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Jazz win big, set up higher playoff spot in the West

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Jazz beat Golden State 119-79 on Tuesday.

They led by 45 points at one point, extended their winning streak to six games in a row, and set themselves up for a good position in the playoffs.

With the win, the Jazz improved to 48-33, after starting the season 19-28.

They have one more regular season game tonight on the road against Portland. If they beat the Trail Blazers, the Jazz would be enter the playoffs as the No. 3 seed in the West. If they lose, the Jazz likely will end up no lower than No. 5 seed. (See all the playoff scenarios here).

Also during the night, Donovan Mitchell broke the NBA rookie record for 3-pointers in a season, with his 186th 3.