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Utah Jazz (38-44)


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@ Por 
W 111-105
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vs. Dal 
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@ Hou 
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Playoffs now a goal for Jazz after exceeding expectations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Utah Jazz are ahead of schedule and now general manager Dennis Lindsey has a decision to make.

Lindsey took the reins in 2012 and implemented a plan that called for a slow rebuild with young players, but the team has exceeded expectations. The Jazz finished 38-44 with a 13-game improvement from the 2013-14 season. The improvement was the second-best in the Western Conference and the sixth best in the NBA.

Lindsey now has what some would call "a good problem." The team is expected to compete for a playoff spot in 2015-16 and Lindsey has to decide whether to stay at the same pace or accelerate.

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Leaders
Points: Gordon Hayward19.3
Rebounds: Rudy Gobert9.5
Assists: Trey Burke4.3
FG%: Derrick Favors52.5%
Steals: Gordon Hayward1.42
Blocks: Rudy Gobert2.30
Defense (Rank)
Points: 94.9 (1)
Rebounds: 39.2 (1)
Assists: 19.4 (1)
FG%: 44.6% (14)
FT%: 74.4% (8)
3P%: 36.2% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 95.1 (26)
Rebounds: 44.0 (11)
Assists: 19.9 (29)
FG%: 44.7% (19)
FT%: 72.1% (26)
3P%: 34.3% (19)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Portland 51 31 .622 --
Oklahoma City 45 37 .549 6.0
Utah 38 44 .463 13.0
Denver 30 52 .366 21.0
Minnesota 16 66 .195 35.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/26/2015 Ian Clark Waived
3/26/2015 Chris Johnson Signed as Free Agent
3/26/2015 Jack Cooley Signed for the Rest of the Season
3/16/2015 Jack Cooley Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
3/16/2015 Jerrelle Benimon 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/13/2015 Gordon Hayward Sore Achilles
4/13/2015 Derrick Favors Sore back
4/10/2015 Trey Burke Sore lower back
3/28/2015 Derrick Favors Back spasms
3/23/2015 Gordon Hayward Sprained right shoulder
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