Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and Rudy Gobert recorded 17 points and 20 rebounds as the Utah Jazz clinched a 110-101 victory over host Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
Mike Conley also scored 17 points as the Jazz beat the Kings for the 14th time in the last 16 games. Jordan Clarkson scored 15 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 13 as Utah won their second straight game to start the season.
Gobert tallied at least 20 rebounds in both games. He was 21 Wednesday in Utah’s season opener over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harrison Barnes had 25 points and 15 rebounds and Buddy Hield scored 24 points off the bench for the Kings. Tyrese Haliburton had 15 points and De’Aaron Fox contributed 12 points and five steals.
Hield made six 3-pointers to become the franchise’s all-time leader with 1,076. He passed Peja Stojakovic, who made 1,070 in eight seasons from 1998 to 2006.
Bogdanovic made the tiebreaker basket and Gobert added four points in a 6-0 run that saw Utah take a 101-95 lead with 3:12 remaining. Fox scored to bring Sacramento back to four with 1:32 remaining before Gobert’s three-point play made it a seven-point margin with one minute to go.
Bogdanovic buried a 3-pointer to give Utah a 107-97 lead with 40.7 seconds left, and the Jazz finished.
Utah had 41.1% of their field goal attempts and knocked down 16 of 42 3-point attempts (38.1%).
The Kings had 39.4 percent of their shots and were 8 of 36 (22.2 percent) behind the arc.
Sacramento held a 52-46 halftime lead and led the entire third quarter to the end. Clarkson drained a 3 point just before time ran out to give the Jazz an 81-80 lead, the visitors’ first advantage since the first quarter.
Hield’s sixth trey of the contest gave the Kings an 87-83 lead with 10:07 left in the game. Utah scored the next 10 points, capped by the Clarkson driving hoop to give the Jazz a 93-87 advantage with 6:32 to go.
Sacramento then tied the score to 95 on Haliburton’s steal and dunk with 4:57 to go.
Utah was leading 24-18 when Joe Ingles was sent off for gross 2 fouling Davion Mitchell of Sacramento with 1:36 left in the first quarter.
Mitchell split the two free throws to start a 15-0 run that gave the Kings a 33-24 advantage.
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