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Jazz set records for 3s in 132-110 rout of Hornets

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks against the Charlotte Hornets in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in S...
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots as Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game M...
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts after scoring against the Charlotte Hornets in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb....
Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (20) walks off the court after injuring his right wrist in the second half during an NBA basketball game agai...
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot from Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, left, in the first half during an NBA basketball game...
Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) blocks the shot from Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors (15) in the first half during an NBA basketball game ...
Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) lays the ball up as Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels (6) defends in the first half during an NBA bask...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks against the Charlotte Hornets in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in S...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots as Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game M...

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts after scoring against the Charlotte Hornets in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb....

Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (20) walks off the court after injuring his right wrist in the second half during an NBA basketball game agai...

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot from Charlotte Hornets center Bismack Biyombo, left, in the first half during an NBA basketball game...

Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) blocks the shot from Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors (15) in the first half during an NBA basketball game ...

Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) lays the ball up as Charlotte Hornets forward Jalen McDaniels (6) defends in the first half during an NBA bask...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 23 points and eight assists as the Utah Jazz enjoyed a record-breaking performance from long range in a 132-110 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

Utah set a franchise mark for 3-pointers with 28, including 19 off the bench — the most by any team's backups in NBA history, according to STATS.

Joe Ingles and Georges Niang led the way, making a career-high seven 3s apiece. Each player finished with 21 points. Jordan Clarkson added 20.

Charlotte gave up 54 total 3-pointers in two games against Utah this season.

Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball scored 21 points apiece to lead the Hornets. Malik Monk added 20. Charlotte (14-16) lost despite scoring 25 points off 21 Utah turnovers.

The Jazz (25-6) continuously attacked from the perimeter during the first half. They shot 29 3-pointers before halftime — a club record for attempts in a half.

It paid off at times. Utah made eight 3s in the first quarter as 72% of its shot attempts came from behind the arc during the period.

Charlotte built its first double-digit lead early in the third when P.J. Washington’s steal and slam capped a 12-1 run that put the Hornets ahead 81-70. Charlotte forced six turnovers during the spurt and scored four baskets off those turnovers — highlighted by 3-pointers on three straight possessions from Ball, Hayward and Washington.

Utah erased the deficit and went back ahead on back-to-back baskets from Clarkson and Niang before the third quarter ended. Their buckets sparked a 26-2 run extending into the fourth quarter.

The Jazz opened the fourth by scoring baskets on five straight possessions. Consecutive 3-pointers from Mike Conley and Niang punctuated the run and gave Utah a 111-92 lead.

TIP-INS

Hornets: Hayward exited with an apparent wrist injury with 10 minutes left. He did not return. … Charlotte got charged a technical foul late in the third quarter for having six players on the court with an active ball.

Jazz: Niang’s 21 points were a season high. … Utah became the fastest team in NBA history to make 500 3-pointers in a season, reaching that milestone in just 31 games. … Rudy Gobert and coach Quin Snyder were both called for technical fouls.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Visit the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.

Jazz: Host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

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Updated : 2021-03-08 15:55 GMT+08:00