February 14, 2018
[caption id="attachment_136441" align="aligncenter" width="800"] San Antonio Spurs’ Davis Bertans (42) and Pau Gasol (16) defend against Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell (45) in the first half of their game on Monday, Feb. 12 in Salt Lake City. AP[/caption]
SALT LAKE City – Utah Jazz extended its league-best winning streak to 10 games with a 101-99 win over San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead pull-up jumper with 39.2 seconds left.
Mitchell hit a pair of go-ahead baskets and a free throw to give Jazz the lead in the final minute after it trailed by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Joe Ingles added 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Utah. Derrick Favors had 19 points and eight rebounds.
Jazz (29-28) moved above .500 for the first time in more than two months.
Kyle Anderson scored 16 points and Pau Gasol had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Spurs, which lost to Utah for the third time this season.
San Antonio went ahead 83-70 on a pull-up jumper by Bryn Forbes with 9:29 remaining.
Jazz chipped away before Mitchell hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 87 with 4:53 left. The teams traded baskets from there until Mitchell sealed it in the final minute.
Utah used a 20-4 run in the second quarter to take its largest first-half lead 54-42. San Antonio cut the lead in half before halftime on layups by Gasol and Anderson.
In the third quarter, Spurs used an 11-1 run to return to front. Davis Bertans buried a 3-pointer to put San Antonio up 66-61.
Jazz made 11 of 19 shots (57.9 percent) in the second quarter but just 4 of 22 attempts (18.2 percent) in the third. (AP)