Pacers give Jazz their first home loss, 4 players sent off

Malcolm Brogdon scored 30 points, a season-high, and picked up nine rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 111-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on Thursday night.

Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points for Utah, which lost at home for the first time this season. Rudy Gobert added 19 points and 11 rebounds, but they were among four players sent off in the fourth quarter after a scuffle.

TJ McConnell added 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists off the bench for the Pacers. Myles Turner had 13 points and nine rebounds in Indiana’s second road victory this season.

Turner, Gobert, Mitchell and Joe Ingles were kicked out with 4:01 to go. Turner pushed Gobert in the back after a missed layup. Gobert responded by hugging him and trying to pin Turner to the ground. The two players had to be separated near the Jazz bench.

MOWER 112, HEAT 109

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Paul George scored 27 points, Reggie Jackson added all of his 22 points in the second half and Los Angeles hung on to beat Miami for their sixth straight victory.

Eric Bledsoe had 21 points and Ivica Zubac finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who were down 17 points in the first quarter when Miami’s Bam Adebayo scored 19 points.

Adebayo recorded 30 points and 11 rebounds, a season high. Kyle Lowry scored 22 of his 25 points in the fourth, when Miami outscored the Clippers 9-4 in the 1:36 final. Tyler Herro added 23 points while missing all of his six 3-pointers.

Miami lost its third in a row and its fourth of five.

RAPTORS 115, 76ERS 109

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Gary Trent Jr. and Fred VanVleet scored three straight points in the 1:10 final to put Toronto past Philadelphia.

VanVleet hit six 3s and scored 32 points, and Trent added 20 to help the Raptors take out the understaffed Sixers. The Raptors lost to Boston ahead of a back-to-back game, but the bottom 3 rallied them to a great road victory.

Joel Embiid, Isaiah Joe and Matisse Thybulle are still in NBA health and safety protocols and have sat down again. Seth Curry returned from a foot injury and Tobias Harris scored 19 points on his return from a six-game absence after testing positive for COVID-19.

Tyrese Maxey scored 33 points in the Sixers’ third straight loss.


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