The Utah Jazz did something no other NBA team has done so far this season, and thats get a win at Memphis.
The Jazz knocked off the Grizzlies 96-88 Monday night, and have won three straight, after a four game losing streak. This was an impressive win for the Jazz, who had lost twice to Memphis in the past 30 days, both games being played in Salt Lake City.
Joe Ingles led the Jazz with 19, including the game clinching three after catching an errant forearm to his left eye, leaving him bloodied in the fourth quarter.
Most impressively perhaps was the Jazz win despite poor performances from the team’s backcourt. Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio finished a combined 6-25 from the floor, 1-7 from the three point line, and surrendered 24 points to Mike Conley. Rubio’s low level play has plagued him all season, while Mitchell is off to a slow start, despite averaging 22 points per game.
The Jazz were buoyed by Memphis’ miserable three point shooting, finishing the night 4-24, with only Conley and Marshon Brooks connecting from deep.
The Jazz will travel to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.