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Bojan Bogdanovic stuns Houston Rockets with buzzer-beating 3-pointer to seal victory for the Utah Jazz

With just 1.6 seconds remaining in the game, Utah's Bojan Bogdanovic came up clutch to steal a 114-113 win over the Hoston Rockets.

Robert Covington put the Rockets in front with 28 seconds remaining with his fourth 3-pointer of the night, before PJ Tucker looked to have sealed the win, burying a triple from the corner to put the Rockets up 113-111.

The Rockets outscored the Jazz 7-2 in the final minute, until Bogdanovic flipped the game on its head with the dagger from 30 feet.

Off the Joe Ingles inbound, Bogdanovic rose up over two defenders to connect on just his second field goal of the night....but for the Jazz it was the most important one of the game, finding nothing but net to make it back-to-back narrow wins.

"I wasn't supposed to be on the court, the way I was playing," Bogdanovic said post-game. "The coaching staff, they believed in me. They gave me an opportunity to shoot a game-winning shot and I stayed confident."

Jordan Clarkson provided a huge spark off the bench for the Jazz with 30 points and six rebounds on 12-of-19 from the field, as the Jazz second unit outscored the Rockets reserves 47-13.

Donovan Mitchell scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, while Mike Conley Jr. added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. Rudy Gobert recorded his 40th double-double of the season with 12 points and 15 rebounds.

"I think the thing about that game and that group is that they trusted each other," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said postgame. "It was a terrific win."

Russell Westbrook led all scorers with 39 points, while James Harden recorded his third triple-double of the season with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

"It's a tough a-- shot," Harden said of Bogdanovic's game-winner. "PJ [Tucker] was on his body, I don't know, it's one of those tough shots. It hurt."

With the win, the Jazz move to a 34-18 record on the season, while the Rockets are 33-20, one spot back from the Jazz in the Western Conference standings.

The Rockets will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they host the Boston Celtics, while the Utah Jazz will look to make it three wins in a row when they take on the Dallas Mavericks on the road on Tuesday.

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