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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Houdini, Spanish Lesson, Exum’s Caretaker
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Jimbo’s Mailbag – Houdini, Spanish Lesson, Exum’s Caretaker

October 31st, 2017 | by Jimbo Rudding
Welcome to your first regular season dose of Jimbo Rudding, our resident mailbag artist. Jimbo provides our regular dose of levity here at Salt City Hoops, and he does it by answering the burning questions to which Jazz fans...
Best, Worse Case Scenario After Two Weeks of Play
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Best, Worse Case Scenario After Two Weeks of Play

October 31st, 2017 | by Steve Godfrey
Two weeks into the 2017-18 NBA season, the Utah Jazz have already shown fans both Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde. When times are good, like a third-quarter dominance against Oklahoma City, things are really good. But when things go...
Utah Dominates the Second Half in 104 – 89 Dallas Win
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Utah Dominates the Second Half in 104 – 89 Dallas Win

October 30th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game This contest was best understood as two disparate halves spliced into an odd whole. The first belonged to Dallas. Enabled by some lackluster individual defense by the Jazz, the Mavericks started the night white...
Rookie Mitchell Soars in Jazz 96 – 81 Victory
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Rookie Mitchell Soars in Jazz 96 – 81 Victory

October 28th, 2017 | by Clint Johnson
Story of the Game While Utah broke its two-game losing streak at home against the lesser of Los Angeles’ NBA squads, the victory didn’t warrant undue excitement – except for perhaps the showdown between lottery...
SC7: Recalibrating Rudy, Bouncing Back, Assist History
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SC7: Recalibrating Rudy, Bouncing Back, Assist History

October 26th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
It’s time for the Salt City Seven, the weekly recap of all things Jazz, served up in seven capsules on topics big and small. As usual, we’ll start with a prominent big picture topic, which this week centers on, well,...
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...
Salt City Seven: Defense Wins, Rubio Dishes, Exum Decides and More
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Salt City Seven: Defense Wins, Rubio Dishes, Exum Decides and More

October 20th, 2017 | by Dan Clayton
And we’re back in business. Basketball that matters resumed this week in the world’s best league, and that means the Salt City Seven returns to the Jazz online community. The SC7 is our place to relive the previous...