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Jazz trying to put an end to slow starts

The defining aspect of the Jazz's young season has been dreadful starts. tHe Jazz, who play tonight in Memphis, rallied in the third quarter against Dallas to run away with the opener, but strong second halves weren't enough to beat either New Orleans or San Antonio.

"We've got to be ready sooner," coach Tyrone Corbin said. "That's one of the things we've talked about and focused on for the last couple of days."

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On Saturday, the Jazz outscored the Spurs 35-17 in the third quarter to tie what had been a tremendously lopsided game.

"How do we get the way we were in the third quarter, not only the way we were in San Antonio, but the way we were against Dallas at home, for 48 minutes?" Corbin asked Monday.

More from Corbin at Jazz shoot around:

On the possibility of getting swept on first road trip | You'll see teams whose record now is never indicative of how their season is going to go. It's always good to get off to a good start and instead of having to work your way out of the hole ... [but] it's not the end of the world.

On the rotation | This is a deep team, we've got guys. My message to all of the guys is, 'Just hang in there.' It's early in the year. We still have some things to get worked out.

On why the starts have been slow | I think that we either thinking about not committing fouls, not being aggressive, whatever it is. We've got to figure out what it is. We missed shots early.

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