Jazz return from break, hand Rockets 15th straight loss



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 28 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz opened the second half of their season by beating the Houston Rockets 114-99. Playing for the first time since March 3, the NBA leaders got back on track after dropping their final two games of the first half. Mike Conley added 20 points and Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Kevin Porter Jr. scored 27 points for Houston, which dropped its 15th straight. He was 1 of 9 from 3-point range and 11 of 25 overall. Sterling Brown and Kenyon Martin Jr. each had 15 points.