SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Brooklyn Nets 119-114 on Tuesday night.
Mike Conley scored 18 points, Emmanuel Mudiay added 15 and Jeff Green had 13 for the Jazz.
Utah went ahead for good after Gobert scored on back-to-back possessions in the final 90 seconds. Gobert’s second basket, a dunk, gave the Jazz a 116-114 lead with 55.6 seconds remaining.
Kyrie Irving missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds left. Conley and Mitchell hit 3-of-4 free throws in the final seconds to close it out.
The Jazz looked flat taking the court after playing on the road at Golden State the night before. Brooklyn took advantage and built a double-digit lead before halftime.
Jarrett Allen made two free throws and scored on a second-chance dunk to cap a 19-7 run that gave the Nets a 55-43 lead late in the second quarter. Brooklyn led 68-53 when Prince and Irving made back-to-back baskets in the final minute before halftime.
Utah roared to life in the third. The Jazz opened the quarter on a 13-0 run. Conley stole the ball and fed it to Bogdanovic for a layup to cap the run and cut Brooklyn’s lead to 68-66. The Nets went four minutes without making a field goal before Irving broke the drought with back-to-back baskets.
Brooklyn appeared on the verge of pulling away when Jordan sank two free throws to help the Nets go ahead 92-84 heading into the fourth quarter. Green and Mudiay combined for six straight baskets to open the quarter and pushed Utah to a 103-98 lead with 7:52 left.
Caris LaVert sat out with a sprained right thumb. Jordan dished out a season-high four assists. Brooklyn went 5 of 10 from 3-point range in the first quarter.
The Nets play at Denver on Thursday.
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