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Alex Brandon, AP
Utah Jazz guard Joe Johnson (6) looks to pass as Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reaches for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. The Jazz won 107-104. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Utah Jazz reached the halfway point of the regular season by picking up a thrilling road win over the Washington Wizards 107-104.

The turning point: Down 102-101 with 1:22 remaining, the Jazz scored six of the game’s final eight points. Up by three with 7.6 seconds left, Donovan Mitchell prevented Washington’s Bradley Beal from getting a game-tying 3-point attempt off.

3 keys:

  • Although the Wizards finished with a better shooting percentage, Utah attempted 14 more field goals.
  • The Jazz came up with 15 steals compared to eight for Washington. In all, the Wizards finished with 23 turnovers while Utah had just 13.
  • The Jazz won the bench scoring statistic 35-16.
Jazz almanac: 17-24, Won 1

The hero: Ricky Rubio scored 21 points and had four steals, three assists and two rebounds. With Utah shorthanded, Ekpe Udoh scored a season-high 16 points and Royce O’Neale added 10. Washington's John Wall led all scorers with 35 points to go along with 11 assists.

Next up: at Charlotte (15-23), Friday, Jan. 12, 5 p.m. MT

On deck: vs. Indiana (21-19), Monday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. MT