National Basketball Association
Utah 115, Milwaukee 111
When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 2, 2019
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
#26 Pat Fraher, #29 Mark Lindsay, #36 Brent Barnaky
Donovan Mitchell scored a career-best 46 points, and the Utah Jazz rallied from a 17-point, fourth-quarter deficit to post a 115-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night at Salt Lake City.
Derrick Favors scored 23 points and matched his career high of 18 rebounds as Utah won its fourth straight game and 18th in the past 24. Joe Ingles added 14 points and eight assists.
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 43 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who had a seven-game winning streak halted while losing for just the third time in the past 22 games.
Khris Middleton added 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee, which had a 10-game road winning streak snapped. Brook Lopez matched his career high of seven blocked shots and also contributed 16 points and eight rebounds.
The Bucks played without starting guards Eric Bledsoe (back) and Malcolm Brogdon (plantar fasciitis).
Milwaukee shot just 38.5 percent from the field, including 15 of 39 from 3-point range.
The Jazz shot 45.8 percent and were 12 of 29 from behind the arc. Mitchell made five 3-pointers.
Tony Snell drained two 3-pointers as Milwaukee opened the fourth quarter with 12 straight points to open up a 90-73 lead with 9:39 remaining.
But Utah exploded with a 17-2 run to move within 92-90 on a dunk by Favors with 5:39 left. The Jazz caught the Bucks at 95 on Mitchell's floater with 4:36 remaining.
Ingles scored a layup with 2:01 to play to put Utah ahead for good. Mitchell followed with a 3-pointer to make it 106-102 with 1:29 left, and he later drained a 28-foot 3-pointer to make it 111-105 with 43.7 seconds to play as Utah closed it out.
The Bucks opened the second half with a 23-8 burst, with Lopez knocking down a 3-pointer to give Milwaukee a 69-61 lead with 5:50 left in the third quarter. The Jazz answered with a 10-2 surge to knot the score at 71 before the Bucks scored the next seven and eventually took a 78-73 lead into the final stanza.
Mitchell was just 4-of-15 shooting in the first half but had 15 points to help the Jazz hold a 53-46 lead. Middleton scored 19 for the Bucks.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Giannis Antetokounmpo 43
Donovan Mitchell 46
Giannis Antetokounmpo 8
Joe Ingles 8
Giannis Antetokounmpo 14
Derrick Favors 18
Giannis Antetokounmpo 11
||Free Throws Made
Donovan Mitchell 11
Giannis Antetokounmpo 2
Jae Crowder 3
Brook Lopez 7
Derrick Favors 3
Team Stats Summary
Utah will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Jazz have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .615 after a loss.
Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Phoenix. The Bucks have a W/L % of .694 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.