SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Donovan Mitchell scored 23 of his 34 points in the second half and the Utah Jazz beat Sacramento Kings 120-105 on Wednesday night.
Rodney Hood had 25 points and eight rebounds, Joe Ingles added 14 points and Derrick Favors had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Utah won for the fifth time in 20 games.
The Englishman made three triples in the third quarter when Utah scored 36 points to open a tight game. Later he added an assist with a blind pass back over his shoulder that led to Jonas Jerebko's mate.
Mitchell, who set a franchise rookie record with 41 points against New Orleans on December 1, provided the time of signing the game is 30 seconds later.
The outstanding Utah rookie split a pair of defenders in the arc, and then drove in for a dazzling, one-handed, dazzling, unchallenged duo. Mitchell scored the next six points for Utah and Hood added six in a row to make it 85-67.
Mitchell, Denver's thirteenth overall pick before being traded to Utah, finished 14-for-19 from the floor with three assists. He scored 12 points in the fourth quarter for the Jazz, which has won four consecutive games in Sacramento.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 25 points and Willie Cauley-Stein had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Kings.
George Hill added 20 points and Zach Randolph had 12 for Sacramento. The Kings have lost six games in a row and 10 of 13.
The Jazz lost by 10 early in the first quarter, but closed the period on a 15-3 run and went up 23-21 with Hood's triple hitting.  English beat the clock with a 23-foot shot midway through the second and added a triple that extended Utah's lead to 44-35.
The third 3 of Hood put the Jazz up by 10 at halftime.  TIP-INS
Jazz: Mitchell has scored 30 or more in five games this season. … Favors had 10 of Utah's 17 rebounds in the first half, including the five offensive rebounds. … Thabo Sefolosha missed his second consecutive game with a right knee injury.
Reyes: De & # 39; Aaron Fox received a foul in the fourth quarter. He had six points and four assists. … Vince Coleman and Garrett Temple were offered as part of coach Dave Joerger's new plan to let two veterans rest in each game. Sacramento also played without Skal Labissiere (tension in the left shoulder).
Jazz: receives the New York Knicks on Friday.
Kings: plays in Memphis on Friday.
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