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Wednesday night, in an odd word, was breathtaking. Trey Burke returned for the Utah Jazz as they took on the New Orleans Pelicans for the first of three games on the road. I had completely forgotten what it was like

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The flood gates have opened. The first of many (hopefully) contract extensions that should happen in the next couple years took place over the weekend when the Jazz extended the contract of young power forward Derrick Favors. Though the terms

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If Trey Burke is devastated by his injury, he isn’t showing it. After getting his finger caught on Chris Paul while trying to make a bounce pass last Saturday, Burke broke his right index finger in a way that required

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It wasn’t the player you expected. It wasn’t the player you thought. It wasn’t the player that everyone predicted would be taken by the Utah Jazz. But it was the player they needed. As the Twitter account of Yahoo! Sports

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Rejoice Jazz fans, the mail is about to be delivered. The Utah Jazz have officially announced that ten years after he left the team, Karl Malone will once again have a role with the Jazz. The 2nd all-time leading scorer

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I’ve been alive for 23 years.  For four of them, the Jazz haven’t been in the Western Conference playoffs. The 2012-2013 season has been an up and down year for Jazz fans and it all ended Wednesday night with the

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79 games down. Three to go. With the regular season quickly coming to an end, the Jazz (41-38) and Lakers (42-37) are going down to the wire in the chase for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. As

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Eight days ago the Utah Jazz had just lost for the fourth straight time after a furious comeback fell short against against the Dallas Mavericks. Down double digits in the last few minutes of the game, the Jazz fought back

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It was 7:08 p.m. as I sat down on my couch to blissfully enjoy my favorite activity of the day. The Utah Jazz were set to take on the Phoenix Suns as they continued on their journey to beat out

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It must be a rough transition for players like Alec Burks who have overnight experiences that take them superstar to bench warmer. Since being drafted 12th overall in the 2011 NBA draft, Burks has routinely not known how many minutes