Rockets take 2-0 lead into game 3 against the Jazz
Houston Rockets (53-29, fourth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Utah Jazz (50-32, fifth in the Western Conference during the regular season)
Mitchell, Gobert help Jazz breeze past Spurs, 125-105
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When the Utah Jazz are executing their offense at home, it doesn't really matter what the defense throws at them.
Playing against a triangle-and-two and zone at times, Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points, Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Jazz beat the San Antonio Spurs 125-105 on Saturday.
"I haven't seen that kind of defense since maybe one time in college and a couple times in high school," Mitchell said.
Mitchell, Jazz beat Suns 116-88
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz put away the Phoenix Suns with one impressive finish.
Mitchell scored 21 points and Joe Ingles had a career-high 11 assists, leading the Jazz to a 116-88 victory over the lowly Suns on Wednesday night.
"Our communication picked up a lot in the second half," Mitchell said. "That really propelled us to get out in transition. Obviously, hitting shots helps, but we were really doing well on communicating well defensively."
Jazz win 11th straight, beating Suns 107-97
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stepping up in the fourth quarter is becoming natural for the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz survived another close game on Wednesday, pulling out a 107-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns for their 11th straight win after making the right plays at the right time on both ends of the court in the closing minutes.
Utah allowed just one basket over the final 2:40. On the other end, the Jazz hit four of five shots to turn a one-possession game into a double-digit victory.