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A sustained effort complete with focus and intensity could be what the Utah Jazz need to end their recent rough stretch.
Hosting the lowly Charlotte Bobcats might help.
The Jazz look to avoid a season-worst fourth consecutive loss with an eighth straight victory over the Bobcats on Friday night.
A 20-point second-half deficit was too much for Utah (31-27) to overcome in Wednesday's 102-91 home loss to Atlanta. Though the Jazz's last three defeats came against the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston and the Hawks, coach Tyrone Corbin knows his team can't afford to feel sorry for itself.
"We're going to have to do whatever it takes to get a win," he said. "We need to make sure we understand there's a sense of urgency. Charlotte's not going to be an easy team to play against, so we've got to make sure we come out determined to get a win."
Utah has dropped back-to-back home games after winning 12 of its first 14 in Salt Lake City in 2013.
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Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap missed Utah's game against Charlotte on Friday because of sprained left ankles.
Millsap is sidelined for a second straight game after he was hurt in the first quarter of Utah's 110-107 overtime loss to Boston on Monday. Jefferson was injured in a 102-91 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.
Both players have just missed two games this season. Jefferson...
Twelve-year veteran, Raja Bell, reportedly did not accept a buyout from the Utah Jazz because he hadn’t found a deal with another team. Bell has yet to play for the Jazz this season.
According to David Aldridge, NBA:
Sources say Raja Bell will not accept buyout offer from Jazz. Deal was predicated on Bell finding an offer elsewhere; he did not.
Bell has not played all season for...
Despite having two of the most sought after players at the trade deadline, in upcoming free agents, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson (their starting frontcourt), the Utah Jazz decided to stand pat. This surprised everyone as they could have added significant assets to add to their future core of Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter, Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks and there is no way that they...
Derrick Favors gave a glimpse of what he can do in starter's minutes Wednesday, double-doubling with 17 points (6-of-11 field goals and 5-of-6 free throws) and 15 rebounds. Favors played 38 minutes and added three assists and three blocks.
Favors picked up the start for the injured Paul Millsap, who sat with a sprained left ankle. No word on his timetable for return. Favors...
After Monday’s overtime win against the Utah Jazz, Paul Pierce said that his late game duel with DeMarre Carroll dated back to this summer but left it up to the Jazz forward to fill in the details. Carroll explained further to the Salt Lake Tribune’s Steve Luhm at the Jazz’s Tuesday morning practice:“It’s just a summer thing,” Carroll said, explaining he often works out...
The Jazz and Raja Bell had a settlement in place that rested on the 36-year-old's ability to find a deal elsewhere to make up the difference in salary.
Enes Kanter had career highs with 23 points and 22 rebounds in a rare start, helping the Utah Jazz beat the Charlotte Bobcats 98-68 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
DeMarre Carroll added a career-high 19 points, while Gordon Hayward and Jeremy Evans chipped in 14 apiece for the Jazz, who played without Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. It didn't matter against...
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@utahjazz: Jazz win big 98-68 over @bobcats! HUGE game for @Enes_Kanter with 23p/22r!! #WeAreUtahJazz #CHAatUTA #utahjazz #jazznation
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