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Top Performers in Utah Jazz's Victory Over Boston Celtics

The Utah Jazz pulled out a gritty victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

The Utah Jazz pulled out a gritty victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. The Jazz, who had lost four of their last six heading into Tuesday night, turned a corner in the second half and put away the Celtics in the fourth quarter. Utah's performance, which was televised on TNT, even impressed Shaq. Here are the top performers in Utah's victory over the Celtics.

1. Rudy Gobert

Rudy Gobert had 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks against the Celtics on Tuesday night. In true Rudy fashion, however, his impact was much greater than box score suggests. In a word, Gobert's defense was spectacular. He disrupted so many possessions, like this one where he locked down Jaylen Brown:

In the final minute of the game, Gobert went 4/4 from the free throw line and put away the game.

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2. Jordan Clarkson

The Jazz got off to a slow start against the Celtics. They were committing turnovers and looked out of synch on offense. Jordan Clarkson came in and provided a scoring spark when the Jazz desperately needed it. Clarkson finished with  20 points on 6/16 shooting and 5/10 from three.

3. Donovan Mitchell


Mitchell was not as efficient against the Celtics as he has been so far this season, but he hit two threes late in the fourth quarter that extended the Jazz's lead and ultimately sealed the victory. Those threes created the lead, and Gobert's free throws were the nail in the coffin. Mitchell finished with 21 points and 5 assists.

The Jazz have needed a team win like this one to turn the tide and get back to their winning ways. They have an opportunity to continue this momentum and start a new winning streak on Thursday against the Washington Wizards.