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Mitchell returns, carries Jazz to 101-91 victory over Nets

NEW YORK (AP) Donovan Mitchell is back and Kyle Korver is on the way.

Things certainly looked much better for the struggling Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.

Mitchell returned from a two-game absence with 29 points, taking over down the stretch and leading the Jazz to a 101-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Mitchell scored 12 points in the final 5:42 to help Utah seize control of a close game. He showed no effects from his bruised ribs and shook off news of a trade shortly before the game that sent teammate Alec Burks to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the deal for Korver.

''I think it was tough for me. I was just kind of like, `Whoa!' It took me by surprise,'' Mitchell said. ''But you know, I think we did a good job of not letting that affect us on the floor. I think we stayed focused with the task at hand. But I missed my guy, for sure.''

Rudy Gobert had 23 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Jazz, who bounced back from a miserable performance in their last game without Mitchell, a 121-88 home loss to Indiana on Monday. They had dropped four of five and took a while to get going Wednesday but thrived at the end thanks to Mitchell, who scored mostly on drives into the lane and nailed a 3-pointer that made it 93-89.

Utah outscored Brooklyn 31-13 in the fourth quarter.

''We got stops,'' Gobert said. ''Everyone was locked in, everyone was communicating and when we get stops we can score on the other end, and that's what we did.''

The Jazz agreed to the Korver deal just before the game, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Utah entered 29th in the NBA in 3-point shooting at 31.9 percent and Korver, fourth in NBA history in 3-pointers made, should certainly improve that area.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points off the bench for the Nets, who dropped their season-high fourth straight. D'Angelo Russell was 6 of 25 for 14 points.

''I think they had a great scouting report against us, whatever it was. I'll watch the film,'' Russell said. ''But I think they did a great job staying attached to our shooters and being in the right place in rotations.''

The Nets missed their first six shots and the Jazz their first five, and it took a while before either heated up. Brooklyn started 4 for 19 but trailed only 17-16 after one quarter.

Both teams did score 26 in the second, leaving Utah up 43-42 at halftime. The Nets opened an 11-point lead in the third quarter but it was mostly all Mitchell and the Jazz in the fourth.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Ricky Rubio was 0 for 9 from the field, scoring six points. ... Joe Ingles made his 530th 3-pointer, tying Darrell Griffith for fourth on Utah's career list. Ingles will soon catch Bryon Russell (540) for third but remains far behind John Stockton (845) and Gordon Hayward (689).

Nets: Jarrett Allen had 14 points and 10 rebounds for his eighth double-double in 20 games this season, doubling his total from his rookie season, when he played in 72 games. ... Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points and a season-high 11 rebounds for his first double-double. ... The Nets are 0-3 on a four-game homestand.

DETAILS OF THE DEAL

In exchange for Korver, the Jazz dealt guard Alec Burks along with two future second-round draft picks to the Cavaliers, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the swap had to be approved by the NBA. The 37-year-old Korver played for Utah from 2007-10.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Visit Charlotte on Friday.

Nets: Host Memphis on Friday.

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AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report.

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Key Players
R. Gobert
27 C
D. Russell
1 PG
28.0 Min. Per Game 28.0
17.8 Pts. Per Game 17.8
5.5 Ast. Per Game 5.5
4.0 Reb. Per Game 4.0
69.9 Field Goal % 41.0
69.8 Three Point % 42.1
58.3 Free Throw % 76.5
  Defensive rebound by Joe Ingles 0:17
  D'Angelo Russell missed driving layup 0:19
  Defensive rebound by Allen Crabbe 0:24
  Donovan Mitchell missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:28
+ 1 Donovan Mitchell made 1st of 2 free throws 0:28
  Personal foul on Spencer Dinwiddie 0:28
  Defensive rebound by Donovan Mitchell 0:28
  Allen Crabbe missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:31
  Defensive rebound by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 0:34
  Rudy Gobert missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:34
+ 1 Rudy Gobert made 1st of 2 free throws 0:34
Team Stats
Points 101 91
Field Goals 39-82 (47.6%) 30-86 (34.9%)
3-Pointers 9-28 (32.1%) 11-30 (36.7%)
Free Throws 14-21 (66.7%) 20-28 (71.4%)
Total Rebounds 56 58
Offensive 8 14
Defensive 40 34
Team 8 10
Assists 17 11
Steals 10 12
Blocks 6 5
Turnovers 19 20
Fouls 25 20
Technicals 0 0
23 PTS, 16 REB, 3 AST
14 PTS, 5 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Jazz 10-12 17262731101
home team logo Nets 8-14 1626361391
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 10-12 107.0 PPG 42.8 RPG 24.1 APG
home team logo Nets 8-14 108.7 PPG 45.5 RPG 22.5 APG
Key Players
D. Mitchell SG 20.9 PPG 2.9 RPG 3.4 APG 42.5 FG%
S. Dinwiddie PG 16.1 PPG 2.5 RPG 4.9 APG 46.7 FG%
Top Scorers
D. Mitchell SG 29 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
S. Dinwiddie PG 18 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
47.6 FG% 34.9
32.1 3PT FG% 36.7
66.7 FT% 71.4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 36 29 5 1 4 0 4 4 12/24 2/8 3/4 0 5 36 +5
R. Gobert 33 23 16 3 1 4 1 3 10/14 0/0 3/9 6 10 49 +17
D. Favors 24 9 10 0 0 1 0 3 4/6 1/1 0/0 1 9 20 -8
J. Ingles 35 7 7 5 2 0 4 3 3/8 1/4 0/0 0 7 22 +18
R. Rubio 32 6 3 4 0 0 2 2 0/9 0/5 6/6 0 3 15 +13
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 36 29 5 1 4 0 4 4 12/24 2/8 3/4 0 5 36 +5
R. Gobert 33 23 16 3 1 4 1 3 10/14 0/0 3/9 6 10 49 +17
D. Favors 24 9 10 0 0 1 0 3 4/6 1/1 0/0 1 9 20 -8
J. Ingles 35 7 7 5 2 0 4 3 3/8 1/4 0/0 0 7 22 +18
R. Rubio 32 6 3 4 0 0 2 2 0/9 0/5 6/6 0 3 15 +13
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. O'Neale 29 13 4 0 1 0 0 2 5/6 3/3 0/0 0 4 18 +7
R. Neto 15 11 3 2 0 0 2 1 4/8 1/3 2/2 1 2 16 -1
J. Crowder 23 3 0 1 1 1 3 4 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 0 4 -2
G. Niang 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 0 0 -5
D. Exum 6 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 +6
T. Sefolosha - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Burks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Udoh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 101 48 17 10 6 19 25 39/82 9/28 14/21 8 40 180 +50
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Hollis-Jefferson 28 14 11 1 1 0 3 2 6/13 0/1 2/4 3 8 25 -9
D. Russell 35 14 5 7 3 0 4 2 6/25 2/6 0/0 1 4 32 -13
J. Allen 29 14 10 1 0 0 1 1 3/6 0/0 8/11 5 5 25 -7
A. Crabbe 25 9 3 0 1 1 3 0 3/10 3/7 0/0 1 2 11 -4
J. Harris 29 8 2 2 3 0 0 1 2/4 2/4 2/2 0 2 17 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Hollis-Jefferson 28 14 11 1 1 0 3 2 6/13 0/1 2/4 3 8 25 -9
D. Russell 35 14 5 7 3 0 4 2 6/25 2/6 0/0 1 4 32 -13
J. Allen 29 14 10 1 0 0 1 1 3/6 0/0 8/11 5 5 25 -7
A. Crabbe 25 9 3 0 1 1 3 0 3/10 3/7 0/0 1 2 11 -4
J. Harris 29 8 2 2 3 0 0 1 2/4 2/4 2/2 0 2 17 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Dinwiddie 21 18 3 0 0 2 2 6 5/11 2/6 6/7 0 3 21 -15
S. Napier 16 10 0 0 2 1 3 3 3/7 2/3 2/2 0 0 10 +5
D. Carroll 19 2 3 0 0 0 2 3 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 2 3 0
E. Davis 16 2 10 0 1 1 1 1 1/5 0/0 0/2 3 7 13 +2
J. Dudley 18 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 1 1 -1
K. Faried - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. LeVert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Pinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Graham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Musa - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Kurucs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 91 48 11 12 5 20 20 30/86 11/30 20/28 14 34 158 -50