Jazz stay hot, win 10th in row
Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points, Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the Jazz ran their winning streak to 10 games by beating the Nets 118-107 on Tuesday night in New York.
Donovan Mitchell returned from a one-game absence with an illness to score 25 points — 14 in the fourth quarter — and Bojan Bogdanovic had 18 for the Jazz, who opened a 20-point lead and impressively turned back every attempt by the Nets to make it close.
Kyrie Irving had 32 points and a season-high 11 assists in his second game back from a shoulder injury, but it mostly seemed he was trying to shoot the Nets back into a game the Jazz weren’t going to let go of in what became their 15th win in 16 games.
Rose draws $25K fine: Pistons guard Derrick Rose was fined $25,000 by the NBA for tossing a pen across the court during the end of his team’s loss to the Pelicans.
With 37 seconds left in OT and play stopped Monday night, Rose sat slumped on a courtside table and flung the pen into the stands. The Pelicans beat the Pistons 117-110.
Rose had 23 points and eight assists, but it was a costly and frustrating night. His bank shot tied the score at 100 in regulation with 30 seconds left, capping the Pistons’ rally from 16 down with 11 minutes remaining. But in OT, Rose had two turnovers in the last 90 seconds.