THE Utah Jazz took control in the second quarter and held on to beat the Celtics, 107-95, on Friday in Boston (Saturday, Manila time).
Ricky Rubio showed the way for the Jazz, who ended a four-game skid.
Utah overpowered the Celtics 25-13 in the second quarter and never looked back, scoring their 14th win in 29 games.
Rubio scored 22 on 10 of 15 shooting in 34 minutes of action.
Donovan Mitchell delivered 17 points on 6 of 19 shooting, while Jonas Jerebko came off the bench and matched the output, making 6 of 8 field goal attempts.
Kyrie Irving scored d33 on 11 of 25 shooting, while Al Horford went 9 for 14 and scored 21 for Boston.
The Celtics could not get a win run going after beating the Denver Nuggets.