TORONTO — The Utah Jazz got their second win in a row in dramatic fashion Friday night, beating the Toronto Raptors 97-93 thanks in large part to a Ricky Rubio 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds remaining. The victory marks the first time since Dec. 4 that the Jazz have won consecutive games, as they beat the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.
Turning point: With Utah down 93-92, Rubio made the open 3-point shot to give the Jazz a 95-93 edge. Raptor All-Star DeMar DeRozan then missed a jumper to tie it, and Royce O’Neale sealed the deal with two free throws with a second remaining.
The hero: Beside Rubio hitting the big shot, Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 26 points, two rebounds and two assists. Toronto big man Jonas Valanciunas led all scorers with 28 points.
• Entering the fourth quarter up by six, the Jazz surrendered a 7-0 run at the start. They then found themselves down 91-85 with just 2:05 remaining but battled back.
• Utah shot 10-of-21 from behind the 3-point line while Toronto went just 7 of 27. Mitchell led the way with four makes from beyond the arc.
• All five Jazz starters finished in double figures.
Jazz almanac: 21-28, Won 2
Vs Golden State (39-10), Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. MT
At Phoenix (17-31), Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. MT
At San Antonio (32-18), Saturday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. MT