Credit: AP, USA TODAY Sports-Scanpix
Credit AP, USA TODAY Sports-Scanpix

Bojan Bogdanovic had a season-high 36 points and a career-best 13 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 18 points and the visiting Utah Jazz (28-10) beat the Denver Nuggets (18-18) 115-109 (26-26, 31-30, 31-22, 27-31) on Wednesday night.

Player of the Game
Bojan  Bogdanovic
EFF
42
Bojan Bogdanovic
Points 36
Accuracy 12-20
Rebounds 13
Assists 4

Donovan Mitchell scored 17 points, Royce O'Neale had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson also scored 13 and Mike Conley scored 10 for Utah, which has won 10 straight road games.

Nikola Jokic notched his 64th career triple-double with 26 points, 21 rebounds, and 11 assists, Monte Morris and Will Barton scored 20 points each and Aaron Gordon had 17 points for Denver.

The Nuggets were again without head coach Michael Malone as well as Jeff Green and Zeke Nnaji due to health and safety protocols. Assistant Popeye Jones served as the acting head coach for the third straight game.

The Jazz played without Rudy Gobert due to inflammation in his left shoulder and Joe Ingles entered health and safety protocol Tuesday. He is the first Utah player to be placed on the list this season.

The Jazz led by as many as eight in the second quarter. Denver briefly took a lead but Utah held a 57-56 advantage into halftime.

The Jazz opened the third quarter on a 13-4 run to go ahead 70-60. Barton drained a 3-pointer but O'Neale answered with one behind the arc. Bogdanovic and Mitchell made layups to make it 77-65 and prompt a Nuggets timeout.

Jokic scored the next eight points for Denver to cut the deficit to 80-73 but Bogdanovic hit two short jumpers and four free throws to stretch the lead to 88-78 entering the fourth quarter.

Clarkson hit the first bucket of the final period to extend the lead to 12 again. But the Nuggets got the deficit under double digits on a Barton jumper and made it 94-88 on a layup by Morris with 8:20 left.

The Jazz committed two turnovers and Morris hit a 3-pointer to get Denver within three. Clarkson hit a corner 3-pointer, Bogdanovic made a short hook, and O'Neale and Gay hit 3-pointers during an 11-4 run to make it 105-95, and Utah closed it out.

Jazz: Bojan Bogdanovic 36 (11/14 2PT, 1/6 3PT, 11/13 FT, 13 REB, 4 AST), Rudy Gay 18 (4/7 3PT, 7 REB, 2 BLK), Donovan Mitchell 17 (7/13 2PT, 1/9 3PT), Royce O'Neale 13 (3/6 3PT, 11 REB, 5 AST), Jordan Clarkson 13 (3/8 3PT), Mike Conley 10 (2/7 2PT, 2/4 3PT, 6 AST).

Nuggets: Nikola Jokic 26 (9/14 2PT, 5/6 FT, 21 REB, 11 AST, 2 BLK, 5 TO), Will Barton 20 (5/11 2PT, 2/6 3PT, 5 AST), Monte Morris 20 (5/9 3PT), Aaron Gordon 17 (7/7 2PT).

Nikola Jokic's performance

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Denver Nuggets
Utah Jazz
48%
42/88
Field goals
47%
43/92
50
Rebounds
49
27
Assists
22
2
Steals
7
93%
14/15
Free throws
83%
15/18
12
Turnovers
7

Best players

Nikola  Jokic
26 PTS
10/17 FG
5/6 FT
Bojan  Bogdanovic
36 PTS
12/20 FG
11/13 FT
Nikola  Jokic
21 REB
19 DREB
2 OREB
Bojan  Bogdanovic
13 REB
13 DREB
0 OREB
Nikola  Jokic
11 As
5 TO
37 MIN
Mike  Conley
6 As
0 TO
29 MIN
Nikola  Jokic
45 EFF
64% 2P%
33% 3P%
Bojan  Bogdanovic
42 EFF
79% 2P%
17% 3P%