Bogdonovic, Gobert help streaking Jazz beat Wizards 127-116
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 13, 2020 07:34 AM
Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) goes to the basket against Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
By Ian Quillen, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bojan Bogdonovic scored 31 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 14 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the Washington Wizards 127-116 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) for their ninth straight victory.
Utah overcame a 15-point deficit in the third quarter to win for the the 14th time in 15 games. Jordan Clarkson added 17 of his 23 points in the second half for the Jazz.
Utah scoring leader Donovan Mitchell sat out because of an illness.
Bradley Beal scored 25 points for Washington after missing give games with right leg soreness.
Davis Bertans added 18 points and Jordan McRae had 16 . Washington lost at home for the first time in four games.
Utah had a 21-3 run to take an 83-80 lead late in the third quarter. Clarkson gave Utah team its first advantage since midway through the first quarter with a driving layup that made it 81-80, and followed that with a floater.
The teams traded baskets for the remainder of the third, but Gobert’s layup gave Utah the lead for good with 10 seconds left in the quarter. The Jazz opened the fourth on a 14-5 run to build their lead as large as 11.
Jazz: Mitchell sat out two days after playing through illness Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Mudiay started in Mitchell's place. ... Utah last won nine in a row late from March 2-18, 2018. The Jazz also had an 11-game winning streak earlier that season. ... Gobert picked up his team-high fifth technical foul.
Wizards: Prior to the game, Washington waived guard C.J. Miles, who has been out since late November following wrist surgery, signed former two-way center Anzejs Pasecniks to a first-team contract, and signed forward Johnathan Williams to a two-way contract. ... Beal played 27 minutes after coach Scott Brooks said his time would be limited. His season low is 24. ... Center Thomas Bryant scored eight points in 15 minutes in his return after missing 20 games with a foot injury.
Jazz: At Brooklyn on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).
Wizards: At Chicago on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).