SPORTS

Magic cannot corral Jazz’s effectively-rounded assault, descend 124-109

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 31 functions and Joe Ingles stuffed in effectively again at level guard comparatively than Mike Conley to support the Utah Jazz beat the Orlando Magic 124-109 on Saturday evening.

Utah bounced support from a loss a evening earlier in Miami, bettering to 6-1 following a defeat. The NBA-main Jazz have misplaced consecutive video games factual once all season and no longer since Jan. 6 after they had been 4-4.

“We’re no longer allowed to be tired, for one thing,” acknowledged Utah coach Quin Snyder, whose body of workers improved to 5-1 this season on the 2d evening of a support-to-backs.

Mitchell shook off a scoreless first quarter and scored 25 of his 31 functions in the 2d half. He 15 functions in the third quarter when Utah pushed a four-level halftime lead out to as a lot as 14. The Jazz improved to 25-0 when main after three courses and acquired by double digits for an NBA-best 23rd time this season.

“I had about a lapses in the first half and about a infamous shots after which it turn out to be once admire, `OK, here’s what I stumble on,’” acknowledged Mitchell, who made 9 of 13 shots after halftime. “On the discontinuance of the day, I’ve seen every protection and it’s factual about adjusting.”

Ingles had 17 functions, six assists and three 3-pointers. The Jazz are 7-0 this season when he begins at level guard comparatively than Conley, who turn out to be once out with true hamstring injury administration. That’s the an analogous injury that saved the level guard out from Feb. 2-12, a six-game stretch the set Utah acquired every game with Ingles sharing ball-going by tasks with Mitchell.

“I try to play the an analogous game, nonetheless I realize I’m going to have the ball extra in certain eventualities,” acknowledged Ingles, who had four assists to center Rudy Gobert in the first half. “I’m factual making particular I’m getting guys fervent and getting them in the true spots.”

Gobert had 12 functions and 16 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson, the NBA’s prime-scoring reserve, had 18 functions for Utah, which shot 52.9% and made 17 of 45 3-pointers.

Magic All-Huge title center Nikola Vucevic scored 34 functions, nonetheless missed out on his 24th double-double by two rebounds. Orlando turn out to be once pounded 52-37 on the glass and surrendered 24 2d-likelihood functions to the Jazz.

“That turn out to be once essentially the most essential tonight, giving up 24 in opposition to a body of workers that’s already the best body of workers offensively true now in the NBA,” Vucevic acknowledged.

Evan Fournier (16 functions) and Terrence Ross (10 functions) mixed to shoot factual 11 of 36 from the bottom and made best 1 of 13 from 3-level range.

INEXPERIENCED CREW

Former referee Invoice Kennedy turn out to be once forced to leave the game with 2: 48 final in the first half attributable to an apparent support injury, leaving an inexperienced crew on the bottom. Natalie Sago, one among five female referees in the NBA, is in her 2d season as a elephantine-time referee, while Nate Green is in his first NBA season after four years in the G League. Kennedy did no longer return in the 2d half.

TIP INS

Jazz: Utah, which came in to the game averaging 42.7 3-level shot attempts a game, obtained up 20 shots from previous the arc in the game’s first 17 minutes. … The Jazz missed their first six free throw attempts of the game.

Magic: James Ennis III did no longer play attributable to a sore calf, allowing Dwayne Francis 1st Baron Beaverbrook to commence up for a fourth time. … If the Magic are going to attain the playoffs a third straight year, they are going to favor to realize it in opposition to the NBA’s hardest final agenda. Twenty of their 36 video games after the All-Huge title rupture will doubtless be on the avenue and there are nine support-to-backs. … Mo Bamba (11 functions) had the highlight of the evening when he caught an off-target alley-oop pass alongside with his left hand and dunked.

UP NEXT

Jazz: At Original Orleans on Monday evening.

Magic: Host Dallas on Monday evening.

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