What is the Best Way to Enjoy a Jazz Game Night LIVE in SLC?

Finally heading South from ALaska to see the Jazz play live... going to see them Play Denver and the Nets. Staying the week in SLC and want to get the best Jazz experience. Don't want to be running around, just a nice relaxing week and see the best of your fine City while watching some home Jazz games. Been a lifelong fan but only ever seen them play in Seattle, Minny and recently in Sacramento. What is the best way to enjoy Jazz game day in SLC? Do I get hotel close by the stadium or somewhere else? I spent bank on Denver game should I wait for tickets to Nets?

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