Mitchell makes layup with 7 seconds left, Jazz beat Thunder


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell hit a go-ahead layup with 7 seconds left and completed with 20 factors, lifting the Utah Jazz over the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 110-109 on Monday evening.

Bogan Bogdanovich scored 23 factors and Mike Conley added 20 factors, 10 rebounds and 9 assists for the Jazz, who ended a 17-game shedding streak in common season street video games towards the Thunder, together with video games within the NBA’s Orlando bubble final season. Utah’s final win in Oklahoma Metropolis got here on Oct. 31, 2010.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who hit a game-winning shot within the Thunder’s season-opening win in Charlotte, missed a driving layup in heavy visitors on the buzzer. He had 23 factors and 7 assists, whereas Luguentz Dort led the Thunder with a career-high 26 factors.

An 8-0 run by Oklahoma Metropolis to begin the fourth quarter put the Thunder up 95-86, and so they led 100-93 after a drive by Darius Bazley with 7:32 left. Utah answered with 11 straight factors — the ultimate six by Mitchell — to go forward 102-100 with 5:10 left.

Dort’s 3-pointer with 1:05 left gave Oklahoma Metropolis a 109-108 lead. Each groups traded empty possessions earlier than Mitchell’s game-winning basket.

The Thunder hit their first 5 pictures — together with 4 3-pointers — to go forward 17-5 and held that lead for a lot of the first half, taking a 52-49 benefit into halftime. Mitchell and Bogdanovic have been a mixed 4 of 19 from the sphere within the half.

After eight lead modifications within the third quarter, Oklahoma Metropolis led 87-84.

Utah was Oklahoma Metropolis’s scheduled opponent on March 11, when the Jazz’s Rudy Gobert examined constructive for COVID-19. The sport was postponed moments earlier than tipoff and the NBA season was briefly shut down.


Jazz: With 12 factors and 10 rebounds, Gobert recorded his 250th double-double for the Jazz, a complete that ranks third in franchise historical past behind solely Karl Malone (799) and John Stockton (714). … Bogdanovic obtained a technical foul after a observe dunk by teammate Jordan Clarkson within the second quarter. … Gobert additionally was slapped with a technical early within the third quarter for complaining that no foul was known as as he scored a basket.

Thunder: Oklahoma Metropolis went with the identical starters because it did in its opener — Dort, Bazley, Al Horford, Gilgeous-Alexander and George Hill. … For the second straight recreation, first-round draft choose Aleksej Pokusevski didn’t rating (in 14 minutes) for Oklahoma Metropolis.


Jazz: Can have back-to-back video games in Salt Lake Metropolis, internet hosting the Phoenix Suns on Thursday and the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday earlier than enjoying seven straight video games on the street.

Thunder: Proceed a stretch of three house video games in 4 nights, internet hosting the Orlando Magic on Tuesday and the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday.


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