NBA Predictions: Will Jazz stay red-hot, beat Spurs? 2/12/18

NBA Predictions: Will Jazz stay red-hot, beat Spurs? 2/12/18

Back-to-back Jazz - This will be the second leg of a back-to-back for Utah, but so far this season that hasn't troubled them a great deal. That potentially could hold them over in the fourth quarter if the game is close. "We've just got to keep playing basketball".

Normally, the Spurs shouldn't have too much trouble handling a.500 team like the Jazz. Over the team's first 47 games, they were instead playing at a 41-win pace. The same can be said for their offense. He credits his teammates for allowing him to voice his opinion and become one of the team leaders despite being in his first year. But a 20-4 run in the second saw Utah take a 54-42 lead with 2:24 to go. From 11 back-to-backs, they have split the second leg 7-4.

Lillard led all players at the half with 13 points.

The Spurs put themselves in position to win the game in the fourth quarter when they took an 83-70 lead with 9:29 to play. They outscored the Spurs 31-16 the rest of the way to steal the win from San Antonio, 101-99.

Undrafted free agent rookie Royce O'Neale came up with possibly the biggest play of the night on the final possession as he stood his ground to force Kyle Anderson into a near turnover and rushed shot by Manu Ginobili at the buzzer in a one-on-one situation.

Utah has won both meetings with San Antonio this season.

Right now, the Jazz (28-28) trail New Orleans by 1 1/2 games for eighth place in the Western Conference.

Donovan Mitchell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead pull-up jumper with 39.2 seconds left, and the Jazz continue their longest winning streak in nine years. "You have to catch some breaks and we just continued to compete is all it comes down to".

"That's all it really comes down to", he added. Donovan Mitchell dropped a team-high twenty-seven points in their last game.

Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick Favors added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz. The Nuggets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pau Gasol tried to steal the show with one of his best nights this season-15 points, 15 rebounds, and six assists.

The San Antonio Spurs are struggling, banged up and are coming off a rough loss last night.

Mitchell has gotten an opportunity with a Utah team that was re-tooling and then had some early-season injuries. All-Star forward and leading scorer LaMarcus Aldridge will be out because of a sore right knee. "I'm not counting when we have a losing streak, I'm not counting when we have a winning streak. We had a good chance, but we didn't make the shots in the end". "And fortunately, I got the steal and made the layup". They are expecting to get Aldridge and Rudy Gay back after the break. "He's a smart player, he he's going to fit in prey well".

Utah is still on the outside looking in for the playoffs.

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