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Road letdowns pile up for Jazz with 99-93 loss to the 76ers
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins directs his team in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin reacts to a play in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday, right, goes up for a shot as Utah Jazz's Jamaal Tinsley defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes (00) tries to block a shot by Utah Jazz's Marvin Williams in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes (00) goes up for a shot as Utah Jazz's Enes Kanter (0), of Turkey, defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Utah Jazz's Enes Kanter, right, of Turkey, passes the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young (1) goes up for a shot as Utah Jazz's Jamaal Tinsley (6) and Randy Foye (8) look on during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Kwame Brown, left, and Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson battle for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Injured Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum laughs with teammates while sitting the bench in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 99-93. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner, top, struggles for a loose ball with Utah Jazz's Jamaal Tinsley in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 99-93. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young reacts after scoring a three-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 99-93. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday, right, goes up for a shot as Utah Jazz's Mo Williams defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 99-93. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Utah Jazz's Paul Millsap (24) tries to get a shot past Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes (00) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 99-93. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jason Richardson in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jason Richardson in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jason Richardson waits for a free throw during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jason Richardson walks the court during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young gestures during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Injured Philadelphia 76ers' Andrew Bynum sits on the bench during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Injured Philadelphia 76ers' Andrew Bynum laughs on the bench during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Injured Philadelphia 76ers' Andrew Bynum laughs on the bench during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins yells to his team during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins yells to his team during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Doug Collins yells to his team during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Lavoy Allen in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Lavoy Allen in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Thaddeus Young in action during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes walks the court during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Philadelphia 76ers' Spencer Hawes in action against Utah Jazz's DeMarre Carroll during an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Utah Jazz's Mo Williams in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 99-93. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Utah Jazz's Mo Williams in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 99-93. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Utah Jazz's Paul Millsap in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 99-93. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Utah Jazz small forward DeMarre Carroll (3) warms up before the Jazz Houston Rocket's game, Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) signs autographs before the Jazz Houston Rocket's game, Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz small forward DeMarre Carroll (3) warms up before the Jazz Houston Rocket's game, Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Kevin Murphy (55) warms up before the Jazz Houston Rocket's game, Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) shoots at the buzzer at the end of the first quarter, in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) is fouled by Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7), in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Marvin Williams (2) is fouled by Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7), in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) weaves between Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7), and Chandler Parsons (25) in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5)is double teamed as he shoots over Houston Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons (25), in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Jamaal Tinsley (6)and Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0)double team Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7), in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots over Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones (6) in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) drives past Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7), in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) takes the ball inside, in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) shoots over Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3), in NBA action,  Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Houston Rockets shooting guard Daequan Cook (14), in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Houston Rockets power forward Greg Smith (4), in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) dunks the ball, as Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) defends, in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones (6) defends as Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) takes the ball to the hoop, in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz small forward DeMarre Carroll (3) is screened out by Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) as Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) takes the ball inside,  in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz shooting guard Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled by Houston Rockets power forward Greg Smith (4), in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones (6) defends as Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) looks for a shot, in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
(Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)   

Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) shoots over Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) tries to get a shot off, as Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) tries to get a shot off, as Houston Rockets center Omer Asik (3) and Houston Rockets power forward Marcus Morris (2) defend, in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz point guard Mo Williams (5) tosses a pass in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones (6), in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) steals the ball from Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7), in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) steals the ball from Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7), in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) defends Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7), goes up for a shot, in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) defends as Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7),goes for a layup,  in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.
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Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin (7), in NBA action, Jazz vs. the Houston Rocket's. Monday, November 19, 2012.

Philadelphia • Gone are the days of Mo Williams proclaiming that he prefers playing on the road. Suddenly, having everyone and everything going against you doesn’t seem so appealing. The Jazz have taken that test and failed.

These are the days of the Jazz needing a 3-pointer from Al Jefferson in Toronto to win a single road game, of Saturday’s game at winless Washington looking about as inviting as a tango with a grizzly.

“We showed some fight,” Tyrone Corbin said after the Jazz’s latest road letdown, this one a 99-93 loss to the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.

What the Jazz (4-6) have not shown is an ability to close out games away from EnergySolutions Arena, where they are 3-0. The Jazz overcame two double-digit deficits behind an inspired night from end-of-the-bench glue guy DeMarre Carroll, but the result was the same as Wednesday in Boston, Saturday in Denver, and in Memphis, in San Antonio and New Orleans: A loss.

The Jazz very nearly avoided that result this time, and for that opportunity they can thank Paul Millsap, who scored 22 points — 20 in the second half — and Carroll.

The Jazz tied the game at 71 on a jumper by Randy Foye, and pulled within four on a 3-pointer by Mo Williams with 3:29 remaining. But on the next possession, Williams missed an ill-advised transition 3, sending the Sixers on an 8-3 run.

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Carroll, the erstwhile starter who first moved down the Jazz rotation and then entirely out of the rotation, provided a spark the Jazz sorely needed in the second quarter.

He scored eight points in the quarter, keying a 17-2 Jazz run that saw the Jazz take a brief 35-32 lead. Carroll finished with a career-high 17 points.

Carroll eclipsed his previous career high of 16, which he scored on April 8 against the Spurs.

That Corbin called on Carroll at all may have been the upset of the game.

Carroll had not played meaningful minutes since Nov. 3 in San Antonio. But Corbin saw Jason Richardson get open shot after open shot, and Evan Turner turning the corner with too much frequency.

“I wanted a defensive guy to come out and be aggressive,” he said.

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At a glance

Storylines 76ers 99, Jazz 93

The Jazz rally twice from double-digit deficits but lose on the road for the sixth time in seven games.

» Despite not playing in five of the last six games, DeMarre Carroll scores a career-high 17 points in 23 minutes.

Jazz at Wizards

At Verizon Center (Washington, D.C.)

Tipoff » Saturday, 5 p.m.

TV » ROOT

Radio » 1280 AM, 97.5 FM

Season series » First matchup

Records » Jazz 4-6; Wizards 0-7

About the Jazz » The Jazz are 1-6 on the road. … Guard Randy Foye spent one season with Washington. In 2009-10, he averaged 10.1 points in 23.8 minutes per game. … Mo Williams leads Utah with 16.5 points per game, and Paul Millsap averages 16.1 points.

About the Wizards » Washington is the last remaining team in the NBA without a win. … Rookie Bradley Beal leads the team with 11.6 points per game. … Washington has played just two games at home, losing to Boston and Milwaukee.

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