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Jazz arena evacuated due to suspicious package

Nov 23, 2019 - 3:26 PM

Players and coaches from both the Jazz and the Warriors are seen heading into their cars still in their uniforms

CAUSE OF CONCERN. Jolly turns to worry as a suspicious package is found at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Photo from Instagram/@utahjazz


Smooth-sailing Jazz add to Warriors' woes

Nov 23, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley conspire as the Jazz notch their 10th win

LEGIT. Mike Conley and the Jazz continue to prove they are a legitimate Western Conference contender. Photo from Twitter/@utahjazz


Jazz ease past Sixers as Simmons suffers injury

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Philadelphia star Ben Simmons sustains a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter of the Sixers' narrow loss to the Jazz

Leonard, Clippers back on track with comeback victory over Jazz

Nov 04, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Kawhi Leonard leads 6 players in double figures as the Clippers seize solo No. 3 in the Western Conference

PILING IT UP. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers nail their fifth win in the young NBA season. Photo from Twitter/@NBA


LeBron on impressive Lakers win: 'That's who we are'

Oct 26, 2019 - 3:02 PM

Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis play in sync against the Jazz to pick up their first triumph

SHOWTIME. LeBron James and Troy Daniels celebrate the Lakers' clinical victory. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

NBA selects Salt Lake City to host 2023 All-Star Game

Oct 24, 2019 - 2:23 PM

The NBA All-Star showcase returns to Utah 30 years after it last hosted the event

TRADITION.The All-Star action has been an annual tradition for players like Stephen Curry and James Harden. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Gobert claims second straight NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Rudy Gobert joins elite company as he becomes one of only 10 players in NBA history to win the award multiple times

STIFLE TOWER. Rudy Gobert beats out MVP contenders Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George for Defensive Player of the Year. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP


Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to Jazz for 3 players, 2 picks

Jun 20, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The grizzled point guard bids farewell to the team that drafted him in 2007

ON TO THE NEXT. Mike Conley will play for another team in the next NBA season after 12 years with the Memphis Grizzlies. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies' Twitter account (@memgrizz)


Citing Iran, Trump bypasses Congress to sell arms to Saudis, UAE

May 25, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The weapons, which include munitions and aircraft support maintenance, are meant 'to deter Iranian aggression and build partner self-defense capacity,' says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

PROTEST. About 17 protesters from Code Pink: Women for Peace demonstrate against U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen in the offices of Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla /Getty Images/AFP

Rockets finish job, boot out Jazz in 1st round

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Utah managed to avoid a sweep but that only stalled what looked like the inevitable as Houston ends the best-of-seven series in 5 games

ON TO THE NEXT. James Harden and the Houston Rockets are through to the next round of the NBA playoffs. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


No sweep: Jazz blast off Rockets in gutsy Game 4 stand

Apr 23, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Donovan Mitchell fires 19 points in the final frame as the Jazz live to fight another day

SOPHOMORE STAR. Donovan Mitchell puts the Jazz in his back. Photo from Donovan Mitchell's Twitter account (@spidadmitchell)


Rockets escape Jazz despite Harden's struggles

Apr 21, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The Houston Rockets take a 3-0 lead over the Utah Jazz in the first-round playoff series

POOR SHOOTING. James Harden sets a record for most consecutive misses to start an NBA playoff game in history. Photo from Houston Rockets Twitter

Harden drops triple-double as Rockets roll past Jazz

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The Rockets take a 2-0 series lead against the Jazz after another sensational performance from the reigning MVP

UNSTOPPABLE. James Harden and the Rockets deal the Jazz a second straight blowout. Photo from NBA Twitter

Harden, Rockets blast Jazz to clinch Game 1

Apr 15, 2019 - 12:42 PM

In their second straight season to meet in the playoffs, Houston reasserts its mastery over Utah

THE BEARD. James Harden posts a near-triple-double to open the NBA playoffs. Photo from Houston Rockets' Twitter account (@HoustonRockets)


Lakers halt Jazz streak as LeBron continues to rest

Apr 08, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope proves his worth as the Lakers also miss the services of Tyson Chandler, Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson

ONE MAN UP. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope steps up for a depleted Lakers squad. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Jazz owner: 'We are not a racist community'

Mar 15, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller requests fans to show the 'highest standard of decency' after Thunder star Russell Westbrook got subjected to racial abuse

NO REPEAT. Utah makes sure the incident involving Thunder star Russell Westbrook and a Jazz fan won't happen again. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Jazz ban fan for life, but Westbrook also fined $25,000 over bust-up

Mar 13, 2019 - 9:41 AM

Utah issues a permanent ban on Shane Keisel, the Jazz fan who figured in an expletive-laden altercation with Thunder star Russell Westbrook

DISRESPECTED. Former NBA MVP Russell Westbrook says the incident was ‘completely disrespectful’ and ‘racial.’ Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Russell Westbrook revives beef with Utah Jazz fans

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:57 PM

'The young man and his wife in the stands told me to get down on my knees like you used to,' says Westbrook

'INAPPROPRIATE'. Russell Westbrook gets into a verbal war with two Utah fans. File photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Mitchell fires career-high as Jazz rally past Giannis, Bucks

Mar 03, 2019 - 3:28 PM

Donovan Mitchell erupts for 46 points as the Jazz storm back from 17 points down against the Bucks

George buries game-winner as Thunder slip past Jazz in 2OT

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:25 PM

OKC star Paul George drains a floater with 0.8 seconds left as the Thunder escape the Jazz in double overtime

CLUTCH. Paul George finds a perfect way to cap a sensational 45-point performance. Photo from NBA Twitter

Curry, Warriors heat up late as Warriors roll past Jazz

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Steph Curry leads a fourth-quarter flurry as the Warriors outlast the spirited Jazz

CLUTCH. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson knock in key triples in the Warriors’ decisive run. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

Harden extends streak as Rockets roll past Jazz

Feb 03, 2019 - 3:13 PM

James Harden sets another record as the reigning MVP tallies his 26th game with at least 30 points for the third longest streak in NBA history

Tearful Gobert feels 'disrespected' in NBA All-Star snub

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:07 PM

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, last season's Defensive Player of the Year and this year's most accurate NBA shooter, gets all emotional

DISAPPOINTED. Rudy Gobert admits that, at some point, he still likes to get an All-Star recognition. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Wizards, Blazers cruise to one-sided wins

Jan 31, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Beal-Green combo powers the Wizards against the reeling Pacers as Lillard fuels the Blazers

TEAM EFFORT. Bradley Beal leads the Wizards’ balanced attack. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Kawhi's 45 fuel Raptors over Jazz, but Bucks still on top

Jan 02, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The Toronto Raptors continue to chase the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks as Kawhi Leonard erupts for a career-high 45 points against the Utah Jazz

Jazz cruise past Trail Blazers in NBA Christmas nightcap

Dec 26, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The Utah Jazz cap off the NBA Christmas day games with a stunning win at home in Salt Lake City

CHRISTMAS JINGLES. The Utah Jazz take the win in their first NBA Christmas appearance since 1997. Photo from NBA Twitter

Westbrook, George spark Thunder past Jazz

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Russell Westbrook records his 6th triple-double output of the season

TRIP DUB KING. Russell Westbrook continues to be that all-around player as OKC silences the Jazz. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz blast Rockets to keep hot streak going

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Five players reach double figures as the Utah Jazz display unselfish offense yet again

RESURGENT. Recovering from November’s shooting slump, the Utah Jazz roll to their fourth victory in 5 games. Photo from Utah Jazz

Cavs trade Kyle Korver to Utah Jazz

Nov 29, 2018 - 11:52 AM

The sharpshooting Cleveland guard gets traded for Utah's Alec Burks and two future second-round draft picks

SNIPER. Kyle Korver ranks fourth on the NBA's all-time list for three-pointers made. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Ingram, LeBron lead Lakers in sloppy win over Jazz

Nov 24, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers roll to their seventh win in 8 games behind Brandon Ingram and LeBron James

BIG LEAP. LeBron James brushes off a slow start to finish with a double-double. Photo from Los Angeles Lakers

Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Kyrie Irving erupts for 43 points to power Boston past NBA Eastern Conference leader Toronto

ON FIRE. Celtics star Kyrie Irving takes charge in Boston's 9th win. Photo from AFP

Resurgent Rose turns back clock to score 50 against Jazz

Nov 01, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Beset by injuries since winning the MVP award, Derrick Rose flashes his old form and scores every way imaginable

EMOTIONAL. A tearyl Derrick Rose says his 50-point feat ‘means everything.’ Photo from the NBA

Jazz continue mastery over Davis-less Pelicans

Oct 28, 2018 - 12:04 PM

Rudy Gobert and Ricky Rubio drop double-doubles as Utah deals the short-handed New Orleans its first loss of the season

SPOILER. Ricky Rubio stars with 28 points and 12 assists as the Jazz end the Pelicans' perfect run. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

'He had juice and fire,' Steph Curry on game hero Jerebko

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Journeyman Jonas Jerebko joined the Warriors in the NBA offseason after one year in Utah

THRILLER. Jonas Jerebko and Stephen Curry celebrate after the Golden State Warriors' one-point escape against the Utah Jazz. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Unlikely hero lifts Warriors past hot-shooting Jazz

Oct 20, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Playing just his second game with the Warriors, Jonas Jerebko nails the game-winner to cap the defending champions' rally from 16 points down

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 19: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors drives around Royce O'Neale #23 of the Utah Jazz in the first half of a NBA game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 19, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Utah Jazz exercise club option on Donovan Mitchell

Oct 12, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The 22-year-old who set several NBA rookie records will stay put with the Jazz until the 2019-2020 campaign

ROOKIE SENSATION. Donovan Mitchell led the Utah Jazz in scoring right on his rookie season. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Magic to host Bulls, Jazz in NBA Mexico City games

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:58 AM

The NBA returns to Mexico, the country that has hosted the most number of games outside the United States and Canada

MEXICO-BOUND. Jerian Grant of the Chicago Bulls drives against Ricky Rubio of the Utah Jazz in last season's NBA action. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Top NBA rookie Donovan Mitchell to visit Manila

Jun 14, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The young Utah Jazz sensation is coming to the Philippines for the first time on June 17

RISING STAR. Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell leads all NBA rookies in scoring. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

American, wife freed from Venezuela jail arrive in US

May 26, 2018 - 10:14 PM

(UPDATED) Joshua Holt's release comes after Senator Bob Corker met with Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas

TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Chris Paul erupts for 41 as Rockets advance to West finals

May 09, 2018 - 10:23 AM

(UPDATED) The Houston Rockets wrap up their semis showdown against the Utah Jazz at 4-1

ON TO THE NEXT. Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell drives around Rockets forward Trevor Ariza in Game 5 of the West semis series won by Houston. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets dump Jazz, soar to 3-1 series lead

May 07, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Chris Paul drops 27 points and 12 rebounds as the Houston Rockets move within a win of a West finals berth

BIRTHDAY BOY. Chris Paul celebrated his 33rd birthday with a big performance to lead the Houston Rockets to a Game 4 win. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Rockets blast Jazz on the road, regain series control

May 05, 2018 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) Banking on a huge first half, Houston cruises past Utah to reclaim the playoff lead at 2-1

OVERPOWERED. PJ Tucker and the Houston Rockets come out strong from the get-go against Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz in Game 3 of their playoff series. Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Jazz repulse Rockets on the road to level series

May 03, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(3RD UPDATE) Joe Ingles and rookie Donovan Mitchell come up big as the Jazz regroup just in time for the road-game victory

Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz goes up for a shot against Clint Capela of the Houston Rockets. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Suns make Kokoskov NBA's first European-born head coach

May 03, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Currently a Utah lead assistant, Serbian Igor Kokoskov is set to join the Phoenix Suns right after the Jazz's playoff campaign

PIONEER. Serbian Igor Kokoskov has helped the Utah Jazz reach the Western Conference semi-finals in the last two seasons as lead assistant coach. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Harden scores 41 as Rockets blast past Jazz in series opener

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:11 AM

James Harden notches his 6th 40-point playoff game and dazzles with a near-triple-double showing

HOLDING THE FORT. James Harden and the Houston Rockets defend their home court in Game 1 against the Utah Jazz. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz lose injured point guard Ricky Rubio for at least one game

Apr 29, 2018 - 7:54 AM

A left hamstring strain sidelines the Spaniard in Utah’s second-round opener versus Houston

BIG BLOW. Ricky Rubio’s absence may be telling against a Houston side that holds a league-best regular season record. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Jazz silence Thunder to claim conference semis seat

Apr 28, 2018 - 1:14 PM

(UPDATED) On its second try, Utah wraps up the series versus Oklahoma City behind rookie Donovan Mitchell

OUT OF THE WAY. Utah's Derrick Favors finds himself tangled between Oklahoma City's Carmelo Anthony of and Steven Adams. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

NBA slaps Westbrook with $10,000 fine after Gobert skirmish

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:51 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder star escapes suspension despite leaving the bench during altercation

FINED. Russell Westbrook figures in a stormy playoff duel between the Thunder and the Jazz. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Donovan Mitchell brings Jazz closer to 2nd playoff round

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Utah now leads 3-1 heading into game 5 in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, April 25

STAR ROOKIE. Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell topscores the game with 33 points, edging out OKC's Paul George and Russell Westbrook. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LaVine seizes command to lift Bulls past Magic

Feb 13, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Jazz continues to roll on

GO-AHEAD DUNK. Zach LaVine's go-ahead dunk allows the Bulls to break away from the 101-101 tie. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP