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April 14, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (25-55) play arguably their most important game of the season on Monday night, visiting the also-lottery-bound Utah Jazz (24-56). Measured by futility, both teams are well-positioned for the 2014 NBA draft lottery. The Jazz are currently the fourth-worst team in the league, but another win would push them into a three-way tie in the win column with the Boston Celtics and Lakers. While each team would have an equal 9% chance at the top pick in the NBA draft, the league would flip coins to determine the order of each franchise -- should they not win the lottery.
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April 15, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers climbed to 26 wins on Monday night, defeating the Utah Jazz, 119-104, behind a big night from Nick Young. In beating the Jazz, the Lakers lost the chance to finish the season tied with Utah at 25 wins. The Jazz (24-57) have the fourth-worst record in the NBA. A Lakers' loss could have set up a three-way tie in the NBA draft lottery standings with the Jazz and Boston Celtics (25-56) -- each having a 9% chance at the top overall pick. Instead, the Lakers have dipped down to sixth in the lottery, with a 6.3% chance at the No. 1 selection.
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March 18, 2012 | By Mark Medina
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April 14, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (25-55) play arguably their most important game of the season on Monday night, visiting the also-lottery-bound Utah Jazz (24-56). Measured by futility, both teams are well-positioned for the 2014 NBA draft lottery. The Jazz are currently the fourth-worst team in the league, but another win would push them into a three-way tie in the win column with the Boston Celtics and Lakers. While each team would have an equal 9% chance at the top pick in the NBA draft, the league would flip coins to determine the order of each franchise -- should they not win the lottery.
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February 21, 2009 | TIMES STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Larry H. Miller, the car-sales mogul who turned the Utah Jazz into one of the NBA's most stable teams, died Friday at his home in Salt Lake City from complications of type 2 diabetes, the team announced. He was 64. Miller had a heart attack in June, then spent nearly two months in the hospital. He was in a wheelchair after his release, and his medical problems continued, leading to the amputation of his legs 6 inches below the knee in January.
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February 26, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers have been linked to Raja Bell since before he signed with the Utah Jazz in 2010.  Kobe Bryant tried to recruit Bell for the Lakers but the Jazz offered him a lucrative contract. Bell's relationship with Utah soured after two seasons. Now, in the final year of his deal, Bell has spent the entire season away from the team after both sides agreed to part ways. He's still under contract with the Jazz but has been inactive. Jazz Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Kevin O'Connor spoke on 1280-AM "The Zone" about Bell on Monday.
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September 25, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference. In the first four of 14 entries, the Lakers were ruled better than the New Orleans Pelicans  and  Phoenix Suns but not as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs . Are the Lakers better than the Utah Jazz? Point guard Trey Burke was a force at Michigan but he needs to prove he's ready to play at the NBA level over an 82-game season.  The rookie should get major minutes for the rebuilding Jazz.
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January 31, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers tonight AT UTAH When: 7:30 PST. Where: EnergySolutions Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, ESPN; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 12-6, Jazz 12-7. Record vs. Jazz (2011-12): 0-1. Update: The Clippers haven't won a game in Salt Lake City since Jan. 22, 2003, a string of 16 games in row, including last month's 108-79 loss. But Chris Paul didn't play in that game because of a strained left hamstring.
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April 12, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Will the Lakers make the playoffs? According to sports book Bovada , the Lakers are the prohibitive favorite to beat out the Utah Jazz. Bovada gives Utah relatively scant odds at 3-to-1 compared to 1-to-5 odds for the Lakers. The Jazz (41-38) are a single game behind the eighth-place Lakers (42-37). Given that Utah owns the tiebreaker, one loss from the Lakers would give the Jazz the opportunity to climb into the postseason. Utah hosts the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.
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March 11, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Utah Jazz got the last laugh on veteran guard Raja Bell, 36, whom they have been feuding with all season. The Jazz released Bell, who hadn't played for the team all season, on Sunday. But it's the timing of the release that makes it interesting: It came after the March 1 deadline for him to be picked up by another team and still be eligible for the playoffs. Any team that picks him up now can use him until the regular season ends, but won't be able to add him to their postseason roster.
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April 14, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SALT LAKE CITY - Poor Lakers. They lose even when they win. They hammered the similarly woeful Utah Jazz on Monday, 119-104, but damaged their lottery percentages for the draft. If the Lakers had lost, Utah would have caught them (and Boston) in the overall standings, forging a three-way tie for the NBA's fourth-worst record. BOX SCORE: Lakers 119, Jazz 104 Now the Lakers (26-55) will probably finish with the sixth-worst record and a 6.3% chance at the No. 1 pick at the May 20 lottery.
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April 14, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers head into Week 25, the final week of the season, with a seven-game losing streak. Should the Lakers lose their final two games, they would climb into at least a tie with the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics for the fourth-worst record in the NBA. While the season hasn't exactly been fun for their fans to watch, the Lakers should be rewarded with a top prospect in June's NBA draft. Injuries have been the story, with Pau Gasol (vertigo), Chris Kaman (calf), Kobe Bryant (knee)
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April 14, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers 102, Utah Jazz 87 (end of regulation) The Lakers had everything to gain with a loss in Utah on Monday night, but Nick Young wasn't thinking about the team's lottery standing when he scored 41 points to lead the Lakers to a 119-104 win. Playing on the second night of a back-to-back, the Lakers started the fourth quarter on a 16-1 run. The Jazz never recovered, falling to 24-57 on the season with one game left to play. Utah can clinch at least the fourth position in May's 2014 NBA draft lottery with a loss Wednesday to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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April 8, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The NCAA tournament concluded Monday night with the Connecticut Huskies winning the national title, defeating the Kentucky Wildcats, 60-53. Senior Shabazz Napier led all scorers with 22 points in 39 minutes. With a strong tournament, Napier should have improved his NBA draft stock after picking up his second NCAA title in four years. Originally, Napier was projected as a second-round pick, but LeBron James suggested otherwise Monday. No way u take another PG in the lottery before Napier.
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March 31, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers may be hurting their lottery position with three wins over their last five games, but Nick Young wants his team to play spoiler over the remainder of the season. On Tuesday, the Lakers (25-48) gave the New York Knicks a costly 127-96 defeat. On Sunday, they upset the favored Phoenix Suns, 115-99. "Welcome to the players' haters' ball. The players hate us here," said Young after the win.  "We're trying to hate, hate, hate, hate, hate ... New York to Phoenix, it's over.
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March 22, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
What team should the Lakers pull for Saturday night when the Utah Jazz plays host to the Orlando Magic? The answer isn't quite clear as both teams are "fighting" the Lakers for lottery position. The 22-46 Lakers began Saturday tied in the win column with the 22-47 Jazz.  Only the Milwaukee Bucks (13-56), Philadelphia 76ers (15-54) and Magic (19-50) are lower in the standings than the Lakers and Jazz. If the Lakers lost all 14 of their remaining games, they'd finish at 22-60.  Since they play both the Magic and the Jazz again, both teams would be guaranteed at least another win. A Magic weekend sweep over the Jazz and Lakers (on Sunday)
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April 15, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers climbed to 26 wins on Monday night, defeating the Utah Jazz, 119-104, behind a big night from Nick Young. In beating the Jazz, the Lakers lost the chance to finish the season tied with Utah at 25 wins. The Jazz (24-57) have the fourth-worst record in the NBA. A Lakers' loss could have set up a three-way tie in the NBA draft lottery standings with the Jazz and Boston Celtics (25-56) -- each having a 9% chance at the top overall pick. Instead, the Lakers have dipped down to sixth in the lottery, with a 6.3% chance at the No. 1 selection.
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March 14, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
SALT LAKE CITY -- Defense. Defense. Defense. Once the Clippers decided to play defense, they overwhelmed the Utah Jazz in pulling out a 96-87 victory Friday night at Energy Solutions Arena to extend Los Angeles' winning streak to 10 games. The Clippers were indifferent about playing defense in the first half, allowing the Jazz to score 51 points, shoot 50% from the field, 55.6% (five for nine) from three-point range and outrebound them, 24-14. But the Clippers clamped down on the Jazz in the second half, holding Utah to just 36 points and 40.5% shooting.
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March 14, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Not only have the Clippers been rolling through the NBA, but they have also been rolling through the Utah Jazz in recent games. The Clippers have defeated the Jazz eight consecutive times and will be looking to extend that Friday night when the two teams play at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The Clippers have won nine consecutive games, the longest current streak in the league. If the Clippers win their next two games, they will match the longest winning streak in the NBA this season.
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