CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Robert Gobert had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Utah Jazz scored 54 points off 3-pointers to hold off the Charlotte Hornets 119-111 on Friday night.
Kyle Korver made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the debut of his second stint with the Jazz, who acquired the veteran from the Cavaliers on Thursday. Jae Crowder, Korver's former teammate in Cleveland, added 24 points off the bench for Utah.
The Hornets got within six points with just over nine minutes left in the game, but Korver hit a pair of 3s to help hold them off.
Utah took its biggest lead at the start of the second period, a 16-point advantage, behind 10 points from Mitchell and eight from Crowder.
Charlotte clawed back late in the first half, mostly behind star Kemba Walker and veteran Tony Parker, and tied the game for the first time midway through the third period on a three-point play by guard Jeremy Lamb.
But Utah kept hitting 3-pointers. Joe Ingles made a 24-footer, Mitchell hit a 27-footer and Crowder, who finished with six 3s, connected on a 25-footer during a 90-second stretch late in the third period to get the lead back to 13.
THUNDER 124, HAWKS 109 — Russell Westbrook fell a rebound short of a triple-double, finishing with 23 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds as host Oklahoma City beat Atlanta. Alex Abrines scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers, Paul George had 20 points and Dennis Schroder added 18. Oklahoma City shot 52.3 percent from the field, hitting a season-high 18 3-pointers. John Collins and Alex Len each scored 19 points for Atlanta, and Taurean Prince added 15. Hawks guard Trae Young had nine points and eight assists on 4-for-15 shooting in his return to his home state. Young was an All-American at Oklahoma last season, and he received a nice ovation during starting lineup introductions.
76ERS 123, WIZARDS 98 — Joel Embiid had 16 points and 15 rebounds, Ben Simmons added 13 points and 10 assists and both Philadelphia stars sat for the final quarter and a half in a rout over host Washington. T.J. McConnell scored 15 points to help the 76ers win their third in a row and seventh in the last eight. They improved to 12-1 at home. Bradley Beal had 19 points for the Wizards. They have lost two straight.
PISTONS 107, BULLS 88 — Andre Drummond had 19 points and 19 rebounds and Blake Griffin added 20 points and 10 rebounds as host Detroit beat Chicago. Reggie Jackson added 20 points for the Pistons, who have won four straight. Coach Dwane Casey was able to use his reserves for most of the fourth quarter. Wendall Carter scored a career-high 28 points for the Bulls, who lost their fifth straight.
HEAT 106, PELICANS 101 — Josh Richardson scored 20 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and host Miami wasted most of a 31-point lead before hanging on to beat New Orleans. Kelly Olynyk scored 13 for Miami, which snapped a six-game home losing streak. The Heat led by 31 points in the second quarter, then saw the lead cut to three in the final moments before escaping. Anthony Davis finished with 41 points for the Pelicans, who got 21 from Jrue Holiday and 15 from Nikola Mirotic. The Heat held a massive 49-12 edge in bench scoring, led by Wade. He had a drive with 1:23 left to get the lead up to 103-97, and Richardson's driving basket with 26.1 seconds remaining all but sealed the much-needed win for Miami.