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Jazz on cusp of epic collapse

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08:10 AM ET 04.01 | A roller-coaster season is swinging ever lower in Salt Lake. The Jazz's dramatic midseason collapse has left casualties. Gone are two once-untouchable coaches and an Olympic talent that was traded away. The fall started suddenly, picked up speed and has changed the face of the organization. It is also on the verge of becoming historic. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no team in NBA history has ever started a season 15-5 and not made the playoffs. In addition, no squad during the 64-year timeline of the league has reached 27-13 and not qualified for the postseason. The Jazz stand on the precipice of both. Utah's elimination number has dwindled down to one with seven regular-season contests to go.

Salt Lake Tribune

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April 1, 2011  08:14 AM ET

sad to see this

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April 1, 2011  08:28 AM ET

Yep, its about that time for the Mavericks collapse lol!

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April 1, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Damn Son.... Once D-will And Sloan Left the ship, it was starting to look like the titanic....

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April 1, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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Yep, its about that time for the Mavericks collapse lol!

Does Cleveland even have an NBA team anymore?

April 1, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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When an iceburg that size is in the equation the ship can't help but to flounder.

LMAO! For Real... Morning to Ya!

April 1, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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I think this absolutely cements the fact that devin harris stinks-man was I wrong a bout him

Ive tried to tell ppl this for years....

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April 1, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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Sup dude. How's it hanging this morning? Here in NY it's snowing AGAIN. This is April man. This sh** has got to stop.

LOL! Snow In April... Damn that sucks in bright and sunny In Cali Mayne! But sitting in class in a cramped desk is not how i want to enjoy this beautiful friday morning...

April 1, 2011  09:06 AM ET
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I think this absolutely cements the fact that devin harris stinks-man was I wrong a bout him

Now it is clearer why the Nets were that bad. I was not just coaching.

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April 1, 2011  09:33 AM ET
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Does Cleveland even have an NBA team anymore?

lol your funny. Cleveland will always have one!

April 1, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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Ouch!

Seriously, the Mav is one of those teams with expectations every year to ge to the finals, then late in the seaon the crash and end up being early knockouts in the playoffs. Im tired of the same senarios with the Mavs!

April 1, 2011  09:46 AM ET

That would be the Spurs, Bro.

April 1, 2011  09:46 AM ET
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Seriously, the Mav is one of those teams with expectations every year to ge to the finals, then late in the seaon the crash and end up being early knockouts in the playoffs. Im tired of the same senarios with the Mavs!

My bad, meant the Jazz lol. Said the Mavs in error, but then again they do fit this too.

April 1, 2011  09:49 AM ET

They'll be ok next year after they get Jimmer.

 
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