Utah Jazz fall in Big D while big names sit
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Corbin wonders what might've happened had that game-tying attempt gone down late in the third, but he wasn't overly disappointed with his team's effort.
"I thought we played hard," he said. "You've got to give them credit. They made the shots when they needed to and we didn't."
The outing spoiled a career-best 12-point effort from Kanter, who also had seven rebounds in a solid outing.
"I'm sad because we lost the game," the Turkish rookie said. "I just go out there and try to do my job, try to help my teammates and just try to do what the coach tells me to do."
The outcome put the Jazz in a predicament that places even more importance on Saturday night's Jimmermania game — and not because of the BYU star.
Utah needs to get some more wins on their record before the schedule becomes brutal in road-heavy February and March.
"It's just a big game," Bell said. "We need to be ready to go. We need to take care of our business at home."
The Jazz are expecting a raucous crowd that will be pumped up and divided between the home team and the visiting local hero who's making his NBA debut in Utah.
"I expect it will be pretty crazy," Bell said. "That's basically his hometown."
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