SAN ANTONIO — The Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to five despite missing Donovan Mitchell, who was out with the flu, holding off the San Antonio Spurs 120-111 in the AT&T Center on Saturday night.
The Jazz also had to overcome a troubled flight to Texas from Phoenix, where Utah won on Friday night.
Turning point: Royce O'Neale hit two 3-pointers to turn back the Spurs' fourth-quarter comeback attempt. O'Neale also had a steal that turned into a breakaway dunk to turn a three-point game into 114-109 advantage with 1:29 left in the game.
The hero: Ricky Rubio started the game 9 for 9 on his way to career-high 34 points, nine assists and three rebounds.
• O'Neal had a career-high 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting. He also had five assists, five rebounds and three steals
• Rodney Hood returned to the lineup, scoring five points on 2-of-5 shooting in 16 minutes off the bench.
Rodney Hood was on a minutes restriction tonight.— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) February 4, 2018
• Spurs bigman LaMarcus Aldridge had a team-high 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting.
Jazz almanac: Won 5
The Jazz are now 3.5 games out of eighth in the Western Conference playoff race— Ryan McDonald (@ryanwmcdonald) February 4, 2018
Monday at New Orleans (28-23), 6 p.m.
Wednesday at Memphis (18-33), 6 p.m.
Friday vs. Hornets (22-29), 7 p.m.