Utah Jazz Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
Through 81 games, the latest a workmanlike takedown of an depleted, defeated, lottery-bound team, that’s all the Utah Jazz can ask for.
They defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-80 on Monday, preserving an outside shot at the playoffs.
“The work,” coach Tyrone Corbin said, “is on Wednesday.”
A Jazz win against the Memphis Grizzlies and a Houston Rockets win over the Los Angeles Lakers would catapult the Jazz into the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference. Any other result, and the season will end.
“Somebody’s going to be hurt,” Jazz guard Randy Foye said. “Either us or [the Lakers]. But the only way you can feel good about it is if you give yourself a chance on Wednesday.”