Mitchell scores 34 in Utah's 120-105 win over Kings

Published 12:27 a.m. ET Jan. 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 23 of his 34 points in the second half and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 120-105 on Wednesday night.

Rodney Hood had 25 points and eight rebounds, Joe Ingles added 14 points and Derrick Favors had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Utah won for only the fifth time in 20 games.

Ingles made three 3-pointers in the third quarter when Utah scored 36 points to break open a tight game. He later added an assist with a blind backward pass over his shoulder that led to Jonas Jerebko’s dunk.

Mitchell, who set a franchise rookie record with 41 points against New Orleans on Dec. 1, provided the game’s signature moment 30 seconds later.

Utah’s outstanding rookie split a pair of defenders at the arc, then drove in for a dazzling, uncontested, leaping one-handed dunk. Mitchell scored the next six points for…

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