The Jazz have lost four straight after beginning the season at 7-4, an impressive record at that point considering their road-heavy schedule and the slew of injuries they’ve encountered.
Fortunately for this struggling bunch, 10 of the next 12 games are at Vivint Arena.
“I think it’s good we’ll have some games here at home. We can try to get some treatment, get guys healthier, get in the gym more,” Hayward said. “A lot of it, too, is just us playing better. We’ve got to turn this ship around and that will start (Wednesday).”
Source: Jody Genessy of the Deseret News
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN