Utah Jazz: Ranking the Top 5 moments of the 2017-18 season so far

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 7: the Utah Jazz stand for the national anthem before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 7, 2017 at Vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 7: the Utah Jazz stand for the national anthem before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 7, 2017 at Vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – OCTOBER 18: Ricky Rubio #3 of the Utah Jazz gestures after a first half call during their game against the Denver Nuggets at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 18, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images) /

2) The Comeback in Denver

I touched on this one with Udoh and Sefolosha, but when the Jazz came back against the Denver Nuggets, it erased some major bad vibes that were happening at the time.

Through most of the game’s first three quarters the Jazz looked like, well… like they do now. In other words, inept offensively and incapable of stopping an opposing wing/guard. The Nuggets’ Will Barton scored 21 points alone in the first half and, by the 7:34 mark of the third quarter, his team held a 15-point lead.

But then the Jazz went to work. Joe Johnson banked in a triple to beat the third-quarter horn and re-ignite the crowd. Then Alec Burks picked things up in the fourth, scoring 10 points in the period’s first four minutes to key a 16-2 run.

By the end of the night, the Jazz had won by 10, scoring 31 points off of 21 Nuggets turnovers. They had also taken Nikola Jokic completely out of the game, holding the Denver’s franchise player to seven points on 3-of-10 shooting.

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