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Another NBA Player Tests Positive

Detroit Pistons' Christian Wood has coronavirus after game with infected Utah Jazz players

(Newser) - A third NBA player, and the first who doesn't play for the Utah Jazz, has tested positive for coronavirus, though USA Today is quick to point out that Christian Wood of the Detroit Pistons played the Jazz on March 7. "A player on the Detroit Pistons, who is...

Infected NBA Player Feels 'Fear, Anxiety, Embarrassment'

Rudy Gobert is sorry about the microphone stunt

(Newser) - Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert is sorry about making light of the coronavirus outbreak days before he tested positive for the virus, triggering the suspension of the NBA season . At a press conference Monday, where the Jazz had asked reporters to sit 6 to 8 feet away from Gobert, the...

He Jokingly Touched Everything. Now, a Diagnosis

2 days after seeming to mock coronavirus, Utah Jazz's Rudy Gobert reportedly tests positive

(Newser) - Within an hour Wednesday night, President Trump announced travel restrictions from Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic , Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced they'd contracted the contagious virus , and the NBA announced it was suspending its season because of it. Now, a video is circulating of the Utah Jazz player...

NBA Abruptly Suspends Season

Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus

(Newser) - After the NBA game between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder was abruptly delayed seconds before it was due to start Wednesday night and then called off, the NBA announced that the season is being suspended until further notice because a player has tested positive for coronavirus. The...

Utah Jazz Hits Fan With Lifetime Ban, Gets Sued

Fan says he shouldn't have been banned after incident involving Russell Westbrook

(Newser) - A Utah Jazz fan that was hit with a lifetime ban from the basketball team is now suing the team as well as Russell Westbrook, the NBA player involved in the incident that got the fan banned. It all started back in March when Westbrook's then-team, the Oklahoma City...

The Jazz Beat the Warriors. Then Someone Found a Shoebox

Salt Lake City's Vivint Smart Home Arena evacuated after 'suspicious' package found

(Newser) - The Utah Jazz beat the Golden State Warriors Friday night 113-109, but unexpected excitement came after the last ball had been thrown. Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City was evacuated just minutes after the NBA game had ended, Fox News reports. The cause of the clear-out: Salt Lake...

Hamilton Actor Calls Out Crowd for Using Phones

'This isn't a movie, What is up with you guys?'

(Newser) - The lead actor in a production of the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton has called out Salt Lake City theater-goers who pulled out their cellphones during performances in Utah. Soon after the show ended, Joseph Morales called the behavior shockingly rude in a tweet on Sunday, when he wrote: "SLC,...

LA Clippers Score 3rd Perfect Month in NBA History

Win over Jazz makes it 17 in a row

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Clippers shot their way into the record books last night with a 107-96 victory over the Utah Jazz, giving them 17 wins in a row and an undefeated December, making them only the third NBA team to record a perfect calendar month, the AP reports. Only the...

The Worst Calls of All Time

Don't feel bad, Armando, you're not alone

(Newser) - In honor of Armando Galarraga's perfect one-hitter, Salon decided to compile a list of some of the biggest blown calls in history. And we decided that it would be more fun to watch those blown calls than to read about them. So check out this video gallery, and get ready...

Kobe, Lakers Advance to Western Finals

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Lakers reached the NBA's Western Conference finals for the first time in four years by beating the Utah Jazz 108-105 on Friday. Kobe Bryant scored 34 points for LA, which held off a furious rally by the Jazz to clinch the series 4-2. Los Angeles plays the...

Lakers Top Jazz, Take 3-2 Lead

(Newser) - So much for Kobe Bryant's sore lower back. Bryant scored 26 points, his teammates kept Utah at bay down the stretch, and Los Angeles Lakers extended the stunning home success by NBA teams in the second round of the playoffs, beating the Jazz 111-104 on Wednesday night to take a...

Kirilenko, Jazz Tie Series with Overtime Win

He makes key block on Kobe, three-point play in victory over Lakers

(Newser) - Andrei Kirilenko blocked Kobe Bryant twice in overtime and converted a three-point play with 35 seconds remaining as the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Lakers 123-115 on Sunday, tying the Western Conference semifinals at 2-2. The Jazz went 8-for-8 from the foul line in overtime and outscored the Lakers...

Jazz Hand Lakers First Playoff Loss

Boozer scores 27 to help Utah cut LA's lead to 2-1

(Newser) - Carlos Boozer broke out of his slump with 27 points and tied his career playoff-high with 20 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to a 104-99 victory over Los Angeles last night, cutting the Lakers' lead in the series to 2-1. It was the Lakers' first loss this postseason. Game 4...

Kobe, Lakers Beat Jazz; Take 2-0 Series Lead

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant had 34 points, eight rebounds and six assists after receiving his first MVP award, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 120-110 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. The Lakers remain the NBA's only unbeaten team in the postseason....

Lakers Take Game One

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant, celebrating what is expected to be his first NBA MVP award, did just enough to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to another postseason victory. Bryant had 38 points, six rebounds and seven assists yesterday, as the Lakers made it five straight playoff wins by beating the Utah Jazz...

Utah Sends Houston, T-Mac Packing

Jazz get a date with Kobe's Lakers in the second round

(Newser) - Deron Williams scored 13 of his 25 points in the decisive third quarter, and the Utah Jazz beat Houston 113-91 on Friday to win the series 4-2 and knock the Rockets out of the playoffs in the opening round for the second straight year. Tracy McGrady scored 40 for the...

McGrady Scores 29 as Rockets Beat Jazz 95-69 to Stay Alive

Utah has their worst offensive game of year

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady scored 29 points, Luis Scola added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets staved off elimination Tuesday night by routing the Utah Jazz 95-69 in Game 5 of their first-round series. Dikembe Mutombo grabbed 10 rebounds as the Rockets cut their series deficit to 3-2 and...

McGrady Leads Rockets Over Jazz

Houston steals road win after losing two at home

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady snapped out of his fourth-quarter slump and scored seven of his 27 points in the final period, leading Houston to a 94-92 victory over Utah last night that gave the Rockets life in a series that could have been headed for a sweep. Rafer Alston added 20 points...

Jazz Beat Rockets 90-84 to Take 2-0 Series Lead

McGrady nearly has triple-double but disappears in 4th

(Newser) - Tracy McGrady disappeared again in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz took a commanding lead in their playoff series with the Houston Rockets. Deron Williams shrugged off an ankle injury and scored 22 points and Mehmet Okur added 16 points and 16 rebounds as the Jazz beat the Rockets...

Spurs Wrap Up Third Seed With Win Over Jazz

San Antonio set to meet Phoenix, Utah will face Houston in first round

(Newser) - The San Antonio Spurs wrapped up the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference playoffs in dominant fashion, routing the Utah Jazz 109-80 on Wednesday night. The Spurs will face the sixth-seeded Phoenix Suns in the first round. The Jazz will take on the Houston Rockets. The Spurs' win, coupled...

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