By nets writer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Rudy Gobert added 23 points and 17 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-98 on Saturday night.
Derrick Favors had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Jazz. Jae Crowder and Ricky Rubio added 12 points apiece as Utah won its third straight game, holding Brooklyn to 35 percent shooting and finishing with a 65-44 advantage on rebounds.
Spencer Dinwiddie scored 22 points and D’Angelo Russell added 20 for Brooklyn. The Nets dropped their second in a row after winning four straight.
Utah got untracked late in the first quarter after enduring a sluggish start. The Jazz missed eight of their first 10 shots, but then made seven consecutive baskets to surge ahead. Gobert fueled the 17-2 run with a pair of dunks and a layup. Kyle Korver chipped in pair of 3-pointers and the Jazz led 28-21 after one quarter.
Utah opened the second quarter with a 12-2 run to extend its lead to 40-23. Korver and Raul Neto capped off the decisive run with back-to-back baskets.
Utah eventually led by as many as 20 points before halftime. The Jazz went up 55-35 on back-to-back baskets from...