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Here’s a quick recap of the week about the Utah Jazz.

NBA: Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

We know you’ve missed knowing the best Utah Jazz links around the web. So I’ve decided to bring them all here in a weekly recap format as The Encore. We’ll compile all of them at the end of the week. That may be great stories or Downbeats here at the Dunk, great stories at the other Jazz related sites, interesting insight from the local beat writers, or good stories from National stories.

Derrick Favors is winning games for the Utah Jazz - SLC Dunk
Hulk-like performances lately from Favors have resulted in some of the biggest wins of the season.

Jazz aren’t helping themselves with struggles against weaker teams – The Athletic
The Jazz have yet to realize that most of the teams they will play down the stretch — while knowing they won’t make the playoffs — are still playing very hard and, most important, playing to win.

The Most Baller Place to Watch an NBA Game Is In... Salt Lake City? - GQ
In the lead-up to All-Star Weekend, a look inside the Utah Jazz's oddly futuristic luxury suites.

The Jazz’s bench production has surged since the All-Star break. What accounts for the improvement? - The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Jazz: DPOY status aside, Gobert's offense is invaluable
Defense made Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert a star in the Association, but his offense has become an essential part of his team's attack.

The History of James Harden’s Deadliest Move - The Ringer
Harden has become a master in isolation by adding new twists to some of basketball’s best moves. Here’s how he turned one of Stephen Curry’s tricks on its side to create one of his signature moves.

Are the Utah Jazz the NBA’s Sleeping Giant? - The Ringer
Quin Snyder’s team has steamrollered through its second-half schedule for a second straight season, but will the progress it made this time around lead to a different playoff result?

Rudy Gobert: “I just keep wondering, ‘What else am I supposed to do?’” | HoopsHype
Rudy Gobert on Utah's keys to a deep playoff run, his All-Star snub, why he got emotional discussing it, Donovan Mitchell's growth and more.

May we all have the same energy for what we love as Donovan Mitchell has for Chip Cookie Co.

Disney On Ice don’t want no smoke.

Donovan Mitchell celebrating International Women’s Day