They saved the best until the very end, the game being decided at the buzzer.

And when it sounded, after the officials huddled to review the play, the Jazz had staged a comeback that shouldn't have happened had the Raptors been more judicious with the ball and had they paid more attention to the finer points on defence.

Entertainment wise, it didn't get any better.

The end was dripping with suspense, teams exchanging clutch three-balls until Al Jefferson's put-back on a driving Devin Harris miss would seal the deal, sending the visiting Jazz to its 96-94 win.

At one point in the final quarter, the Raptors led by as many 14 points.

But when Utah went with a zone following a timeout, the Raptors simply didn't know how to attack it, how to move the ball and more importantly how to keep possession.

In the immediate aftermath, Raptors head coach Jay Triano said he liked the looks that got presented, didn't mind the shots that got heaved and questioned a travelling violation on DeMar DeRozan.