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Jazz 2020 playoff preview: Spida's tangled web

Jul 13, 2020 - 9:01 PM

Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert need to settle their differences as the Jazz eye to make a splash when the NBA season resumes

DUO. Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert were two of the first NBA players to test positive for the coronavirus. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Jerry Sloan, NBA Jazz coach for 23 seasons, dies at age 78

May 22, 2020 - 11:45 PM

'Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz,' the team says in a statement

Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images/AFP

Elusive crown: Moments that doomed '90s Jazz in NBA title quest

May 22, 2020 - 10:02 PM

Led by Karl Malone and John Stockton, the Utah Jazz had their chances to win an NBA title, but they fell short every single time

ICONIC DUO. The Utah Jazz never missed the playoffs for 18 seasons when they had Karl Malone and John Stockston. Photo by Paul Buck/AFP

LOOKBACK: 4 absurd NBA records held by Utah Jazz stars

May 19, 2020 - 6:43 PM

The Jazz have always been a hotbed for developing All-Star-caliber talent despite never winning an NBA championship in its 46-year history

MVP-CALIBER. Karl Malone (second to the right) still holds the second-highest career points total in NBA history with a staggering 36,928 markers spread across his 19-year career. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

LOOKBACK: Ranking Chicago Bulls’ finals opponents

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

The dual three-peat runs cemented the Chicago Bulls’ legacy, but not without some tough challenge

THRILLER. Karl Malone (second from right) and Jazz teammate Greg Ostertag fight for a loose ball with Bulls stars Michael Jordan (right) and Dennis Rodman during Game 4 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Gobert, Mitchell ready to bury hatchet – Jazz chief

May 06, 2020 - 12:27 PM

Jazz stars Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell ignored each other for a month after a feud triggered by their positive coronavirus tests

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MARCH 13: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz is congratulated by Donovan Mitchell #45 after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on March 13, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz swingman Ingles doubtful NBA season will resume

Apr 25, 2020 - 12:56 PM

With each passing week, Utah’s Australian player Joe Ingles feels there's 'less and less chance' the NBA will return

TOUGH. Joe Ingles says it will be hard to be away from his family two months straight just to play out the postseason. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

'No perfect relationship': Gobert-Mitchell rumored rift simmers

Apr 23, 2020 - 1:53 PM

Utah guard Mike Conley says he’s not bothered about the reported tension between his star teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert

ALL GOOD. Both Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have recovered form COVID-19. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Rewatching 'The Last Shot' and the last game of 'The Last Dance'

Apr 11, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Find out what Mickey Ingles, together with Kiefer Ravena and coach Sandy Arespacochaga, think after rewatching Game 6 of the 1998 Bulls-Jazz NBA Finals

BIG BULLS. Dennis Rodman (center) talks to teammates Michael Jordan (left) and Scottie Pippen during the NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Gobert, all Jazz players and staff clear of coronavirus

Mar 28, 2020 - 10:16 AM

Jazz star Rudy Gobert has been cleared of the virus two weeks after his diagnosis prompted an NBA shutdown

IN TOUCH. Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell stay in touch with their teammates through video chats. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Donovan Mitchell feels 'fine' after coronavirus diagnosis

Mar 15, 2020 - 2:25 PM

Jazz star Donovan Mitchell has put himself in quarantine after becoming the second NBA player to test positive for coronavirus

ITCHING TO PLAY. Donovan Mitchell says he cannot wait to play for NBA fans. Photo from Instagram/@utahjazz

Jazz star Mitchell tests positive for coronavirus after Gobert

Mar 12, 2020 - 11:34 PM

All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell becomes the second NBA player to test positive for COVID-19

Donovan Mitchell. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

NBA to suspend season after Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 - 9:56 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA abruptly stops the Thunder-Jazz game at tip-off after Jazz star Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 23: Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder guards Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz during an opening night game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 23, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP

Harden, Westbrook team up for 72 as Rockets cruise past Jazz

Feb 23, 2020 - 2:38 PM

With their three-point prowess in full show, the Rockets silence the Jazz on the road

SANDWICHED. Utah Jazz players Royce O'Neale (left) and Derrick Favors try to get in the way of Rockets swingman Danuel House Jr. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA-EFE

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson narrates tale behind Tenement Court

Feb 10, 2020 - 3:49 PM

Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson tells the story of how the court and basketball have given the Tenement residents hope despite their problems

MAMBA AND GIGI HONORED. Kobe and Gianna Bryant are immortalized in the Tenement Court with their own mural. File photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

Clarkson drops 30, Bogdanovic hits winner as Jazz beat Rockets

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:06 PM

Jordan Clarkson comes off the bench and scores a team-high 30 points as the Utah Jazz begin to pick up steam again

BACK-TO-BACK WINS. Jordan Clarkson and the Jazz strengthen their hold of the No. 4 spot in the Western Conference. Photo from Instagram/@jordanclarksons

Jazz escape Blazers in controversial ending, leave Lillard fuming

Feb 08, 2020 - 3:19 PM

The referees miss what should have been a goaltending call on a potential game-tying basket by Damian Lillard in the last 10 seconds

SORRY LOSS. Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers fall short of their sixth win in the last 7 games. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Damian Lillard makes NBA history as Trail Blazers rip Jazz

Feb 02, 2020 - 2:47 PM

Damian Lillard follows up his 48-point, 10-assist, and 9-rebound outing against the Lakers with another masterful showing against the Jazz

DAME TIME. Damian Lillard slowly but surely inserts his name into the MVP conversation. Photo from Twitter/@trailblazers

Pelicans snap Jazz streak in wild OT

Jan 17, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Brandon Ingram explodes for a career-high performance as the Pelicans end the Jazz's 10-game winning run

ON FIRE. Brandon Ingram celebrates after a clutch outing that sealed the Pelicans' upset win. Photo from New Orleans Pelicans

Take note: Jazz hit 10th straight win since Jordan addition

Jan 15, 2020 - 1:21 PM

The red-hot Utah Jazz still hold a perfect record since acquiring Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson in a trade last December

BIG BOOST. Jordan Clarkson proves to be what the Jazz needed to spark a turnaround. Photo from Utah Jazz

Clarkson, Jazz stretch win streak by toppling Wizards

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:18 PM

Jordan Clarkson provides spark off the bench as the Jazz win 14 of their last 15 games

SPARKPLUG. Jordan Clarkson continues to thrive on an off-the-bench role for the Jazz. Photo from Instagram/@jordanclarksons

Gobert defense keys Jazz escape over Bulls

Jan 03, 2020 - 2:25 PM

The Jazz survive a tight one against the Bulls with two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert coming through the clutch

ESCAPE ACT. Jordan Clarkson and Donovan Mitchell celebrate after the Jazz secure a thrilling road win over the Bulls. Photo from Utah Jazz

Mitchell sizzles, Clarkson debuts as Jazz hold off Blazers

Dec 27, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Donovan Mitchell takes over in the second half as Jordan Clarkson boosts the Utah bench

Cavs agree to trade Jordan Clarkson for Utah's Exum – reports

Dec 24, 2019 - 10:56 AM

This is the first NBA deal since the Russell Westbrook-Chris Paul trade

VETERAN PRESENCE. Jordan Clarkson is set to provide his veteran skills to the Utah Jazz. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz arena evacuated due to suspicious package

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Players and coaches from both the Jazz and the Warriors are seen heading into their cars still in their uniforms

CAUSE OF CONCERN. Jolly turns to worry as a suspicious package is found at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Photo from Instagram/@utahjazz

Smooth-sailing Jazz add to Warriors' woes

Nov 23, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley conspire as the Jazz notch their 10th win

LEGIT. Mike Conley and the Jazz continue to prove they are a legitimate Western Conference contender. Photo from Twitter/@utahjazz

Jazz ease past Sixers as Simmons suffers injury

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Philadelphia star Ben Simmons sustains a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter of the Sixers' narrow loss to the Jazz

Leonard, Clippers back on track with comeback victory over Jazz

Nov 04, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Kawhi Leonard leads 6 players in double figures as the Clippers seize solo No. 3 in the Western Conference

PILING IT UP. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers nail their fifth win in the young NBA season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

LeBron on impressive Lakers win: 'That's who we are'

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis play in sync against the Jazz to pick up their first triumph

SHOWTIME. LeBron James and Troy Daniels celebrate the Lakers' clinical victory. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Gobert claims second straight NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Rudy Gobert joins elite company as he becomes one of only 10 players in NBA history to win the award multiple times

STIFLE TOWER. Rudy Gobert beats out MVP contenders Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George for Defensive Player of the Year. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to Jazz for 3 players, 2 picks

Jun 20, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The grizzled point guard bids farewell to the team that drafted him in 2007

ON TO THE NEXT. Mike Conley will play for another team in the next NBA season after 12 years with the Memphis Grizzlies. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies' Twitter account (@memgrizz)

Rockets finish job, boot out Jazz in 1st round

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Utah managed to avoid a sweep but that only stalled what looked like the inevitable as Houston ends the best-of-seven series in 5 games

ON TO THE NEXT. James Harden and the Houston Rockets are through to the next round of the NBA playoffs. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

No sweep: Jazz blast off Rockets in gutsy Game 4 stand

Apr 23, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Donovan Mitchell fires 19 points in the final frame as the Jazz live to fight another day

SOPHOMORE STAR. Donovan Mitchell puts the Jazz in his back. Photo from Donovan Mitchell's Twitter account (@spidadmitchell)

Rockets escape Jazz despite Harden's struggles

Apr 21, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The Houston Rockets take a 3-0 lead over the Utah Jazz in the first-round playoff series

POOR SHOOTING. James Harden sets a record for most consecutive misses to start an NBA playoff game in history. Photo from Houston Rockets Twitter

Harden drops triple-double as Rockets roll past Jazz

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The Rockets take a 2-0 series lead against the Jazz after another sensational performance from the reigning MVP

UNSTOPPABLE. James Harden and the Rockets deal the Jazz a second straight blowout. Photo from NBA Twitter

Harden, Rockets blast Jazz to clinch Game 1

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:42 PM

In their second straight season to meet in the playoffs, Houston reasserts its mastery over Utah

THE BEARD. James Harden posts a near-triple-double to open the NBA playoffs. Photo from Houston Rockets' Twitter account (@HoustonRockets)

Lakers halt Jazz streak as LeBron continues to rest

Apr 08, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope proves his worth as the Lakers also miss the services of Tyson Chandler, Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson

ONE MAN UP. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope steps up for a depleted Lakers squad. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Jazz owner: 'We are not a racist community'

Mar 15, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller requests fans to show the 'highest standard of decency' after Thunder star Russell Westbrook got subjected to racial abuse

NO REPEAT. Utah makes sure the incident involving Thunder star Russell Westbrook and a Jazz fan won't happen again. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Jazz ban fan for life, but Westbrook also fined $25,000 over bust-up

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Utah issues a permanent ban on Shane Keisel, the Jazz fan who figured in an expletive-laden altercation with Thunder star Russell Westbrook

DISRESPECTED. Former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook says the incident was ‘completely disrespectful’ and ‘racial.’ Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Russell Westbrook revives beef with Utah Jazz fans

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:57 PM

'The young man and his wife in the stands told me to get down on my knees like you used to,' says Westbrook

'INAPPROPRIATE'. Russell Westbrook gets into a verbal war with two Utah fans. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Mitchell fires career-high as Jazz rally past Giannis, Bucks

Mar 03, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Donovan Mitchell erupts for 46 points as the Jazz storm back from 17 points down against the Bucks

George buries game-winner as Thunder slip past Jazz in 2OT

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:25 PM

OKC star Paul George drains a floater with 0.8 seconds left as the Thunder escape the Jazz in double overtime

CLUTCH. Paul George finds a perfect way to cap a sensational 45-point performance. Photo from NBA Twitter

Curry, Warriors heat up late as Warriors roll past Jazz

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Steph Curry leads a fourth-quarter flurry as the Warriors outlast the spirited Jazz

CLUTCH. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson knock in key triples in the Warriors’ decisive run. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

Harden extends streak as Rockets roll past Jazz

Feb 03, 2019 - 3:13 PM

James Harden sets another record as the reigning MVP tallies his 26th game with at least 30 points for the third longest streak in NBA history

Tearful Gobert feels 'disrespected' in NBA All-Star snub

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, last season's Defensive Player of the Year and this year's most accurate NBA shooter, gets all emotional

DISAPPOINTED. Rudy Gobert admits that, at some point, he still likes to get an All-Star recognition. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Wizards, Blazers cruise to one-sided wins

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Beal-Green combo powers the Wizards against the reeling Pacers as Lillard fuels the Blazers

TEAM EFFORT. Bradley Beal leads the Wizards’ balanced attack. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Kawhi's 45 fuel Raptors over Jazz, but Bucks still on top

Jan 02, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The Toronto Raptors continue to chase the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks as Kawhi Leonard erupts for a career-high 45 points against the Utah Jazz

Jazz cruise past Trail Blazers in NBA Christmas nightcap

Dec 26, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The Utah Jazz cap off the NBA Christmas day games with a stunning win at home in Salt Lake City

CHRISTMAS JINGLES. The Utah Jazz take the win in their first NBA Christmas appearance since 1997. Photo from NBA Twitter

Westbrook, George spark Thunder past Jazz

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Russell Westbrook records his 6th triple-double output of the season

TRIP DUB KING. Russell Westbrook continues to be that all-around player as OKC silences the Jazz. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz blast Rockets to keep hot streak going

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Five players reach double figures as the Utah Jazz display unselfish offense yet again

RESURGENT. Recovering from November’s shooting slump, the Utah Jazz roll to their fourth victory in 5 games. Photo from Utah Jazz