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.
• 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
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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