Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points to lead the Utah Jazz (16-7) to a 109-108 (32-29, 28-26, 31-27, 18-26) victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers (13-11) in Cleveland on Sunday.

Player of the Game
Rudy  Gobert
EFF
31
Rudy Gobert
Points 6
Accuracy 3-6
Rebounds 20
Assists 3

Rudy Gobert tallied 20 rebounds and five blocks for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points while Rudy Gay chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds.

Utah made 20 3-pointers and shot 41.7 percent from long distance.

Darius Garland scored 31 points to lead the Cavaliers. Jarrett Allen added 17 points and 11 rebounds while Evan Mobley chipped in 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The Jazz took the lead for good when Mike Conley buried a 3-pointer and Gobert drove for a dunk to put them up 109-106 with 1:42 left. Garland made a jumper to make it a one-point game going into the final minute. He missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Mitchell gave Utah a huge lift on offense in the first quarter. He scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting -- including three 3-pointers -- and helped the Jazz build a 32-29 lead by the end of the quarter.

The Jazz led by seven points four times in the second quarter -- the fourth time when Mitchell made three free throws to put Utah up 60-53.

Cleveland cut the deficit to 60-57 early in the third quarter on a floater from Garland. Mitchell went to work to widen the gap again. He made back-to-back baskets to cap a 10-2 run and give Utah its first double-digit lead at 70-59.

The Jazz extended their lead to 97-82 early in the fourth quarter on back-to-back 3-pointers from Jordan Clarkson and Conley. Then, Cleveland stormed back. Cedi Osman scored or assisted on three straight baskets to fuel an 18-2 run. Garland finished it off with a go-ahead step-back 3-pointer that gave the Cavaliers a 100-99 lead.

Cavaliers: Darius Garland 31 (6/11 2PT, 5/8 3PT, 5 AST, 4 STL, 4 TO), Jarrett Allen 17 (7/12 2PT, 10 REB, 2 BLK), Ricard Rubio 15 (4/5 2PT, 2/6 3PT), Evan Mobley 14 (5/14 2PT, 12 REB), Cedi Osman 11 (2/5 3PT, 5 REB, 4 AST).

Jazz: Donovan Mitchell 35 (8/13 2PT, 4/8 3PT, 7/8 FT, 6 AST, 7 TO), Bojan Bogdanovic 16 (4/9 3PT), Rudy Gay 15 (3/7 3PT, 8 REB), Royce O'Neale 12 (4/6 3PT, 6 REB), Mike Conley 11 (3/5 3PT, 6 AST, 4 STL).

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Cleveland Cavaliers
Utah Jazz
46%
42/92
Field goals
44%
40/90
52
Rebounds
52
20
Assists
24
12
Steals
8
8
Fouls
14
77%
10/13
Free throws
90%
9/10

Best players

Darius  Garland
31 PTS
11/19 FG
4/4 FT
Donovan  Mitchell
35 PTS
12/21 FG
7/8 FT
Evan  Mobley
12 REB
7 DREB
5 OREB
Rudy  Gobert
20 REB
15 DREB
5 OREB
Darius  Garland
5 As
4 TO
35 MIN
Utah Jazz
Few players
6 As
Darius  Garland
32 EFF
55% 2P%
63% 3P%
Rudy  Gobert
31 EFF
50% 2P%
- 3P%