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Rubio, Jazz drop turnover-plagued Wizards 107-104

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Wizards had every reason to take the Jazz seriously after they were routed by 47 points in Utah last month.

Nonetheless, their uneven play against inferior opponents continued.

Ricky Rubio scored 21 points, Donovan Mitchell had 16 and the short-handed Jazz completed a season sweep of the Wizards with a 107-104 win on Wednesday night.

Ekpe Udoh scored 16 points and Joe Johnson had 16 off the bench for the Jazz, who had lost 13 of 16 in between meetings with Washington. The Wizards (23-18), who were embarrassed 116-69 in Utah on Dec. 4, fell to 11-10 against teams with losing records.

''That is something you never stop thinking about as a competitor,'' Washington forward Kelly Oubre Jr. said of the previous drubbing, ''and that's why it hurts even more to lose this one.''

Utah played without two starters, and second-leading scorer Rodney Hood was ejected in the second half.

''We had a great effort from a lot of guys and I think at the end there's just a determination,'' Jazz coach Quin Snyder. ''We were fortunate that a few shots missed and we made a couple big ones when we needed to. I thought we made some of our own luck tonight.''

Washington did not have John Wall in the first meeting with Utah. The four-time All-Star had 35 points and 11 assists but committed eight of the Wizards' season-high-matching 23 turnovers.

Bradley Beal had 23 points, but lost the ball with 2.9 seconds remaining while attempting a game-tying 3-pointer.

''You're not going to win a game if you turn it over that many times,'' Beal said.

Washington shot 8-for-22 in the fourth quarter.

''We know on offense you can make or miss shots but on defense you've got to make stops at the end,'' Rubio said, ''and I think we did it tonight and that's why we got the win.''

The Wizards shot 52.6 percent from the field but lost their second straight after winning their previous four. Utah (17-24) got just its fourth road win of the season.

Washington trailed by 10 early in the fourth quarter before Wall hit a pair of 3-pointers during an 11-3 surge that gave the Wizards a one-point lead.

Joe Ingles responded with a 3-pointer that put Utah ahead 104-102 with 1:09 remaining. Washington's defense erred with an ill-advised double-team on Mitchell's penetration.

''It was good in the first half, (but) in that third quarter, and then the last two minutes we made so many mistakes. ... It cannot happen,'' Wizards coach Scott Brooks said.

Washington led most of the first half and 50-46 at halftime, but Utah seized momentum with a 16-3 run in the third quarter, during which Hood received his second technical foul. Rubio's jumper after one of the Wizards' nine turnovers in the quarter put the Jazz up 83-75.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Utah outscored Washington 37-27 in the third, and Udoh scored 10 points in the period. . Ingles had 10 points. ... Already without C Rudy Gobert, Utah played without F/C Derrick Favors (right ankle sprain).

Wizards: F Otto Porter (hip, back) had 14 points after missing Saturday's game against Milwaukee. Oubre had 12 points. ... The team handed out All-Star Game promotional boxes with images of Wall and Beal on the front. Items inside included M&Ms with pictures of each guard and ''(hash)NBAvote'' on the back. ... F Devin Robinson, Washington's lone two-way contract player, joined the Wizards for the first time this season.

FLIP PHONE

Walking off the court following his ejection with 2:21 remaining in the third, Hood smacked a phone out of the hands of a fan in the stands. The Jazz responded with a 9-0 run.

FOURTH QUARTER FLOP

Beal's run of poor shooting late in games continued. Washington's leading scorer missed 6 of 7 shots in the final period after going 0-for-8 in his previous two fourth quarters.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Close their four-game trip at Charlotte on Friday night.

Wizards: Continue their homestand Friday against Orlando.

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Key Players
R. Hood
5 SG
B. Beal
3 SG
35.6 Min. Per Game 35.6
23.6 Pts. Per Game 23.6
3.6 Ast. Per Game 3.6
4.4 Reb. Per Game 4.4
40.6 Field Goal % 45.3
40.7 Three Point % 45.1
84.8 Free Throw % 78.6
  Lost ball turnover on Bradley Beal, stolen by Ekpe Udoh 0:02
  Defensive rebound by Marcin Gortat 0:07
  Joe Johnson missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:09
+ 1 Joe Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 0:09
  Personal foul on Kelly Oubre 0:09
+ 2 Kelly Oubre made driving layup, assist by John Wall 0:15
+ 1 Joe Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:23
+ 1 Joe Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 0:23
  Personal foul on Otto Porter 0:23
  Defensive rebound by Joe Johnson 0:25
  Bradley Beal missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:28
Team Stats
Points 107 104
Field Goals 43-92 (46.7%) 41-78 (52.6%)
3-Pointers 11-33 (33.3%) 10-25 (40.0%)
Free Throws 10-13 (76.9%) 12-17 (70.6%)
Total Rebounds 43 50
Offensive 11 9
Defensive 28 36
Team 4 5
Assists 23 25
Steals 15 8
Blocks 3 1
Turnovers 12 23
Fouls 17 17
Technicals 2 0
16 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST
35 PTS, 6 REB, 11 AST
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away team logo Jazz 17-24 25213724107
home team logo Wizards 23-18 32182727104
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 17-24 106.0 PPG 42 RPG 23.4 APG
home team logo Wizards 23-18 110.9 PPG 41 RPG 22.6 APG
Key Players
R. Rubio PG 12.4 PPG 3.4 RPG 6.6 APG 38.2 FG%
J. Wall PG 20.9 PPG 3.3 RPG 7.9 APG 45.1 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Rubio PG 21 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
J. Wall PG 35 PTS 6 REB 11 AST
46.7 FG% 52.6
33.3 3PT FG% 40.0
76.9 FT% 70.6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Rubio 41 21 2 3 3 0 3 4 9/17 3/5 0/0 1 1 29 +2
E. Udoh 33 16 9 2 4 2 0 3 7/10 0/0 2/2 5 4 35 -4
D. Mitchell 30 16 5 4 1 1 2 4 7/20 2/10 0/0 1 4 29 -8
J. Ingles 38 10 5 6 0 0 1 1 4/12 1/6 1/1 1 4 26 +1
J. Jerebko 20 9 4 1 1 0 2 2 3/6 0/1 3/4 2 2 14 +10
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Rubio 41 21 2 3 3 0 3 4 9/17 3/5 0/0 1 1 29 +2
E. Udoh 33 16 9 2 4 2 0 3 7/10 0/0 2/2 5 4 35 -4
D. Mitchell 30 16 5 4 1 1 2 4 7/20 2/10 0/0 1 4 29 -8
J. Ingles 38 10 5 6 0 0 1 1 4/12 1/6 1/1 1 4 26 +1
J. Jerebko 20 9 4 1 1 0 2 2 3/6 0/1 3/4 2 2 14 +10
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Johnson 33 16 4 4 3 0 2 0 5/9 3/4 3/4 0 4 29 +8
R. O'Neale 13 10 4 1 1 0 0 1 4/4 1/1 1/2 1 3 17 +10
R. Hood 14 7 6 2 0 0 2 0 3/11 1/5 0/0 0 6 15 +5
T. Sefolosha 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 3 -8
A. Burks 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 1 -1
D. Favors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. McCree - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Gobert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Neto - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 107 39 23 15 3 12 17 43/92 11/33 10/13 11 28 198 +15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 42 35 6 11 3 1 8 1 14/27 3/6 4/7 2 4 59 -3
B. Beal 39 23 5 7 0 0 5 2 9/19 1/5 4/6 0 5 37 +12
O. Porter 36 14 6 1 3 0 2 4 5/9 2/4 2/2 2 4 23 +11
M. Morris 26 8 6 2 1 0 3 3 3/4 2/3 0/0 1 5 16 +5
M. Gortat 27 8 8 2 0 0 0 1 4/7 0/0 0/0 1 7 20 +5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Wall 42 35 6 11 3 1 8 1 14/27 3/6 4/7 2 4 59 -3
B. Beal 39 23 5 7 0 0 5 2 9/19 1/5 4/6 0 5 37 +12
O. Porter 36 14 6 1 3 0 2 4 5/9 2/4 2/2 2 4 23 +11
M. Morris 26 8 6 2 1 0 3 3 3/4 2/3 0/0 1 5 16 +5
M. Gortat 27 8 8 2 0 0 0 1 4/7 0/0 0/0 1 7 20 +5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Oubre 24 12 6 0 0 0 2 4 4/5 2/3 2/2 1 5 16 -15
T. Satoransky 5 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 7 0
M. Scott 13 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 3 -7
J. Smith 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -9
J. Meeks 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/4 0/4 0/0 1 1 2 -9
I. Mahinmi 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 2 -5
D. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. McCullough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mac - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 104 45 25 8 1 23 17 41/78 10/25 12/17 9 36 185 -15