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Wizards vs. Jazz: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions – NBA Sports

The Washington Wizards (15-15) play against the Utah Jazz (8-8) at Vivint Arena

Game Time: 9:00 PM EST on Saturday December 18, 2021

Washington Wizards 34, Utah Jazz 43 (Q2 06:29)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Donovan Mitchell vs Clippers Wednesday: 8/8 on 2s
Lu Dort vs Clippers on Saturday: 6/6 on 2s (through 3 quarters) – 9:48 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Deni Avdija lately📈
After scoring 15 and 14 pts in his last two games, he’s off to a good start tonight: 5 pts (2-2 FG), 3 reb in 8 min. – 9:45 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
The Jazz are dangerously close to letting non-calls change their attitude – 9:42 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
JC is the most fun
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/o64RwfQ5TL9:42 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Wizards work their way back from an 11-point deficit to trail 33-27 in Utah after one.
The Jazz are 6-11 from three, Wiz did work in the paint in the second half of the quarter to make up some of the difference. – 9:37 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Looking for a strong second quarter.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne9:37 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
End 1Q: Jazz 33, Wizards 27. Don (13) and Bogey (10) do the heavy lifting offensively for Utah. Jazz went 6 for 11 from 3. Wizards, meanwhile, are having a lot of success in the paint, where they’re shooting 7 of 11. – 9:36 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Not sure the Jazz were great defensively in that first quarter but this is a SEGABABA so Can’t be too judgemental. Utah leads the Wizards 33-27 at the end of the first quarter – 9:36 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Considering that the Jazz made 6 of their 11 3-point tries in the first quarter, the Wizards are fortunate to trail only 33-27. Donovan Mitchell leads all scorers with 13 points. Bradley Beal and KCP have seven points apiece for Washington. – 9:35 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
no former teammates are safe 👀
#TakeNote | @Rudy Gobert pic.twitter.com/FTlxqyxpoF9:35 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards trail the Jazz 33-27 after one. Donovan Mitchell leads all scorers with 13 pts. Wiz 1-8 3PT, Jazz 6-11 3PT. Wiz have 14 PITP. – 9:35 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Dinwiddie and Kuz check in for Brad and Deni.
Deni was playing well, and just got in, head scratcher. – 9:31 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
KCP was wide open and made ’em pay 👌
#DCAboveAll | @Kentavious Caldwell-Pope pic.twitter.com/CoQKOTrEVA9:30 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Mitchell has 13 and Bogdanovic has 10. They have combined for 23 of Utah’s 26 points – 9:28 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Jazz are too in love with isolation play right now. Last few possessions have been a bit ick. Also, probably not good that they’re getting cooked by Raul Neto. 26-20 Utah lead with 2:30 left 1Q. – 9:27 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Random Jazz update: Mitchell and Bogdanovic have 23 of the Jazz’s 26 points with 2:30 left int he first quarter – 9:26 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz lead the Wizards 26-20 with 2:30 remaining in the first quarter – 9:26 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz have hit six threes so far – 9:25 PM
Sarah Todd @NBASarah
Random Jazz update from the internet: The Jazz are leading 17-7 over the Wizards. Donovan Mitchell with 10 of those points – 9:19 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
This is the ninth consecutive game in which the Wizards have trailed by double digits. It is the fourth time over the last nine games that the Wizards have trailed by double digits in the first quarter. – 9:18 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Good start for the Jazz — shots are going in, they’re contesting looks on the other end, running back in transition and/or Euro-fouling. And so, an early 17-7 lead over the Wizards. Non-spewing Don with a quick 10p on 4-5 FGs. KCP has all 7 Washington points. – 9:18 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Donovan Mitchell: 10 points (4/5)
Wizards: 7 points (3/10) – 9:17 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Jazz lead the Wizards 17-7….Mitchell has 10…he’s going at their necks on every possession – 9:17 PM
Ben Anderson @BensHoops
A take I am confident in is Donovan Mitchell plays better when he’s hurt or sick – 9:17 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards have now trailed by double digits in 9 straight games. – 9:17 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
1 possession.
2 blocks.
#TakeNote | @Rudy Gobert pic.twitter.com/6cMFfQPC909:16 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Moving up the list ⬆
Congrats, @Bradley Beal!
#DCAboveAll | @MoetUSA pic.twitter.com/inrWRvCPA59:16 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Wizards just left Gaff down there to fight Gobert by himself lol – 9:14 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz

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🕷 pic.twitter.com/S3flIku9zo9:14 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Donovan Mitchell hits a 26 foot and then 32 foot 3-pointer to start the game against the Wizards – 9:13 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Donovan Mitchell is 2/2 from 3P range 20 seconds into the game. – 9:12 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
6 points in under 45 seconds for 45 🕷
#TakeNote pic.twitter.com/95qzjmAvQr9:11 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Joe starting for Mike 🖤
#StartingLineup | @ZionsBank pic.twitter.com/bp4MWrt2T49:04 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
On the most recent Game Theory Podcast, @Matt_pennie and I dove deep on the three SEC freshman lead guards that are potential first round picks.
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Kennedy Chandler: https://t.co/mZP5XDieC1
TyTy Washington: https://t.co/ZfI65s4Qlj pic.twitter.com/GhCIPbpNOm8:47 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Richaun Holmes has been upgraded to questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Spurs. Fox, Mitchell, Len, King, Bagley and Davis are all out in health and safety protocol. pic.twitter.com/5tRTbAhtbD8:38 PM

Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Marvin Bagley III, Terence Davis, De’Aaron Fox, Louis King, Alex Len and Davion Mitchell are out for Sunday’s Kings-Spurs game due to NBA health and safety protocols. Richaun Holmes (eye) has been upgraded to questionable. – 8:35 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
NEW: Branden Carlson’s absence on Saturday in a loss at Mizzou was profound on both ends, but especially on defense as Utah went small, super-small, and to a 1-3-1 zone.
Carlson is out for Fresno State. Beyond that, big picture, who knows.
WORDS: sltrib.com/sports/utah-ut…8:28 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Bringing out the cold weather fits.
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/6NSOFHDbEJ8:15 PM

Utah Jazz @utahjazz
Cozy vibes ✌
#VivintCam | @VivintHome pic.twitter.com/XTVrqusHoN8:13 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Go time in 1⃣ hour!
📍 Salt Lake City
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#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne8:00 PM
Steve Popper @StevePopper
Mitchell Robinson is hobbling badly on his left ankle. – 7:40 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of exotic zone defenses (1-3-1, 1-2-2, etc.).
In this case, good for Craig Smith going there tonight, because Utah playing Mizzou straight up was not happening at a good-enough clip, especially late.
Tough loss. Story coming. – 7:16 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Craig Smith confirms postgame that Branden Carlson is in Utah’s health-and-safety protocol. – 7:06 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Just to harp on this once more, Mizzou was 4-for-21 for 3 in that win over Utah.
One of them was the Jarron Coleman deep shot at the end, but another was Ronnie DeGray hitting one when Utah was up five and finding some separation with about 7:00 left.
Very timely. – 6:44 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops
Utah just lost to Missouri.
Mark down the PAC-12 for three bids … unless someone else besides UCLA, Arizona and USC wins the league tourney. – 6:38 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Final: Missouri 83, Utah 75
Tough sledding all day without Branden Carlson, and Riley Battin hampered with foul trouble didn’t help. – 6:37 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Kobe Brown has Missouri’s last 12 points, living in the paint, up to 27 on 8-for-11 shooting and 11-for-13 from the line.
Mahorcic is out, Carlson is out, Utah has no one at the rim to deal with Brown. – 6:27 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
That’s now 11 #Texans on the Reserve/COVID-19 list:
J. Greenard, L. Taylor, J. McCray, T. Brooks, T. Mitchell, K. Grugier-Hill, A.J. Moore, C. Kirksey, D. Walker
Plus PSquad COVID list: C. LeBlanc, J. Samuels. – 6:13 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
David Jenkins is hoopin’
He has 16 on 6-for-7 from the floor, all of it on jumpers.
Utah 58, Mizzou 55 at the under-12. – 5:59 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Good stretch here for Marco Anthony as Utah is now super-small, continuing to go five out. – 5:56 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Been a real rough day most of the way for Utah.
Missed boxouts, scrambling on defense, second-chance buckets yielded, but they’re there.
Utes up one at the under-16. – 5:46 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah is small here early in the second half with Riley Battin and his three fouls to the bench in a tie game. – 5:42 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Halftime: Utah 33, Missouri 32.
Middle 6-7 minutes were solid, the rest a slog.
This feels like a battle of attrition the whole way. – 5:21 PM
Utah Jazz @utahjazz
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https://t.co/d3XhKxDJUo pic.twitter.com/FIMALzugON5:15 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Good ballgame with good pace at the under-8 with Utah up, 26-25.
Utes are fighting, need to clean up some things. – 5:01 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah, 220th nationally in 3-point % entering the afternoon, is 5-for-8 from deep. – 4:55 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
A few notes ahead of tonight.
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/DRm7MoZUYA4:50 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
David Jenkins Jr. for 3 on his first two touches.
That’s a thing.
Utah up on Missouri by a point at the under-16. – 4:43 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
SEC Network just said this Utah team “looks like a bubble team.”
Utah is not on the bubble, guys. – 4:36 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
The centers for each team will be key tonight.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/PJEythGUDv4:30 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
For Utah this afternoon at Mizzou: Rollie Worster, Both Gach, Marco Anthony, Lazar Stefanovic, Riley Battin.
Utes will start small with Branden Carlson unavailable, leaving Lahat Thioune on the bench to start.
First career start for Stefanovic. – 4:23 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Davis Bertans’ 101.2 pace rating this season ranks first on the team among players averaging at least 15.0 minutes per game.
#DCAboveAll | @DXCTechnology pic.twitter.com/EcY6e7JE4O4:10 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs had their best night of the season in limiting the % of 3s that are attempted wide open by the opponent. Just 32% of Utah’s 3s were attempted wide open.
Usually Spurs opponents attempt 48% of their 3s wide open. – 4:05 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Last night the Spurs attempted a new season high 41 threes against the Jazz.
Just 32% of their 3PT attempts were attempted wide open. – 4:02 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
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Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Getting in some work this morning 💪
#DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/Zwkqd1Al8r3:36 PM

Isaiah Todd @zaytodd
#LasVegas …what the business is ? – 3:21 PM
Eric Walden @tribjazz
Mike Conley is OUT tonight for the Jazz vs. the Wizards (rest). – 3:12 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
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