Five straight losses, and now three straight wins. This is life in the NBA.
The Utah Jazz (35-18) finished off the Dallas Mavericks (32-22) 123-119 on a night when the Mavs were missing their MVP candidate as Luka Doncic sat with an ankle injury. It was close to a wire-to-wire victory with the Mavericks not leading after mid-way through the first quarter. Utah took good shots, moved the ball and played smart, fundamentally sound basketball on both ends of the floor. That’s basically the opposite of what was happening during that five-game losing streak.