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    Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson, left, celebrates after making a 3-point shot as coach Quin Snyder stands nearby during the second half in Game 5 of the team’sp NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Jazz won 96-92. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Jazz shootaround: Jazz must try to impose their will early in Game 6
    With a win tonight in Game 6 at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the Utah Jazz can win their first playoff series since 2010, a milestone for the current rost...
    Updated Apr 28 2017 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder talks with Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) Utah Jazz guard George Hill (3) /Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) and Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) during Game 2 of the Western Conference at the Staples Center Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Jazz shootaround: Rocking arena presents challenges for home team, too
    The Utah Jazz are especially preparing for crowd noise as they get ready for Friday night’s Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers That’s because Viv...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 12:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) runs past LA Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) and LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during Game 1 of the Western Conference at the Staples Center Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Utah Jazz defeated LA Clippers 97-95. Jazz shootaround: Hayward says Jazz must be ‘as desperate’ as Clippers in Game 2
    Let the mind games begin entering Tuesday’s Game 2. The Jazz won the opener in Los Angeles, and of course both teams are looking to gain an edge in a...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 03:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) shoots a free throw during Game 1 of the Western Conference at the Staples Center Saturday, April 15, 2017.  Utah Jazz defeated LA Clippers 97-95. Utah Jazz podcast: An opening win and what comes next in Jazz-Clippers series
    First there was agony. Then there was ecstasy. And now comes reality. After Joe Johnson’s buzzer-beater saved the Utah Jazz in Game 1, the team will h...
    Updated Apr 16 2017 10:27 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) and Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) walk off of the court during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday, April 7, 2017.  Utah Jazz podcast: Closer look at Game 1 of the playoffs
    It has been five years since the Utah Jazz’s last trip to the postseason. It hasn’t been quite that long since the last time we got together for a pod...

    Updated Apr 15 2017 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder reacts to a call during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Monday, March 20, 2017. The Pacers defeated the Jazz 107-100. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Utah Jazz healthy, ready for physical nature of playoffs
    Banged up and bruised, the Utah Jazz had almost full participation in Friday’s practice before the team was scheduled to head to Los Angeles in advanc...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Los Angeles Clippers’ Doc Rivers, left, talks to Blake Griffin, center, and Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Jazz shootaround: With first-round opponent set, Jazz peek ahead at Clippers
    The Jazz still have something to play for in tonight’s regular season finale. A win over the San Antonio Spurs and a Clippers loss to the Kings would ...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 07:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Golden State Warriors forward David West (3) blocks Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto (25) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday December 8, 2016. Injury bug takes huge bite out of Jazz lineup vs. Warriors
    The Jazz look to be especially shorthanded Monday against the Golden State Warriors. That’s saying something for a team that’s only played 13 games wi...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 09:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    ‘Stayward’ billboard urging Gordon Hayward to re-sign with the Jazz reaches its goal
    A fan-funded campaign to buy a billboard asking Gordon Hayward, who will be a free agent this summer, to stay in Utah reached it’s $5,000 goal Friday....

    Updated Apr 07 2017 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) goes up for a shot, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 27, 2017.   Stayward? Joe Ingles jokes he wants his own billboard
    With a big summer as an NBA free agent ahead of him, at least one Jazzman is hoping to see his fans come through with a billboard asking him to stay. ...
    Updated Apr 06 2017 05:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) reacts after hitting a clutch 3-point-shot giving the Jazz a ten point lead with 50 seconds left the game, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans, in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 27, 2017.   Rodney Hood to sit vs. Trail Blazers
    Having played through a lingering knee injury for a large stretch of the season already, shooting guard Rodney Hood said he was prepared to gut it out...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) is called for a technical foul for hitting Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) as he runs past during the third quarter of NBA basketball game Friday, March 31, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz won the game 95-88. (AP Photo/Chris Nicoll) Below the belt? Wizards cry foul on John Wall's technical
    John Wall gave Rudy Gobert high five below the belt on Friday night, but the Washington Wizards and their star point guard thought the technical foul ...
    Updated Apr 01 2017 04:20 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20), as the Utah Jazz host the New York Knicks, NBA basketball in Salt Lake City, Wednesday March 22, 2017. Jazz shootaround: Hayward, Cousins both questionable for Jazz-Pelicans game
    Two all-stars could be reduced to watching from the bench tonight, as the Jazz and Pelicans square off in a late-season contest with plenty on the lin...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, center, dunks the ball above Los Angeles Clippers center Marreese Speights, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 108-95. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) Utah Jazz blog: Jazz clinch playoff spot
    Do you want the good news or the bad news first? OK. Let’s go with the good news. The Utah Jazz are going to the postseason for the first time since 2...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 09:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Former Jazzman John Stockton practiced his jumper against his son as Jazz players from the 1997 team were reunited at the Jazz practice facility, Wednesday, March 22 2017. Utah Jazz blog: John Stockton won’t give today’s stars a pass for resting
    One summer during his Hall of Fame career, John Stockton bought a ticket to a baseball game. The legendary Jazz point guard won’t say who it was, but ...
    Updated Mar 25 2017 10:36 am   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jazz great John Stockton celebrates after draining a 3-pointer after he was asked to re-create the last second shot that sent the Jazz to the NBA finals in 1997. Jazz players from the 1997 team were reunited at the Jazz practice facility, Wednesday, March 22 2017. Video: John Stockton re-enacts ‘The Shot’ and sinks it on his first attempt
    The members of the Utah Jazz’s 1997 NBA Finals team have been hanging out together the last couple of days in Salt Lake City, sharing a few laughs and...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 05:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    After Jeff Cassar's firing, where does RSL go next?
    So where does Real Salt Lake go from here? No clue. Stay tuned. Assume away. Hop aboard the speculation train and wait for a stop.  RSL on Monday fire...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 07:38 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy  The old green seats at Vivint Smart Home Arena will all be replaced with Blue Cushioned Seats as part of the arena’s renovations. Utah Jazz: New look for Vivint Smart Home Arena will include cushioned seats for all
    What’s big and white and green all over? Not Vivint Smart Home Arena. Not next year at least. The 19,000 or so bright green, plastic seats fans have p...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Chicago Bulls guard/forward Jimmy Butler, right, looks to the basket as Utah Jazz guard/forward Gordon Hayward guards during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Jazz shootaround: Jazz have become adept at shaking off bad losses
    A defining characteristic of the Jazz this season has been their ability to acquire a next game, next play mentality. Losses that may have bothered ...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    New Orleans Pelicans guard Tim Frazier (2) guards Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during the second half in an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 88-83. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Rudy Gobert on track to suit up against the Clippers
    Rudy Gobert will be a game-time decision for the Jazz’s important matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers tonight. But the Jazz center says his right le...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 11:46 am   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) floats in the lane for two [oints during the Utah Jazz versus Houston Rockets NBA game at Vivint Smarthome Arena in Salt Lake City Tuesday November 29, 2016. Jazz shootaround: ‘Big stretch’ and tough tests await in season’s final weeks
    Houston • The Utah Jazz’s last two victories haven’t exactly inspired tremendous confidence. They’ve needed some late-game heroics and good fortune to...
    Updated Mar 08 2017 01:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder shouts to his team during the first half in an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Quin Snyder dislikes 'Danté Watch,' takes long view on Exum’s development
    Quin Snyder has grown tired of fielding questions about Danté Exum’s progress after the point guard’s best performances this season. Well, Exum scored...
    Updated Mar 03 2017 01:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl, left, defends as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, center, drives to the basket, while Raptors guard Norman Powell, right, helps on defense during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Toronto won 112-102. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) Utah Jazz shootaround: Stopping Thunder’s Westbrook No. 1 defensive priority
    The challenge for the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night when defending the Oklahoma City Thunder is simple: contain Russell Westbrook. You won’t find man...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder and Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) huddle together late in the fourth quarter of the Utah Jazz versus Houston Rockets game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Utah Jazz shootaround: Jazz eager to see how a fully healthy roster plays together
    The Utah Jazz hope to see the beginning of a trend when the Jazz face the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night at the Bradley Center. And that’s a healthy...

    Updated Feb 24 2017 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) before the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Thursday January 26, 2017. Gordon Hayward receives positive feedback for gesture before All-Star Game
    Gordon Hayward’s 17 minutes of playing time Sunday in New Orleans were relatively uneventful by NBA All-Star Game standards. But the Utah Jazz forward...

    Updated Feb 23 2017 11:10 am   |     |   Share
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    Gordon Hayward keeps busy schedule at all-star weekend
    Gordon Hayward signed autographs and made a few public appearances Thursday. Hayward spoke to the media Friday morning and quickly was wisked away to ...
    Updated Feb 17 2017 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Salt Lake Stars Joel Bolomboy (4), and Sundiata Gaines (15) double-team Eric Moreland (25) Canton Charge, in NBA D League action, at Salt Lake Community College, Saturday, January 7, 2017. Joel Bolomboy to play in D-League All-Star Game
    The Jazz’s contingent for All-Star Weekend grew on Thursday. Jazz draft pick and Salt Lake City Stars mainstay Joel Bolomboy has been selected as a re...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 01:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah Jazz announce which ad will appear on game jerseys
    The Utah Jazz will join other NBA teams next season in adding a sponsored patch to their uniforms, but with a charitable twist. For their first-ever j...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson, left, dunks as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends during the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz shootaround: Focus squarely on defense entering matchup with Clippers
    When the Utah Jazz face the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, the goal within the game for the Jazz will be clear: Defense has to be a team thing....
    Updated Feb 13 2017 12:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons forward Tobias Harris, right, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Utah Jazz blog: Slowing down Celtics’ Thomas in fourth quarter a priority
    The mission for the Utah Jazz on Saturday night is to figure out a way to slow Isaiah Thomas down in the fourth quarter. It seems like an easier task...
    Updated Feb 11 2017 12:15 pm   |     |   Share