Portland Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman held a meeting Thursday in hopes of turning around the mood that has let the Blazers hit a late season slump.

"It isn't like we have a lot of problems," veteran center Wayne Cooper said. "Usually, you have a team meeting, it means controversy or problems. That isn't the case with us."We just had to get together to talk it out."

The Blazers have lost six of their last eight games going into tonight's contest against the Utah Jazz.

"I don't think you could even call it a meeting," center Kevin Duckworth said. "It was just a discussion. We know what we need to do."

Adelman, whose 46-16 Blazers are just .012 percentage points behind Chicago for the best record in the National Basketball Association, called the first such meeting of the year to let the players talk it out.