Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 11/8/14
The Utah Jazz won 5 straight games and they are currently back to being the 8th seed in the Western Conference by half a game. Just a little over a week ago, all seemed lost, as this team had lost 12 of 15 games and looked like anything but a playoff team. But now, with Al Jefferson leading the way, the playoffs are looking more like a 50:50 proposition, rather than the impossibility it looked like just 10 days ago. Over the win streak, Al Jefferson is averaging 20.6 points and 8.6 rebounds on 54.9% shooting and has scored 20+ points in 4 straight games, after 9 straight games of scoring under 20, which is unheard of for him. He has also shot over 50% from the field for 5 straight games, after failing to do so in his previous 7, which is again unheard of for him. So with Jefferson back in stride, the team is performing very well and they will need him to keep it up, if they want to keep winning. Two other notable contributors during the winning streak are Mo Williams and Gordon Hayw...
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