The Utah Jazz hadn’t lost three consecutive games all season long. And coming off of a pair of tough road losses in Dallas and Phoenix, Donovan Mitchell had absolutely no interest in starting their first real losing streak now.
“It was a must-win,” the Jazz’s All-Star guard said. “First off, we don’t lose two in a row and then you definitely don’t lose three. That’s the mindset. So this was a must-win.”
With that mindset, Mitchell and the Jazz used a decisive third-quarter performance on Thursday night to get back in the win column with a 122-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.