Apr 12, 2013; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz power forward Derrick Favors (15) is separated from Minnesota Timberwolves players after flagrantly fouling point guard J.J. Barea (not pictured) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 107-100. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

One Small Utah Jazz Win Will Lead to Five Hours of on the Edge of Your Seat ESPN Basketball


The Utah Jazz just can’t catch a break as game after game the LA Lakers keep coming through at the end and winning unlikely games.  Now it’s the Jazz’ turn.  Tonight they play the Minnesota Timberwolves to extend their life to a final night of the season basketball.

Crazy that ESPN had both the Jazz vs Memphis and the Rockets vs Lakers match-ups already on the slate since the schedule was released nearly 8 months ago.  Here we are two days before that and that night has the potential to have all four teams playing for seeding that night with the Lakers and Jazz battling for the last playoff spot.

Before that happens obviously the Jazz would need a win tonight.  They recently beat the T-wolves 107-100 in Salt Lake after Big Al’s monster game of 40, 13 and 6.  It will be interesting to see if the Jazz come out and actually take care of business or if they seem like they already have vacations on their mind.

All I know is Wednesday will be one fun night for basketball fans if the Jazz can win tonight and Rockets and Warriors win tonight also.  The Rockets need to win both games to get the 6 seed over the Warriors no matter what the Warriors do.  Memphis would need to win tonight and have the Clippers lose tomorrow to be playing for home court on Wednesday night.

Something tells me that the 5.1% chance that Hollinger gives the Jazz to make the playoffs might actually happen.  I might be the only fan out there that thinks they will make the playoffs.  It all depends on what mindset the Jazz have tonight as they will need to throw the first punch and have Minnesota give in.  I want nothing more than 5 hours of screaming at the TV on Wednesday night hoping the Jazz can actually do the near impossible.

Here’s to two Jazz wins and ONE Laker loss!  Go Jazz!

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