Utah remains red hot
The Utah Jazz pulled off a fourth quarter comeback to stun the San Antonio Spurs 101-99 Monday evening at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Utah has now won a NBA best ten straight victories and is quickly racing towards the postseason places in the Western Conference.
The Jazz could be an extremely scary first round matchup for any team with Donovan Mitchell continuing to improve as a rookie.
Mitchell led the way for Utah, as the 21-year old shooting guard from Louisville, Kentucky ended the contest with a game high 25 points while pulling down seven rebounds and passing out five assists.
Despite the winning streak the Jazz are currently in 10th place in the Western Conference with a record of 29-28. However they are only two games behind the sixth place Portland Trail Blazers in the standings.
San Antonio continues to be a below average squad on the road away from the AT & T Center, as the Spurs fell to 13-17 on the road this season.
The visitors were led in defeat by Pau Gasol, as the 37-year old power forward from Sant Boi de Llobregat scored 15 points while pulling down 15 rebounds and dishing out six assists.
Utah is above the .500 mark for the first time in over two months after struggling in the middle of the season.
San Antonio now heads to Denver to take on the young Nuggets on Tuesday at the Pepsi Center in the finale of their four-game road swing.
Meanwhile Utah welcomes the Phoenix Suns Wednesday in Salt Lake City for their final game before the All-Star break.
Utah are 3/1 to win the Northwest Division, while the Jazz are 125/1 for Western Conference glory. Golden State are 10/19 to retain their title in the West.
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