2:48 AM EDT, Sat October 21, 2017
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[Video] SLC Dunk Post Game Show: Utah Jazz fall to Minnesota Timberwolves

[Video] SLC Dunk Post Game Show: Utah Jazz fall to Minnesota Timberwolves

The Utah Jazz lose a close one to the Minnesota Timberwolves In a close defensive game, the Utah Jazz fell short to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Donovan Mitchell, Joe Ingles and Epke Udoh had strong performances against Jimmy Butler and Andrew Wiggins but it wasn’t enough to overcome a big night from Jamal Crawford and Karl Anthony Towns. Derrick Favors had a strong performance showing an improved midrange jumper and has also shown an ability to pass the ball. Tonight he had three assists after having four against the Denver Nuggets a few nights before. In their next game, the Jazz will...
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Utah Jazz Lose to Scrappy Minnesota Timberwolves

Utah Jazz Lose to Scrappy Minnesota Timberwolves

Jazz lose dogfight in Minnesota. The Utah Jazz visited division rival Minnesota for their first away game of the season. Minnesota gave a warm welcome to Ricky Rubio on his first homecoming game as a member of another team. The first quarter was an ugly affair. Rudy had a few nice paint moves inside, but both teams were struggling in the paint with lots of botched layups. 6 quick points for the big fella. #UTAatMIN pic.twitter.com/MkLOvpYQtC— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) October 21, 2017 The Jazz clamped down and caused a lot of turnovers in the second quarter, but the half-court...
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Game Thread: Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves

Game Thread: Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves

Ricky Rubio returns to Minnesota with better hair and a new team. Game Info When: Friday, October 20th at 6:00pm MT Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Radio: 1280 or 97.5 The Zone. Television: AT&T SportsNet. | RM Streaming: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, NBA League Pass (Free for 1st week of NBA season) Injuries Utah Jazz: Dante Exum - OUT (shoulder) Raul Neto - QUESTIONABLE (hamstring) Minnesota Timberwolves: Justin Patton - OUT (foot) Mandatory Highlight We're calling on all of Jazz Nation to give #5forthefight ✋ and let's all fight cancer together.https://t.co/72tB4i4J9Z...
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Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves Game Preview: The Return of Ricky Rubio

Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves Game Preview: The Return of Ricky Rubio

The Exum-less Jazz travel to Phoenix to take on the young Suns. After winning their home opener, the Utah Jazz go on the road in hopes of spoiling the Minnesota Timberwolves’ opener. This game is more than just a home opener for Minnesota. The Timberwolves will be having their first regular season game in their updated arena and a certain Spaniard will be returning to face the team who drafted him. This is Ricky Rubio’s homecoming and he will be looking to defeat the team that thought Jeff Teague would be a better fit at point guard than him. Defeating the Timberpups won’t be as...
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The Downbeat: Western Conference Leading Utah Jazz

The Downbeat: Western Conference Leading Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz start the season 1-0. The Utah Jazz defeated the Denver Nuggets at home on Wednesday night to start out the season 1-0 for the first time since 2012. Let’s get to the Downbeat. After beating the Denver Nuggets at home, the Utah Jazz’s reward is a revamped Minnesota Timberwolves team. Minnesota lost to the San Antonio Spurs last night and will be looking to get their first win of the season when they have their home opener against the Utah Jazz. Ricky Rubio will be facing off against his former team for the first time after scoring 9 points, dishing out 10...
Oct 19, 2017
Utah Jazz Rank: Rudy Gobert is MVP

Utah Jazz Rank: Rudy Gobert is MVP

Could he be a league MVP candidate? Much like the NBA season, the end result of this poll was known long before it actually began. Rudy Gobert has been voted the most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster. And The Stifle Tower is his best nickname. He’s certainly #1 on the Jazz roster, and he’s probably top 10 in the league. I’ll borrow from JazzBeetle’s sig line to help make the case: “Rudy Gobert- 1st in DRPM, 2nd in TS%, 2nd in WS and DRtg, 3rd in ORtg, 4th in WS/48, 5th in RPM, 6th in Wins, and 8th in VORP.” He’s back in full force already, having a “quiet” game...
Oct 19, 2017
The Downbeat: Utah Jazz Emerge Victorious

The Downbeat: Utah Jazz Emerge Victorious

Utah starts season with a win for the first time in five years. Gone are the days when downbeats don’t include actual basketball. The season has officially started, and Utah Jazz basketball is back, and has returned to its winning ways. For the first time since 2012, the Utah Jazz have started the season 1-0. Defeating the Denver Nuggets last night in a defensive showcase, the Jazz put on display their strength and tenacity with an incredible fourth quarter run. Now that we have had a full night’s rest to digest the game, here are a few things that caught my eye: Alec...
Oct 19, 2017
[Video] SLC Dunk Post Game Show: Utah Jazz defeat Denver Nuggets 106-96

[Video] SLC Dunk Post Game Show: Utah Jazz defeat Denver Nuggets 106-96

The Utah Jazz dominate the fourth quarter to beat the Denver Nuggets After a sluggish start that saw a large amount of defenses lapses and hot shooting from the Denver Nuggets, the Utah Jazz came roaring back in the second half to get the victory. The adjustments in the second half paid off immensely as the Jazz found a way to slow down the Nuggets scoring more effectively. Nikola Jokic gave Rudy Gobert problems but Rudy still managed 18 and 10. In the first half, Alec Burks struggled on the defensive end but exploded in the fourth quarter helping the Jazz pull away from the Nuggets. Joe...
Oct 18, 2017
Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Recap: Jazz Open Flat - Finish Sharp; Win Season Opener

Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets Recap: Jazz Open Flat - Finish Sharp; Win Season Opener

Utah Jazz defense buries the Denver Nuggets underground in a decisive second half. The Utah Jazz played their division and Rocky Mountain rival Denver Nuggets in the home opener at the Aunt Viv Arena. The Jazz jumped out to an 8-3 lead with surprise starter Donovan Mitchell in the lineup due to some standard Rodney Hood gastric distress. Unfortunately, the lead evaporated in the later part of the first half under a barrage of open three pointers from Gary Harris and Will Barton. Highlights from the Jazz were few and far between in the first half. Mitchell had a few nice buckets and the...
Oct 18, 2017
Rodney Hood leaves game 30 seconds before it starts

Rodney Hood leaves game 30 seconds before it starts

Donovan Mitchell gets his first start. Rodney Hood left the court 30 seconds before the game started forcing Donovan Mitchell into his first start of his career. In what was an odd situation, the referees were about to tip it off, but Rodney Hood walked off the court. Rodney Hood does have a history with pregame jitters. Hopefully the Utah Jazz starting shooting is okay as the Utah Jazz are already down Exum and Neto. Remember Rodney Hood has a history of jitter issues, wonder if the season opener got to him.— Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) October 19, 2017 Timeout Utah; Jazz 8, Nuggets...
Oct 18, 2017
Game Thread: Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets

Game Thread: Utah Jazz vs Denver Nuggets

The Utah Jazz face off against the Denver Nuggets in the season opener! Game Info When: Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm MT Where: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah Television: ATT Sports Net Radio: 1280 or 97.5 The Zone. Injuries Utah Jazz: Dante Exum (shoulder), Raul Neto Denver Nuggets: None Mandatory Highlight #NBARooks doin' work!@utahjazz guard Donovan Mitchell was busy last night, going for 26p, including a big three late in #NBAPreseason win! pic.twitter.com/7cZ95JfMHO— NBA Draft (@NBADraft) October 11, 2017 What to Watch For How will Donovan Mitchell do in...
Oct 18, 2017
Utah Jazz Rank: 2nd most valuable is Ricky Rubio

Utah Jazz Rank: 2nd most valuable is Ricky Rubio

But where would Man-Bun Ricky rank vs. no Man-Bun Ricky? Ricky Rubio was voted by you as the 2nd most valuable player on the Utah Jazz roster. The 26 year old Spanish point guard spent his entire career so far in Minnesota. How will he fare with the expectations of winning and making the playoffs? We all know what Rubio is and what he is not. He’s an elite passer and playmaker, but not much of a shot maker. He’s a pesky defender, but not much of a finisher. There are people on both sides of those spectrums as far as what they think he will do on this Jazz roster. Personally, I am very...
Oct 18, 2017
The Downbeat: GAMEDAY!

The Downbeat: GAMEDAY!

The Utah Jazz NBA season begins today! It’s here, it’s actually here. The Utah Jazz play the games that matter. Let’s start this GAMEDAY downbeat! It feels like years have passed since we watched the Jazz lose to the Warriors in the playoffs. After a tumultuous offseason that saw the highs of drafting Donovan Mitchell and the lows of seeing Gordon Hayward leave, we finally get to settle in and watch our team. One of the best carryovers from last season, besides the true DPOY Rudy Gobert, is the #takenote hashtag. #TakeNote pic.twitter.com/v7mguFW3En— Utah Jazz...
Oct 17, 2017
Report: Gordon Hayward suffers ankle injury in Boston debut

Report: Gordon Hayward suffers ankle injury in Boston debut

Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury. Gordon Hayward in his Boston Celtics debut suffered a terrible ankle injury. We’re not going to show the replay here—because we have a heart—but it’s pretty terrible. It happened in the opening minutes of the Celtic’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Shortly after the injury, Gordon Hayward was carted off the court on a stretcher, and believe us when we say it was gruesome. You can go searching for the image if you want, but we wouldn’t recommend it. This is Paul George-level injury. Boston forward Gordon Hayward has been...
Oct 17, 2017
Utah Jazz Rank: Rodney Hood ranks 3rd

Utah Jazz Rank: Rodney Hood ranks 3rd

Will he live up to the expectations? Rodney Hood has cracked the top 3 in our ranking of the Utah Jazz roster. The young shooting guard out of Duke is going into a contract year after news came out that an extension will not be agreed upon. The Jazz coaching and management have put a lot of faith in Hood, hoping he will replace a good chunk of the scoring void left by a former player. Last year was a bit of a down year, as he struggled to stay on the court during the middle portion of the season. Everyone is hoping that the early-season Hood is the real one. Much like Derrick Favors, he...