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Mitchell leads Jazz’s winning attack to 95-116 against Wizards

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (L) in action against Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green (R) during the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Washington Wizards at CapitalOne Arena in Washington, DC, USA, 18 March 2019. EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSER

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (L) in action against Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green (R) during the first half of the NBA basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Washington Wizards at CapitalOne Arena in Washington, DC, USA, 18 March 2019. EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSER

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Point guard Donovan Mitchell once again was the maximum scorer of the Utah Jazz on Monday, scoring 19 points that helped them win easily 95-116 at the Capital One Arena against the Washington Wizards .

Mitchell, who scored three triples out of seven attempts and topped a list of five Jazz players who had double-digit numbers, including the forward Jae Crowder , who reached 18 points and grabbed five rebounds.

Australian forward Joe Ingles scored another 16 points, with four triples, and delivered four assists.

French center Rudy Gobert managed 14 points and 14 rebounds, making this his 55th double-double of the season, while Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio contributed to the Jazz’s game by handing out 10 assists and score eight points in the 27 minutes he was on the field.

On the other side, Brazilian Raul Neto, who played 18 minutes as a reserve to give Rubio a break, who did not come out in the fourth quarter, stood out with nine points and five assists.

Neto scored 4 of 9 field goals, including one triple from four attempts, in addition to making a steal, lost two and committed three personal fouls.

The Jazz with a 41-29 record got their fourth straight win and provisionally climbed to sixth place in the Western Conference waiting for what the San Antonio Spurs will do when they face the Golden State Warriors on their field.

Power forward Jabari Parker with 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals was the best of the Wizards (30-41), whilst Wizards start Bradley Beal was so well guarded by the Jazz defense that he managed only 15 points.

The Wizards have now dropped far from eighth place of the Eastern Conference, the last one that has a chance to be in the competition for the finals, and which is now occupied by the Miami Heat who play against the Oklahoma City Thunder later Monday


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