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The Jazz followed up a season-low 62 points in their narrow loss at Detroit with 73 at Cleveland. Utah has scored 125 points in its last two games combined. For a comparison, Phoenix has scored 125 points or more five times in a single game. ... F Andrei Kirilenko scored 14 points and was 6-of-13 from the field. no other Utah player made more than three shots. ... F Matt Harpring was 2-of-11 from the field for the Jazz who shot 33 percent (27-of-81) for the game

The Jazz are coming off Tuesday's 92-73 loss at Cleveland.

Carlos Boozer, who spent his first two seasons with the Cavaliers and signed a $68 million deal with the Jazz last summer, missed the game against his former team. The Jazz's leading scorer and rebounder sprained his right foot at Phoenix on Feb. 14, and is expected to miss a few more weeks.

Andrei Kirilenko had a team-high 14 points for Utah, which scored just 62 points in a loss at Detroit on Sunday. The Jazz are averaging 79.8 points during their six-game slide.

Utah coach Jerry Sloan remains one win from tying Red Auerbach (938) for sixth place on the career list.
 

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The Jazz lived up to their contractual obligations Wednesday night.
They showed up. In uniform, even. Went through all the required NBA rigmarole, quietly packed up, and moved on to the next city after collecting a 103-84 loss to the Pacers. And if their ball-playing now has all the passion and spontaneity of the 10,746th consecutive performance of "Cats," well, caveat emptor, OK?
There's this loophole, see, a giant gaping hole in the standard NBA contract. Teams are required to play 82 games all right, without
fail. But nothing buried in all that legalese spells out explicitly how hard teams have to play.
Now 64 games into their season of drudgery, the Jazz are busy living up to the letter of their contracts. The spirit, less so.
"We just haven't had the desire to finish play," said Jazz coach Jerry Sloan after a night of alternating ineffective lineups with uninterested ones. "You see [Indiana's] bench standing up. They're alive down there, happy to win the ballgame. Our bench is happy to get it over with."
Leave it to Raja Bell to sum it up a lot more succinctly: "It seems like we have cashed it in."
Sure does. True, the schedule has turned rugged this week, handing Utah nothing but playoff teams in their own buildings. But the bunch that showed renewed vigor just a couple of weeks ago, scrappily rallying night after night to make even the toughest game close? Leave them alone, please, they're busy filling out their NCAA brackets, OK?
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Raja Bell : We give up. We quit. That's all I can say about it: We quit. I hate to say it, but it seems like have cashed it in.
AK : You know, it's like an avalanche. You can't stop it. The only thing we can try to do is come out and play hard every night, but that's not happening.
Sloan : They're well-coached. They execute. They know what they're doing. They've guys that can execute, they've got guys that can make shots. They get after you, they push you around, they set screens. They do a very good job of trying to help their shooters that can shoot the ball. We can execute all we want, (but) if we can't make shots it doesn't look very good, Sometimes that happens with our team. If they miss a shot, the open shot, then we feel sorry for ourselves again. For whatever reason we just haven't had the desire to try to finish plays.
.....There's a huge difference. You see their bench is standing up, they're alive down there, they're happy to win the ballgame. Our bench is happy to get it over with . . . Even in the first and second quarter, when you should be competing and enthusiastic, you see a lot of that where guys are not too involved. And if you don't stay involved in the game as a player, then when you go out there you put yourself in a deeper hole.

Jazz actually shot 48.4 percent and Indiana's was 43.9.
 
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