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Utah Jazz 13 year Triple-Double Drought Continues

Donovan Mitchell was one rebound shy of catching the first Utah Jazz triple-double since 2008.
Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Royce O'Neale, Joe Ingles

The last time the Utah Jazz had a player get a triple-double was when the Seattle SuperSonics were still in the NBA. In fact, it was against the SuperSonics that Carlos Boozer notched 11-rebounds, 10-assists, and 22-points in one night. 

Since that 112-93 Jazz victory in 2008, not a single Jazz player has accomplished that feat.

With only seconds remaining in Sunday morning's matchup against the Pacers, Donovan Mitchell had a great chance at catching the slippery triple-double stat line. 

With Mitchell's stats reading 27-points, 11-assists, and 9-rebounds, he was determined to haul in one final rebound to make it all official.

As he watched Malcom Brogdon put up one final shot, Mitchell stood in good position to catch the ball as it glanced off the back of the iron.

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With one last leap and an outstretched arm, Mitchell felt the ball hit the palm of his hand. Unfortunately, Pacers forward Goga Bitadze was also there, reaching up to knock the ball out of bounds. 

Jazz players, including an injured Mike Conley, celebrated after the game by poking fun at Mitchell's final attempt at what would've been his tenth rebound.

Utah's victory over the Pacers was their fourth win in a row, and their fifteenth win in their last sixteen games. Even with the Jazz surging at this point in the season, the elusive triple-double streak continues. 

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