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Mitchell exits with ankle sprain as Jazz beat Pacers 119-111

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points before leaving the game with a sprained ankle in the third quarter, and the NBA-leading Utah Jazz beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 on Friday. Bojan Bogdanovic had 24 points, and Rudy Gobert added 13 points, 23 rebounds, and four blocks for the Jazz. Jordan Clarkson chipped in 18 points off the bench, while Mike Conley had 10 points and ten assists. Utah won its second straight game.

Indiana led by as many as 17 points in the first half but lost in its last six games for the second time. After suffering a right ankle sprain, Mitchell went to the locker room with 8:18 left in the third quarter. He could not put any weight on his leg and had to be helped off the floor by his teammates. X-rays on the ankle were negative. Domantas Sabonis had 22 points, 15 rebounds, and seven assists for the Pacers. Caris LeVert scored 24 points, and Malcolm Brogdon added 16.

76ERS 106, CLIPPERS 103

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Joel Embiid had 36 points and 14 rebounds, and Philadelphia snapped Los Angeles’ seven-game winning streak. Furkan Korkmaz added 18 points, and Ben Simmons had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Eastern Conference-leading Sixers, who have won four in a row. Paul George had 37 points and nine rebounds for the Clippers. Patrick Patterson added a season-high 18 points.


Kawhi Leonard missed his fourth straight game with a sore right foot for the Clippers.

It was the second straight game in which the Sixers beat one of the league’s marquee teams without its stars, following Philadelphia’s win over Brooklyn on Wednesday night with James Harden and Kevin Durant sidelined.


NEW YORK (AP) – Kevin Durant scored 25 points and 11 assists, Joe Harris scored 26, and Brooklyn beat Charlotte. Landry Shamet added 20 points for the Nets. Kyrie Irving had 12 points, with Blake Griffin and Jeff Green each chipping in 10 for the Nets the day after LaMarcus Aldridge retired after experiencing an irregular heartbeat in a game Saturday. Miles Bridges led the Hornets, who were playing without five of their top six scorers, with a career-high 33 points. Terry Rozier added 27 points and ten assists, and Vernon Carey Jr. scored a career-high 21 as the Hornets lost their fourth straight.


WASHINGTON (AP) – Russell Westbrook scored 10 of Washington’s 12 points in overtime, including free throws to break a tie with 1 second left after Zion Williamson and Washington fouled him to edge New Orleans. Westbrook accumulated 36 points, 15 rebounds, and nine assists, just shy of what would have been a seventh consecutive triple-double.

NBA leading scorer Bradley Beal added 30 points despite going 0 for nine on 3-point attempts, helping Washington come back to collect its third victory in a row and fifth in the past six games. Brandon Ingram scored 34 points for New Orleans, and Williamson added 21 but was in foul trouble throughout and picked up his sixth on the late play while guarding Westbrook away from the basket.

Molly Aronson

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