SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz were absolutely golden Saturday night.
Wearing gold-colored uniforms for the first time, the Jazz made 57 percent of their shots, and set a franchise record with 18 three-pointers in a 121-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, Rodney Hood added 21 points, Derrick Favors had 16 points while Joe Ingles added 15.
The Jazz made 18 of 34 three-point attempts (56.3 percent) from beyond the arc.
Thabo Sefolosha and Ricky Rubio each added 11 points.
The 3’s were falling so easily for the Jazz that even Mitchell’s desperation 28-foot jumper to beat the shot clock connected and kept Utah ahead by double digits midway through the final period.
The Jazz have defeated the Bucks seven times in a row and 16 straight at home.
Giannis Antetokoumnpo had 27 points and 13 rebounds after missing the last game with a sore knee, but showed frustration several times during the contest as the Bucks played from behind most of the game.
The Jazz reserves, who had 53 points, have posted more than 50 points in three of their last four games.
With Utah playing without Rudy Gobert, who missed his eighth with a bruised knee, the Bucks found little resistance on many drives to the basket. But they couldn’t keep pace with Mitchell’s six 3’s and Ingles’ five makes from beyond the arc.
The Jazz (9-11) next host Denver Tuesday night.