The Utah Jazz closed their four-game Eastern Conference road trip with another loss Monday night, falling to the Philadelphia 76ers 107-86.
The turning point: Despite scoring just 15 points in the first quarter, the Jazz were still within two possessions for most of the second before the Sixers closed the half strong to take an 11-point advantage into the locker room. They stayed steady in the third quarter and then dominated the final few minutes.
- Philadelphia shot over 52 percent from the field while Utah shot under 36 percent.
- The Sixers almost doubled up the Jazz in points in the paint, 66-34. Utah only outscored Philadelphia from behind the 3-point line by 15.
- The Sixers outrebounded Utah, 55-34.
The hero: Sixers rookie star Ben Simmons finished with a career-high 27 points, 22 of which came in the second half. He also had 10 rebounds, four steals and two assists. Donovan Mitchell led the Jazz with 17 points.
Next up: vs. Chicago (3-11), Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. MT
On deck: vs. Milwaukee (8-7), Saturday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m. MT