LOS ANGELES — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points and the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 129-109 on Wednesday night for their first five-game winning streak of the season.
Rudy Gobert totaled 23 points and 22 rebounds, marking the first time since 1988 (Karl Malone) a Jazz player recorded 20-plus points and assists in consecutive games.
Mitchell, coming off Western Conference player of the week honors, has averaged 30.3 points over his last six games.
Jae Crowder added 23 points and Kyle Korver had 19 points for the Jazz, who had six players in double figures. Korver shot 4 of 5 from the 3-point line.
Leading by 16 to start the fourth, Utah got three consecutive 3-pointers, including two by Korver, to go up 104-81.
The Jazz made 30 of 37 free throws, while the Clippers were 9 of 14.
Lou Williams finished with 23 points off the bench to lead the Clippers, who have lost four straight for the second time this season. Tobias Harris added 17 points and Avery Bradley 15 points.
Los Angeles rallied in the second, getting within one on a 3-pointer by Bradley. But Utah answered with an 8-2 run to go into halftime leading 56-49.