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Lakers Earn Playoff Spot

Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol - NY Times

With the Memphis Grizzlies’ 86-70 victory over the Utah Jazz, the Lakers are bound for the playoffs, where they will rely on Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol... When Mike D’Antoni took over as the Lakers’ coach in November, he felt that he had a big problem. Two of them, actually. He did not think there was any way he could keep Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol on the court at the same time.


Wizards vs. Jazz: Washington becomes second team in NBA history with consecutive 0-8 starts

Washington Wizards

The losing play and overall lack of production left Coach Randy Wittman with little choice but to make a change. Somehow, that meant Jan Vesely would get his first start of the season for the Washington Wizards.


Spurs survive furious rally to sweep away Jazz

San Antonio Spurs Sweep Utah Jazz

Manu Ginobili broke out of his shooting slump with 17 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to an 87-81 victory over the Utah Jazz on Monday night and a sweep of their first-round Western Conference series.


Spurs rout Jazz in Game 1

Tony Parker scored 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs won their first playoff opener in four years, beating the Utah Jazz 106-91 in Game 1 of their first-round series Sunday.


Love wins three-point contest, Evans the slam dunk

Jeremy Evans

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love took just 19 three-pointers his rookie season in 2008-09. He made just two... Three seasons later, Love is the 2012 Three-Point Contest champion... People replaced cars as props in the NBA's slam dunk contest to wrap up All-Star Saturday night, won in the fan vote by Utah Jazz Jeremy Evans.


Lin scores 28, carries short-handed Knicks again

Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin scored a career-high 28 points in his first career start, Steve Novak added a season-best 19, and the New York Knicks overcame the absence of Amare Stoudemire and early loss of Carmelo Anthony to beat the Utah Jazz 99-88 on Monday night.


Kobe scores big again, lifts Lakers to OT win

Kobe Bryant, who scored 48 points Tuesday, scored 40 and Andrew Bynum blocked Al Jefferson's shot with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to a 90-87 victory over Utah on Wednesday night.


AP Source: Nets acquire Deron Williams from Jazz

AP Source: Nets acquire Deron Williams from Jazz

A person with knowledge of the trade says the New Jersey Nets agreed to acquire All-Star point guard Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz on Wednesday in a surprising deal the day before the deadline....


Report: Utah coach Sloan to resign on Thursday

Report: Utah coach Sloan to resign on Thursday

Utah's Jerry Sloan, the longest tenured coach in any of the four major North American pro sports, will resign later Thursday, according to a report in the Deseret News. The newspaper also reports that Sloan's long-time assistant, Phil Johnson, also will step down from his post.


Nets snap 6-game slide after ending Melo-drama

Nets snap 6-game slide after ending Melo-drama

Hours after owner Mikhail Prokhorov ended their long, drawn-out pursuit of Carmelo Anthony, the New Jersey Nets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 103-95 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.


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