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Tough Loss For Jazz

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The Utah Jazz wanted to gift their former coach Jerry Sloan with a win last January 31st. It was not to be as the Golden State Warriors defeated them 95-90. Steph Curry buried the team with 44 points mostly from long range.

On this night, Curry displayed his growing greatness by making 14 of his 26 shots, with 8 of those coming from beyond the three-point arc. An interesting side note between Sloan and Curry is that Steph’s dad, Dell Curry, was a rookie playing for Utah in 1986 when Sloan was still an assistant.

It was a sell-out crowd that witnessed the game. This was something that the Jazz have not experienced for a very long time. The fans came in full force for Sloan. Up in the rafters of Energy Solutions Arena, the celebrated coach’s banner was raised. The one winner that night was Sloan and the Jazz management made sure that everybody knew why. The answer can be found on the banner. It has the number 1223. This is the number of won games Sloan has achieved all throughout his coaching career with the organization. What an amazing feat.