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NBA-leading Jazz deal Thunder seventh straight loss, 106-96 – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks as Oklahoma City Thunder center Isaiah Roby watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic knew the Jazz would look to him to take a leading role with three of Utah’s primary players out. Bogdanovic scored 23 points and Donovan Mitchell added 22 as the Utah Jazz beat the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder 106-96 on Tuesday night. “We had guys out on this back-to-back, so we’re ran way more sets of fences for me so I was able to get to the basket and draw the fouls,” Bogdanovic said. Luguentz Dort scored career-high 42 points and Moses Brown had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Thunder, who have lost seven in a row and 10 of 11. Bogdanovic, who scored a season-high 33 points in his last game, left his familiar spot on the perimeter and repeatedly took the ball to the basket. He finished with a season-high 10-for-10 shooting from the free throw line. “I knew I had to be more aggressive these last two games,” Bogdanovic said. In pain, Bogdanovic

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Four Aggies named as members of 2021 NFF Hampshire Honor Society – Cache Valley Daily

LOGAN, Utah – Four former Utah State football players were announced as members of the 2021 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, it was announced Wednesday morning. The 2021 class is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. A total of 910 players from 255 schools qualified for membership in the society’s 15th year. Christopher Bartolic (Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar HS/Orange Coast CC), Taylor Compton (Logan, Utah/Logan HS), Brandon Pada (Glendale, Ariz./Mountain Ridge HS) and Jake Pitcher (Smithfield, Utah/Sky View HS) were all recognized for their academic and athletic efforts. The four Aggies were among 18 student-athletes from the Mountain West to make the list. USU and Wyoming led the way with four selections each, followed by Air Force and Boise State with three each. UNLV had two selections, and Nevada and San José State each had one selection. Utah State led the Beehive State with its four selections, while Utah had two selections and BYU had one honoree. Bartolic has a 3.23 grade point average and will graduate from Utah State this spring with a bachelor’s degree

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Dwyane Wade joins Utah Jazz ownership group – Cache Valley Daily

Ryan Smith, left, and Dwyane Wade, right, speak in the first half during an NBA basketball game between the Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz Friday, April 16, 2021, in Salt Lake City. Wade is an NBA owner. The Utah Jazz announced that the 13-time NBA All-Star will join the youngest ownership group in the league. The group is headed by technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, who along with his wife, Ashley, acquired majority interest in the Jazz in late 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dwyane Wade is an NBA owner. The Utah Jazz announced Friday that the 13-time NBA All-Star will join the youngest ownership group in the league. The group is headed by technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, who along with his wife, Ashley, acquired majority interest in the Jazz in late 2020. Wade and Smith have known each other for several years and had discussed working with each other in various capacities. “Dwyane is not only a basketball legend, he is also a great leader, businessman, and human being,” Smith said in a statement. ”As we continue to build on the incredible legacy of the Utah Jazz franchise, we are excited to add Dwyane’s experience and

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Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell sprains right ankle vs Pacers – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) brings the ball up court as Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday, April 16, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell exited during the third quarter of an NBA game between the Utah Jazz and Indiana Pacers on Friday afternoon after suffering a sprained right ankle. The Jazz announced he would not return. Mitchell was helped off the court with the assistance of teammates with 8:18 left in the third quarter after severely turning his ankle. The Jazz guard could not put any weight on his right leg. Mitchell scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting in 21 minutes before leaving the game. Mitchell scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting in 21 minutes before leaving. Free News Delivery by Email Would you like to have the day’s news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start! Source link

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Minus injured Mitchell, Jazz rally to beat Pacers 119-111 – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) defends against Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 16, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tough team defense rescued the Utah Jazz after Donovan Mitchell went down with an ankle injury. The NBA-leading Jazz rallied to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-111 on Friday after Mitchell left the game with a sprained ankle in the second half. He scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting before spraining his right ankle with 8:18 left in the third quarter. Mitchell could not put any weight on his leg, and teammates helped him off the floor to the locker room. X-rays on the ankle were negative, and he was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday evening. Without Mitchell on the floor, the Jazz clamped down defensively to win their second straight game. Utah allowed Indiana to score on only 10 total possessions over the final 15 minutes. “It’s always tough to see one of your guys go down. Donovan, in particular, is so important to our team,” point guard Mike Conley said. “He’s what makes us go. … I was

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