Jazz beat Mavericks to tie series, spoil Doncic's return

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - APRIL 23: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks drives past Danuel House Jr. #25 of the Utah Jazz during the first half of Game Four of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 23, 2022

Rudy Gobert gave Utah the lead with an alley-oop dunk with 11.0 seconds left and the Jazz held off the Dallas Mavericks 100-99 on Saturday in Game 4 to tie the first-round series.

Spencer Dinwiddie missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Dallas.

Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points for Utah, Donovan Mitchell added 23 points and seven assists, and Rudy Gobert had 17 points and 15 rebounds -- 10 off the offensive glass. Gobert was 3 of 8 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter and 9 of 18 overall. 

Dallas star Luka Doncic scored 30 points, 10 rebounds four assists in his return from a three-game absence because of strained left calf. Jalen Brunson added 23 points, and Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell and Reggie Bullock had 11 points apiece. 

Game 5 is Monday night in Dallas.

After going 3 1/2 minutes without a basket, the Jazz took a 95-94 lead on Mitchell's layup with 1:27 remaining. Doncic answered with back-to-back baskets to put Dallas up 99-95.

Mitchell converted a three-point play to bring Utah within one. Powell missed a pair of free throws with 19.8 seconds left, opening the door for Gobert's winner.

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Mavericks: Finney-Smith scored all 11 of his points in the third quarter. . Brunson is averaging 29.8 points per game during the postseason. . Dallas went 5 of 24 from 3-point range in the first half. . Maxi Kleber fouled out with 4:19 left. 

Jazz: Mitchell was held to three baskets over the final three quarters. He went 3 of 14 from the field in that stretch, . Utah outscored Dallas 35-13 in bench points.