SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, USA (AP) – Donovan Mitchell had 23 points and eight assists and the Utah Jazz broke their record for 3-point-pointers in a game Monday in their 132-110 win over the Charlotte Hornets. .
Utah set a new record for the franchise with 28 three-point baskets, including 19 from players coming off the bench, the best record ever achieved by substitutes in the NBA, according to STATS.
Joe Ingles and Georges Niang led the way with seven triples each, their personal best in both cases. The two finished with 21 points. Jordan Clarkson contributed another 20 to the Jazz account
Charlotte gave up a total of 54 3s in two games against Utah this season.
Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball led the Hornets with 21 points each and Malik Monk had 20. Charlotte (14-16) lost despite scoring 25 points in Utah’s 21 turnovers.
The Jazz (25-6) attacked incessantly from the perimeter throughout the first half. Before the break he had already scored 29 triples, a team record in that period.
Charlotte built her first double-digit lead early in the third quarter, when a steal and basket by PJ Washington capped a 12-1 run that put the Hornets ahead 81-70. But Utah rallied and got back in the lead thanks to back-to-back hits from Clarkson and Niang before the end of the quarter. Their baskets started a 26-2 run that lasted until the fourth quarter.