In a fourth quarter that featured eight lead changes, Donovan made the difference for the Jazz, scoring eight straight points in the final minute and a half.
Embiid added 17 rebounds, five assists, four blocks and two steals in a dominating performance at both ends.
LeBron James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double with a big fourth quarter, powering the Lakers to a 117-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets to win the Western Conference finals in five games.
Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.
NBA: 'Pissed off' LeBron James sees Los Angeles Lakers roll past Denver Nuggets 126-114 in West finals opener
Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James added 15 points and 12 assists hours after finishing a distant second in the MVP voting, and the Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
NBA Playoffs: Raptors beat Celtics to tie East semi-finals; Nikola Jokic propels Nuggets to win over Clippers
Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 22 points and 11 boards and the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference semi-final series at two games, beating the Boston Celtics 100-93.
NBA: Jamal Murray scores 50 points, Denver Nuggets force Game 7 with Utah Jazz; Los Angeles Clippers eliminate Dallas Mavericks
Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz will go at it one more time on Tuesday night, with the winner advancing to face the Los Angeles Clippers.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Giannis Antetokounmpo's Greece drawn in same group as Canada in draw for qualifying tourneys
If Giannis Antetokounmpo is going to compete in the Olympics next summer, Greece will have to win a few games in Canada first.
NBA: Anthony Davis' second-half blitz powers Lakers to win over Thunder; Luka Doncic shines in Mavericks' thrashing of Cavaliers
Get yourself up to date with all the happenings of the NBA in our comprehensive wrap of the day's action, including Lakers' win over OKC Thunder and Kawhi Leonard's clutch jumper.
NBA: Buddy Hield scores season-high 35 points as Kings snap Celtics' winning streak; LeBron James dazzles in Lakers' victory
Kings centre Richaun Holmes sank two decisive free throws with 13 seconds remaining to give the Kings their fifth win in seven games after an 0-5 start
NBA Playoffs 2019: Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum star in Portland Trail Blazers' win over Denver Nuggets to take series to Game 7
Damian Lillard had 32 points as the Portland Trail Blazers staved off elimination to force a decisive Game 7 in their series with Denver Nuggets.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Raptors thrash 76ers to take 3-2 lead in series; Nuggets rout Trail Blazers to win Game 5
The Toronto Raptors dismantled the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets dominated the Portland Trail Blazers to take commanding leads in their NBA playoff series.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Jamal Murray leads Nuggets to gritty win over Blazers; Kawhi Leonard scores 39 points as Raptors level series
Jamal Murray scored 34 points, including six clutch free throws down the stretch to lift the Denver Nuggets to a gritty 116-112 NBA playoff win over the Portland Trail Blazers
Nikola Jokic had a triple-double and Jamal Murray tallied 23 points as the Denver Nuggets punched their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Jamal Murray leads dramatic late fightback for Nuggets against Spurs; Raptors, Blazers romp
Jamal Murray led a dramatic late fightback as the Denver Nuggets scored a series-levelling 114-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday in their Western Conference playoff duel.
NBA: Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich ejected 63 seconds into team's loss to Nuggets; Gordon Hayward leads Celtics to win
Nikola Jokic was just one assist shy of a triple-double as he led the Nuggets to a blowout of the Spurs who saw Gregg Popovich tossed 63 seconds into the game.
NBA: Nikola Jokic scores 36 points as Nuggets hold off Thunder; Raptors stay on Bucks' tail with Celtics win
Denver, however, thanks to the exploits of Jokic, came roaring back with a big finish of their own, stitching together a 24-12 run to close out the game and claim their fifth straight victory over OKC
NBA: James Harden scores 41 points to propel Rockets to victory over Pelicans; Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Bucks win
Harden finished with 41 points and six assists to become the first player since Oscar Robertson to post at least 35 points and five assists in seven straight games. Robertson did it twice, in 1965 and 1967.
NBA: Nuggets egde past Raptors in battle of conference leaders; Ben Simmons' triple-double helps 76ers beat Cavaliers
Nikola Jokic tallied 26 points for the Nuggets, who posted their 10th win in 12 games and maintain a slim lead over Golden State in the Western Conference.
NBA: Kyle Lowry's 24 points spurs Raptors to comeback win over Grizzlies; Nuggets notch biggest win over Lakers
Raptors used a three-point shooting barrage halfway through the fourth quarter to wipe out a Grizzlies' lead and seize command in front of a crowd of 14,100 at the FedEx Forum.