Gary McKellar, Deseret News
Karl Malone puts up a shot during game three Friday May 23, 1997. photo by Gary McKellar

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The Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 104-83 to tie franchise records for consecutive wins (15) and wins in a season (60).

The Jazz had already tied their record for consecutive wins earlier in the season.

Karl Malone had a game-high 28 points with 13 rebounds, which was his highest total since late February of that year.

Two nights later, a buzzer-beater by Shaquille ONeal helped the Los Angeles Lakers put an end to the second attempt to beat the mark.

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