Mitchell has 27 points, Jazz beat the Blazers 115-96

Published 11:30 p.m. ET Feb. 11, 2018 | Updated 12:46 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder isn’t keeping track of those wins just yet.

Utah’s winning streak stood at nine on Sunday night after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 115-96. Donovan Mitchell scored 27 points and newcomer Jae Crowder had 15 in his Jazz debut.

To Snyder, the Jazz still have a ways to go.

“It’s nice that there’s a streak because it means we won, but as far as tallying things, no one is taking chalk and putting anything on the board, or carving something on a tree,” Snyder said. “We just need to play basketball, and that’s what we need to keep doing.”

Joe Ingles added 24 points for the Jazz, who were playing without Ricky Rubio because of a sore hip. It is Utah’s longest winning streak since also stringing together nine in 2010.

Damian Lillard, coming off a 50-point game against Sacramento on Friday night, had 39 points…

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