Jazz at Full Strength for Playoff Push
Starting Friday, the Jazz expect to be at full strength for the final 21 games of the season, with a notable tweak to the lineup since the last time Corbin had all of his options. Al Jefferson likely will play for the first time in more than a week. He’s listed as a game-time decision with a sprained left ankle.
The question now: Is this the group that can get the Jazz to the playoffs?
“We’ve got some things to work on,” Corbin said, “but I liked what we saw.”
Entering Thursday, only four games separated sixth place in the West from ninth, with the Jazz nearer the outside than in. They have lost five of their last six games, and play three of their next four games on the road with an unforgiving schedule in the final 21 games.