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Jazz will focus on adding offensive punch in offseason

Apr. 25, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Few teams could match the Utah Jazz in their ability to dominate on defense this season. An inability to generate consistent offense, however, ultimately doomed Utah in the postseason. After getting knocked out of the first-round of the postseason by the Houston Rockets, change is in...

Video game effort could help regulate future drone traffic

Apr. 25, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drones ferrying medical supplies, packages and even pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies above U.S. cities, and a team at the University of Utah is working with regulators to keep that future traffic in check using a video game. The simulation unveiled Wednesday uses a 3-D...

Rockets advance, wait to see if they'll get shot at Warriors

Apr. 25, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Minutes after the Houston Rockets eliminated the Utah Jazz to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season they were already looking ahead to the possibility of getting another shot at the Golden State Warriors. "That's what I want," center Clint Capela said. "I...

Harden helps Rockets eliminate Jazz with 100-93 win

Apr. 25, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a series where their shots weren't falling like normal, the Houston Rockets managed to close it out with some tough defense. James Harden scored 26 points and the Rockets outlasted the Utah Jazz 100-93 on Wednesday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1. Houston advanced to the...

National monument advisory panel new flashpoint in debate

Apr. 24, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A newly unveiled advisory committee that will help make management decisions for a downsized national monument in southern Utah has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running debate over lands considered sacred to Native Americans as monument supporters cry foul about being left...

Jazz stave off elimination with 107-91 win over Rockets

Apr. 23, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell turned a rough start into a fantastic finish. Mitchell dominated in the fourth quarter, rallying the Utah Jazz to a 107-91 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their Western Conference series on Monday night. Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the final...

Bucks, Rockets have shot to sweep Pistons and Jazz on road

Apr. 21, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston's James Harden were this season's leading NBA MVP candidates . In their latest playoff games, the superstars had relatively lackluster performances and their teammates were more than capable of picking up the slack to put Detroit and Utah on the...

Rockets beat Jazz 104-101 for 3-0 series lead

Apr. 21, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — James Harden never worried. In fact, he didn't know he had missed his first 15 shots. Through it all, he never changed the attacking style that made him the NBA's leading scorer. Harden overcame a poor shooting performance and scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, leading...

Polygamist lawyers in Utah face bar investigation

Apr. 20, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seven Utah lawyers are violating rules of conduct because they are polygamists, according to a new complaint filed with the Utah Bar Association. The complaint was filed by a woman named Melissa Ellis who used to belong to a northern Utah polygamous group. She believes Utah should...

Finally a playoff game at Detroit Pistons' new arena

Apr. 20, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will finally host its first playoff game — in what is probably the last chance the Pistons have to make their series against Milwaukee competitive. "Let's make it hard on them," Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. "Let's make it a home atmosphere, because we need everything."...