CLEVELAND (AP) – Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points, Rudy Gobert had 20 rebounds and five blocks and the Utah Jazz resisted a comeback attempt by Cleveland at the close for their fourth straight win Sunday, a 109-108 win over the Los Angeles. Cavaliers.
Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points and Rudy Gay had 15 for Utah, who hit 20 3-pointers and let go of a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter.RELATED
The Cavaliers had a chance to win, but Darius Garland missed a shot with 2.9 seconds left and Jarrett Allen couldn’t hit another, ending Cleveland’s winning streak four games in a row.
Garland scored 31 points, Allen had 17 points and 11 rebounds and rookie Evan Mobley contributed 14 points and 12 boards for the Cavaliers, who returned home after beating Dallas, Miami and Washington. It was the first time since 1975 that Cleveland has won three road games against teams with winning records.
Utah took a 15-point lead early in the fourth quarter on a triple by Mike Conley and seemed determined to break away from the Cavaliers.
However, as has been the case throughout the season, Cleveland looked back.
The Cavaliers scored 15 unanswered points to tie the score 97-97 on a shot by Ricky Rubio with 8:43 minutes remaining. Cedi Osman contributed to the series with a dunk, a triple and a steal.