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Utah Jazz: Are Jazz marching toward history?

Utah has lost eight straight games to open the season, which is three short of the franchise record of 11 set in 1974-75. “We’re 0-8 and we don’t want to be 0-9,” coach Tyrone Corbin says.

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"It helps a lot," he said. "You can talk about moral victories and getting better, but a win makes you feel a lot better about everything that’s going on, and we need a win right now."

Otherwise, the Jazz will take another step toward history.

At a glance

Pelicans at Jazz

O At EnergySolutions Arena

Tipoff » Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Records »  Jazz 0-8; Pelicans 3-4

TV » ROOT. Radio » 1280 FM

About the Jazz » Held a one-point lead over Denver with 10 minutes left in the first quarter, but ended up falling for an eighth straight time to open the year. … Swingman Gordon Hayward continues to be the team’s most consistent scoring option. … Team waived point guard Jamaal Tinsley after eight games. … Last in the league in points per game (86.9).

About the Pelicans »  Led by big man Anthony Davis, who averages 21 points and 11 rebounds a game. … Playing its third game in four nights, including a game Tuesday night in Los Angeles. … Guards Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday combine to average 30 points per game. … Shooting 43.8 percent from 3.

Jazz’s worst starts

The longest season-opening losing streaks in New Orleans/Utah Jazz history:

Season Length Started Ended

1974-75 11 games Oct. 17 Nov. 10

2013-14 8 games Oct. 30 —

1979-80 4 games Oct. 12 Oct. 22

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Sad sacks

The five worst teams in NBA history:

Philadelphia (72-73) » Started 0-15, finished 9-73

Dallas (92-93) » Started 1-15, finished 11-71

Denver (97-98) » Started 0-12, finished 11-71

L.A. Clippers (86-87) » Started 3-15, finished 12-70

Dallas (93-94) » Started 1-23, finished 12-70

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