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Dozen Game Sprint- Downbeat #1874

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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Jazz whooped some deer butt on the road last night 94-85 with a big game from our starting unit + Ingles + Lyles!

Amar's got you covered with a recap of what happened last night: Utah Jazz 94 Milwaukee Bucks 85 Game Recap

My favorite excerpt:

The third quarter is usually where road teams get tired on the second night of a back-to-back. That did not happen. In fact (!) the Jazz went on an extended run after Giannis made two free throws with 6:54 left in the quarter to put his team up by two. The Bucks wouldn't score again until 2;23 left before the fourth quarter as the Jazz would then reel off the next 13 points. Sadly, the game wasn't out of hand, even if this type of run would normally blow open a game. The Jazz would win the quarter 31-18, but a +14 point margin going into the fourth quarter on the road is a rare thing. And something to cherish in Jazzland.

The Jazz play 3 more away games this week:

On Wednesday at 6 PM they will be playing the Rockets (winning this one could prove big for playoff seeding)

On Thursday at 6 PM they will be playing the Thunder.

On Saturday at 6 PM they will be playing the Timberwolves.

If the Jazz can steal 2 out of 3 of these road games, I think the Jazz can get just enough momentum into their final stretch of games to eke themselves into a 6th through 8th seed.

Karl Malone, we love you!

Are congrats in store for newlywed Trevor Booker?

The Jazz are now in the final dozen game sprint and here are the standings as of today:

Jazz have separated themselves from falling down any further in the standings with a 5 game lead over the Nuggets.

Now over this last stretch we shall see if the Jazz rise any higher, with as high as 6th being reasonably attainable. My gut feeling is the Jazz finish with a 41-41 record, getting either the 7th or 8th seed.

We shall see how this season unfolds, Go Jazz!