Utah’s star guard did not dress because of a sprained right ankle, but Clarkson picked up the slack off the bench to give the Jazz their eighth victory in nine games this season.
The game was tight through the first three quarters, with the Jazz heading to the final period up 75-74. But Utah blew away the home team in the final 12 分钟, knocking down eight 3-pointers while hitting 13 of their final 22 镜头.
Clarkson was coming off a miserable game Tuesday night, 去 0 对于 11 from 3-point range and 1 的 13 overall to finish with just two points in a victory over Sacramento. It was his second straight game without a 3 after making at least one from long range in 99 consecutive games.
Undeterred, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year kept right on firing against the Hawks, 打 4 的 10 beyond the arc and 10 的 19 overall for a season high in points.
Trae Young得分了 21 points for the Hawks, who shot just 42.7% 从外地, 包含 7 的 28 三分球. It was Atlanta’s first loss in four games at State Farm Arena this season.
Mitchell was a surprise scratch. He injured the ankle in closing seconds of the first half against the Kings but returned to finish with a season-high 36 点数.
Mitchell insisted the injury wasn’t serious or related to a severe ankle sprain last season that caused him to miss the final 16 games of the regular season and the playoff opener.
But the Jazz were taking no chances, deciding to sit Mitchell as they started a three-game road trip.
Joe Ingles started in place of Mitchell at shooting guard and scored 19 点数.
It’s not known how long Mitchell will be out.
Jazz: Bojan Bogdanovic 得分 23 点数. … Rudy Gobert had 15 rebounds to go along with 13 点数. … Mike Conley dished out 11 助攻.
鹰队: Slipped to 4-5 在这个季节, the first time they’ve been below .500. .. Have lost four of their last five games. … De’Andre Hunter scored 14 点数, while Clint Capela contributed 13 点和 10 篮板.
Jazz: Travel to Miami to face the Heat on Saturday in the second of three straight road games.
鹰队: Begin a four-game Western road trip against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.