Tonight at 5 PM MST the Utah Jazz begin what may be the highest difficulty road trip an NBA team will endure this season. First up is the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. After tonight, the Jazz shouldn’t expect to get any rest as they play in Philly tomorrow and then have one day off before playing the Bucks in Milwaukee.
In case you missed that, over the next four days the Jazz will take on the East’s one, two, and three seeds in back-to-back-to-back games. The Celtics, 76ers, and Bucks have lost only 27 games COMBINED this season. The Jazz currently sit at 19 losses by themselves. The Jazz’s losses don’t tell the whole story as things have started clicking of late.
The Jazz are red-hot right now having won 9 of their last 12 games. This is no longer the same Jazz team that was racking up losses at the start of the season. This is now a Jazz team hoping to win games, make a push into the playoffs, and covey their pick owed to the Thunder so the Jazz ensures they have their pick for next year's stronger draft class - at least on paper.
The Jazz are officially only one game out of the play-in, but where will they stand after the road trip? I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Don’t worry though Jazz fans! After a tough road trip, the Jazz’s prize is getting to return home to play the reigning NBA champions.