What’s to make of the Utah Jazz, one year after locking up the NBA’s best record in the regular season?
Who the heck knows?
One night, they’re blowing a 10+ point lead to a team that is sure to miss the playoffs, as they did on Friday against the San Antonio Spurs in a 104-102 defeat. That Spurs win, by the way, was the one that pushed Gregg Popovich to the top of the all-time wins leaderboard, so at least the Jazz can claim to be on the losing end of a historic win, once again (see Kobe’s last game, Jordan’s Last Dance title, etc.)
But about 24 hours after sending Jazz Nation and Jazz Twitter into a tailspin with a pretty unacceptable loss for a team that wants to be considered a contender, the boys from Utah found a way to get the fans excited again with a 134-125 win over Sacramento. It was another record-setting night, that one being a new high scoring mark by Jordan “The Flamethrower” Clarkson, who turned in a stunning career high performance with 45 points.
Up and down, up and down. Such is life following the Utah Jazz.
As it stands on Sunday afternoon, the Jazz sit in fourth place in the Western Conference standings with a 42-25 record.
This week Utah faces Milwaukee on Monday, Chicago on Wednesday, and the LA Clippers on Friday, all at home.