Bogdanovic’s 3 at buzzer gives Jazz 114-113 win over Rockets

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HOUSTON (AP)Bojan Bogdanovic made a 3-pointer as time expired to give the Utah Jazz a 114-113 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night.

Jordan Clarkson scored 30 points and Donovan Mitchell finished with 24 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Jazz, who won their second straight after a five-game losing streak.

They needed to come back after P.J. Tucker’s 3-pointer from the corner gave Houston a two-point lead with 1.6 seconds remaining. After a timeout, Bogdanovic came off a screen and hit a contested 29-footer to give the Jazz the win.

Mike Conley added 20 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 15 rebounds. The Jazz shot 49%, including 15 of 38 on 3-pointers.

Russell Westbrook had 39 points for the Rockets. James Harden added 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

Westbrook shot 18 of 33 from the floor, while Harden was 11 of 23, including 2 of 13 on 3-pointers. Robert Covington had 14 points and Danuel House Jr. had 10 for Houston. The Rockets shot 46%, including 15 of 42 on 3-pointers.

Trailing by two, Covington hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 28 seconds left to give Houston a 110-109 lead. On the ensuing possession, Tucker fouled Mitchell, who made both free throws to give the Jazz a 111-110 lead.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Coach Quin Snyder was whistled for a technical foul with 7:29 remaining in the fourth. . The Jazz committed 16 turnovers, which the Rockets turned into 21 points. . Utah outrebounded Houston 48-36.

Rockets: G Eric Gordon (left lower leg contusion) missed Sunday’s game after he was injured on Friday night. Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said Gordon was day-to-day, and it was up in the air if Gordon would play on Tuesday night. . Thabo Sefolosha was whistled for a technical foul with 38 seconds left in the third quarter.

FACES IN THE CROWD

Hall of Fame first baseman Jeff Bagwell and New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara sat courtside for the game.

UP NEXT

Jazz visits Mavericks on Monday.

Houston hosts Celtics on Tuesday.

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