Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots against San Antonio Spurs’ Lonnie Walker IV (1) as Jazz forward Derrick Favors looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points and the Utah Jazz made a season-high 21 3-pointers to beat the San Antonio Spurs 130-109 on Sunday night.
It was Utah’s largest margin of victory and their third win in four games.
San Antonio suffered its fourth straight loss as well as its largest margin of defeat.
Donovan Mitchell added 22 points and nine assists in 29 minutes as the Jazz sat their starters for half of the fourth quarter. Royce O’Neale added 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Keldon Johnson had 22 points to lead the Spurs and DeMar DeRozan added 19.
Utah was 21 for 41 on 3-pointers compared to 6 for 19 by San Antonio.
Bogdanovic’s 3 with 7:35 remaining in the second quarter gave Utah a 50-29 lead, capping a 15-4 run. It was part of a 34-17 run that began seven minutes into the opening quarter.
It marked the third game San Antonio has trailed by 15 points or more this season and the fifth time in six games the Spurs trailed by double digits.
San Antonio responded with an 18-6 run to cut the deficit to 56-47 following DeMar DeRozan’s pull-up jumper with 4:08 left in the first half.
But the Jazz responded with a flurry of 3s as they had throughout the game, to regain command.
Jazz: Utah’s previous season-highs for 3-pointers and margin of victory came against Portland in their season opener on Dec. 23. The Jazz were 19 for 50 on 3s in a 120-100 victory against the Trail Blazers. … Jordan Clarkson had 18 points in his return home. Clarkson led San Antonio’s Wagner High School to its first state tournament appearance along with André Roberson of the Oklahoma City.
Spurs: The Spurs entered the game averaging 6.6 blocks per game, which was tied with Golden State for third in the league. San Antonio had four blocks against Utah. … Trey Lyles had two points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes during in his season debut. Lyles was healthy but had not played previously due to coach’s decision.
Jazz: Close a two-game road trip at Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Spurs: Begin a five-game road trip against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.