Utah Jazz

What Happened to the Utah Jazz Defense?

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports What once was a strength is gone The Utah Jazz built an identity. With the best defensive player on the planet down at Center, the Jazz had one of the best defenses in the NBA for several years. Quin Snyder took that strength and built a culture around it. Dennis Lindsey...

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7 hours ago, SLC Dunk, Utah Jazz

The Roundup—Mitchell scores 38, but Jazz fall to Suns at home

Another night. Another strong first half. Another third-quarter meltdown.

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8 hours ago, Utah Jazz, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns blow out the Utah Jazz in Ricky Rubio revenge game

The Phoenix Suns trounced the Utah Jazz in the Ricky Rubio revenge game. He did not disappoint, putting up one of the best stat lines of any player in NBA this season. In Monday night’s victory over the Utah Jazz, the Phoenix Suns played the exact kind of game they need to play in order […] The...

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9 hours ago, Valley of the Suns, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz

Rubio leads Suns over Jazz in his return to Utah

Rubio leads Suns over Jazz in his return to Utah

Ricky Rubio had 22 points, 11 assists and seven steals to lead the Phoenix Suns over the reeling Utah Jazz 131-111 on Monday night

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9 hours ago, FOX Sports, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: Will Mike Conley be able to fill in Ricky Rubio’s shoes?

The Utah Jazz play former Jazzman Ricky Rubio tonight. If Mike Conley doesn’t take the Jazz to greater heights than Rubio did, then is this trade a failure? Back in June of 2019 when the Utah Jazz acquired Mike Conley, many considered the Jazz to be contenders in the league. The Jazz had appeared...

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14 hours ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Roundball Roundup: Ricky Rubio returns + Thurl Bailey on broadcasting

Part two of JP’s conversation with Thurl Bailey! The Jazz analyst gives his motivation for playing basketball - Dr. J.

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16 hours ago, Utah Jazz, Utah Jazz

Locked On Suns Tuesday: Ricky Rubio serves up revenge against Jazz in blowout win

Led by Ricky Rubio’s huge outing, Phoenix has now won consecutive games leading into a defining six-game homestand that begins Wednesday. What a surprising victory that was for the Suns! Led by Ricky Rubio and Devin Booker, Phoenix defeated Utah in Salt Lake City 131-111 and are now only 4.5 games out...

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16 hours ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz embarrassed off the floor by the lottery-bound Phoenix Suns

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports Just when you think it couldn’t get much worse Yikes. The Suns started off getting points on I believe 9 of their first 11 possessions. That’s just not good enough defense. Sometimes it feels like the team will only defend when they absolutely have to right now. Thankfully...

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17 hours ago, SLC Dunk, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns

Recap: Suns surprise Jazz, finish road trip 2-1, as Utah continues to tumble

Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images The Suns beat the Jazz, 131-11, to close out a three-game road trip. Kelly Oubre Jr. opened the scoring for the Suns with a direct challenge of Rudy Gobert in the paint. Oubre nailed a tough floater, a great sign after Gobert firmly won that battle during these...

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17 hours ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: Woeful week drops team in power rankings

A woeful week that included lots of rest and two losses dropped the Utah Jazz in this week’s power rankings across the country. What do they need to do in order to bounce back? In case you haven’t noticed, things have gone south for the Utah Jazz very quickly. A lot of fans on social […] Utah...

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17 hours ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings

Open Thread: Phoenix Suns (23-34) at Utah Jazz (36-20)

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images The Suns finish out a three-game road trip with a tough matchup in Salt Lake City. How will Deandre Ayton handle a difficult matchup with two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert in their first face-off of the 2019-20 season? Can the Suns finish this...

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20 hours ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz

Game thread: Utah Jazz face lottery-bound Phoenix Suns

The Utah Jazz host the Phoenix Suns tonight in an effort to stop the cold spell coming out of the All-Star break. They’ll get a good opportunity to take care of business against the lottery-bound Phoenix Suns. The Utah Jazz are one of the coldest teams in the league right now, and that’s...

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22 hours ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns

Ricky Rubio’s Phoenix Suns are in Utah to take on out of tempo Utah Jazz

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Can Utah right the ship tonight? On paper, this game should be a gimme. Utah’s roster is significantly stronger than the Suns, and the Jazz are currently 5th in the West. Lately, though, the results and effort have been disappointing. Utah is 4-6 over the last...

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22 hours ago, SLC Dunk, Utah Jazz, Phoenix Suns

Preview: Suns finish off road trip with tough test in Utah

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images After splitting an Eastern Conference back-to-back over the weekend, the Suns run into the improving Jazz. What: Phoenix Suns (23-34) @ Utah Jazz (36-20) When: 7 p.m. MST Where: Salt Lake City, Utah TV: Fox Sports Arizona Radio: 98.7 FM Last week, I...

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1 day ago, Bright Side Of The Sun, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz

Phoenix Suns should look to the Jazz on how to construct a team

The Utah Jazz have built themselves into a perennial playoff team and a dark horse title contender. The Phoenix Suns should take some notes. The Phoenix Suns struggled against a bad Chicago Bulls team Saturday, having to come from behind in the second half and find a way to stop rookie—cough, cough—sensation,...

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1 day ago, Valley of the Suns, Phoenix Suns, Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz: Scouting out major weaknesses of the team

The Utah Jazz are one of the top teams in the association this year, but what are some of their weaknesses opponents try to expose on Quin Snyder’s club? The Utah Jazz have one of their most talented and stacked teams in years. Sitting at a 36-20 record, they have a legitimate chance to earn […] Utah...

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1 day ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

Jazz defense no match for small-ball Rockets, James Harden scores 38 in win

Jazz defense no match for small-ball Rockets, James Harden scores 38 in win

James Harden scored 38 points and Russell Westbrook had 34.

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2 days ago, NBC Sports, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz

Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

James Harden scored 38 points and Russell Westbrook had 34 to boost the Houston Rockets to a 120-110 victory over the Utah Jazz

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2 days ago, FOX Sports, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz

Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

James Harden is rightfully skeptical of this recap. | Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images A Recap Experiment So, I haven’t watched this game. I’m going to recap it anyway. If you’re reading from a place where you can’t watch the game, and you are relying on The Dreamshake for your Rockets coverage,...

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2 days ago, The Dream Shake, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz

What’s an ‘All-Star hangover’ look like? The Utah Jazz just showed us

In the first game after the All-Star break, the Utah Jazz put up a less-than-stellar performance, losing to the San Antonio Spurs 113-104 at home. One of the worst losses of the season, the Jazz looked out of sorts in all facets of the game. If you’re a fan of the Utah Jazz, you want […] What’s...

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2 days ago, Purple and Blues, Utah Jazz

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