Rookie Enes Kanter hurried out of the Jazz locker room Friday night, obviously not expecting any interview requests after Utah's 99-98 victory over Miami.

But why not?

Kanter played a major role in the Jazz's most significant win of the season.

He finished with 11 points and six rebounds in 16 minutes — only the fourth time he's reached double figures and the first time during a victory since Jan. 17.

"It was great," Kanter said. "I'm just, like, so amazed. I'm having fun with my teammates. I'm learning how to win. It's just so crazy to me."

Asked about helping the Jazz beat global stars like the Heat's LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, Kanter grinned.

"I respect Miami a lot," he said. "[But] we played great defense and smart offense and win the game. I'm so happy."

Kanter helped lead a fierce effort by the Jazz's bench, which outscored Miami's non-starters, 36-7.