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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks on Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell had 33 points and a career-high nine assists, helping the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-95 on Friday night.

Utah (22-21) made 15 3-pointers in its fourth win in five games. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and a season-high 18 rebounds. Joe Ingles had 14 points and a career-high 12 boards, and Derrick Favors finished with 15 points and a season-high 13 rebounds.

The Jazz also got a solid performance from Royce O’Neale, who went 5 for 12 from 3-point range on his to a season-high 17 points.

Michael Beasley scored 17 points for the Lakers. Brandon Ingram added 15 points and Kyle Kuzma had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Los Angeles (23-20) lost for the sixth time in nine games without LeBron James in the lineup. James is out with a groin injury.

All three Jazz point guards — Ricky Rubio, Dante Exum and Raul Neto — were sidelined with injuries. But Mitchell helped make up for his missing teammates.

Utah broke the game open in the second quarter by holding Los Angeles without a field goal for nearly seven minutes. The Lakers trailed 41-34 after Ivica Zubac scored back-to-back baskets with 7:35 left. They did not get another basket until Javale McGee hit a short jumper with 55.1 seconds left in the half.

Utah took advantage of the drought. The Jazz used an 18-4 run to open a 59-38 lead. Mitchell fueled much of the run with his play on both ends of the court. He drove for a pair of baskets, blocked a layup attempt by Kyle Kuzma, and fed a no-look pass to Ingles in the corner to set up his first 3-pointer of the night.

Los Angeles trimmed Utah’s lead to 76-66 in the third quarter after Beasley made back-to-back baskets and hit a pair of free throws as part of a 10-0 run. The Lakers couldn’t cut it to single digits.

Utah used a 14-5 run, capped by a layup from Gobert, to put it out of reach again and take a 95-73 lead with 7:03 left in the fourth quarter.


PORTLAND — Portland starters stuffed the stat sheet and the Blazers cruised to a win over Charlotte.

In 30 minutes or less, CJ McCollum scored 30 points; Damian Lillard totaled 20 points, four rebounds, five assists, four blocks and three steals; and Jusuf Nurkic added 11 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and six blocks. Portland led 70-49 at the half.

Kemba Walker was held to 5-of-19 shooting and scored 18 points to lead the Hornets.


HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in three quarters to lead the Houston Rockets to a rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Houston raced to a 28-point lead after scoring a season-high 77 points in the first half behind 24 points from Harden.

Harden had his 15th straight game with at least 30 points, his franchise-record 13th game with 40 points this season and the seventh in the last nine games.


OAKLAND — Golden State scored 43 points in the first quarter and 40 in the third in a laugher over Chicago.

Klay Thompson scored 30 points, Steph Curry 28 and Kevin Durant 22 in the blowout.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 32 points and Tomas Satoransky had 18 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double to help Washington beat Milwaukee.

With Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo sidelined by hip and quad injuries, Washington came out aggressively and never trailed after the opening two minutes. The Wizards finished with 18 3-pointers, matching the franchise record. Khris Middleton scored 25 points for the Bucks.


TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Pascal Siakam scored 16 points and Toronto beat Brooklyn for its second seven-game home winning streak of the season.

Serge Ibaka added 14 points, OG Anunoby and Norman Powell each had 13, Delon Wright had 12 to help Toronto improve to 18-4 at home.

D’Angelo Russell led Brooklyn with 24 points.

HAWKS 123, 76ERS 121

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Collins hit a fadeaway jumper with 25 seconds left and Atlanta hung on when Philadelphia flopped on its final plays.

Jimmy Butler was fouled on a drive and had a chance to tie it with 2.4 seconds left. Butler, an 86 percent free-throw shooter, clanged both shots to waste the chance at the tie. Wilson Chandler slipped under the basket on the second miss and missed a gimmie tip-in at the horn.

Collins scored 25 points, and Kevin Huerter hit five 3s and led the Hawks with 29 points.

Butler led the Sixers with 30 points and Ben Simmons had 23 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 29 points and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to lead Dallas poast Minnesota, spoiling rookie coach Ryan Saunders’ home debut.

Doncic also had 12 assists and eight rebounds. He scored seven of Dallas’ final nine points.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points and 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves.


NEW YORK (AP) — Domantas Sabonis had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and Indiana beat New York.

Victor Oladipo added 19 points for the Pacers, coming off a blowout loss in Boston on Wednesday night.

Emmanuel Mudiay scored 21 points for the Knicks.

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