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Ravell Call, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) greets Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell after Mitchell hit a basket and was fouled during NBA basketball against the Los Angeles Clippers in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz built a 25-point lead, surpassed their scoring average (101.3 ppg) in the first three quarters (104 points) and then survived a Los Angeles Clippers rally for a 125-113 win Saturday night at Vivint Arena.

Turning point: The Clippers were within one of the Jazz in the first quarter when Jonas Jerebko scored back-to-back buckets and Ricky Rubio hit a 3 in a 7-0 run. Utah built that lead to 10 by the end of the first quarter and never looked back.

The hero: Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 23 points with seven assists and four rebounds in the win. He made multiple clutch shots and passes in the fourth quarter, but his biggest play was a late steal and a layup to atone for a bad 3-point shot.

3 keys:

• The Jazz shot 62.5 percent, hit 6 of 13 3-pointers and scored a whopping 76 points in the first half.

• Utah outshoots L.A. 54.9 percent to 44.4 percent from the field and scores 104 points through three quarters.

• After one game coming off the bench, Joe Ingles returned to the starting lineup and tied his career-high with 21 points.

Jazz almanac: 19-27, Won 1

Next 3:

At Atlanta Hawks (13-32), Monday, 5:30 p.m.

At Detroit Pistons (22-22), Wednesday, 5 p.m.

At Toronto Raptors (31-13), Friday, 5:30 p.m.

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