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Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Shutting down the Utah Jazz offense is proving easier said than done for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

For a second straight game, a late second-quarter surge by Utah carried over into the second half and it allowed the Jazz to pull away for a 113-96 victory Monday night. The Jazz used a 20-3 run spanning the end of the second quarter and the start of the third to break open the game.

Utah takes a 3-1 series lead back to Oklahoma City. Game 5 in the best-of-seven playoff is Wednesday night.

Donovan Mitchell had 33 points and seven rebounds to lead the Jazz to their third straight win in the series. Joe Ingles added 20 points, hitting five 3-pointers.

Mitchell's willingness to attack the rim put the Thunder on their heels throughout the second half.

''He's done a good job of getting in there and finishing or dropping it off,'' Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. ''It's an important part of what we do. He's our most dynamic offensive player.''

Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Ricky Rubio chipped in 13 points, eight assists and six boards. Derrick Favors also scored 13.

Paul George had 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Thunder, who shot 39 percent from the field.

''I thought we played downhill a lot more,'' coach Billy Donovan said. ''I thought we were at the rim a lot more. From there, we probably missed some opportunities to move the ball. I thought our ball movement was sporadic and sometimes it was very good.''

The Thunder opened a 26-19 lead late in the first quarter when Carmelo Anthony capped a string of three straight Oklahoma City baskets with an alley-oop layup. They held onto the lead for much of the second quarter until Utah finally woke up on offense.

Starting with Gobert cutting to the rim for a dunk with 3:45 left in the second quarter, the Jazz scored on 11 straight possessions. Ingles fueled the surge by hitting three consecutive 3s to put Utah in front 58-52 before halftime.

''These guys are great at telling me to shoot it as much as possible within the flow of our team and our offense,'' Ingles said.

The surge Ingles kept going finally culminated in another dunk by Gobert that punctuated the decisive 20-3 run that gave Utah a 67-52 lead.

''The whole year, one of the things that we've wanted to do collectively is try to generate open shots,'' Snyder said. ''You're not always going to make them, but you want to keep taking them. Eventually, you're going to make some. We hit some timely ones in the second half.''

The Jazz led by as many as 21 in the third quarter. Utah went up 87-68 when Mitchell drained a jumper and then fed Ingles for a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession.

Physical play and heated emotions characterized the game. Both teams picked up two technical fouls before halftime. Jae Crowder was ejected after a technical foul with 5:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.

''That's just what you're going to get with a playoff team,'' George said. ''It's playoff basketball. It's going to get chippy. It's going to get physical. We're in it for the fight.''

TIP-INS

Thunder: Westbrook finished with his fourth consecutive double-double in the series. ... Anthony went just 5 of 18 from the field. ... Oklahoma City totaled one assist in the third quarter and finished with 10 for the game. ... The Thunder shot 5 of 26 from 3-point range.

Jazz: Ingles is 10 of 21 from 3-point range over his last two games. ... Utah forced 15 turnovers. ... Royce O' Neale finished with a career playoff-high nine rebounds. ... Rubio is averaging eight assists per game in the series.

WESTBROOK VS. RUBIO

Westbrook publicly promised to shut down Rubio in Game 4 after the Jazz point guard notched a triple-double in Game 3. His aggressiveness ended up with Westbrook drawing four personal fouls in the first half. In the end, Rubio shot just 4 of 12 from the field, but he finished with two fewer assists (eight) than the Thunder tallied as a team.

Following the game, Westbrook did not want to discuss how he guarded Rubio.

''It wasn't about me or him,'' he said. ''Let's get past that. We done with that.''

RECORD SETTER

Mitchell set a postseason rookie scoring record for the Jazz, passing Karl Malone, who had 31 points on April 20, 1986, against the Mavericks. Mitchell is the first rookie to have a 30-point playoff game since Brandon Jennings did it in 2010. Mitchell is just the third rookie in the last 50 years to score 110-plus points in his first four playoff games, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan.

''It's definitely an honor to have a record like that,'' Mitchell said. ''Definitely an honor. No doubt about that, but we have one more game, so I'm focused on that.''

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:40 +3 Corey Brewer made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Paul George 3-0
11:13   Donovan Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:13   Team rebound  
10:53   Paul George missed jump shot  
10:51   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
10:43   Joe Ingles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:40   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
10:37 +2 Steven Adams made dunk, assist by Russell Westbrook 5-0
10:14   Rudy Gobert missed layup  
10:12   Defensive rebound by Paul George  
10:08   Carmelo Anthony missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:05   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
9:55 +2 Rudy Gobert made dunk, assist by Donovan Mitchell 5-2
9:38   Paul George missed jump shot, blocked by Joe Ingles  
9:34   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
9:25 +2 Rudy Gobert made dunk, assist by Joe Ingles 5-4
9:09 +2 Russell Westbrook made driving layup 7-4
8:52   Offensive foul on Rudy Gobert  
8:52   Offensive foul on Rudy Gobert  
8:40   Carmelo Anthony missed driving layup  
8:38   Defensive rebound by Derrick Favors  
8:34   Donovan Mitchell missed driving layup, blocked by Corey Brewer  
8:30   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
8:22   Personal foul on Derrick Favors  
8:22   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
8:22 +1 Ricky Rubio made free throw 7-5
8:17   Russell Westbrook missed driving layup, blocked by Rudy Gobert  
8:17   Team rebound  
8:16   Personal foul on Joe Ingles  
8:16   Personal foul on Joe Ingles  
8:12   Personal foul on Ricky Rubio  
8:04 +2 Steven Adams made alley-oop shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 9-5
7:51 +3 Donovan Mitchell made 3-pt. jump shot 9-8
7:39   Russell Westbrook missed driving layup  
7:38   Team rebound  
7:24   Jae Crowder missed driving layup  
7:21   Offensive rebound by Derrick Favors  
7:20 +2 Derrick Favors made dunk 9-10
7:04 +2 Steven Adams made hook shot 11-10
6:48   Lost ball turnover on Jae Crowder, stolen by Paul George  
6:44 +2 Paul George made layup 13-10
6:26 +2 Derrick Favors made turnaround jump shot 13-12
6:08   Russell Westbrook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:07   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
5:59 +2 Donovan Mitchell made driving layup 13-14
5:41 +3 Paul George made 3-pt. jump shot 16-14
5:15   Donovan Mitchell missed floating jump shot  
5:13   Team rebound  
5:14   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
5:03   Lost ball turnover on Russell Westbrook, stolen by Ricky Rubio  
4:58   Jae Crowder missed layup, blocked by Steven Adams  
4:58   Team rebound  
4:51   Personal foul on Russell Westbrook  
4:43   Personal foul on Corey Brewer  
4:32   Ricky Rubio missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:28   Defensive rebound by Carmelo Anthony  
4:24   Personal foul on Royce O'Neale  
4:15 +2 Russell Westbrook made jump shot 18-14
4:09   Personal foul on Russell Westbrook  
4:09 +1 Ricky Rubio made free throw 18-15
3:52 +2 Donovan Mitchell made driving layup 18-17
3:43   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
3:42   Offensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
3:42   Personal foul on Royce O'Neale  
3:42 +1 Russell Westbrook made 1st of 2 free throws 19-17
3:42 +1 Russell Westbrook made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-17
3:33   Traveling violation turnover on Ricky Rubio  
3:24 +2 Russell Westbrook made driving layup 22-17
3:11   Donovan Mitchell missed jump shot  
3:07   Defensive rebound by Patrick Patterson  
2:59 +2 Paul George made jump shot, assist by Patrick Patterson 24-17
2:35 +2 Derrick Favors made layup, assist by Jae Crowder 24-19
2:24 +2 Carmelo Anthony made alley-oop shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 26-19
2:10   Jae Crowder missed jump shot  
2:07   Defensive rebound by Paul George  
1:55   Carmelo Anthony missed layup, blocked by Royce O'Neale  
1:52   Offensive rebound by Carmelo Anthony  
1:51   Carmelo Anthony missed layup  
1:47   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
1:45 +3 Royce O'Neale made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donovan Mitchell 26-22
1:33   Personal foul on Jae Crowder  
1:33 +1 Paul George made 1st of 2 free throws 27-22
1:33 +1 Paul George made 2nd of 2 free throws 28-22
1:20   Dante Exum missed driving layup, blocked by Carmelo Anthony  
1:17   Defensive rebound by Alex Abrines  
1:12   Bad pass turnover on Raymond Felton, stolen by Jae Crowder  
1:06   Derrick Favors missed alley-oop shot  
1:04   Defensive rebound by Paul George  
0:51   Offensive foul on Paul George  
0:51   Offensive foul on Paul George  
0:33   Bad pass turnover on Joe Ingles, stolen by Jerami Grant  
0:33   Personal foul on Jonas Jerebko  
0:33 +1 Alex Abrines made 1st of 2 free throws 29-22
0:33 +1 Alex Abrines made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-22
0:25   Shooting foul on Patrick Patterson  
0:25 +1 Dante Exum made 1st of 2 free throws 30-23
0:25 +1 Dante Exum made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-24
0:06   Bad pass turnover on Paul George, stolen by Derrick Favors  
0:01   Dante Exum missed layup  
0:00   Defensive rebound by Jerami Grant  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:37   Joe Ingles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:33   Defensive rebound by Paul George  
11:27   Shooting foul on Jonas Jerebko  
11:27 +1 Paul George made 1st of 2 free throws 31-24
11:27 +1 Paul George made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-24
11:13   Lost ball turnover on Jae Crowder, stolen by Alex Abrines  
11:05   Jerami Grant missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Jae Crowder  
10:53 +3 Jae Crowder made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dante Exum 32-27
10:33 +2 Jerami Grant made hook shot, assist by Raymond Felton 34-27
10:15 +2 Derrick Favors made dunk, assist by Joe Ingles 34-29
9:57   Raymond Felton missed driving layup  
9:55   Defensive rebound by Dante Exum  
9:47   Joe Ingles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:43   Defensive rebound by Patrick Patterson  
9:36   Jumpball  
9:36   Offensive foul on Paul George  
9:25   Joe Ingles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:22   Team rebound  
9:04   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
9:02   Defensive rebound by Joe Ingles  
8:52   Rudy Gobert missed layup, blocked by Jerami Grant  
8:50   Defensive rebound by Jerami Grant  
8:50   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
8:50 +1 Russell Westbrook made free throw 35-29
8:44   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
8:42   Defensive rebound by Royce O'Neale  
8:33   Ricky Rubio missed running Jump Shot  
8:31   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
8:28   Russell Westbrook missed layup, blocked by Derrick Favors  
8:25   Offensive rebound by Jerami Grant  
8:25 +2 Jerami Grant made dunk 37-29
8:25   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
8:25   Ricky Rubio missed free throw  
8:25   Team rebound  
8:12   Royce O'Neale missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:11   Offensive rebound by Royce O'Neale  
8:06   Donovan Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:03   Offensive rebound by Royce O'Neale  
8:03   Shooting foul on Jerami Grant  
8:03 +1 Royce O'Neale made 1st of 2 free throws 37-30
8:03 +1 Royce O'Neale made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-31
7:49   Jerami Grant missed driving layup  
7:47   Defensive rebound by Ricky Rubio  
7:43   Shooting foul on Raymond Felton  
7:43 +1 Derrick Favors made 1st of 2 free throws 37-32
7:43   Derrick Favors missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
7:42   Defensive rebound by Carmelo Anthony  
7:31   Steven Adams missed floating jump shot  
7:28   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
7:25   Shooting foul on Russell Westbrook  
7:25 +1 Ricky Rubio made 1st of 2 free throws 37-33
7:25 +1 Ricky Rubio made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-34
7:07 +2 Russell Westbrook made fade-away jump shot 39-34
6:55   Jae Crowder missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:52   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
6:47   Carmelo Anthony missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:45   Team rebound  
6:33 +2 Donovan Mitchell made driving layup 39-36
6:25   Personal foul on Donovan Mitchell  
6:14   Carmelo Anthony missed jump shot  
6:11   Defensive rebound by Ricky Rubio  
6:08   Ricky Rubio missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:03   Offensive rebound by Jae Crowder  
6:03   Jae Crowder missed dunk  
6:01 +2 Rudy Gobert made dunk 39-38
6:01   Offensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
5:56   Shooting foul on Rudy Gobert  
5:56 +1 Paul George made 1st of 2 free throws 40-38
5:56 +1 Paul George made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-38
5:46   Bad pass turnover on Ricky Rubio, stolen by Corey Brewer  
5:43   Out of bounds turnover on Paul George  
5:28   Donovan Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:24   Defensive rebound by Paul George  
5:21   Personal foul on Jae Crowder  
5:15   Shooting foul on Donovan Mitchell  
5:15 +1 Russell Westbrook made 1st of 2 free throws 42-38
5:15 +1 Russell Westbrook made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-38
4:55   Jae Crowder missed driving layup, blocked by Carmelo Anthony  
4:51   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
4:45   Paul George missed jump shot  
4:43   Defensive rebound by Jae Crowder  
4:33 +3 Royce O'Neale made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jae Crowder 43-41
4:14   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
4:12   Defensive rebound by Royce O'Neale  
4:04   Ricky Rubio missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:00   Offensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
4:00   Rudy Gobert missed dunk  
4:00   Team rebound  
3:45 +2 Rudy Gobert made dunk, assist by Ricky Rubio 43-43
3:20 +2 Carmelo Anthony made jump shot 45-43
3:02 +2 Donovan Mitchell made driving layup 45-45
2:38 +2 Steven Adams made hook shot 47-45
2:10 +2 Ricky Rubio made jump shot 47-47
2:00 +2 Russell Westbrook made jump shot 49-47
1:43 +3 Joe Ingles made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ricky Rubio 49-50
1:36   Offensive foul on Russell Westbrook  
1:36   Offensive foul on Russell Westbrook  
1:16 +3 Joe Ingles made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rudy Gobert 49-53
0:57   Carmelo Anthony missed jump shot  
0:55   Offensive rebound by Steven Adams  
0:53 +2 Carmelo Anthony made layup 51-53
0:35   Donovan Mitchell missed floating jump shot  
0:32   Offensive rebound by Ricky Rubio  
0:27 +3 Joe Ingles made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ricky Rubio 51-56
0:07   Backcourt turnover on Paul George  
0:07   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
0:07 +1 Carmelo Anthony made free throw 52-56
0:02 +2 Donovan Mitchell made driving layup 52-58
0:00   Raymond Felton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   Team rebound  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:45   Donovan Mitchell missed driving layup  
11:45   Team rebound  
11:38 +2 Derrick Favors made alley-oop shot, assist by Ricky Rubio 52-60
11:18   Carmelo Anthony missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:15   Defensive rebound by Derrick Favors  
11:01 +3 Ricky Rubio made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Joe Ingles 52-63
10:37   Russell Westbrook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:34   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
10:30   Shooting foul on Paul George  
10:30 +1 Donovan Mitchell made 1st of 2 free throws 52-64
10:30 +1 Donovan Mitchell made 2nd of 2 free throws 52-65
10:04   Paul George missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:04   Team rebound  
10:06   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
9:56 +2 Rudy Gobert made alley-oop shot, assist by Ricky Rubio 52-67
9:40   Bad pass turnover on Paul George, stolen by Rudy Gobert  
9:31   Joe Ingles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:29   Defensive rebound by Carmelo Anthony  
9:22 +2 Carmelo Anthony made jump shot 54-67
8:58 +2 Donovan Mitchell made driving layup 54-69
8:58   Shooting foul on Corey Brewer  
8:58 +1 Donovan Mitchell made free throw 54-70
8:42 +2 Russell Westbrook made jump shot 56-70
8:22   Donovan Mitchell missed layup  
8:20   Defensive rebound by Steven Adams  
8:12   Corey Brewer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:07   Offensive rebound by Paul George  
8:07 +2 Paul George made dunk 58-70
7:58   Bad pass turnover on Rudy Gobert, stolen by Paul George  
7:54 +2 Paul George made dunk 60-70
7:37   Shooting foul on Corey Brewer  
7:37 +1 Rudy Gobert made 1st of 2 free throws 60-71
7:37 +1 Rudy Gobert made 2nd of 2 free throws 60-72
7:27   Out of bounds turnover on Russell Westbrook  
7:11   Derrick Favors missed driving layup  
7:09   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
7:06