Jazz beat Suns 107-97 to extend winning streak to 11
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz kept their winning streak going with a 107-97 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Two rookies led the way for the Jazz. Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 24 points and seven assists, and Royce O’Neale added 19 points.
The Suns played the Jazz tough, and they were right there in the fourth quarter before the Jazz pulled away.
“We played well enough to win,” said Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder. “We knew this would be a difficult game. They’re a young team, energetic, they played hard and we knew it would be a tough game, and it was. Fortunately, we made some plays that we needed to make to win the game.”
The Jazz also had solid games from their other three starters. Derrick Favors had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Rudy Gobert had 14 points and 17 rebounds. Joe Ingles chipped in 13 points, and Jae Crowder added 15 points off the bench.
The Jazz will now take an 11-game winning streak into the NBA All-Star break. It’s the longest jazz winning streak since they won 12 in a row in 2009.