"You have to give them credit," Sloan said of the 54-28 Suns. "They did a terrific job defensively — made it very, very difficult for us to get any shots. They scattered us out, so I'm not really sure what we were trying to do offensively a couple of times because their defense is so good and we've had a terrible time trying to get anything going."
Did they ever.
"You never want to end the season like that, especially with a loss going into the playoffs," Millsap said. "But we're a veteran team, and we know how to check this game off and move on to the next one."
NOTES: The Jazz finished the regular season 8-5 on major national cable TV, including 5-0 on TNT and 3-5 on ESPN. ... After going just 3-18 last season, the Jazz also finished this season 10-9 in the second game of back-to-back sets. ... Ex-Jazz big man Jarron Collins started and finished with two points and one rebound in 13 minutes for the Suns.
Jazz vs. Nuggets
Game 1: Saturday at Denver, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Game 2: Monday at Denver, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Game 3: Friday at Utah, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2
Game 4: April 25 at Utah, 7:30 p.m., TNT
Game 5: April 28 at Denver, if necessary
Game 6: April 30 at Utah, if necessary
Game 7: May 2 at Denver, if necessary
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