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Utah Jazz News, Press Releases and Analysis
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The Utah Jazz will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the franchise?s first Western Conference Championship as part of the team?s alumni p
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:34:11 PST
Boris Diaw arrived at his favorite Salt Lake City coffeehouse expecting to meet fellow Frenchman Rudy Gobert, and just smirked when told Gobert was running late. The two have a big brother-little brother relationship, a bond many international players seek. ''For me it's been better, for sure,'' Gobert said of Diaw's arrival in Utah.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:34:51 PST
Magic Johnson is coming back to the Lakers. Less than three weeks after the announcement of his return to the Los Angeles Lakers as an adviser in ?all areas of basketball and business,? Magic Johnson has now assumed control of the organization?s on-court arm, ascending to the role of president of basketball operations and prompting the ouster of longtime general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss ? the son of former Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss, and the brother of team president and governor Jeanie Buss.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:20:58 PST
SALT LAKE CITY (February 21, 2017) ? The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has recalled forward Joel Bolomboy from the Salt Lake Ci
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:48:05 PST
If anyone has a damaged hand on the pulse on what makes the Sacramento Kings click, or cluck, it?s longtime play by play broadcaster and sports talk radio host Grant Napear. The Kings went through two ownership groups, three sets of general managers and six coaches and an ungodly amount of teammates during DeMarcus Cousins? 2010-through-2017 reign, but only one play-by-play guy slash sports talk radio host.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:30:13 PST
Paul Millsap knows how to make an entrance. NEW ORLEANS ? When the Eastern Conference All-Stars took the floor for Saturday?s practice session at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the first player introduced was Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks. Music blaring, public address announcer yawping, dancers gyrating ? and Paul Millsap, stone-faced, walks through it at an unhurried pace as fans offer a polite, respectful, muted pop.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:40:25 PST
Glenn Robinson III is the NBA's new dunk king, with an assist to Indiana teammate Paul George, the Pacers' mascot and a Pacers cheerleader. Robinson leaped over all three, snagging the ball from George along the way before finishing with an emphatic, two-hand, reverse jam, giving him a perfect score - and the title - on his final dunk. Robinson edged out Phoenix's Derrick Jones Jr., who was done in by his failure to complete his difficult first dunk of two in the final round.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:08:29 PST
Glenn Robinson scored a perfect 50 on his final dunk to capture the NBA All Star Game's slam dunk title after leaping over three people for a dynamic two-handed reverse jam. Indiana Pacers forward Robinson jumped over teammate Paul George, the club's mascot and a Pacer cheerleader to easily win the contest over Phoenix Suns rookie Derrick Jones. The Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and the Orlando Magic's Aaron Gordon were eliminated in the earlier rounds.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:22:45 PST
Glenn Robinson III of the Indiana Pacers is the All-Star slam dunk champion. Robinson beat Derrick Jones Jr. of the Phoenix Suns in the final round. Jones failed to go over three people - or rather, one man, one Suns dancer and Suns' mascot The Gorilla - and get a dunk down in his first attempt of the finals, yet got 37 points.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:36:01 PST
(The Sports Xchange) - Indiana Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III won the Slam Dunk title over Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr. on Saturday night by leaping over teammate Paul George, the Pacers mascot and a Pacers dance team member for a reverse slam that merited a perfect 50 in the final round. In the final round of the crowd-pleasing event on All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Robinson faced off against the Phoenix rookie, who advanced from the four original competitors. The Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and the Magic's Aaron Gordon were eliminated in the earlier rounds.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:17:14 PST
Indiana Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III won the Slam Dunk title over Phoenix Suns forward Derrick Jones Jr. on Saturday night by leaping over teammate Paul George, the Pacers mascot and a Pacers dance team member for a reverse slam that merited a perfect 50 in the final round. In the final round of the crowd-pleasing event on All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Robinson faced off against the Phoenix rookie, who advanced from the four original competitors. The Clippers' DeAndre Jordan and the Magic's Aaron Gordon were eliminated in the earlier rounds.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:13:59 PST
Kristaps Porzingis has the entire package. The NBA has happened upon something interesting with its ?Bigs? vs. ?Guards? format to the league?s Skills Challenge. Kristaps Porzingis, who stands over 7-1, has taken the 2017 version of the competition, defending the Bigs? honor after Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns won the event in 2016.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:01:45 PST
The NBA All-Star break, despite some recent alterations, is hardly a break. Whether you?re in the actual All-Star Game proper or any number of the NBA?s sideshow events, there will be a microphone in your face and a suggestion to detail how, exactly, everything has gone wrong with the team you left behind in order to come to New Orleans.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:04:40 PST
Karl-Anthony Towns enjoys hearing about Devin Booker?s plans to interface with influencers. NEW ORLEANS ? OK, let?s be honest: the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge is not the biggest draw of NBA All-Star Weekend. Sure, it?s fun to watch some of the best and most exciting first- and second-year players in the league strut their stuff in a defense-optional, highlight-hopeful contest featuring plenty of springs and no shortage of youthful exuberance.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:50:36 PST
SALT LAKE CITY (February 16, 2017) ? The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has assigned forward Joel Bolomboy to the Salt Lake City
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:52:20 PST
SALT LAKE CITY (February 16, 2017) ? Utah Jazz assignee Joel Bolomboy has been selected by the NBA Development League as a replacement pl
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:02:47 PST
After three straight losses, the Utah Jazz got just what they needed as the team heads into the All-Star break?a 111-88 victory ove
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:18:49 PST
Klay Thompson had one of his red-hot stretches in the third quarter vs. Sacramento. The Golden State Warriors have famously not lost back-to-back regular season games since April 2015, a run that stood at an NBA-record 141 games heading into Wednesday?s home contest against the Sacramento Kings. While the Warriors? three-straight losses to the Cleveland Cavaliers in June?s NBA Finals certainly tempers the enthusiasm over this streak, it?s hard to deny a record that has obliterated the previous high of 97 games in a row without back-to-back losses (set by the Utah Jazz in the late ?90s).
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:38:26 PST
LeBron James scored 31 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and Kyle Korver had 22 to spark defending NBA champion Cleveland over the visiting Indiana Pacers 113-104. In their final game before Sunday's 66th NBA All-Star Game, the Cavaliers won their third game in a row and seventh in eight starts to stand 39-16 and atop the Eastern Conference. "We've played some good ball," James said.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:53:54 PST
Feb 15 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Association Basketball games on Wednesday: Raptors 90, Hornets 85 Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and broke a tie late in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors overcame a 17-point deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 90-85. Norman Powell added 17 points for the Raptors. Frank Kaminsky led Charlotte with 27 points and Kemba Walker added 24. Cavaliers 113, Pacers 104 Kyle Korver scored 22 points off the bench for Cleveland and became the seventh player in NBA history to make 2,000 three-pointers. ...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:26:02 PST
Gordon Hayward was presented with his All-Star jersey Wednesday night and will play in the game for the first time on Sunday. Hayward scored 22 points and George Hill added 19 as the Utah Jazz ended a three-game losing streak to the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111-88 victory. The Jazz also ended a three-game overall losing streak heading into the All-Star break.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:47:48 PST
Summary: The Jazz broke a three-game losing streak heading into the All-Star break with a blowout win over the Portland
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:36:34 PST
Before heading off to play with the All-Stars, Giannis Antetokounmpo got a reminder of how good it feels to play with Khris Middleton. Antetokounmpo scored 33 points in his final game before his All-Star debut, Middleton had his strongest performance since returning from a ruptured left hamstring and the Milwaukee Bucks sent the Brooklyn Nets to the break on a 14-game skid with a 129-125 victory Wednesday night. Greg Monroe added 25 points and Middleton finished with 20 in his fourth game after missing the first 50.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:09:43 PST
When they defend, the Los Angeles Clippers can compete with any club in the NBA, center DeAndre Jordan believes. "We can score against anybody," Jordan told the Los Angeles Times. Defending has sparked the Clippers to three consecutive wins.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:25:33 PST
Back-to-back one-sided home losses left Utah searching for answers heading into Wednesday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers -- the team's final game before the NBA All-Star break. In their latest loss, an 88-72 setback to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, the Jazz scored a season-low in points and shot a season-low 32.2 percent from the field. It came on the heels of a 112-104 loss to Boston where the Celtics shot a season-high 59.2 percent from the field.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:17:08 PST
The NBA Development League is changing its name starting next season to the NBA Gatorade League, a deal that will include a rebranding that will affect the league logo, basketballs, jerseys, on-court signage and digital properties. Long viewed as a proving and testing ground of sorts for the NBA, what has been known as the D-League will also get to take advantage of Gatorade's Sports Science Institute - a resource that many elite athletes, including Dwyane Wade and Cam Newton, have used in recent years for testing and evaluation of what exactly their bodies need during competition. ''This isn't about slapping a name on a league,'' NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum said.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:40:42 PST
Feb 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Monday: Nuggets 132, Warriors 110 Juancho Hernangomez hit six of Denver's franchise-record 24 and finished with a career-high 27 points as the Nuggets routed the Golden State Warriors 132-110 on Monday night. Nikola Jokic had 17 points, 21 rebounds and 12 assists for his second triple-double. Jameer Nelson (23 points) had five three-pointers and Will Barton (24 points) sank four from long range. Kevin Durant scored 25 points for Golden State (46-9). ...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:13:22 PST
With or without Chris Paul, L.A. won't be so easy to top in the Western Conference playoff shuffle. Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, Austin Rivers had a strong second quarter and Los Angeles rolled over Utah 88-72 on Monday night. ''For three quarters, it was as good as we could play with this group,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:37:55 PST
Summary: The Jazz get blown out by the Clippers, 88-72, trailing by as many as 29 late in the third quarter and offensively struggling th
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:36:02 PST
Jusuf Nurkic is in Portland and ready to get to work. The Trail Blazers acquired the big man known as the ''Bosnian Beast'' on Sunday in exchange for center Mason Plumlee. Portland also received a first-round draft pick in the deal.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:57:41 PST
The Utah Jazz and Qualtrics today announced a partnership where the world?s leading customer experience management software will become t
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:19:33 PST
Don?t tell, well, just about every other professional sports team. For the second time this season, the Utah Jazz have bucked both an NBA and pro sports trend by thinking community and value-first in the face of what could have been a deluge of deals meant to line pockets. Just after announcing that the basketball team would stay in Salt Lake City for as long as there will be a Salt Lake City (nearly two centuries and counting), the Utah Jazz have decided to flip their potential jersey patch ad revenue into charitable coffers.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:54:21 PST
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Jazz will add a corporate sponsorship patch to their jerseys next season and use it to raise money for cancer research.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:39:11 PST
If Doc Rivers had any advice for Steve Kerr, it would probably be to forget about Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry at the All-Star Game. Rivers said his strategy when he coached the midseason game was to make sure the guys who could beat him later weren't mad at him, even at the expense of playing time for his own players. ''I made sure they loved me, the other ones,'' Rivers said.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:01:14 PST
One of the league's best defensive teams all season, the Utah Jazz are suddenly struggling to get stops against opponents. It started with a come-from-ahead 112-105 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks when the Jazz surrendered a 21-point lead. The downward trend continued two days later against Boston in a 112-104 loss to the Boston Celtics.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:19:40 PST
The Dallas Mavericks are surging again but they face an even hotter team Monday night with the Boston Celtics coming to American Airlines Center. The Mavericks (22-32) are in the mix for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. Winning 11 of its last 16 games has given Dallas hope that the season will continue beyond game No. 82.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:34:56 PST
The following is a medical update on Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood, who has missed the last five games due to a right knee bone contusion a
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:29:49 PST
By David Locke, Utah Jazz
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 06:48:26 PST
Boston never found a shot it couldn't make against Utah. The Celtics picked apart the Jazz's defense with surgical precision. Once Boston uncovered a formula that worked well against Utah's defense, the Celtics became virtually unstoppable on the bulk of their possessions.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:14:02 PST
The Jazz offense went from sizzling to ice cold at the wrong time in a 112-105 overtime loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night. The Jazz aren't the only team trying to put a disappointing defeat behind them when they host the Boston Celtics on Saturday. Things also took a wrong turn for Boston in a 108-92 loss to Sacramento on Thursday night.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:45:57 PST
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