Wednesday night’s 107-97 victory over Phoenix wasn’t pretty—it was, in fact, really ugly at times—but the Jazz (30-28) made enough plays down the stretch to pull out a win even when it was obvious they didn’t have much left in the tank.
“We’ve got a little bit of a break, and we’ll come back stronger than ever and hopefully keep the streak going when we come back,” Donovan Mitchell said after the game.
Mitchell scored 10 of his team-high 24 points in the fourth quarter, and he added four rebounds and seven assists in the win.
Derrick Favors (18 points, 12 rebounds) and Rudy Gobert (14 points, 17 rebounds) each double-doubled, while Royce O’Neale (19 points), Jae Crowder (15 points) and Joe Ingles (13 points) also scored in double figures.
Sharpshooter Devin Booker returned from a four-game absence to score a game-high 28 points for the Suns (18-41), while Elfrid Payton recorded a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.
Rookie Josh Jackson, who came off the bench to score 22 points, gave the Jazz fits in the open court in the loss.