The Utah Jazz wound up victorious in a must win game against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. During the 117-109 victory at TD Garden, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Head Coach Quin Snyder reached two different milestones.
Mitchell became the fastest player in Jazz history to reach 6,000 career points. It took the Jazz guard 262 games to reach the 6,000-point mark, moving past Karl Malone as the previous leader of that category. Mitchell reached the 6,000-point milestone as he knocked down a free-throw to put the Jazz in the lead heading into halftime on Tuesday night. Malone registered 6,000 career points in 271 games and would eventually go on to take second place in NBA history for most points scored with 36,928.
Utah Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder also reached a major milestone last night, eclipsing 300-career wins as a head coach. The 300th victory came during his most successful start to a season, leading the Jazz to a 29-10 start and a top spot in the NBA standings. He also earned back-to-back Western Conference Coach of the Month Awards for January and February. Snyder has been with the Jazz since the 2014-2015 season and is 300-221 as Utah's head man. Snyder's first career win came against the Phoenix Suns on November 1, 2014 where the Jazz won 118-91. His 300th win came against the Boston Celtics on March 16, 2021 where he led the Jazz to a 117-109 victory.
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