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Mitchell’s 42 helps Jazz stave off pesky Kings

When Utah needed scoring in the worst way on a bad night, Mitchell came through. It’s what superstars do.

The 42 points scored by Mitchell in Utah’s 128-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings were just what the Jazz needed on a night where the team’s 23-game home winning streak appeared to be in grave jeopardy. The Kings held a six-point halftime lead and stretched that advantage to 10 midway through the third.

All night, the Jazz — the top team in the Western Conference — had been playing down to its below-.500 competition.

But as all NBA fans know, all it takes is one big run to flip a game.