Hot Shooting From the Utah Jazz Leads to Five Straight Wins | SLAM


The Utah Jazz has been shooting lights out their last three games, becoming the first team in NBA history to knock down 20+ three-pointers in three straight games.

The Jazz has won five straight games since late November, and in their last three games against the Celtics, Cavaliers, and Timberwolves, they hit a combined 72 three-pointers. That’s the most in League history within a three-game span since the Bucks and Rockets did it twice to set the previous record at 67 per NBA.com.

Donovan Mitchell,  in particular, has been unguardable, scoring 30+ points each in the Jazz’s last four games, scoring 33.8 points, and handing 4.8 assists per game on 53/43/94 shooting splits. During Utah’s latest win streak, the Jazz has been shooting at an all-word level, averaging nearly 128 points per game while shooting 50+% from the field and 40+% from beyond the arc in four of five games.

“I came into the League as a surprise,” he told SLAM. “I tell people all the time, it’s one thing to get drafted, but [it’s another] to be able to do this on a year-to-year basis, day-to-day. I think [that] is definitely what sets guys over the top. That’s my goal every year—to come out being the same player who gets better each year and you know what to expect coming from me, and I think that’s definitely what I’ve learned from my rookie year—the work. You gotta stick to it, the work doesn’t stop because you had one good season or one good game.”

The defense has been just as impressive, limiting teams to 110 points per game and holding them to 45.4% shooting from the floor and 33.5% from three-point territory.

The Jazz (17-7) ends their four-game road trip against the 76ers (14-11) on Thursday and then the Wizards (15-11) on Sunday.





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