Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Jazz lose longest game in team history, in 4OT

Memorably and heartbreakingly, Jazz lose longest game in team history

< Previous Page

"For our young guys to see the effort and energy — to think you’re out of it and fight your way back in it — you just keep making plays," Corbin said. "You never know in this league. We will get better. We will learn from this."

And the game won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

At a glance


In short » The Jazz play their first quadruple-overtime game in franchise history but fall to Atlanta.

Key stat » All of Utah’s starters play at least 49:33, with Gordon Hayward clocking a game-high 57:28.

Key moment » Joe Johnson sinks a 20-foot fadeaway jumper with 16.9 seconds left in the fourth overtime, giving Atlanta a 135-131 lead.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment


Longest games in Jazz history

Utah’s four-OT loss to Atlanta on Sunday was the only time the Jazz have played four extra periods in the franchise’s 38-year history.

Time Opponent Date W/L Score Site

3:17 Atlanta Sunday L 139-133 (4OT) Atlanta

3:11 Chicago 2/3/92 W 126-123 (3OT) Salt Lake City

3:10 L.A. Lakers 12/1/05 L 105-101 (OT) Salt Lake City

3:07 L.A. Lakers 1/24/00 W 105-101 (2OT) Salt Lake City

3:06 Miami 3/14/09 L 140-129 (3OT) Miami

NBA history

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the longest NBA game in the shot-clock era (beginning 1954-55) was Milwaukee’s 155-154 five-overtime victory against Seattle on Nov. 9, 1989.

Including the Jazz’s 139-133 four-OT loss to Atlanta on Sunday, there have been seven quadruple-overtime games in league history since 1954-55.

Indianapolis beat Rochester, 75-73, during a six-overtime game in 1951.

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.