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Mitchell returns, Jazz end skid with win vs Mavs 117-102

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Donovan Mitchell returned to Utah's lineup, and so did the Jazz's tenacious defense.

The Jazz nearly led wire-to-wire in a 117-102 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night that snapped a four-game skid. They got there on the type of defensive play that propelled Utah into the playoffs a season ago.

The Jazz clogged passing lanes and forced the Mavericks to make bad decisions. Dallas committed 25 turnovers, and Utah turned them into 31 points.

''We wanted to play our defense with some heart,'' Utah coach Quin Snyder said. ''I thought we did that. Now we got to add some smarts. That said, I thought we came out with the right frame of mind.''

Mitchell scored 23 points in his first game back after missing a game with an ankle sprain. He also dished out seven assists and had five rebounds. Rudy Gobert had 17 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. Alec Burks added 18 points off the bench.

Utah earned its first home win of the season after opening with four straight home losses for the first time since 1974-75. The Jazz also snapped a four-game skid.

Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 24 points. Harrison Barnes added 14 points, and DeAndre Jordan chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Dallas lost for the seventh time in eight games.

''We had too many turnovers,'' Doncic said. ''That many turnovers, difficult to win a game.''

Everything the Jazz need to be successful fell into place in the first half. Utah defended well, had strong ball movement and utilized smart shot selection. The end result is the Jazz pulled away from the Mavericks in quick and easy fashion.

Utah seized control in the first quarter. The Jazz scored baskets on four straight possessions - starting with a dunk from Derrick Favors and ending in a 3-point play from Gobert - to take an 18-8 lead.

Dallas closed within five points, making it 21-16 after J.J. Barea hit a pair of free throws. That's as close as the Mavericks would get. Seven turnovers undid any momentum Dallas could have created. The Jazz had a 13-0 advantage on points off turnovers by quarter's end.

''It's a big problem and we've got to get it solved,'' Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. ''You give up 31 points on 25 turnovers on the road in the Western Conference, and you're going to have a rough night.''

Utah strung together a 24-5 run over a seven-minute stretch spanning the first and second quarter.

Mitchell rotated in with the second unit at the end of the first quarter and helped fuel much of the run. He assisted on three baskets in that stretch and scored another. Back-to-back baskets from Gobert and Burks punctuated the run and gave Utah a 45-21 lead with 7:18 left in the first half.

HITTING FROM DEEP

Dallas went 8 of 24 from the perimeter. It extended the team's franchise record to 193 consecutive games with at least five made 3-pointers.

TIP INS

Mavericks: Jordan collected at least 10 rebounds for a franchise record 11th straight game. ... Dallas outscored Utah 18-6 in second chance points. ... The Mavericks shot 36 of 40 from the free-throw line. Doncic and Brunson each went 7 of 7 on free throws. Jordan was 7 of 8. . Dallas scored a season-high 38 third quarter points.

Jazz: Ricky Rubio had nine assists in the first half - three more than Dallas totaled as a team before halftime. Rubio finished with a season-high 12 assists. ... Gobert's four blocks matched his season high. ... Utah outscored Dallas 50-30 in the paint. ... The Jazz blocked a season-high 10 shots and had a season-low 11 turnovers.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host the Thunder on Saturday.

Jazz: Host the Celtics on Friday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:48   Personal foul on Derrick Favors  
11:39 +2 Wesley Matthews made hook shot, assist by Dennis Smith Jr. 2-0
11:18   Derrick Favors missed jump shot  
11:15   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
11:05   Team rebound  
11:04   Lost ball turnover on Harrison Barnes, stolen by Ricky Rubio  
10:57 +2 Ricky Rubio made turnaround jump shot 2-2
10:45   Bad pass turnover on DeAndre Jordan, stolen by Ricky Rubio  
10:36 +2 Donovan Mitchell made jump shot 2-4
10:23   Harrison Barnes missed layup, blocked by Rudy Gobert  
10:20   Defensive rebound by Derrick Favors  
10:12   Donovan Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:10   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
10:06   DeAndre Jordan missed alley-oop shot  
10:04   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
9:49   Offensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
9:46   Rudy Gobert missed layup, blocked by DeAndre Jordan  
9:33 +2 Luka Doncic made jump shot 4-4
9:05   Personal foul on Donovan Mitchell  
8:59   Wesley Matthews missed turnaround jump shot  
8:57   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
8:47   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
8:34   Defensive rebound by Ricky Rubio  
8:25 +2 Derrick Favors made alley-oop shot, assist by Ricky Rubio 4-9
8:06 +2 Harrison Barnes made jump shot, assist by DeAndre Jordan 6-9
7:53 +3 Joe Ingles made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ricky Rubio 6-12
7:40 +2 Dennis Smith Jr. made jump shot 8-12
6:58   Bad pass turnover on Luka Doncic, stolen by Derrick Favors  
6:51 +2 Rudy Gobert made layup, assist by Ricky Rubio 8-17
6:51   Shooting foul on DeAndre Jordan  
6:51 +1 Rudy Gobert made free throw 8-18
6:37 +2 Luka Doncic made floating jump shot 10-18
6:25   Ricky Rubio missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:22   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
6:16 +2 DeAndre Jordan made alley-oop shot, assist by Luka Doncic 12-18
6:04   Bad pass turnover on Joe Ingles, stolen by DeAndre Jordan  
5:56   Luka Doncic missed turnaround jump shot  
5:54   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
5:47   Joe Ingles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:41   Offensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
5:41 +2 Rudy Gobert made dunk 12-20
5:10   Alec Burks missed jump shot  
5:07   Defensive rebound by Dorian Finney-Smith  
5:03   Personal foul on Rudy Gobert  
4:45   Out of bounds turnover on Luka Doncic  
4:31   Shooting foul on J.J. Barea  
4:31 +1 Ricky Rubio made 1st of 2 free throws 14-21
4:31   Ricky Rubio missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:29   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
4:19   Shooting foul on Ricky Rubio  
4:19 +1 J.J. Barea made 1st of 2 free throws 15-21
4:19 +1 J.J. Barea made 2nd of 2 free throws 16-21
3:58   Alec Burks missed jump shot  
3:55   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
3:50   Dorian Finney-Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:46   Offensive rebound by Dorian Finney-Smith  
3:43   J.J. Barea missed reverse layup, blocked by Alec Burks  
3:41   Defensive rebound by Jae Crowder  
3:25   Jae Crowder missed layup  
3:23   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
3:15   Lost ball turnover on Harrison Barnes, stolen by Rudy Gobert  
3:12 +2 Jae Crowder made layup, assist by Ricky Rubio 16-23
2:51   Offensive foul on Luka Doncic  
2:51   Offensive foul on Luka Doncic  
2:31   Alec Burks missed layup, blocked by Maxi Kleber  
2:28   Defensive rebound by Dorian Finney-Smith  
2:14   Dorian Finney-Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:12   Defensive rebound by Derrick Favors  
1:54 +2 Derrick Favors made alley-oop shot, assist by Dante Exum 16-25
1:39   Traveling violation turnover on J.J. Barea  
1:28 +2 Royce O'Neale made driving dunk, assist by Donovan Mitchell 16-27
1:28   Shooting foul on Wesley Matthews  
1:28 +1 Royce O'Neale made free throw 16-28
1:05   Wesley Matthews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:02   Defensive rebound by Jae Crowder  
0:58   Jae Crowder missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:55   Offensive rebound by Dante Exum  
0:44 +2 Donovan Mitchell made jump shot 16-30
0:32   J.J. Barea missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:28   Team rebound  
0:25   Shooting foul on Dante Exum  
0:25 +1 J.J. Barea made 1st of 2 free throws 17-30
0:25 +1 J.J. Barea made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-30
0:00   Royce O'Neale missed floating jump shot  
0:00   Team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:43 +3 Dante Exum made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donovan Mitchell 18-33
11:19   Personal foul on Dante Exum  
11:19   5-second inbounding violation turnover  
10:55 +2 Royce O'Neale made driving layup, assist by Donovan Mitchell 18-35
10:49   Maxi Kleber missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:45   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
10:39 +2 Jae Crowder made reverse layup, assist by Royce O'Neale 18-37
10:25   Personal foul on Georges Niang  
10:14   Shooting foul on Royce O'Neale  
10:14   Team rebound  
10:14 +1 Wesley Matthews made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-37
10:03   Royce O'Neale missed layup  
10:02   Derrick Favors missed dunk  
10:01   Offensive rebound by Derrick Favors  
9:58   Derrick Favors missed dunk  
10:02   Offensive rebound by Derrick Favors  
9:57   Defensive rebound by Wesley Matthews  
9:54   Dennis Smith Jr. missed layup, blocked by Dante Exum  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
9:49   Georges Niang missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:37   Traveling violation turnover on Dennis Smith Jr.  
9:25 +2 Royce O'Neale made layup, assist by Dante Exum 19-39
9:09   Maxi Kleber missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:05   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
8:58   Dante Exum missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:53   Defensive rebound by Maxi Kleber  
8:48   Personal foul on Dante Exum  
8:35   Salah Mejri missed jump shot  
8:34   Team rebound  
8:34   Personal foul on Dorian Finney-Smith  
8:24   Derrick Favors missed jump shot  
8:21   Defensive rebound by Salah Mejri  
8:14   Dennis Smith Jr. missed fade-away jump shot  
8:13   Personal foul on Salah Mejri  
8:13   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
8:13 +1 Ricky Rubio made free throw 19-40
7:18 +2 Alec Burks made floating jump shot, assist by Ricky Rubio 21-44
7:18   Shooting foul on Dennis Smith Jr.  
7:09 +3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. jump shot 24-45
7:00   Personal foul on Luka Doncic  
6:51   Traveling violation turnover on Ricky Rubio  
6:40   Shooting foul on Georges Niang  
6:40 +1 Luka Doncic made free throw 27-45
6:34 +3 Alec Burks made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ricky Rubio 27-48
6:22   Shooting foul on Rudy Gobert  
6:22 +1 Wesley Matthews made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-48
6:15 +2 Alec Burks made layup, assist by Ricky Rubio 29-50
6:15 +1 Alec Burks made free throw 29-51
5:59   Harrison Barnes missed floating jump shot  
5:56   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
5:52   Double dribble turnover on Ricky Rubio  
5:40   Bad pass turnover on Harrison Barnes, stolen by Joe Ingles  
5:24 +2 Ricky Rubio made jump shot 29-53
5:05   Harrison Barnes missed hook shot  
5:03   Defensive rebound by Ricky Rubio  
4:59   Ricky Rubio missed driving layup, blocked by DeAndre Jordan  
4:56   Defensive rebound by Wesley Matthews  
4:50   Wesley Matthews missed floating jump shot  
4:46   Offensive rebound by Wesley Matthews  
4:43 +2 Jalen Brunson made reverse layup, assist by DeAndre Jordan 31-53
4:27 +2 Rudy Gobert made alley-oop shot, assist by Joe Ingles 31-55
4:09   Shooting foul on Joe Ingles  
4:09 +1 DeAndre Jordan made 1st of 2 free throws 32-55
4:09   DeAndre Jordan missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:06   Defensive rebound by Jae Crowder  
3:49 +3 Jae Crowder made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Joe Ingles 32-58
3:37 +3 Harrison Barnes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by DeAndre Jordan 35-58
3:27   Shooting foul on DeAndre Jordan  
3:27 +1 Rudy Gobert made 1st of 2 free throws 35-59
3:27   Rudy Gobert missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
3:25   Defensive rebound by Jalen Brunson  
3:14   Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:12   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
3:02   Bad pass turnover on Joe Ingles, stolen by Wesley Matthews  
3:00   Personal foul on Jae Crowder  
3:00 +1 Luka Doncic made 1st of 2 free throws 36-59
3:00 +1 Luka Doncic made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-59
2:48 +2 Donovan Mitchell made jump shot 37-61
2:36   Shooting foul on Donovan Mitchell  
2:36 +1 Wesley Matthews made 1st of 2 free throws 38-61
2:36 +1 Wesley Matthews made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-61
2:23   Joe Ingles missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:15   Luka Doncic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:05 +2 Wesley Matthews made finger-roll layup, assist by Jalen Brunson 41-61
1:34   Offensive foul on Salah Mejri  
1:34   Offensive foul on Salah Mejri  
1:23   Shooting foul on Salah Mejri  
1:23   Team rebound  
1:23   Rudy Gobert missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:23 +1 Rudy Gobert made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-64
1:06   Luka Doncic missed jump shot  
1:01   Offensive rebound by Maxi Kleber  
1:01   Maxi Kleber missed dunk  
1:00   Offensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
1:00 +2 Harrison Barnes made driving layup 43-64
0:54 +2 Rudy Gobert made alley-oop shot, assist by Ricky Rubio 43-66
0:39   Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:35   Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
0:30   Donovan Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:27   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
0:13   Shooting foul on Ricky Rubio  
0:13 +1 Harrison Barnes made 1st of 2 free throws 44-66
0:13 +1 Harrison Barnes made 2nd of 2 free throws 45-66
0:00 +2 Donovan Mitchell made driving dunk 45-68
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:46   Personal foul on Dennis Smith Jr.  
11:36   Shooting foul on Luka Doncic  
11:36   Team rebound  
11:36   Rudy Gobert missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:36   Rudy Gobert missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:33   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
11:15   Lost ball turnover on Luka Doncic, stolen by Joe Ingles  
11:12   Joe Ingles missed layup  
11:04   Offensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell  
11:04 +2 Donovan Mitchell made dunk 45-70
10:49   Offensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
10:46 +3 Dennis Smith Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Luka Doncic 48-70
10:25   Ricky Rubio missed driving layup  
10:23   Defensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
10:18 +3 Harrison Barnes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wesley Matthews 51-70
9:56 +3 Donovan Mitchell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rudy Gobert 51-73
9:38   Luka Doncic missed floating jump shot  
9:29   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
9:20   Out of bounds turnover on Donovan Mitchell  
9:08   Harrison Barnes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:04   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
8:57   Shooting foul on Harrison Barnes  
8:57   Team rebound  
8:57   Derrick Favors missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:55   Defensive rebound by Harrison Barnes  
8:39   Shooting foul on Ricky Rubio  
8:39 +1 DeAndre Jordan made 1st of 2 free throws 52-73
8:39 +1 DeAndre Jordan made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-73
8:22 +3 Donovan Mitchell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Joe Ingles 53-76
8:10   Traveling violation turnover on Dennis Smith Jr.  
7:58   Out of bounds turnover on Joe Ingles  
7:41 +2 Wesley Matthews made jump shot 55-76
7:20 +2 Luka Doncic made driving layup 57-76
7:09   Donovan Mitchell missed jump shot  
7:06   Defensive rebound by Wesley Matthews  
7:02 +3 Dennis Smith Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wesley Matthews 60-76
6:43   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
6:43 +1 Ricky Rubio made free throw 60-77
6:33 +2 Rudy Gobert made dunk, assist by Donovan Mitchell 60-79
6:10 +3 Luka Doncic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wesley Matthews 63-79
5:43   Ricky Rubio missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:39   Defensive rebound by Luka Doncic  
5:33   Personal foul on Jae Crowder  
5:25   Luka Doncic missed jump shot, blocked by Rudy Gobert  
5:21   Defensive rebound by Ricky Rubio  
5:17   Jae Crowder missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:14   Defensive rebound by Dennis Smith Jr.  
4:58   DeAndre Jordan missed layup, blocked by Rudy Gobert  
4:58   Defensive rebound by Joe Ingles  
4:51 +2 Jae Crowder made driving dunk, assist by Joe Ingles 63-81
4:51   Full timeout called  
4:35   Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert  
4:29 +3 Alec Burks made 3-pt. jump shot 63-84
4:15   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
4:15   Dennis Smith Jr. missed free throw  
4:15   Team rebound  
4:10   Personal foul on Alec Burks  
4:03   Wesley Matthews missed floating jump shot  
4:01   Offensive rebound by DeAndre Jordan  
4:01   Shooting foul on Rudy Gobert  
4:01 +1 DeAndre Jordan made 1st of 2 free throws 64-84
3:37 +3 Alec Burks made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Rudy Gobert 65-87
3:27   Shooting foul on Royce O'Neale  
3:27