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Utah Jazz: Winless Jazz focused on Bulls

Published November 8, 2013 12:58 pm

NBA • Corbins says it's 'a tough time,' but young team continues to grow
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Chicago • The Utah Jazz haven't made many good memories so far on this East Coast road trip.

An All-Star heavy Brooklyn Nets team built up a 20-point lead on a young Jazz team Tuesday night. Wednesday night in Boston, a rebuilding Celtics team did the same thing.

Things don't look like they'll be any easier for the 0-5 Jazz tonight against Derrick Rose, Carlos Boozer and the rest of the Chicago Bulls.

"It's a tough time," Jazz coach Ty Corbin said. "Losing is not fun. We're not having a great time losing games. But the guys are growing. We're shorthanded. Their attitude is understanding we have to continue to work. We have to stay together as a group. That's the only way we're going to get out of it. So we're hanging in there."

Point guard John Lucas III, who played two seasons with the Bulls, said spirits remain high in the locker room.

"We know we're going to have ups and downs," he said Friday morning at the Moody Bible Institute, where the Jazz held shootaround. "Right now it's just a bump in the road."

After resting Brandon Rush in Boston, Corbin said the guard will be available tonight. Forward Marvin Williams, meanwhile, could see his first action of the season Saturday night in Toronto, Corbin said.

Tonight's game tips off at 6 p.m. MT and will be televised on ROOT Sports.

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