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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends during the second half during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Celtics beat Jazz 114-103 to hand Utah 4th straight loss

Feb. 27, 2020 2:52 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jayson Tatum took over the game when Boston needed his offense. Then his teammates finished the job in the fourth quarter. Tatum had 33 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Celtics over the skidding Utah Jazz 114-103 on Wednesday night. He matched Donovan Mitchell shot for shot during...

Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio (11) goes to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Rubio leads Suns over Jazz in his return to Utah

Feb. 25, 2020 12:51 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ricky Rubio always felt comfortable in Utah and hated to leave. He made sure his return was noticed. Rubio had 22 points, 11 assists and seven steals to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 131-111 victory over the reeling Jazz on Monday night. “I know their game and I played with them...

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110

Feb. 23, 2020 1:10 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Team are trying to get creative in guarding the Houston Rockets. Russell Westbrook doesn’t think the ploys are effective. James Harden shrugged off traps to score 38 points, Westbrook faced two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and still had 34 and the Rockets beat...

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) reacts after fouling San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Murray leads balanced attack as Spurs top Jazz 113-104

Feb. 22, 2020 1:20 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Encouraging Dejounte Murray to play with more offensive freedom is turning out to be a winning formula for the San Antonio Spurs. Murray had his second straight 20-point game, tallying 23 points and seven rebounds, to lead a balanced attack that helped the Spurs beat the Utah Jazz...

Common performs before the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Huh)

Column: Kobe, Ex-Comish Stern Waked as Only NBA Can

Feb. 17, 2020 12:29 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — It's been almost a month since Kobe Bryant died, almost two months since NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern preceded him. If one measure of a man is how much he's missed, well, the Windy City wake honoring both was raucous enough to shake the heavens. The NBA All-Star weekend is supposed...

Utah Jazz center Tony Bradley (13) and Miami Heat forward Kelly Okynyk (9) battle for position under the boards in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Mitchell scores 26, Jazz beats the Heat 116-101

Feb. 13, 2020 1:18 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Facing Miami's tough zone defense a second time, the Utah Jazz finally figured it out. The Jazz balanced patience and aggression. They attacked the rim and kept the ball moving as much as possible to prevent getting bogged down and forcing bad shots. The result was a 116-101 victory...

LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists

Feb. 11, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S....

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) celebrates a dunk against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Clarkson, perfect Gobert help Jazz beat Mavericks 123-119

Feb. 11, 2020 12:30 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Another perfect night for Rudy Gobert against Dallas didn't feel much like one with a lead slipping away in the third quarter. The Utah Jazz and their 7-foot-1 center found a way to hang on for the win. Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points before fouling out, helping Gobert and the Jazz beat the...

Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic, right, celebrates shooting the game-winning three point basket with Joe Ingles during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Bogdanovic's 3 at buzzer gives Jazz 114-113 win over Rockets

Feb. 9, 2020 10:50 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jazz coach Quin Snyder kept telling Bojan Bogdanovic to keep playing despite his shooting struggles on Sunday night. Bogdanovic ended up hitting the biggest shot of the game. Bogdanovic's 3-pointer as time expired gave Utah a 114-113 victory over the Houston Rockets. “The play was...

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots as Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jazz snap 5-game skid, rally to beat Trail Blazers 117-114

Feb. 8, 2020 3:05 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One play punctuated a thrilling comeback for the Utah Jazz. However, it was a play that ultimately should not have counted. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell scored a go-ahead layup with 19.5 seconds left. Portland’s Damian Lillard tried to answer with a layup on the other end,...