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Jazz overwhelm Clippers in 4th quarter to win 126-107

LOS ANGELES (AP) In a matchup of injury-riddled teams, the Utah Jazz had more depth and made it matter.

Alec Burks scored a season-high 28 points off the bench and the Jazz went on a 22-4 run early in the fourth quarter Thursday night to turn a one-point advantage into a 126-107 victory over the worn-out Los Angeles Clippers.

''Our defense was awful in the first half,'' Utah coach Quin Snyder said. ''I think we got pleased with ourselves because we were scoring, and then wouldn't guard. I thought in the second half we dug in a little bit.''

It was the fourth consecutive victory for the Jazz, who were without four injured players - including starting center Rudy Gobert and leading scorer Rodney Hood.

Still, seven Utah players scored in double figures. Rookie guard Donovan Mitchell had 24 points and six assists.

''I think we're just scratching the surface with how good we can be,'' said Jonas Jerebko, who added 14 points.

The Clippers played without four starters. Austin Rivers led Los Angeles with 25 points, but only seven after the first half. Lou Williams had 20.

''Lou and Austin were gassed a little bit and it's tough when they had the ball the entire time,'' coach Doc Rivers said.

Utah ended up outscoring the Clippers 32-20 in the fourth quarter. Jazz reserves outscored their Los Angeles counterparts 49-30.

''They're trying,'' Snyder said. ''The Clippers are in a tough spot right now. We play these games and we're depleted, but they're in a tough spot. You feel for them, but we came out to play.''

DeAndre Jordan at center is the Clippers' lone healthy starter. He finished with eight points and a game-high 16 rebounds.

''Nobody is going to feel sorry for us,'' Jordan said. ''The NBA is full of injuries. We just have to play and figure out a way.''

TIP-INS

Jazz: With Hood sidelined by a sore left ankle, Utah listed four players out on its daily injury report, including Gobert (bruised tibia), Joe Johnson (wrist tendon instability) and Dante Exum (shoulder surgery). ''We've got our work cut out for us, there's no secret there,'' Snyder said. ''You may not be able to push through at a high level in terms of wins and losses, but you just compete. That's all you can do.''

Clippers: Los Angeles' injury situation is even worse. The Clippers are missing starters Blake Griffin (MCL sprain), Patrick Beverley (knee surgery), Danilo Gallinari (sprained ankle) and Milos Teodosic (plantar fascia). ''Everybody just needs to do their job, play their role. The games won't be 30-30, I guarantee you. Someone's going to make some shots,'' Rivers said.

GETTING DEFENSIVE

Despite scoring 126 points, the Jazz pointed to improved defense in the second half for turning a tight game into an easy win.

''We came out in the second half and played with a lot more energy, especially on the defensive end,'' said Derrick Favors, who had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Still, the Clippers shot 54.3 percent overall.

UP THE TEMPO

The Jazz were a more methodical team when they played the Clippers in October and lost 102-84. Utah ran more on Thursday and had 12 points off its fast break.

''It starts with (Snyder) and the way he wants to play, and the players we have,'' Jerebko said. ''We have all unselfish guys who know how to pass the ball and how to move the ball, so it's fun to play.''

UP NEXT

Jazz: Return home Friday to play the Pelicans. Utah is 18-8 in Salt Lake City against New Orleans.

Clippers: Travel to Dallas to face the Mavericks on Saturday. Los Angeles has won eight of the last 12 meetings.

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Key Players
R. Hood
5 G
L. Williams
23 G
28.8 Min. Per Game 28.8
18.6 Pts. Per Game 18.6
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
2.7 Reb. Per Game 2.7
41.9 Field Goal % 45.5
41.9 Three Point % 45.5
92.0 Free Throw % 89.7
+ 3 Jamil Wilson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jawun Evans 0:13
  Defensive rebound by Jamil Wilson 0:23
  Ekpe Udoh missed layup 0:25
  Bad pass turnover on Jamil Wilson, stolen by Royce O'Neale 0:29
+ 2 Ekpe Udoh made layup, assist by Tony Bradley 0:44
  Offensive rebound by Royce O'Neale 0:58
  Tony Bradley missed jump shot 1:00
  Team rebound 1:04
  Nate Wolters missed floating jump shot, blocked by Brice Johnson 1:04
+ 1 C.J. Williams made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:23
  Team rebound 1:23
Team Stats
Points 126 107
Field Goals 49-85 (57.6%) 38-70 (54.3%)
3-Pointers 17-35 (48.6%) 10-29 (34.5%)
Free Throws 11-14 (78.6%) 21-30 (70.0%)
Total Rebounds 38 42
Offensive 10 10
Defensive 23 26
Team 5 6
Assists 38 23
Steals 13 8
Blocks 2 6
Turnovers 13 19
Fouls 20 16
Technicals 0 1
28 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
25 PTS, 6 AST
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away team logo Jazz 11-11 26353332126
home team logo Clippers 8-12 27342620107
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 11-11 102.4 PPG 45 RPG 20.3 APG
home team logo Clippers 8-12 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
A. Burks G 7.7 PPG 3.0 RPG 1.0 APG 41.1 FG%
A. Rivers G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
A. Burks G 28 PTS 7 REB 5 AST
A. Rivers G 25 PTS 0 REB 6 AST
57.6 FG% 54.3
48.6 3PT FG% 34.5
78.6 FT% 70.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 36 24 0 6 1 0 2 2 9/16 5/10 1/1 0 0 35 +13
R. Rubio 27 15 3 6 2 0 3 3 5/9 2/3 3/4 0 3 29 -3
J. Jerebko 25 14 2 3 0 0 1 3 6/8 2/4 0/0 1 1 21 +5
D. Favors 27 12 12 4 1 0 2 2 5/8 0/0 2/3 7 5 31 +7
J. Ingles 26 12 0 6 1 0 1 2 4/10 3/9 1/2 0 0 24 +2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 36 24 0 6 1 0 2 2 9/16 5/10 1/1 0 0 35 +13
R. Rubio 27 15 3 6 2 0 3 3 5/9 2/3 3/4 0 3 29 -3
J. Jerebko 25 14 2 3 0 0 1 3 6/8 2/4 0/0 1 1 21 +5
D. Favors 27 12 12 4 1 0 2 2 5/8 0/0 2/3 7 5 31 +7
J. Ingles 26 12 0 6 1 0 1 2 4/10 3/9 1/2 0 0 24 +2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Burks 29 28 7 5 3 1 2 3 11/17 4/6 2/2 0 7 47 +30
T. Sefolosha 22 15 2 1 1 0 2 1 6/10 1/2 2/2 0 2 18 +14
E. Udoh 20 4 2 1 1 1 0 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 1 1 10 +12
R. O'Neale 21 2 5 5 3 0 0 3 1/2 0/1 0/0 1 4 20 +17
N. Wolters 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -1
T. Bradley 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -1
R. Gobert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Neto - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Griffin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Hood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 126 33 38 13 2 13 20 49/85 17/35 11/14 10 23 237 +95
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Rivers 35 25 0 6 1 0 2 3 9/16 3/7 4/4 0 0 36 -14
L. Williams 36 20 2 5 1 1 2 0 6/14 3/7 5/6 0 2 32 -5
M. Harrell 20 13 3 3 0 0 3 1 5/5 0/0 3/4 1 2 19 +5
W. Johnson 32 11 3 0 2 2 3 3 5/10 0/5 1/1 1 2 15 -7
D. Jordan 30 8 16 3 0 0 3 3 3/5 0/0 2/5 6 10 27 -9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
A. Rivers 35 25 0 6 1 0 2 3 9/16 3/7 4/4 0 0 36 -14
L. Williams 36 20 2 5 1 1 2 0 6/14 3/7 5/6 0 2 32 -5
M. Harrell 20 13 3 3 0 0 3 1 5/5 0/0 3/4 1 2 19 +5
W. Johnson 32 11 3 0 2 2 3 3 5/10 0/5 1/1 1 2 15 -7
D. Jordan 30 8 16 3 0 0 3 3 3/5 0/0 2/5 6 10 27 -9
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Dekker 20 7 1 0 2 0 2 1 2/6 1/4 2/4 1 0 8 -16
J. Wilson 4 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2/3 2/3 0/0 0 1 6 -1
W. Reed 13 5 5 2 0 1 0 2 1/2 0/0 3/4 1 4 15 -10
C. Williams 18 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 2/3 0/1 1/2 0 2 10 -24
J. Evans 11 4 2 2 2 1 1 3 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 2 12 -9
S. Thornwell 11 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 1 3 -5
B. Johnson 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 1 0
D. Gallinari - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Beverley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Griffin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Teodosic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 107 36 23 8 6 19 16 38/70 10/29 21/30 10 26 184 -95