The victory was a 23rd consecutive home win for the Jazz but came after recent losses on the road to the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks.
The Jazz remain on top of the Western Conference and can be thankful to their All-Star guard “Spida” Mitchell.
Mitchell came out on fire and with the aid of Rudy Gobert — who dropped in 18 points — stepped up to the plate for the much-needed victory.
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Elsewhere, in a rematch of the 2020 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat downed the Los Angeles Lakers, who without LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and Talen Horton-Tucker, 110-104.
Jimmy Butler led the way for the Heat — who were ahead for much of the game — with 28 points, but with Lakers forward Markieff Morris ejected in the fourth quarter for arguing with a referee, the traveling West coast side lacked the firepower to beat the hosts.
Meanwhile, in a Western Conference match-up that pitted second versus third, the Lakers’ LA counterparts the Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns 113-103, behind 33 points from Paul George and another 27 by Kawhi Leonard.
The victory extends the Clippers’ winning streak to three games, but they remain in third place, two games behind the Suns.
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