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David Goldman, AP
Atlanta Hawks' Taurean Prince, center, defends Utah Jazz's Ricky Rubio, right, of Spain, as Rudy Gobert, of France, holds the ball in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA — The Hawks blew a close game wide open late in the third quarter, en route to a 104-90 victory that put an end to the Jazz's short-lived winning ways.

Turning point: Trailing by just one point, 61-60, following a Donovan Mitchell 3-pointer, and with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter, the Jazz were outscored by the Hawks 13-2 to close the period. Combined with a 12-0 run to start the fourth, Atlanta outscored Utah 25-2 in just six minutes of play.

The hero: Taurean Prince scored 17 points, dished three assists and added three steals in an efficient outing. Mitchell led all Jazz players with 13 points and grabbed six rebounds to boot.

3 keys:

• Eight different Atlanta players found the bottom of the net during the game-deciding run, led by Kent Bazemore with six points.

• During that same timespan, the Jazz went over five minutes without a made field goal.

• Utah made just 33 shots, including four three-pointers in the game, compared to Atlanta who connected on 40 attempts, including 12 three-pointers.

Jazz almanac: 19-28, Lost 1

Next 3:

At Detroit Pistons (22-23), Wednesday, 5 p.m. MDT

At Toronto Raptors (31-14), Friday, 5:30 p.m. MDT

Vs. Golden State Warriors (37-10), Tuesday, 7 p.m. MDT

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