Basketball Court: Donovan Mitchell scores 35 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a one-point victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Basketball Court: The Utah Jazz beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-108 on Sunday, thanks to Donovan Mitchell’s 35 points, Rudy Gobert’s 20 rebounds, and five blocks, and Rudy Gobert’s 20 rebounds and five blocks.

Utah, which made 20 3-pointers and surrendered a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter, was led by Bojan Bogdanovic (16 points) and Rudy Gay (15 points).

The Cavs had a chance to win, but Darius Garland missed a 28-footer with 2.9 seconds left, and Jarrett Allen’s tip failed to fall, ending Cleveland’s four-game winning streak.

For the Cavs, who were back at home after beating Dallas, Miami, and Washington, Garland scored 31 points, Allen added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and youngster Evan Mobley had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

It was the first time the Cavs had won three straight games on the road against teams with winning records since 1975.

Hornets win despite being shorthanded thanks to a shooting clinic

Miles Bridges scored 32 points to lead a short-handed Charlotte club to victory over Atlanta, which relied on its best 3-point shooting performance of the season.

Charlotte’s Kelly Oubre Jr. nailed six three-pointers and scored 28 points. The Hornets hit a season-high 17 three-pointers.

Atlanta was led by John Collins, who had a season-high 31 points and 12 rebounds.

Leading scorer LaMelo Ball, starting guard Terry Rozier, centre Mason Plumlee, and forward Jalen McDaniels were the four Charlotte players that refused to sign after being placed in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. They’ll have to sit out for at least ten days.

Siakam leads the Raptors to a victory over the Wizards

Toronto trounced Washington on Sunday night, with Pascal Siakam scoring 31 points and Precious Achiuwa adding 10 points and 14 rebounds.

The Raptors won back-to-back games for the first time since a five-game winning streak from October 27 to November 3 thanks to 14 points from Chris Boucher, 11 points from Scottie Barnes, and 10 points from Fred VanVleet.

For the Wizards, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a season-high 26 points and Bradley Beal had 14, but they couldn’t get out of their first-quarter funk.

The Rockets won their 6th game in a row, defeating the Pels

Houston defeated New Orleans for the sixth time in a row, with Eric Gordon and Christian Wood each scoring 23 points.

Brandon Ingram set a season-best with 40 points for the Pelicans, his highest total since November 4, 2019, when he scored 40 against Brooklyn. New Orleans’ Jonas Valanciunas concluded with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

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