What season is Utah doing. The Salt Lake City team last night added their fifth consecutive victory (16 in the last 17 games), beating Boston with some comfort 122-108.
The Jazz played without Mike Conley again, but it wasn’t a problem. Donovan Mitchell had 36 points and 9 assists, Joe Ingles contributed 24 points and Rudy Gobert got a new double-double by accumulating 18 points and 12 rebounds. With all this, in addition to the classic choral game proposed by Quin Snyder, Utah overcame the best start of the greens to put distance on the scoreboard after passing through the dressing rooms and handle the shock until the sound of the final horn. Utah is a group, but that doesn’t stop Gobert from praising what Mitchell is doing.
“He really is able to understand the rhythm of the game and find his teammates at all times. It has been improving every year, but at present it seems that, especially in the last weeks, that it is living its best moment ”.
He is not without reason center French. Mitchel averaged 21 points in December, went down to 23.3 in January and now, in February, he’s at 26.8 with an incredible 53.3% on 3s. It is undoubtedly largely to blame for the Jazz being the best team in the NBA right now with a 20-5 record.
Boston, in trouble
Less satisfaction is in Boston. The Celtics have won just two of their last seven games, and even Jaylen Brown’s return last night hasn’t changed that dynamic. The forward returned with 33 points and 8 rebounds, numbers to which Jayson Tatum added another 23 points. They were not enough to fight the victory against Utah. “They are the team with the best record in the league and they showed it. They play with great freedom and the fluidity they have at the moment is really good, “says Brown.
After a five-game tour of the Western Conference, the Greens return home to host the Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons. The Jazz for their part must host the Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers at home.
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