Jazz set record for 3s in half, beat Magic
SALT LAKE CITY: Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points and the Utah Jazz set an NBA record for 3-pointers in a half in a 137-91 win over the short-handed Orlando Magic on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), extending their franchise-best home winning streak to 22.
The Jazz made 18 3-pointers in the first half, setting an NBA record in a season where the Jazz are obliterating all previous franchise long-range shooting marks.
Mitchell made 6 of 7 from beyond the arc to help Utah open a 78-40 advantage at the break.
Joe Ingles and Bojan Bogdanovic each had 17 for the Jazz. No Utah player logged more than 24 minutes while all 13 players in uniform scored at least five points.
The Jazz did all this without Mike Conley, Utah’s usual starting point guard who usually sits one side of back-to-back games to rest his right hamstring.
Wendell Carter Jr. had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Magic, who made just 2 of 23 from long range. Chuma Okeke had 16.
The Magic actually had more players on the injured list (nine) than they had available to play (eight). Terrence Ross was a late addition to the lineup despite a sore ankle and scored 12 points.
Jordan Clarkson, who had been struggling with his shot, scored 11 of his 15 points in the first quarter.