Mitchell Leads Jazz Over Celtics
If the Utah Jazz keep playing like this, expect to see more and more written about and spoken about them. They are playing that well, and it simply deserves recognition, even if it’s not the ‘sexiest’ of things due to the players on the team. Their 122-108 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night took their record up to 20-5 on the season (and 10-2 at home). It was their fifth consecutive victory following a defeat to the Denver Nuggets that ended what had been an 11-game winning run.
So, they have rattled off 15 wins from 16 games, vaulting them to the top of the NBA’s standings currently. Donovan Mitchell has been producing for much of that, and he certainly did that on this evening, scoring 36 points and dishing out nine assists in the victory. Joe Ingles chipped in for 24 while Rudy Gobert put together a customary double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Celtics were led by Jaylen Brown’s 33, but it was not enough as they fell to a disappointing 12-11 thus far. It was their second straight loss, their third from their last four, and it means they have just two wins in the last seven games.