Jazz hit 19 3-pointers, beat Celtics 117-109

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BOSTON — Donovan Mitchell had eight of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz hit 19 3-pointers to beat the Boston Celtics 117-109 on Tuesday night.

Jordan Clarkson added 20 points off the bench. Mike Conley scored 17 points and Rudy Gobert finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds to help the Jazz sweep the season series between the teams.

Boston led by as many as 11 in the first half before fading down the stretch.

Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 29 points and Jaylen Brown added 28. But it wasn’t enough to overcome a hot-shooting night by Utah, which also got 45 points from its bench.


CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 40 points on 15-for-20 shooting, and Chicago beat Oklahoma City for its second straight win.

LaVine led the way as Chicago shot 51% (48 for 94) from the field. The All-Star guard was 7 for 12 from 3-point range.

Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points for the Bulls, and Thaddeus Young added 17 points and nine rebounds. Tomas Satoransky finished with 13 points and seven assists.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 21 points for Oklahoma City, which had won three of four. Moses Brown had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and Kenrich Williams scored 14.


HOUSTON (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half and Atlanta beat Houston, dealing the Rockets a franchise record-tying 17th straight loss.

Atlanta won its sixth straight, matching its longest run since the first month of the 2016-17 season.

Houston’s losing skid ties the the franchise record by the San Diego Rockets in the team’s inaugural 1967-68 season. The Rockets haven’t won since Feb. 4.

John Collins scored 20 points, and Trae Young had 13 points and 14 assists. Five Hawks scored in double figures by halftime, and six scored at least 10 in the game.


MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Bam Adebayo returned from a knee issue and finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and Miami eased past Cleveland.

Kelly Olynyk scored 17 points, Tyler Herro had 15 and Duncan Robinson added 14 for Miami, which won for the 11th time in 12 games.

Collin Sexton scored 21 for Cleveland, which got 16 points and eight rebounds from JaVale McGee in 21 minutes on 8-for-10 shooting. It’s been an up-and-down, mostly down, time of late for the Cavaliers — who lost 10 consecutive games, then won four in a row, and have gone 0-4 since.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 30 points, Seth Curry had 20 and Philadelphia beat New York for its sixth straight win.

The Sixers (28-12) maintained their grip atop the Eastern Conference standing,s in large part because Harris got hot in the final minutes.

Ben Simmons had 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Julius Randle had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Knicks, and RJ Barrett scored 17 points.


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