Utah Starters Fight Alone in Phoenix Defeat, 88 – 97
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Utah Starters Fight Alone in Phoenix Defeat, 88 – 97

October 25th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game Utah’s depth is supposed to a team strength. On the road against the Suns on the tail end of a back to back, that proved anything but the case. While the Jazz starters looked lackluster for much of the...
Jazz Shooting Askew in Clippers Loss, 84 – 102
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Jazz Shooting Askew in Clippers Loss, 84 – 102

October 25th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game Entering the season, it was clear the Jazz would lose some games because they simply couldn’t shoot. The question was how many games. The tally now stands at one. This takes nothing away from a solid...
Utah Defense Stymies Thunder Super Trio in 96-87 Win
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Utah Defense Stymies Thunder Super Trio in 96-87 Win

October 21st, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game Death. By. Defense. When Oklahoma City added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to reigning league MVP Russell Westbrook, many assumed the Thunder had created an unstoppable juggernaut. So much for that....
Jazz Fall to Wolves 97 to 100 after Crazy Fourth
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Jazz Fall to Wolves 97 to 100 after Crazy Fourth

October 20th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game Entering the night, Ricky Rubio’s return to Minnesota was the story of the game. At the end of the night (at least for Jazz fans), the story was Rodney Hood’s exit due to injury – though Rubio...
Schedule Spotlight: October a Season-Determining Start?
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Schedule Spotlight: October a Season-Determining Start?

October 13th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
State of the Jazz The NBA’s 82-game regular season is a marathon. But in the West, competition is so intense that teams who aspire to reach the playoffs will need to sprint out of the gate. Utah’s ability to do that...
The Unlikely Transformation of Rodney Hood
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The Unlikely Transformation of Rodney Hood

September 28th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Dennis Lindsey: “We believe Rodney Hood can be a primary scorer. It’s time for us to pivot, it’s time for us to move on.” — Andy Larsen (@andyblarsen) July 6, 2017 Following Gordon Hayward’s...
Why This Season’s Jazz Will Be MORE Fun to Watch
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Why This Season’s Jazz Will Be MORE Fun to Watch

July 23rd, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Jazz fans should be giddy at the prospect of the upcoming NBA season, which may well provide the most pure fun the fanbase has had in a long, long time. To be clear: I am not saying this team will be better or win more this...
Utah’s Place in a Warriors’ World
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Utah’s Place in a Warriors’ World

June 15th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Like it or not, it’s the Warriors’ world. Everyone else simply lives in it. For competing NBA teams like the Jazz, that presents a uniquely difficult and potentially discouraging challenge. Golden State’s 4-1...
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...