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Orlando • Never one to mince words, Jazz coach Quin Snyder offered his team sage advice before Friday’s game when asked what changes he would make when dealing with the Orlando Magic: Guard the ball. Because guarding the basketball is …

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  • Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) passes the ball behind his back past Orlando Magic forward Kyle O'Quinn (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The Jazz won 101-94.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Utah Jazz: Favors, Hayward lead victory over Magic, 101-94
    Orlando • By the middle of the fourth quarter, Derrick Favors and Gordon Hayward were simply taking turns. With each possession and each dagger thrown...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 10:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Miami Heat's Chris Andersen (11) blocks out Utah Jazz’s Enes Kanter (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach) Utah Jazz: Kanter’s improvement stands out on road trip
    The Utah Jazz are still in the midst of a long road trip through the eastern conference, but if you ask Enes Kanter, he may tell you he wants to stay ...
    Updated Dec 19 2014 01:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    Rudy Gobert on his World Cup performance and other stuff from the cutting room floor
     Whether it’s doing something like this …  <iframe class="vine-embed" src="https://vine.co/v/OgDan6VZTgF/embed/simple" width="480" height="480" fra...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Former Ute Bogut out indefinitely with knee injury
    Two days after watching their league-best winning streak come to an end in Memphis, the Golden State Warriors have been dealt a much bigger blow. Cent...
    Updated Dec 18 2014 02:33 pm   |     |   Share


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