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Donovan Mitchell matches rookie record held by legend Wilt Chamberlain

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The Utah Jazz extended their winning streak to 10 games with a dramatic late win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

They rallied in the fourth quarter and came back from a 13-point deficit to secure a 101-99 win over a shorthanded Spurs team.

Like so many times already this season, the Jazz had their outstanding rookie Donovan Mitchell to thank as he came up huge down the stretch to inspire Utah to a 10th consecutive victory.

The 21-year-old didn't have the best shooting night as he went 9-of-28 from the field, but he showed his confidence and maturity as he nailed two huge shots late and wasn't put off by his earlier misses.

He scored eight of Utah's final nine points over the last three minutes of the game, which included the go-ahead jumper with 39 seconds remaining.

"You can't think about the misses, that's the biggest thing," Mitchell said, per ESPN. "I was continuing to stay locked in and just stay focused and understand the shots eventually were going to fall. Fortunately, they did."

Utah Jazz v Detroit Pistons

During the winning streak, Mitchell has been terrific for his team in most games and has always delivered on the offensive end.

This has seen the talented youngster match a record set by the great Wilt Chamberlain.

Mitchell becomes the first rookie since the Hall of Famer in the 1959-60 season to lead his team in scoring during a 10-game winning run.

Throughout the campaign, the Louisville product has shown off his full array of offensive skills and has become the go-to guy for the Jazz in terms of scoring.

He's averaging a team-high 19.5 points, 3.4 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Mitchell is also one of the leading candidates for the Rookie of the Year award and will give young Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons a good run for his money.

With 10 straight wins, the shooting guard has played a big role in reviving his team's chances of making the playoffs this year.

Utah Jazz v Minnesota Timberwolves

The Salt Lake City franchise has now moved above .500 with a 29-28 record but they still remain outside of the top eight in the west.

They're in a battle with the likes of the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, and New Orleans Pelicans to secure one of the final positions to make it to the postseason.

With Mitchell continuing to play at a high level and the team flying, Utah has every chance of claiming a spot at the end of the regular season and have found a winning formula at a good time.

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