Utah Jazz: Top 5 games to circle on the calendar in 2017-18

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 10: Rudy Gobert #27 and Rodney Hood #5 of the Utah Jazz celebrate a victory against the New York Knicks on March 10, 2015 at EnergySolutions Arena 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MARCH 10: Rudy Gobert #27 and Rodney Hood #5 of the Utah Jazz celebrate a victory against the New York Knicks on March 10, 2015 at EnergySolutions Arena 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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#2. Can the Jazz Make it 7 Straight L’s for the King in SLC?

Wednesday, December 30 – Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz

One of the most intriguing Utah Jazz story lines over the past several years (albeit one that is actually insignificant in the grand scheme of things) has been their success at home against LeBron James-led teams. As good as James has been throughout his career and although he has several Finals appearances and a trio of championships to his name, the one place that has consistently plagued him has been Salt Lake City where he has lost his last six games.

Even when the Jazz were among the bottom dwellers in the league in 2013-14, they still were able to find a way to stop the King within the friendly confines of the then Energy Solutions Arena. Their reign of dominance over LeBron in Salt Lake dates back to the 2011-12 season when guys like Al Jefferson, CJ Miles, Paul Millsap and Devin Harris were still a part of the team.

Perhaps the best part of Utah’s recent success over the Lebron James Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers teams has been that nearly every game has been a battle that has come down to the wire. Whether it’s luck, coincidence or something else entirely, there’s no questioning that Salt Lake City hasn’t been kind to LeBron and Jazz fans won’t want to miss out on the attempted seventh straight home win over the King.