National Basketball Association
Utah 128, Washington 124
When: 9:00 PM ET, Friday, March 29, 2019
Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
#26 Pat Fraher, #77 Karl Lane, #52 Scott Twardoski
Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points to lead the host Utah Jazz to a 128-124 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Joe Ingles added 18 points and 10 assists. Rudy Gobert finished with 13 points and 17 rebounds for the Jazz. Jae Crowder added 18 points and Ricky Rubio chipped in 17. Utah shot 55.2 percent from the field to win for the ninth time in 10 games.
Bradley Beal scored 34 points while Bobby Portis added 28 points and 13 rebounds to lead Washington. Thomas Bryant added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Wizards. Jabari Parker chipped in 15 off the bench. The Wizards came up short despite shooting 49 percent from the field.
The Jazz seemingly broke the game open in the third quarter. Mitchell and Royce O'Neale each scored back-to-back baskets to fuel an 11-0 run that gave Utah a 92-77 lead. Washington answered with a 13-0 run -- capped by a 40-foot 3-pointer by Jordan McRae at the third-quarter buzzer -- to cut the deficit to 92-90.
Ingles opened the fourth quarter with back-to-back baskets to give Utah some breathing room again.
The Wizards kept chipping away and finally took a 116-114 lead on a dunk from Beal off a Jazz turnover. Utah surged back in front for good after going up 120-116 on back-to-back baskets from Gobert and Rubio.
Beal capped a 9-0 run with a layup to give Washington an 18-12 lead midway through the first quarter.
The Wizards stayed in front until Ingles drew a foul on a layup and Beal got hit with a technical after complaining about the call. Ingles and Kyle Korver each hit a free throw to tie the game and kickstart a 19-4 run that put the Jazz up 41-30 early in the second quarter.
Ingles scored three baskets to fuel the run -- including a step-back jumper to beat the buzzer at the end of the first quarter.
Mitchell kept the Jazz on top throughout the second quarter after returning following a first-quarter eye injury. He scored 14 points while hitting all six shots he took in the quarter. It helped Utah boost its lead to 61-46.
Beal and Porter combined to score five straight baskets to rally the Wizards. Beal punctuated the sequence with a step-back jumper that cut the Jazz lead to 63-59. Rubio and Ingles halted the run with back-to-back baskets and Rubio added a step-back jumper to give Utah a 70-62 halftime lead.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Bradley Beal 34
Donovan Mitchell 35
Tomas Satoransky 9
Joe Ingles 10
Bobby Portis 13
Rudy Gobert 17
Bradley Beal 6
||Free Throws Made
Donovan Mitchell 6
Bobby Portis 4
Ricky Rubio 3
Thomas Bryant 1
Rudy Gobert 3
Team Stats Summary
Utah will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Jazz have a W/L % of .587 after a win and .633 after a loss.
Washington will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Wizards have a W/L % of .344 after a win and .444 after a loss.