MEMPHIS— The Utah Jazz won its seventh straight game, by defeating the Grizzlies 92-88 in Memphis. They never trailed.
Turning point: Up just two with 2:23 remaining in the third quarter, the Jazz closed the third quarter on a 5-2 run, with all five points from Joe Johnson, to end the quarter up five. Utah wouldn't trailnever trailed in the fourth.
The hero: Ricky Rubio continued his offensive hot streak, scoring 29 to lead the Jazz in scoring.
• The backcourt of Ricky Rubio and Rodney Hood combined to score 47 points.
• Utah outrebounded Memphis 43-36
• The Jazz shot 33 free throws, making 28 of them. Memphis was 12 for 16 from the charity stripe
Jazz almanac: 26-28, Won 7
Vs Charlotte (23-30), Friday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. MT
At Portland (29-25), Sunday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. MT
Vs San Antonio (34-21), Monday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. MT