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Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell has won the NBA All-Star Saturday Slam Dunk contest, putting together a four-dunk rotation that included two dunks in the Jazz alternate jerseys, a Darrell Griffith throwback and a Vince Carter jersey.

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If you're doubting Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell's readiness for this weekend's Verizon Slam Dunk Contest, then just stop. Stop it. I said stop it. Oh, so you won't stop? That's cool, but go ahead and watch what Mitchell just did early in tonight's NBA Rising Stars Challenge, when the rookie out of ...

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After tearing off 11 wins in a row, Utah is 1.5 games out of the playoffs.

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Will the Utah Jazz ever lose again? With their 107-97 win over the Phoenix Suns last night, The Jazz have extended their streak to eleven games. They currently sit at 30-28, and are just a game a a half back of being in the playoffs. They enter All-Star weekend as the NBA’s hottest team, and sit in great position to make a run at the playoffs in the next coming weeks.

The crazy thing about this winning streak, is that the Jazz have won in about every way possible. They have had nights when they shoot lights out and score 120+ points. They have also had nights where they shoot 29 percent from three (last night) and still grind out wins. Good teams figure out how to win games. The Jazz were not doing that for the first half of their games this season, but have appeared to figure out how to pull out wins in various situations.

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The Jazz are hoping to get Ricky Rubio back from a hip injury as soon as possible, as well as the return of Dante Exum from his shoulder injury that has kept him out of the season so far. Staying healthy will be a huge factor in the Jazz’s playoff chances.

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SALT LAKE CITY — It wasn’t pretty, but the Utah Jazz will enter the All-Star break on an 11-game win streak after beating the lowly Phoenix Suns 107-97 Wednesday night at Vivint Arena.

Turning point: With the game tied at 77 and just over 10 minutes remaining, the Jazz went on an 8-0 run. The Suns got to within three on multiple occasions thereafter but couldn’t get over the hump.

The hero: Donovan Mitchell led a very balanced Utah attack with 24 points, including five in the final three minutes. Phoenix guard Devin Booker led all scorers with 28 points.

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3 keys:

• The Jazz won the rebounding battle, 54-41, with Rudy Gobert pulling down 17 and Derrick Favors 12 to lead the way.

• While the Suns made 12 3-pointers compared to 10 for Utah, the Jazz countered that by outscoring Phoenix 52-40 in the paint.

• Utah finished with six players in double figures while the Suns had four.

Jazz almanac: 30-28, Won 11

Next 3:

Vs Portland (31-26), Friday, February 23, 7 p.m. MT

Vs Dallas (18-40), Saturday, February 24, 7 p.m. MT

Vs Houston (44-13), Monday, February 26, 7 p.m. MT

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When I last saw the Utah Jazz in person a little over a month ago in Miami, they were surprisingly upbeat for an injury-riddled team about to drop to 16-24 six months after their homegrown star jilted them. They were frustrated, sure. Rudy Gobert, injured again, overflowed with fidgety, pent-up energy.

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