Mitchell comes up big late as Jazz top Kings 123-117

first_img Associated Press Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 11 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz overcame an uneven performance on both ends of the floor to beat the Sacramento Kings 123-117 in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night.Rudy Gobert had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Joe Ingles scored 22 and Derrick Favors added 18 points and nine boards as the Jazz won their sixth straight against the Kings.Utah trailed by 16 early in the first quarter, blew a 14-point lead in the third and then pulled away in the fourth.Mitchell, runner-up in Rookie of the Year voting last season, struggled with his shot all night but came up big late. He made a pair of 3-pointers, scored on a driving layup and hit a key free throw with 1:46 remaining.Mitchell shot 8 of 21 and went made only 3 of 10 on 3s.Seven players scored in double figures for Utah.Willie Cauley-Stein had 23 points and seven rebounds for Sacramento. De’Aaron Fox added 21 points and seven assists.Marvin Bagley III, the second overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, had six points and five rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench for the Kings.Utah beat the Kings by 39 points in a preseason game less than a week earlier but got off to a sloppy start and fell behind 25-9 late in the first quarter.Things turned around quickly for coach Quin Snyder’s team.The Jazz put up 59 points over the next 16 minutes, getting 17 from Ingles, who repeatedly scored from the perimeter after getting freed up on screens.Ingles had 10 points in the second and Mitchell made a layup and 3-pointer to cap a 12-2 run that put the Jazz up 68-55 at halftime.Utah led 71-57 early in the third before Sacramento went on an 18-2 run.TIP-INSJazz: Jae Crowder picked up a technical foul in the third quarter when he shoved the ball into Nemanja Bjelica’s chest after getting fouled. . Utah missed seven of its first nine shots and had five turnovers in the first 5½ minutes. . Mitchell was 3 of- 1 in the first half.Kings: Frank Mason made a buzzer-beating 3 to end the first quarter. . Cauley-Stein was called for a technical when he said something to an official while walking off the court in the third.UP NEXTJazz: Host the Golden State Warriors on Friday.Kings: At the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. Tags: Basketball/Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Utah Jazz October 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Mitchell comes up big late as Jazz top Kings 123-117last_img read more

Utah Baseball’s Late Rally Comes up Short at No. 1 UCLA

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES, Calif. – Despite making a late rally, Utah baseball dropped the final game of the series 6-4 against No. 1 UCLA at Jackie Robinson Stadium.Six different Utes had one hit to score the team’s four runs.Trailing 3-0, Utah’s offense got going in the fifth inning scoring two runs on two hits. After Matt Richardson drew a walk, Oliver Dunn hit a double to left center to score Richardson from first. UCLA made a pitcher change, but it didn’t matter to Rykker Tom as he knocked in Dunn from second with a single to bring the Utes within one.After the Bruins scored one run in the fifth and the sixth, Utah found themselves in a three-run hole again needing a rally. That rally came in the top of the eighth as the first five batters reached base with walks and hits. In all, Utah scored two more runs on two hits to once again draw within one.Zack Moeller got the first RBI in the top of the eighth after a fielder’s choice allowed Erick Migueles to score from third. After Dominic Foscalina drew a walk to load the bases with one out, Chandler Anderson hit a sac fly to score Moeller to bring the Utes back within one.Utah had two pitchers on the mound against UCLA. Dustyn Schramm got the start and Zac McCleve came on in relief. Schramm pitched 4.2 innings giving up four runs on seven hits, and McCleve closed out the final 3.1 innings giving up two runs on three hits with only one of those runs being earned.Utah will head home and host the Cal Bears next weekend beginning Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at Smith’s Ballpark. Written by Tags: Pac 12/UCLA Bruins/Utah Utes Baseball Robert Lovell April 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball’s Late Rally Comes up Short at No. 1 UCLAlast_img read more