Gobert leads Jazz to 114-83 romp over Bulls
CHICAGO (AP) — The Jazz got a slap in the face a couple nights earlier and answered with quite a punch.
Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Utah rolled to one of its most lopsided...
Mitchell scores 30, Jazz pound Knicks 137-116
NEW YORK (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles poured in shots from the outside and Rudy Gobert couldn't miss from inside.
The Utah Jazz are making the game look easy, and there was nothing...
Mitchell, Jazz beat Suns 116-88
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz put away the Phoenix Suns with one impressive finish.
Mitchell scored 21 points and Joe Ingles had a career-high 11 assists, leading the Jazz to a 116-88 victory over the lowly Suns on Wednesday night.
"Our communication picked up a lot in the second half," Mitchell said. "That really propelled us to get out in transition. Obviously, hitting shots helps, but we were really doing well on communicating well defensively."
Timberwolves F Gibson fined $25,000 by NBA
NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for aggressively pursuing and directing an obscene gesture toward an official.
NBA executive Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the punishment on Saturday.
Jazz dominate from perimeter, top Nuggets 114-108
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Once Utah got warmed up on the perimeter, Denver couldn't do anything to cool the Jazz.
The long-distance barrage kept the Nuggets on their heels for the better part of four quarters and allowed Utah to scratch out a 114-108 win Wednesday night. Utah made 13 3-pointers before halftime - a franchise record for any half - and finished 19-of-46 (.413) from 3-point range.
Mitchell dominates, Jazz beat Lakers 113-95
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz played without point guards Ricky Rubio, Dante Exum and Raul Neto because of injuries, and it was no big deal.
Not with Donovan Mitchell showing off his ball-handling skills.
Mitchell had 33 points and a career-high nine assists, helping Utah beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-95 on Friday night. The second-year guard helped make up for his missing teammates with a flurry of game-changing plays on both ends of the court.
Ingles, Gobert help Jazz edge Warriors 108-103
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing strong defense has typically proven to be a winning formula for Utah. Getting to that point has taken more turns and detours than the Jazz anticipated this season.
Beating the defending NBA champions offers evidence that Utah is finally finding the defensive form the team and its fans took for granted at the end of last season.
Jazz overcome Gobert’s quick ejection, rout Rockets 118-91
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derrick Favors had 24 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to help the Utah Jazz overcome Rudy Gobert's quick ejection and coast to a 118-91 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.
Joe Ingles added 18 points and six rebounds for the Jazz. Utah (13-13) won for the fourth time in five games to climb back to .500.
Mitchell nets 20, Gobert adds 18 as Jazz beat Spurs 139-105
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kyle Korver is back, and suddenly the Utah Jazz are sinking shots.
"His confidence is contagious," Donovan Mitchell said. "His presence just gives us spacing and helps everybody."
Mitchell scored 20 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the San Antonio Spurs 139-105 on Tuesday night.
Rubio gets Jazz off and running in 133-112 win over Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A little film study went a long way for Ricky Rubio and helped Utah keep its long winning streak in Sacramento going.
Even with leading scorer Donovan Mitchell sitting out with bruised ribs.
Rubio scored 23 of his 27 points in the first half, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 15 rebounds and the Jazz beat the Kings 133-112 on Sunday.
Ingles scores 19, Gobert has 15 as Jazz beat Grizzlies 96-88
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joe Ingles packaged 19 points and four stitches in a rough and tumble battle with Memphis that ultimately earned the Utah Jazz their third straight victory.
Rudy Gobert added 15 points and 16 rebounds for Utah as the Jazz avenged a couple of early-season home losses to Memphis with a 96-88 win over the Grizzlies on Monday night.
Jazz beat Celtics 123-115 in Hayward’s return to Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward got a cold reception in Utah. He was booed every time he touched the ball, and his Boston Celtics left town with a loss.
Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-best seven assists to help the Jazz beat the Celtics 123-115 on Friday night in Hayward's return to Salt Lake City.
NEW YORK (AP) — Six NBA teams will host teams from Australia's National Basketball League for 2018-19 preseason exhibition games.
The NBA and NBL announced the plans Tuesday for five Australian teams to visit the U.S. for games from Sept. 28-Oct. 5. It's the second straight year the Australian league will send teams for games.
HOUSTON (AP) — Utah had a four-point lead in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night when Donovan Mitchell missed a jumper and sailed above three Houston Rockets to grab the rebound and finish with a nifty one-handed slam.
He did it right near the Jazz bench and his teammates went wild, cheering and pretending to fall backward on each other in awe.
HOUSTON (AP) — No one on the Utah Jazz is using the word "stop" when referring to what they'll try to do to James Harden in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night after the Houston Rockets' star scored 41 points in a Game 1 rout.
They're simply searching for ways to slow him down a bit after he's averaged almost 36 points a game in five meetings this season.
Donovan Mitchell poured in 33 points and the Utah Jazz took a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA's Western Conference quarterfinals with a 113-96 win over Oklahoma City. Joe Ingles scored 20 points while Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 10 rebounds in Utah's third straight win. Paul George had a team-high 32 points for the Thunder, who led 26-19 before finishing at 39% from the field.
Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Shutting down the Utah Jazz offense is proving easier said than done for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
For a second straight game, a late second-quarter surge by Utah carried over into the second half and it allowed the Jazz to pull away for a 113-96 victory Monday night. The Jazz used a 20-3 run spanning the end of the second quarter and the start of the third to break open the game.
Ricky Rubio’s triple-double fuels Utah Jazz to Game 3 win over Oklahoma City
SALT LAKE CITY — Ricky Rubio had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Utah's first playoff triple-double in 17 years, and Donovan Mitchell added 22 points to lead the Jazz to a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night and a 2-1 lead in their first-round series.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Ricky Rubio was shoved to the floor twice, it didn't take long for the rest of his Utah Jazz teammates to come to his defense.
"On this team, we all love each other, so that makes it easy to stick up for each other," rookie Donovan Mitchell said.
Mitchell scored 23 points to lead the Jazz to a 116-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, their eighth consecutive victory.
Hot start propels Jazz to 110-79 win over Pistons
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If there's such a thing as a perfect quarter, the Utah Jazz came close to playing one.
No one could have scripted a better start to Utah's 110-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night than what unfolded for the Jazz in the first quarter. They never trailed and buried Detroit early behind a barrage of crisp passes and smooth baskets.
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, Jazz top Spurs for league-best 10th straight win
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead pull-up jumper with 39.2 seconds left, and the Utah Jazz extended their league-best winning streak to 10 games with a 101-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
Mitchell has 27 points, Jazz beat the Blazers 115-96
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder isn't keeping track of those wins just yet.
Utah's winning streak stood at nine on Sunday night after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 115-96. Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and newcomer Jae Crowder had 15 in his Jazz debut.
Mitchell scores 25, Jazz top Hornets for 8th straight win
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The season hit a low point for Utah nearly three weeks ago in a 14-point loss to an Atlanta team that's currently tied for the fewest wins in the league.
The Jazz haven't lost since.
Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points and previewed his Slam Dunk Contest appearance with two tomahawk jams, and the Jazz extended their league-best winning streak to eight with a 106-94 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.