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Utah Jazz Must Overcome Losing Streak

Utah Jazz Must Overcome Losing Streak

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Jazz’s losing streak dropped to three Friday night after a difficult overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The Jazz must overcome the winless streak if the 2013 NBA playoffs are still a priority.

It is a shame Utah was not able to pull off the win, considering how much of a confidence booster it would have been to defeat the Western Conference’s No. 1 seeded team in their house. The Jazz could certainly use some form of motivation after the month they have gone through.

The Jazz have lost 11 of their last 14 games, and it could not have come at a worst time of year. With only 13 games left in the regular season and the Los Angeles Lakers finally playing good basketball, the Jazz must do something to right the ship.

“It may have a little something to do with where we are,” head coach Tyrone Corbin told the Salt Lake Tribune before Friday night’s game. “We can’t do anything about it. We’ve got to play our way through it, that stuff we can’t do anything about until it’s time to do something about it.”

Corbin has a great point in that the only way the team is going to get through this difficult stretch is by playing through it. There is no time for the players to feel sorry for themselves because one blink and the season is over.

Utah has no choice but to step up and defeat the Dallas Mavericks Sunday night. They must leave everything on the court every game and try their best to string a few wins together down the stretch.