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Utah Jazz News, Press Releases and Analysis From SorenWinslow.com
Utah Jazz News, Press Releases and Analysis
Utah Jazz News, Press Releases and Analysis From SorenWinslow.com

The Los Angeles Clippers lost a 16-point lead in the third quarter and their tempers went with it. Jamal Crawford and Chris Paul were whistled for technical fouls and suddenly, Utah had made a game of it. ''My emotions got the best of me for a second,'' Crawford said.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:20:06 PDT
Jamal Crawford came off the bench to score a game-high 28 points and power the Los Angeles Clippers over Utah 108-95 Saturday to tighten their NBA playoff position fight. French center Rudy Gobert scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Jazz, who lost to the Clippers for the third time in four meetings so far this season and the 18th time in the team's past 20 meetings.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:46:05 PDT
The Jazz (44-28) hold a 1 1/2-game lead over the Clippers (43-30) for the fourth seed and homecourt advantage in the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Oklahoma City Thunder, who are a game behind the Clippers, and the Memphis Grizzlies, who trail Los Angeles by 2 1/2 games, also remain in contention for the No. 4 and No. 5 spots. "Yeah, this time of the year, losses I think impact you a little bit more because you can actually see the standings and see the race come down to the final however many games it's going to be," Clippers forward Blake Griffin told the Los Angeles Times.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:05:26 PDT
With his team's playoff odds shrinking, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle is quickly transitioning into experimentation mode with a young and fluid roster to get a head start on next season. The lineup paid immediate dividends in a 97-95 victory over a Los Angeles Clippers team that had plenty to play for as it tries to catch the No. 4-seed Utah Jazz. Curry led all scorers with 23 points and Noel had eight points and 12 rebounds matched against Clippers center DeAndre Jordan.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:53:02 PDT
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:13:02 PDT
With the Mavs holding a 63-58 lead over the visiting Clips at American Airlines Center, Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan sidled up to the diminutive Barea to set a double-screen allowing point guard Chris Paul to get downhill and start attacking into the teeth of the Dallas defense. It?s a set we?ve seen L.A. run countless times, except this time, the Mavericks point guard took exception to Blake shoving his hand away and giving him an extra bump as he worked his way into screening position.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:15:28 PDT
While the odds are slim at best, the New Orleans Pelicans have mustered hope for crashing the Western Conference postseason party with five wins in six games. When the Pelicans visit the Houston Rockets (49-22) on Friday night at Toyota Center, they will be four games behind the Denver Nuggets for eighth in the West. The Pelicans (30-41) would have to leapfrog the Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers before even considering bypassing the Nuggets, with the website Basketball Reference placing their postseason odds at a meager 1.3 percent.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:03:39 PDT
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:03:21 PDT
Rudy Gobert was everywhere for the Utah Jazz. Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has reached a new level of fame this season as a member of a no-doubt playoff team in line to hold home-court advantage in its first-round series.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:59:50 PDT
On a night when the franchise honored the 20th anniversary of the 1996-97 Western Conference championship team, the Utah Jazz overcame a
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:20:32 PDT
Summary: The Jazz waited until the fourth quarter to close the door on the Knicks, but when they did Gobzilla took over
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:08:36 PDT
Rudy Gobert is in the running for Defensive Player of the Year, but it was his offense that had the bigger impact Wednesday night. Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101. ''I'm working,'' Gobert said with a smirk.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:04:00 PDT
Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games: Thunder 122, 76ers 97 Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday. Westbrook scored 18 points -- going 6 of 6 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free-throw line -- in only 27 minutes. Westbrook didn't attempt a three-pointer for the first time since March 14, 2016, a span of 83 games.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:51:40 PDT
NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook unleashed his 35th triple double of the season, making NBA history and powering the Oklahoma City Thunder over visiting Philadelphia 122-97. Westbrook went a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor and free throw line to score 18 points, also grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds and passing off a game-high 14 assists to spark the Thunder. It was the first time in NBA history that a player achieved a triple double with perfect shooting from the court and free throw line, and the first game in Westbrook's career in which he was perfect on every shot.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:28:42 PDT
The Los Angeles Clippers will head into their Thursday matchup against the Dallas Mavericks with utmost urgency to grab a fourth consecutive win and keep the pressure on the Utah Jazz. The Clippers (43-29) are making a strong move for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference playoff chase. Currently the Jazz hold that spot, but it could well be up for grabs when the Clippers return home for Saturday's matinee matchup against Utah.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:42:18 PDT
The Utah Jazz hosted members of the 1997 Finals team Wednesday night for a 20-year reunion. Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame point guard John Stockton, Bryon Russell, Greg Ostertag and others were in attendance. The game was scheduled against the New York Knicks so coach Jeff Hornacek, who was a member of the team, could participate.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:29:47 PDT
Jeff Hornacek yells at 2018 addition John Salley to come meet the entry pass. It looks like New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson and, by extension, Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek have gotten one more chance. For whatever reason, the Knicks appear to have announced their offense for the 2017-18 season and, Jackson certainly hopes, beyond.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:15:22 PDT
Chris Paul and the Clippers have taken firm hold of supremacy in their Los Angeles rivalry with the Lakers. Paul scored 27 points before watching the completion of a blowout with his young son on the bench, and the Clippers beat the Lakers 133-109 for yet another win in the battle of Los Angeles. The Clippers have won 17 of the last 19 meetings with the Lakers.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:25:35 PDT
Snapping a three-game slump is critical for the Utah Jazz in a tightening race for the fourth seed in the Western Conference. Utah returns home to face the New York Knicks on Wednesday night after dropping three games to close out a four-game Midwestern road trip. The Jazz averaged just 89.7 points per contest in losses to Cleveland, Chicago and Indiana and shot under 30 percent from the perimeter each time.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:02:27 PDT
If recent history holds up, the Indiana Pacers will lose to the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Wednesday night. The Pacers, currently holding the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, lost Feb. 16 to start a run of 14 games alternating wins and losses. Jeff Teague led the Pacers with 21 points, five rebounds and five assists Monday.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:03:30 PDT
Up until Monday night, most fans had no idea who Semaj Christon was or that he was even in the NBA. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard went through most of his rookie season without any fanfare outside of his hometown of Cincinnati. "It was just a little pushing and shoving," Christon said.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:55:52 PDT
Summary: The Jazz waited until the fourth quarter to close the door on the Knicks, but when they did Gobzilla took over
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:18:57 PDT
Paul George, like the rest of us, wonders what?s going on in Indy. Three years ago, we knew exactly who and what the Indiana Pacers were. Head coach Frank Vogel preached smash-mouth two-way basketball built around length and toughness at every position, predicated on the presence of an immovable deterrent on one end of the floor and the ascent of a transcendent talent on the other.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:00:50 PDT
Summary: The Jazz closed out the four-game road trip with a loss to the Indiana Pacers to go a disappointing 1-3 on the
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:55:43 PDT
With each game, Blake Griffin says the Los Angeles Clippers are closer to returning to the form that made them one of the top NBA clubs early in the season. "We've been better," Griffin said after the Clippers defeated the New York Knicks 114-105 on Monday night at Staples Center. The Clippers (42-29) will be the road team when they face the Los Angeles Lakers (20-50) on Tuesday at Staples.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:20:19 PDT
Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association games: Rockets 125, Nuggets 124 James Harden converted a coast-to-coast layup with 2.4 seconds remaining to cap a wild fourth quarter and give the Houston Rockets a 125-124 win over the Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center. Harden corralled the rebound of an errant shot from Nuggets guard Jameer Nelson and raced up the center of the court before scoring to give the Rockets their final lead. Six Rockets scored in double figures, with Harden leading the way with a game-high 39 points and 11 assists.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:33:35 PDT
Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers just want to close out the regular season on a roll. The Clippers used an explosive third quarter, outscoring the Knicks 34-19 to build a 25-point lead. With the victory, the Clippers pulled within one game of Utah for fourth place with 11 games to play.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:32:00 PDT
Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague looked like a natural playing a leading role Monday night. With Paul George struggling and the Pacers in desperate need of a win, the former All-Star jumped in and didn't miss a beat. Teague had 21 points, five rebounds and five assists to help Indiana fend off the road-weary Utah Jazz 107-100.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:44:38 PDT
Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey feels he knows the solution of the riddle that the Chicago Bulls have been for his team. The Bulls go into Tuesday's game against the Raptors at the Air Canada Centre having won 11 in a row against Toronto, including twice this season. The answer, Casey feels, is provided by the way the Raptors dominated the Indiana Pacers 116-91 Sunday night.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:53:02 PDT
A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It?s also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren?t always listed in order of importance. That?s for you, dear reader, to figure out.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:20:20 PDT
Guests at Vivint Smart Home Arena are about to get the best seats in the house.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:42:42 PDT
LeBron James sits in Los Angeles. The defending champions beat the Los Angeles Lakers by 25 on Sunday night, and the crew could hardly be bothered. This might be a case of the Cleveland Cavaliers protesting too much, but it truly does feel as if the team isn?t concerned with what appears to be your overwhelming concern with the Cavs and other top squads resting players in anticipation of what could be a two-month playoff run.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:07:02 PDT
Despite a win over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers acknowledged his club is struggling. "I think this team believes when right, and playing right, we can play with anybody, but we have not been a consistent team this year," Rivers said. The Clippers (41-29) will try to ease their frustrations when they play the New York Knicks on Monday at Staples Center.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:13:05 PDT
There were 10 coaching changes in the NBA during this past offseason, an unusually high number. With less than a month remaining in the regular season, all 30 coaches who started back in October are still in their jobs. ''I'm obviously a big fan of all the guys that coach in this league,'' said Dallas coach Rick Carlisle, who also serves as president of the National Basketball Coaches Association.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:09:08 PDT
When the Utah Jazz make their one and only trip to Indianapolis on Monday night to take on the Indiana Pacers, George Hill will be making his return to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The guard spent five seasons with the Pacers before he was traded to the Jazz last summer. Hill also grew up in Indiana.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:52:05 PDT
After getting trounced in their previous home game, Raptors coach Dwane Casey apologized to the fans and called out his players for a lack of effort. On Sunday, after his Raptors did the trouncing in a 116-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers, Casey was full of praise. ''Any time you play with the force we did tonight, that's what we've been searching for,'' Casey said.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:15:07 PDT
Karl Malone and Tom Brokaw talk up the Greatest Generation, which included Adam Keefe. The ABC-broadcast ?Saturday Showcase? was scuttled in the ratings not just by Caleb Swanigan?s work in the low post or Middle Tennessee?s move to make a game out of its contest against Butler, but by the decision from Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue to rest LeBron James while sitting out stars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love due to legitimate, if previously conquered, injuries. The ABC crew tore into the Cavs during the team?s expected blowout loss to the previously-stinkin? Los Angeles Clippers, but few other deigned to complain.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 11:40:48 PDT
Summary: The Jazz got LeBron-ed in Cleveland, again.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:53:31 PDT
Summary: The Jazz got LeBron-ed in Cleveland, again.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:02:55 PDT
Summary: The Jazz jumped on the Pistons early and controlled the entire game.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:33:00 PDT
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