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Yes, the mood was a bit somber on Wednesday night in the Utah Jazz locker room following a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Yes, many players and coaches felt execution and a few defensive stops could’ve yielded a different …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jazz Media Day. Portrait photo of Rodney Hood. Utah Jazz fortunate ‘Rising Star’ Rodney Hood fell on draft night
    This is not D.B. Cooper or Sasquatch or El Dorado’s gold. But Utah Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood is at the center of a mystery in the basketball wor...
    Updated Feb 11 2016 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) drives past Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman) Utah Jazz: Team is not taking winning for granted
    New Orleans • In the hours before the Utah Jazz played the New Orleans Pelicans, Jazz coach Quin Snyder was aked if his team had “arrived,” and he poi...
    Updated Feb 10 2016 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) works against New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman) Mistakes hurt Jazz as New Orleans wins 100-96, snap Utah’s seven-game winning streak
    New Orleans • Derrick Favors described it best. For three quarters, the Utah Jazz answered every run by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Jazz controlled ...
    Updated Feb 10 2016 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) drives around Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto during the first quarter in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Jazz notes: Raul Neto revisits tough matchup against Deron Williams
    Dallas • Utah Jazz point guard Raul Neto’s play has been on the uptick. The rookie from Brazil has found a way to be a relevant and consistent threat ...
    Updated Feb 09 2016 08:46 pm   |     |   Share


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  • The Utah Jazz celebrate with Gordon Hayward (20) after Hayward sunk a basket at buzzer in overtime against the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Dallas. The Jazz won in 121-119. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Utah Jazz: Hayward hits buzzer-beater to down Dallas in overtime
    Dallas • Stunned silence. With 19,394 packed into American Airlines Center, dead air was the only thing Gordon Hayward could hear after his jumper dra...
    Updated Feb 09 2016 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) celebrates with Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday February 5, 2016. Utah Jazz defeated Milwaukee Bucks 84-81. Monson: Utah Jazz are rising toward the playoffs
    It’s been coming on more clearly for a couple of weeks now and it will continue over the next two months: the notion of Utah as a Western Conference p...
    Updated Feb 09 2016 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah center Rudy Gobert and forward Derrick Favors bump fists during player introductions before a game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. Utah Jazz looking to take defense to Dallas
    Even a Seattle Seahawks fan could appreciate what the Denver Broncos did on Sunday, as Von Miller and company harassed MVP quarterback Cam Newton en r...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert shoots during practice before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Salt Lake City. Gobert is out indefinitely after suffering a knee injury during practice Wednesday, Dec. 2. The team announced he was diagnosed with an MCL sprain in his left knee, but no surgery is required. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File ) Utah Jazz notes: Hack-A-Shaq won’t sideline Rudy Gobert
    The NBA could change its rules on the Hack-a-Shaq practice as early as this summer, but Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is not among those clamoring for r...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton assists the Montana St coaching staff during an exhibition basketball game against Montana Tech Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 in Bozeman, Mont. (Kelly Gorham, Montana State University. Kragthorpe: John Stockton with the assist — this time at Montana State
    Bozeman, Mont. In the middle of Montana State’s women’s basketball practice, a hoarse voice is heard from the sideline after senior forward Riley No...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) drives past Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Utah Jazz showing maturity in current winning streak
    Phoenix • There could be a notion that the current six-game winning streak the Utah Jazz are enjoying may not be that impressive on paper. The Jazz h...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 04:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Toronto Raptors’ Greivis Vasquez, right, drives to the basket past Denver Nuggets’ Erick Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese) Jazz notes: Green learns the ropes with the Jazz on the fly
    Phoenix • As a player, learning the plays while deep in the throes of a 10-day contract can be quite difficult. You have to know every set, you have t...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 10:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) drives past Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Utah Jazz continue era of good feeling with win over Phoenix Suns
    Phoenix • Loud and lively, the Utah Jazz lockerroom is a happy place to be these days. This was especially true following Utah’s 98-89 win over the Ph...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 10:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) gets the team fired up as he puts the Jazz up by 4 with  5:41 left in the game, with a 3-point shot. The Jazz went on to win 92-87, in NBA action Utah Jazz vs. The Memphis Grizzlies in Salt Lake City, Saturday, January 2, 2016. Hood finished with 32 points. Utah Jazz: Hood bounces back quickly
    In the past, Rodney Hood wouldn’t have been able to bounce back so quickly. In the past, the Utah Jazz shooting guard would’ve let a bad shooting nig...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) and Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams (5) fight for the ball during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday February 5, 2016. Jazz notes: Friends Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker now foes on the court
    Rodney Hood expected some loving trash talk on the court Friday night. That’s how it was when he and Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker squared off...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz: Postponed game against Wizards rescheduled for Feb. 18
    Washington • The Utah Jazz and Washington Wizards will make up their game postponed by last month’s snowstorm on Thursday, Feb. 18. The game was origi...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 06:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) celebrates  during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena Friday February 5, 2016. Utah Jazz defeated Milwaukee Bucks 84-81. Utah Jazz beat Milwaukee Bucks, 84-81
    Gordon Hayward was patiently waiting for his opening and when he saw it he pounced. With about two minutes left on the clock, Hayward slashed through ...
    Updated Feb 06 2016 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • JAZZ NOTES
    Jazz sign point guard Erick Green to second 10-day contract
    Erick Green has an invitation to play in the D-League All-Star game in just over a week’s time in Toronto. It appears he’ll have to politely decline a...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
  • JAZZ NOTES
    Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker poses on the Bucks logo during the team’s media day Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in St. Francis, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Did BYU really have a shot at Jabari Parker?
    On signing day 2013, the second-ranked high school basketball player in the country had his list narrowed down to five schools. Jabari Parker was eith...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 11:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Milwaukee Bucks’ Jabari Parker poses for a picture during the team’s NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in St. Francis, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) Utah Jazz: Jabari Parker getting back to business after ACL injury
    Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood stills seeks out the counsel of his old coach. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is one of the game’s legends and an indelible re...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 09:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) guards Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during the first quarter  of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors shakes off ‘terrible’ shooting night to provide key contribution
    It wasn’t that Derrick Favors’ jump shot wasn’t hitting Wednesday night — it’s that it wasn’t hitting anything. The Jazz forward lofted up an air ball...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Trey Lyles motions after teammate Trey Burke hit a three-point shot during a game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2016. Utah Jazz notes: Trey Lyles named to Rising Star Challenge game
    Trey Lyles set a goal for himself before his rookie season: He wanted to become one of the best first-year players in the NBA. Now, that goal has been...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 09:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) drives around Utah Jazz guard Raul Neto during the first quarter in an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz: It’s not pretty, but Jazz beat Nuggets
    The Utah Jazz made five of the 22 3-point shots they attempted on Wednesday night, shot 44 percent from the field, missed six free throws, were outreb...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • JAZZ NOTES
    Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton, front, drives for a basket past Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira, of Brazil, in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Denver. The Nuggets won 112-93. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Jazz shootaround: Utah looks to win fourth straight against Nuggets
    Wednesday night presents a new challenge for the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are fresh off Monday’s win over the Chicago Bulls, an overtime thriller that coun...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Former Utah Ute, Andrew Bogut (12) is guarded by Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27), in NBA action the Utah Jazz vs. the Golden State Warriors, in Salt Lake City, Monday, November 30, 2015. Utah Jazz: Favors, Gobert are back; is Jazz’s defense?
    The highlight reel that played in the mind of Jazz fans as they dreamed of a playoff run no doubt featured swarming wings, sensational swats, a defens...
    Updated Feb 02 2016 08:46 pm   |     |   Share