The Utah Jazz had their best week of the season last week, finishing with a blemish-free 3-0 record — beating all three playoff teams on the schedule — before falling to New Orleans Monday night.
As a result, Donovan Mitchell was named Western Conference player of the week, averaging 34 points, five rebounds, and five assists along the way, including a career-high 46-point outing against Milwaukee. Mitchell became the first player since Carlos Boozer to win the player of the week award twice in one season — Boozer last did it for the Jazz in the 2009-10 season.
Now, as a result of last week’s perfect record, the Jazz have set themselves up for a huge ending to the season. In a Western Conference that figures to see its playoff seedings separated by just a few games at the end of the year, the Jazz winning three straight games could radically change their playoff position by mid-April.
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