BOJAN Bogdanović scored 35 points, setting a franchise record with 11 3-pointers, to lead the Utah Jazz to a 116-103 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
The Jazz have won 10 of their last 12 while the Thunder have lost two consecutive games and 10 of their last 13.
Bogdanović was coming off his worst shooting game of the season – going 1 of 11 from the floor and missing five of six 3-point attempts in Friday’s blowout loss in New Orleans.
But Bogdanović got going from outside early, hitting four 3-pointers in the first quarter.
Bogdanović had made eight 3-pointers in a game three times in his career before breaking through with more on Sunday.
Utah led by as many as 23 late in the third quarter, before Oklahoma City started cutting the deficit.
The Thunder pulled within nine with 4:30 remaining in the fourth, the first time Oklahoma City had been closer than 10 since the opening moments of the second quarter.
But Bogdanović got hot from outside once again, hitting three 3-pointers down the stretch to keep the Thunder from getting closer than eight. Bogdanović was 11 of 19 from the field, with all but one of his attempts coming from beyond the arc.
Donovan Mitchell added 24 points and 10 assists for Utah, while Jordan Clarkson scored 20 off the bench. Utah hit 23 3-pointers in 52 tries (44%). – Reuters