Posted March 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Utah Jazz have picked up the pace over the last few weeks to climb above .500 for the first time in over a month. Keeping things going, however, could prove difficult with the Western Conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder coming to town. Seeking a fourth straight victory and sixth in a row at home, the Jazz try to avoid a three-game season sweep and a sixth consecutive loss to the Thunder on Tuesday night. Utah sat three games under .500 following a 5-13 stretch Jan. 25-Feb. 28, but has since gone 8-4 to pull within one-half game of Houston for the final playoff spot in the West. One night after defeating Golden State 99-92 in overtime for their fifth consecutive home win, the Jazz (23-22) picked up their third consecutive victory Sunday, 103-99 over the Los Angeles Lakers. Six players scored in double figures for Utah, which forced a season-high 24 turnovers and held the Lakers to 2-of-13 shooting from 3-point range. "It's big for our team, big in our development and b...
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