LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Utah Jazz rolled past the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers 114-96 for their ninth consecutive victory. Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, and Rudy Gobert had 23 points and 20 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points as the Jazz improved to 24-5 with their 20th win in 21 games. After three tight quarters, Utah pulled away smartly in the fourth to win this matchup of Western Conference powerhouses. But it wasn’t a proper showdown with the Clippers missing injured superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Lou Williams scored 16 points and Reggie Jackson had 15 as the Clippers' four-game winning streak ended.

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