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Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Hornets in Korver's debut

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Charlotte packed the paint, and Utah took advantage.

Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off the Hornets 119-111 on Friday night.

Kyle Korver made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in his debut with the Jazz, who acquired the veteran from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Jae Crowder, Korver's former teammate in Cleveland, added 24 points off the bench for Utah, including six 3s.

''We just took what they gave us,'' Crowder said of the open looks. ''(But) I was surprised. I'm not gonna lie.''

The Hornets got within six points with just over nine minutes left in the game, but Korver hit a pair of 3s to help hold them off.

''We were right there,'' Hornets coach James Borrego said. ''We just couldn't get over the hump tonight.''

Charlotte's biggest concern going into the game was controlling the paint. The Hornets did well inside - scoring 70 points to Utah's 46 - but couldn't shut down the long-range game.

''This was not a team that was thriving at the 3-point line,'' Borrego said. ''They made 18. We made nine. So what they didn't get at the inside they made up for at the 3-point line. Give them credit, they moved us around from the start.''

Charlotte clawed back late in the first half, mostly behind star Kemba Walker and veteran Tony Parker, and tied the game for the first time midway through the third period on a three-point play by guard Jeremy Lamb.

But Utah kept hitting 3s.

Joe Ingles made a 24-footer, Mitchell hit a 27-footer and Crowder connected on a 25-footer during a 90-second stretch late in the third period to get the lead back to 13.

''We had a lot of great looks tonight,'' Korver said. ''It's just kind of the way basketball goes. You see one go down, then it snowballs. Obviously, Rudy put a ton of pressure on the basket. But we have great guards who are capable of making plays.''

Utah took its biggest lead at the start of the second period, a 16-point advantage, behind 10 points from Mitchell and eight from Crowder.

Walker finished with 21 points and seven rebounds, and Lamb had a season-high 24 points for the Hornets. Parker finished with 20 points and nine assists and Marvin Williams added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Went 5 of 11 on 3-pointers in the first quarter to build a 33-19 lead.

Hornets: Charlotte was without starter Cody Zeller most of the game. The center left in the second quarter with a left rib contusion and didn't return. ... Lamb has scored at least 18 points in eight of his last nine games.

WELCOME BACK

This was the annual return to North Carolina for Jazz coach Quin Snyder, who played at Duke. The Blue Devils went to the Final Four three times in Snyder's four seasons.

BACK AND FORTH

The Jazz and Hornets have split their two-game season series in each of the past four years, with the home team prevailing in all eight of those games. Utah will have a chance to sweep this season's series when it hosts the Hornets on April 1.

UP NEXT

Jazz: At Miami on Sunday night.

Hornets: Host New Orleans on Sunday.

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Key Players
R. Gobert
27 C
K. Walker
15 PG
35.0 Min. Per Game 35.0
27.4 Pts. Per Game 27.4
6.3 Ast. Per Game 6.3
4.3 Reb. Per Game 4.3
69.7 Field Goal % 44.7
69.9 Three Point % 44.0
58.7 Free Throw % 82.5
+ 3 Marvin Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tony Parker 0:17
  Bad pass turnover on Jae Crowder, stolen by Marvin Williams 0:24
  Bad pass turnover on Jeremy Lamb, stolen by Joe Ingles 0:43
  Defensive rebound by Marvin Williams 0:47
  Rudy Gobert missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:51
+ 1 Rudy Gobert made 1st of 2 free throws 0:51
  Personal foul on Jeremy Lamb 0:51
  Defensive rebound by Rudy Gobert 0:51
  Jeremy Lamb missed driving layup 0:52
+ 2 Ricky Rubio made layup, assist by Joe Ingles 1:01
  Bad pass turnover on Tony Parker, stolen by Joe Ingles 1:05
Team Stats
Points 119 111
Field Goals 44-81 (54.3%) 47-95 (49.5%)
3-Pointers 18-40 (45.0%) 9-28 (32.1%)
Free Throws 13-18 (72.2%) 8-13 (61.5%)
Total Rebounds 48 47
Offensive 6 7
Defensive 35 31
Team 7 9
Assists 32 19
Steals 5 8
Blocks 5 3
Turnovers 14 8
Fouls 13 17
Technicals 0 0
30 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST
20 PTS, 1 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Jazz 11-12 33243428119
home team logo Hornets 11-11 19343028111
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 11-12 97.8 PPG 47.2 RPG 23.0 APG
home team logo Hornets 11-11 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
D. Mitchell SG 21.4 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.2 APG 32.1 FG%
J. Lamb SG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Mitchell SG 30 PTS 6 REB 6 AST
J. Lamb SG 24 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
54.3 FG% 49.5
45.0 3PT FG% 32.1
72.2 FT% 61.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 30 6 6 12/22 2/7 4/5 0 33 1 0 3 1 5 +6 46
R. Gobert 20 17 2 8/12 0/0 4/6 5 38 0 4 2 2 15 +11 43
R. Rubio 13 4 6 5/11 2/6 1/2 3 33 1 0 2 0 4 +13 28
D. Favors 6 6 2 2/3 0/0 2/3 0 19 0 0 0 2 4 +1 16
J. Ingles 6 1 4 2/7 2/6 0/0 3 24 3 0 1 0 1 +12 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Mitchell 30 6 6 12/22 2/7 4/5 0 33 1 0 3 1 5 +6 46
R. Gobert 20 17 2 8/12 0/0 4/6 5 38 0 4 2 2 15 +11 43
R. Rubio 13 4 6 5/11 2/6 1/2 3 33 1 0 2 0 4 +13 28
D. Favors 6 6 2 2/3 0/0 2/3 0 19 0 0 0 2 4 +1 16
J. Ingles 6 1 4 2/7 2/6 0/0 3 24 3 0 1 0 1 +12 17
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Crowder 24 2 7 8/13 6/10 2/2 1 33 0 0 2 1 1 +7 38
K. Korver 14 2 1 5/7 4/6 0/0 0 21 0 1 1 0 2 +3 18
R. O'Neale 3 3 1 1/5 1/4 0/0 0 24 0 0 0 0 3 -8 8
R. Neto 3 0 3 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 8 0 0 2 0 0 -2 7
T. Sefolosha 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 -3 -1
E. Udoh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Mitrou-Long - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Niang - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Bradley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 119 41 32 44/81 18/40 13/18 13 236 5 5 14 6 35 +40 220
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Lamb 24 5 1 10/18 2/3 2/3 4 38 2 1 1 1 4 -4 33
K. Walker 21 7 4 9/17 1/6 2/5 2 36 1 0 3 0 7 -17 34
M. Williams 15 11 2 5/13 3/8 2/2 1 32 1 0 1 2 9 +1 30
N. Batum 6 3 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 2 31 1 1 0 0 3 -9 11
C. Zeller 0 2 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 1 1 1 1 -6 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Lamb 24 5 1 10/18 2/3 2/3 4 38 2 1 1 1 4 -4 33
K. Walker 21 7 4 9/17 1/6 2/5 2 36 1 0 3 0 7 -17 34
M. Williams 15 11 2 5/13 3/8 2/2 1 32 1 0 1 2 9 +1 30
N. Batum 6 3 0 3/5 0/0 0/0 2 31 1 1 0 0 3 -9 11
C. Zeller 0 2 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 7 0 1 1 1 1 -6 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
T. Parker 20 1 9 9/17 0/2 2/3 1 32 1 0 1 0 1 +2 39
M. Bridges 12 4 2 5/9 2/4 0/0 1 15 1 0 0 2 2 +7 21
M. Kidd-Gilchrist 11 2 0 5/6 1/1 0/0 3 23 0 0 0 0 2 -7 13
M. Monk 2 0 0 1/4 0/2 0/0 2 5 0 0 1 0 0 -1 1
F. Kaminsky 0 3 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 0 15 1 0 0 1 2 -9 6
D. Graham 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 +3 0
B. Biyombo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Chealey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Macura - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
W. Hernangomez - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bacon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 111 38 19 47/95 9/28 8/13 17 235 8 3 8 7 31 -40 190