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Jazz rally in 4th quarter, edge Spurs for 10th straight win

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Donovan Mitchell found his shooting touch at the right time for the Utah Jazz.

Mitchell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead jumper with 39.2 seconds left, and Utah extended its NBA-best winning streak to 10 games with a 101-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

Mitchell was just 9 for 28 from the field, but he delivered down the stretch. The rookie guard scored eight of Utah's final nine points over the last 2:54 of the game. He hit a pair of go-ahead baskets and a free throw to give the Jazz the lead in the final minute after they trailed by as many as 13 points during the fourth quarter.

''You can't think about the misses, that's the biggest thing,'' Mitchell said. ''I was continuing to stay locked in and just stay focused and understand the shots eventually were going to fall. Fortunately, they did.''

Joe Ingles added 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Utah. Derrick Favors had 19 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.

The Jazz (29-28) moved above .500 for the first time in more than two months. Defense played a big role in their latest victory.

Favors blocked a pair of shots in the final minute. San Antonio was unable to get a shot off after getting the ball back with 16.7 seconds left.

Kyle Anderson scored 16 points and Pau Gasol had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who lost to Utah for the third time this season.

''We were in the lead for most of the second half,'' Gasol said. ''We just couldn't finish it. We had some bad possessions offensively that led to opportunities for them.''

San Antonio went ahead 83-70 on a jumper by Bryn Forbes with 9:29 remaining. The Jazz chipped away before Ingles and Mitchell hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie it at 87 with 4:53 left. The teams traded baskets from there until Mitchell sealed it in the final minute.

Utah used a 20-4 run in the second quarter to take its largest first-half lead at 54-42. San Antonio cut its deficit in half before halftime on layups by Gasol and Anderson.

In the third quarter, the Spurs used an 11-1 run to go back in front. Davis Bertans buried a 3-pointer to put San Antonio up 66-61.

The Jazz made 11 of 19 shots (57.9 percent) in the second quarter and just 4 of 22 attempts (18.2 percent) in the third.

''This is one of those games you're fortunate to win,'' Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. ''You have to catch some breaks. We just continued to compete. That's really all it comes down to. When you do that, you put yourself in a position to catch a break.''

TIP-INS

Spurs: F LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right knee) did not play. Aldridge leads San Antonio in scoring and rebounding. ... The Spurs outscored the Jazz 54-40 in the paint. ... Gasol recorded his 12th double-double of the season.

Jazz: G Ricky Rubio (left hip soreness) missed his second consecutive game. ... Ingles scored 10 of Utah's first 15 points. He set a career high in scoring in each of the previous two Jazz victories. ... F Jae Crowder finished with 14 points in his first home game since he came over from Cleveland in a trade.

FAVORS FINISHES

Utah's Rudy Gobert found himself in an unusual spot in the final minutes. Gobert played just six minutes in the fourth quarter and watched from the bench while Favors finished out the game.

Gobert had 10 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 31 minutes. But Snyder decided to ride the hot hand down the stretch. Favors totaled eight points, five rebounds and two blocks in six minutes in the fourth. He had back-to-back layups that helped the Jazz keep pace when the Spurs tried to pull away.

Snyder asked Gobert if he wanted to go back in the game at one point, but the Jazz center deferred to Favors. He did appreciate being consulted about the crunch-time decision.

''I don't know if there's a lot of coach-player relationships like we have,'' Gobert said. ''He trusted me from the beginning, so I trust him too.''

OUTSIDE SHOOTING WOES

San Antonio hung tough while playing short-handed because of injuries. But the Spurs were hurt by a rough night on the perimeter, going 6 for 25 from 3-point range.

''We just have to figure out a way to win,'' guard Tony Parker said. ''We were up 13. We had a good chance, but we didn't make the shots in the end.''

UP NEXT

Spurs: Travel to Denver to face the Nuggets on Tuesday.

Jazz: Host the Suns on Wednesday.

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Key Players
P. Gasol
16 PF
J. Crowder
99 PF
25.4 Min. Per Game 25.4
8.7 Pts. Per Game 8.7
1.1 Ast. Per Game 1.1
3.3 Reb. Per Game 3.3
46.4 Field Goal % 41.7
46.3 Three Point % 42.1
77.9 Free Throw % 84.7
  Team rebound 0:00
  Manu Ginobili missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
  Defensive rebound by Pau Gasol 0:16
  Donovan Mitchell missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:17
+ 1 Donovan Mitchell made 1st of 2 free throws 0:17
  Personal foul on Kyle Anderson 0:17
  Bad pass turnover on Manu Ginobili, stolen by Derrick Favors 0:22
+ 2 Donovan Mitchell made jump shot 0:39
+ 1 Kyle Anderson made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:47
+ 1 Kyle Anderson made 1st of 2 free throws 0:47
  Personal foul on Joe Ingles 0:47
Team Stats
Points 99 101
Field Goals 38-85 (44.7%) 35-84 (41.7%)
3-Pointers 6-25 (24.0%) 11-24 (45.8%)
Free Throws 17-25 (68.0%) 20-30 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 57 57
Offensive 8 9
Defensive 37 34
Team 12 14
Assists 22 15
Steals 5 7
Blocks 8 5
Turnovers 11 9
Fouls 24 24
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 15 REB, 6 AST
25 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Spurs 35-23 2226292299
home team logo Jazz 29-28 25291532101
Team Stats
away team logo Spurs 35-23 110.8 PPG 44.4 RPG 24.0 APG
home team logo Jazz 29-28 107.4 PPG 43.2 RPG 24.5 APG
Key Players
K. Anderson SF PPG RPG APG FG%
D. Mitchell SG 20.8 PPG 3.0 RPG 3.2 APG 42.8 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Anderson SF 16 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
D. Mitchell SG 25 PTS 7 REB 5 AST
44.7 FG% 41.7
24.0 3PT FG% 45.8
68.0 FT% 66.7
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Anderson 34 16 5 3 0 1 4 2 5/12 0/3 6/8 1 4 24 -14
P. Gasol 33 15 15 6 1 2 1 3 6/14 0/2 3/4 3 12 44 -4
D. Green 30 13 5 0 0 2 0 5 4/9 3/5 2/2 2 3 20 +9
D. Bertans 28 12 4 0 1 3 0 4 5/8 2/4 0/0 0 4 20 -4
D. Murray 28 12 4 4 1 0 1 2 6/14 0/1 0/0 1 3 24 -4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Anderson 34 16 5 3 0 1 4 2 5/12 0/3 6/8 1 4 24 -14
P. Gasol 33 15 15 6 1 2 1 3 6/14 0/2 3/4 3 12 44 -4
D. Green 30 13 5 0 0 2 0 5 4/9 3/5 2/2 2 3 20 +9
D. Bertans 28 12 4 0 1 3 0 4 5/8 2/4 0/0 0 4 20 -4
D. Murray 28 12 4 4 1 0 1 2 6/14 0/1 0/0 1 3 24 -4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Lauvergne 14 10 5 2 0 0 1 3 4/5 0/0 2/2 1 4 18 +2
M. Ginobili 22 9 3 2 2 0 3 2 3/10 1/5 2/4 0 3 15 +2
B. Forbes 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3/5 0/2 0/0 0 0 6 -4
T. Parker 16 6 4 1 0 0 1 0 2/5 0/0 2/4 0 4 11 +6
P. Mills 21 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0/3 0/3 0/1 0 0 8 +1
L. Aldridge - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Gay - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Leonard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hilliard - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Paul - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Costello - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 99 45 22 5 8 11 24 38/85 6/25 17/25 8 37 190 -10
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 38 25 7 5 3 0 1 4 9/28 3/9 4/6 0 7 44 +6
J. Ingles 38 20 7 5 1 0 2 4 7/13 4/6 2/2 0 7 36 +8
D. Favors 25 19 7 0 1 3 0 1 6/9 0/1 7/10 4 3 30 -8
R. Gobert 31 10 12 2 2 2 2 2 4/9 0/0 2/5 4 8 28 +4
R. O'Neale 38 8 3 0 0 0 1 2 3/6 0/1 2/3 1 2 10 +8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Mitchell 38 25 7 5 3 0 1 4 9/28 3/9 4/6 0 7 44 +6
J. Ingles 38 20 7 5 1 0 2 4 7/13 4/6 2/2 0 7 36 +8
D. Favors 25 19 7 0 1 3 0 1 6/9 0/1 7/10 4 3 30 -8
R. Gobert 31 10 12 2 2 2 2 2 4/9 0/0 2/5 4 8 28 +4
R. O'Neale 38 8 3 0 0 0 1 2 3/6 0/1 2/3 1 2 10 +8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Crowder 33 14 3 1 0 0 2 4 4/11 3/5 3/4 0 3 17 +4
J. Jerebko 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1/2 1/1 0/0 0 1 4 -7
R. Neto 17 2 0 2 0 0 1 4 1/5 0/1 0/0 0 0 5 -4
A. Burks 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 2 -2
E. Udoh 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 +1
T. Sefolosha - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Rubio - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Niang - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. McCree - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 237 101 43 15 7 5 9 24 35/84 11/24 20/30 9 34 177 +10