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  • Expectations. Tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers, for perhaps the first time this season, the Utah Jazz will face that dynamic against an opponent. If pundits and a fan base are to be believed, the Jazz are supposed to beat Los Angeles handily tonight at EnergySolutions Arena. They are supposed to win, and win handily. They are supposed to - dare we say - dominate Byron Scott and hi... read more...
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  • There will be no Dirk Nowitzki tonight to play against the Utah Jazz. There will be no Monta Ellis. There will be Tyson Chandler. Those three - the core of the Dallas Mavericks - will not be around tonight to face the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Heck, they aren’t even in Salt Lake City with the team. They flew back home last night. Welcome to the end of the season, where teams rest... read more...
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  • Dallas • The Utah Jazz didn’t have to face off against New Orleans rising star Anthony Davis on Monday night. Tonight, the Mavericks could be without three of their five starters. But if Utah could somehow sneak away with a victory at American Airlines Center, it won’t make the Jazz’s first three-game winning streak of the year any less sweet. “We’re not a team that needs to ... read more...
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  • Tonight, the Utah Jazz have another opportunity to show a bit of growth. You, the reader, could be confused right now, considering the Jazz are one of the hottest teams in the NBA. So let’s explain. Utah’s been pretty bad as the hunted, as opposed to the hunter. Two weeks ago, the Jazz suffered a ghastly home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Last week, it was a defeat at the hands of t... read more...
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  • When you stand next to Bryce Cotton, it’s evident that he’s not nearly as tall as his listed height, 6-foot-1. He’s about 5-10, MAYBE 5-11, which makes his exceedingly small for an NBA player. But guess what? Bryce Cotton is proving to be an NBA player. With Trey Burke down for a few games because of a sore lower back, Cotton has inherited back-up point guard minutes for the Jazz... read more...
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  • Sacramento forward Carl Landry has been suspended without pay for one game for leaving the bench during a brief altercation during Sunday night’s Jazz-Kings game, the NBA announced on Monday. The incident started as Utah’s Rudy Gobert and Sacramento’s Derrick Williams crossed paths underneath the basket. Williams ended up shoving Gobert and then bumping his chest against the Jazz ce... read more...
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  • <freeform> Joe Ingles’ all-star break was extra long. Rodney Hood’s was even longer. But the Utah Jazz expect to have both swingmen back in action Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, providing some much needed depth on the perimeter. “Pretty good,” Ingles said of how his back felt after dealing with muscle spasms that kept him out of three straight ga... read more...
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  • <freeform> The first 3-pointer of Derrick Favors’ NBA career came last week against the Golden State Warriors. His second will have to wait. Favors ended up with the ball in his hands and fired a 3-pointer at the buzzer that nearly banked in to tie the game. Alas, it did not. “The play was for Trey or Joe or one of those guys to come out and get the 3,” Favors said, ... read more...
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  • <freeform> A sore lower back will keep Jazz point guard Trey Burke on the bench Friday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, the team announced about 75 minutes prior to tipoff. Burke has averaged 12.9 points and 4.3 assists a game in taking over as Utah’s sixth man. This will be the third time in four games his back has kept him out of action. Burke’s absence will mean mo... read more...
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  • Sometimes, being injured can be turned into a good thing. At least, that’s what Gordon Hayward hopes. The star Utah Jazz small forward will likely return tonight from a sprained shoulder that sidelined him on Monday and Wednesday of this week. In preparation for the Denver Nuggets, Hayward went through shootaround at the Pepsi Center with no ill-effects, which means he should be in the... read more...
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  • <freeform> Memphis • Quin Snyder couldn’t hold in his frustration. The Utah Jazz coach couldn’t quite hold onto the ball, either. Frustrated by a turnover, a bad pass from Rudy Gobert that wound up in Snyder’s hands on the sideline, the coach bounced the ball hard against the floor during the second half of last night’s games. Unfortunately for Snyder, the ball s... read more...
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  • It’s been more than a month since Rodney Hood has played a game of a basketball, but the Jazz rookie is optimistic that streak is about to end. “Yeah. I expect to play,” the 6-foot-8 swingman told reporters Wednesday, when asked about his availability for Friday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. “I’ll be on restricted minutes. We’ll see how practice goes tomor... read more...
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  • With a pair of open roster spots, the Utah Jazz are reportedly bringing in Austin Toros point guard Bryce Cotton on a 10-day contract. Cotton is averaging 22.4 points (while shooting 44.3 percent from 3), 4.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists in the D-League. Cotton is undersized, generously listed at 6-foot-1, but he’s been a big-time scorer in college at Providence and now with the Toros. Cotto... read more...
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