Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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. Starting games strong has not necessarily been an...
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