Schedule Spotlight: April’s Sprint to Playoff Position
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Schedule Spotlight: April’s Sprint to Playoff Position

April 2nd, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz Six games and three teams left with home court in the West at stake. To your gates! In gate one: the 47-29 Utah Jazz. In gate two: the 47-31 Los Angeles Clippers. In gate three: the 43-32 Oklahoma City Thunder....
Schedule Spotlight: A Make or Break March
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Schedule Spotlight: A Make or Break March

March 1st, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz The Jazz have given fans reason to believe — regardless what one believes. The optimistic fan has plenty of fuel for hope. Entering the final 22 games of the season, Utah stands fourth in the Western...
Schedule Spotlight: February Will Challenge Jazz
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Schedule Spotlight: February Will Challenge Jazz

January 30th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz Utah nears the All-Star break boasting a top ten record (30-19) and point differential (+3.8). They also sit in the top 12 in both offensive and defensive efficiency, a feat matched by only the veteran-laden...
Gassed Jazz Gutsy in Memphis Loss, 79 – 88
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Gassed Jazz Gutsy in Memphis Loss, 79 – 88

January 8th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game There are opponents who would present a less probable win at the end of a road trip than the Grizzlies, but perhaps none who are physically less pleasant to play in such a situation. There’s a strong...
Jazz Break Away from Nets Late 101 – 89
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Jazz Break Away from Nets Late 101 – 89

January 2nd, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game Utah’s two All-Stars, Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert, may not be able to win games alone but they can keep their team in position to win seemingly without assistance. Through three quarters, Hayward and...
Schedule Spotlight: January Will Test the Surging Jazz
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Schedule Spotlight: January Will Test the Surging Jazz

January 2nd, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz 2017 dawns with the Utah Jazz (21-13) threatening to join the NBA elite: winners of of ten of their last 14 games, in an early position for home court in the first round of the playoffs, and boasting the...
Jazz Out-grind the Grizzlies 82 – 73
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Jazz Out-grind the Grizzlies 82 – 73

December 18th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game Aesthetically, this was the athletic equivalent of watching two drunks pound each other with pillowcases full of doorknobs. Utah’s 46 percent shooting from the field doesn’t begin to communicate how...
How is Utah Performing Against the Three P Philosophy?
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How is Utah Performing Against the Three P Philosophy?

December 4th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
From the moment Quin Snyder was hired as head coach of the Utah Jazz, his intent was to play with the pass, with pace, and with purpose. It was a team mantra, bedrock philosophy ingrained through repetition. Now? The Jazz are,...
Schedule Spotlight: December
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Schedule Spotlight: December

November 30th, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz “If the Jazz emerge from November with nine or 10 wins, it should be considered a quality start, given the schedule.”  Utah stands at 11-8 entering the final month of the calendar year, and given...
Favors’ Health, Contract May Define the Ceiling For This Jazz Iteration
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Favors’ Health, Contract May Define the Ceiling For This Jazz Iteration

November 23rd, 2016 | by Clint Johnson
As the Jazz struggle to resolve a host of issues, it’s tempting for Jazz fans to feel the sky is falling. And it may be, at least in terms of the heights of potential for this roster. But not because of the adversity raining...