Bojan Bogdanović buries game-winner No. 2 for the Utah Jazz

In his first year with the Utah Jazz, Bojan Bogdanović continues to play a massive role, coming through in the clutch for his second game-winning shot.

What an emotional roller coaster last night was! The Utah Jazz came through for a massive win over the Houston Rockets, thanks to the clutch play from none other than Bojan Bogdanović, who has shined in late-game situations in the past.

Bogdanović hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer against the Bucks earlier this season, and hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer against the Rockets last night. The last time a player had hit two buzzer-beating, game-winning three’s in a single season was Khris Middleton in 2014-15.

The Jazz were down by two with just 1.6 seconds left after P.J. Tucker hit a three-pointer for the lead. Bogdanović hit the three to win the game, but Head Coach Quin Snyder deserves a lot of credit for drawing up a beautiful play for Bogey to get a look.

It took some time, but the Jazz were able to use Rudy Gobert as a decoy, having him slip to the basket which opened a quick look for Bogdanović. To Houston’s credit, they still defended it very well; Bogey just hit an incredible shot.

This was really a game that makes you feel blessed to have a guy like Bogdanović. He struggled for most of the night, but hit two fourth quarter three’s that boosted the Jazz to a very important win.

The win kept Utah in fourth place in the Western Conference, and tied up the season-series between these two clubs. Seeding is going to be huge for Utah, so wins like this mean a lot in the long run.

In past seasons, the Jazz have really struggled in late-game situations. This season has been different, as Bojan Bogdanović and Donovan Mitchell have turned into closers for this team. The last two games are a perfect example for that statement.

You see why the Jazz signed Bogdanović more and more each day. He’s been a perfect secondary option offensively, putting up 20.9 points per contest. His spacing has been incredible and he takes pressure off of the two All-Stars

While the game-winner was incredible, the Jazz do still have a lot of work to do in order to reach their true potential. They didn’t play great last night. If they can put together a full 48-minute performance, they’re going to be very hard to beat. It can’t come in spurts.

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Bojan Bogdanović and the Utah Jazz are back in action tonight, taking on the Dallas Mavericks on the second night of a back-to-back. Let’s hope this game doesn’t come down to the last second; I still have yet to recover from last night’s thrill!

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