their first nine shots from the floor. Conley, with former Grizzlies teammates Zach Randolph and Tony Allen on hand, ended the Jazz' scoring drought with a 3. TIP-INSJazz: Gobert missed the only shot he took in the first quarter, missed his second attempt in the second quarter and picked up his second foul at 9:50 left.wftv.com
Mitchell nets 25, Jazz overcome Morant, Grizzlies 141-129
Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points in his much-anticipated return from a sprained ankle and the Utah Jazz overcame Ja Morant’s franchise-record 47 points in a 141-129 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, tying the first-round playoff series at a game apiece.
Utah's Jordan Clarkson wins NBA's 6th man of the year award
(AP Photo/Randall Benton) (Randall Benton)Utah’s Jordan Clarkson, the only player to come off the bench and score 40 points in a game this season, was announced Monday as the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year. “I tried to get him the ball as much as possible so he could win sixth man of the year,” Ingles said on TNT, which broadcast the award announcement. Clarkson averaged a career-high 18.4 points this season, coming off the bench in 67 of his 68 appearances. Clarkson reached 40 points twice this season, finishing with 40 against Philadelphia on Feb. 15 and then getting 41 against Golden State on May 10. In all, 15 players got at least one first-, second- or third-place vote in this season's sixth man balloting.wftv.com
Stephen Curry's late 3 lifts Warriors past Jazz 119-116
Stephen Curry made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds left moments after missing from deep, scoring 36 points to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Western Conference-leading Utah Jazz 119-116 on Monday night to keep hold of the eighth seed in the playoff race.
Bogdanovic scores career-high 48 points, Jazz beat Nuggets
Nuggets Jazz Basketball Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) guards Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, May 7, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) (Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 48 points to rally the Utah Jazz past the Denver Nuggets 127-120 on Friday night. Bogdanovic went 16 of 23 from the field — making a career-high eight 3-pointers — to lead the NBA-leading Jazz to their fourth straight victory. Denver scored just one basket over a six-minute stretch and couldn’t quite erase the resulting deficit. Clarkson answered with a stepback 3-pointer with 51.7 seconds left and Bogdanovic hit a pair of free throws in the final seconds to seal the win.wftv.com
Mitchell scores 27, Jazz rout short-handed Nets 118-88
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) drives around Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) in the first half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and the Utah Jazz routed the short-handed Brooklyn Nets 118-88 on Wednesday night. This matchup between Eastern and Western Conference contenders lost some luster when the Nets James Harden was scratched due to a sore neck. At halftime, the Jazz led 63-38 – the lowest scoring first half of the season for Brooklyn. Even with all their stars, the Nets have struggled defensively this season and relied on their supercharged offense to get their wins.
Embiid, Harris lead 76ers to OT victory over Jazz
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, goes up for a shot against Utah Jazz's Bojan Bogdanovic, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Philadelphia. The game included four players who will be participating in Sunday’s All-Star game in Embiid and Simmons, and Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert of the Jazz. AdThe Jazz beat Philadelphia 134-123 on Feb. 15 in Utah when Embiid sat with a back injury. The 76ers couldn’t free their shooters for a tying 3, so Embiid stepped back and drained one himself with 5.9 seconds remaining. Mitchell had 33 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Jazz, who lost their second straight.
Williamson pushes Pelicans past NBA-leading Jazz, 129-124
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket over Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang, left, and center Rudy Gobert, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS – Zion Williamson had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off a late Utah charge to beat the NBA-leading Jazz 129-124 on Monday night. Williamson scored 15 points and added a pair of assists in the quarter. ... Utah had its highest scoring second quarter of the season with 41 points ... Utah shot 45.5% (46 of 101), including 17 of 43 from 3-point range. Pelicans: Hart scored 13 points to go with seven rebounds.
NBA-leading Jazz rebound from loss to beat Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. – Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points and Joe Ingles filled in well again at point guard in place of Mike Conley to help the Utah Jazz beat the Orlando Magic 124-109 on Saturday night. Utah bounced back from a loss a night earlier in Miami, improving to 6-1 following a defeat. The NBA-leading Jazz have lost consecutive games just once all season and not since Jan. 6 when they were 4-4. The Jazz led my 19 in the fourth quarter and improved to 25-0 when leading after three periods. Magic All-Star center Nikola Vucevic scored 34 points, but missed out on his 24th double-double by two rebounds.
Butler, Dragic carry Heat past NBA-best Jazz, 124-116
Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI – The Miami Heat don't believe in statement wins. “A high-level game," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, “and we had some big plays down the stretch." Duncan Robinson scored 15 and Kendrick Nunn added 12 for the Heat, who held Utah to 29% shooting in the fourth quarter. It was the sixth game in Heat history in which both teams had at least 94 points through three quarters.
Jazz set records for 3s in 132-110 rout of Hornets
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks against the Charlotte Hornets in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Salt Lake City. Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz enjoyed another record-breaking performance from long range Monday night in a 132-110 victory against the Hornets. The Jazz set their previous mark for 3s with 26 in the first meeting between the teams on Feb. 5. Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball each scored 21 points to lead the Hornets. Jazz: Utah became the fastest team in NBA history to make 500 3-pointers in a season, reaching the milestone in just 31 games.
Clippers edge Jazz 116-112, snap Utah's 9-game win streak
Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, right, celebrates with forward Kawhi Leonard during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)LOS ANGELES – Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, reserve Lou Williams had 19 and the Los Angeles Clippers edged Utah 116-112 on Friday night, snapping the Jazz's nine-game winning streak. Los Angeles played without a center in the fourth, when Morris was added to the rotation and scored 10 points. “We got our guys back and we wanted to win this game,” Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said. His pair of free throws sent Los Angeles into the fourth leading 79-75.
Clarkson, streaking Jazz win showdown vs Simmons, 76ers
But the Utah Jazz didn’t blink. Clarkson had a season-high 40 points off the bench to send the streaking Jazz past Philadelphia 134-123 in a matchup of conference leaders Monday night despite a career-best 42 points from Ben Simmons. Despite all the highlights from Clarkson and Simmons, it was Royce O’Neale who made the biggest shots down the stretch. Simmons scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter to cut the Jazz lead to 110-104 with 8:40 left. AdJazz: Mike Conley missed his fifth straight game with a sore hamstring.
Gobert, Jazz beat Bucks 129-115 for 6th straight win
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) pulls down a rebound as Milwaukee Bucks guard D.J. Augustin, rear, looks on in the second half during an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Rudy Gobert had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Milwaukee Bucks 129-115 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 of his 29 points in the second half, but Milwaukee dropped its second straight game after a five-game win streak. The Jazz packed the paint all game on defense and picked up two defensive 3-second violations along the way.
Jazz beat Mavericks 116-104 for 10th straight victory
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Playing without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell didn't slow down the Utah Jazz. Utah never trailed in a 116-104 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Jazz overwhelmed the Mavericks on both ends of the court on their way to their 10th straight victory and the NBA overall lead. Gobert’s dominance around the basket took Dallas out of it early and the Mavericks could never get back on track. The Jazz never let the Mavericks draw closer than 12 points the rest of the way.
Lakers haze rookies Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black
Lakers haze rookies Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black L.A. Lakers' rookies Jordan Clarkson and Tarik Black had to walk into the arena with pink backpacks and toy baby strollers as part of their NBA initiation. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Elaine Quijano show us the funny pictures.cbsnews.com