Jazz Extra: Big week ahead

Published: Friday, Oct. 9 2015 12:08 p.m. MDT


Tuesday vs. Phoenix, 8:30 p.m., TNT

It's not quite do-or-die, but almost. If the Jazz win this quasi-play-in, they're in. If they lose, they must beat Portland and hope Suns lose to Spurs.

Thursday vs. Portland, 6 p.m., ROOT

If Jazz are playoff-bound, imagine this fun starting lineup vs. Blazers: Blake Ahearn, Alec Burks, Jeremy Evans, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.

Friday at ESA or ZBBC

This will either be the season-ending Locker Room Cleanout (at the arena) or Utah's first playoff practice (at the practice facility).


HOT: Devin Harris

Point guard's improved 3-point shooting and offensive execution have sparked the Jazz's recent success.

NOT: Gordon Hayward's ear

Shooting guard's ear was the unfortunate recipient of a weird and unsportsmanlike Delonte West Willy.


That's how many extra minutes the Jazz have played in seven overtime games this season. Utah became only the third team in NBA history to go for the OT-cycle, having played in single, double, triple and quadruple overtime games this season. The Jazz are 4-3 in overtime games, including wins over Orlando (117-107, OT) and Dallas (123-121, 3OT) this past week.

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