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Utah Jazz overmatched by Toronto Raptors, remain winless

Nov 10 2013, 3:34am CST | by IANS

Toronto, Nov 10 (IANS) Utah Jazz fell to the Toronto Raptors 91-115 in NBA action late Saturday night to remain the only basketball team without a victory in the season.

Toronto, Nov 10 — Utah Jazz fell to the Toronto Raptors 91-115 in NBA action late Saturday night to remain the only basketball team without a victory in the season. The 0-7 record to start the season...

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Utah Jazz overmatched by Toronto Raptors, remain winless

Nov 10 2013, 3:34am CST | by IANS

Toronto, Nov 10 (IANS) Utah Jazz fell to the Toronto Raptors 91-115 in NBA action late Saturday night to remain the only basketball team without a victory in the season.

Toronto, Nov 10 — Utah Jazz fell to the Toronto Raptors 91-115 in NBA action late Saturday night to remain the only basketball team without a victory in the season.

The 0-7 record to start the season is the Jazz's worst since 1975 when the New Orleans Jazz started their inaugural season 0-11, reports Xinhua.

"This is not fun," said Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin. "I don't think we showed up with the intensity that we needed to compete with these guys."

Corbin's squad started the season at a high competitive level with consecutive three-point losses to the Thunder and Rockets.

The five games since were all double-digit losses, with the 24-point loss to the Raptors being the largest margin of defeat.

"I thought there were times where we felt sorry for ourselves at times," said Corbin.

Having played four games in five nights on the road, the players went through their toughest five game period of the season.

Despite the 0-7 start, the Jazz franchise entered the season low expectations. Having lost veterans Al Jefferson, Paul Milsap, Mo Williams and Randy Foye to free agency in the offseason, the franchise is in a rebuilding stage.

"We're trying to rebuild. The last 2.5 years, we've come along and decided to go this route," said Corbin.

While the expectations are low, Corbin was not happy with the energy his team showed against the Raptors.

"If we lose games fighting and competing, we can deal with that," said Corbin. "We don't want to come in and show up and think it's going to happen. We go to make it happen."

With 75 games remaining on the season, Corbin will have an opportunity to develop his core of young players; center Enes Kanter, forward Derrick Favors and guard Gordon Hayward.

Should the team continue their struggles, they will increase their likelihood of winning the NBA draft lottery; and the number one overall pick in the upcoming draft which consists of Andrew Wiggins, a prized prospect playing at the University of Kansas.

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Blake Griffin leads Clippers to 107-101 win over Jazz

Nov 4 2014 12:03am CST | Source: Los Angeles Times Sports

The Clippers opened the regular season with a 3-1 start after beating the Utah Jazz, 107-101, on Monday ...
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7 weeks ago

Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz 10/29/14: Video Highlights and Recap

Oct 30 2014 12:12am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Houston Rockets looked to continue their strong start to the 2014-15 season on Wednesday night when they met up with the Utah Jazz. The Rockets scored a win in their season opener, but they faced a tough test ...
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7 weeks ago

This chart proves that all NBA fan bases are homers

Oct 28 2014 11:54am CDT | Source: SBNation

We polled NBA fans asking them to project their favorite team's record this season. The results show everyone's hoping for the best. Last week, we asked you to fill out a very simple survey: How many wins will your favorite NBA team have this season? Over 4,200 serious answered were registered. The results? Y'all are a bunch of homers. Delightful, optimistic homers. We averaged everyone's answers and compared them to the first set of Vegas odds released b ...
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