Utah Jazz could make their fast start Historic on Friday Night

The Utah Jazz are currently tied for their best start in franchise history. Can they solidify their place in franchise history against the Milwaukee Bucks?
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Utah Jazz stand for the National Anthem

Utah Jazz stand for the National Anthem

For over two decades, the 1996-1997 Utah Jazz historic start reined at the top of the franchises list of best starts to a season. 

A 20-6 record to begin the year was a launch pad for the Utah Jazz to eventually take part in the NBA Finals. There were multiple Hall of Fame members on the 1997 team, including Head Coach Jerry Sloan, Karl Malone, and John Stockton. During their 20-6 start, the Jazz went on a 15-game winning streak, topping teams like the Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls, and the Los Angeles Lakers who featured Shaquille O'Neal and a rookie named Kobe Bryant.

The 2020-2021 Utah Jazz tied the all-time best-start record with a 122-108 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. 

With a 20-5 record, Quin Snyder, Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and company have a chance to overtake the legendary 1997 Jazz, and stand alone at the top of the list.

Jordan Clarkson (00) and Miye Oni (81) high five Georges Niang (31)

Jordan Clarkson (00) and Miye Oni (81) high five Georges Niang (31)

It won't be a walk in the park though, as Utah welcomes Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks to Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Earlier this year, the Jazz began an eleven game winning streak with a 131-118 victory over the Bucks. Since then, they are 16-1 and have six players who are averaging double digits in scoring. The Jazz are riding a five game winning streak heading into their second matchup of the year against Milwaukee.

A win would solidify this years squad as having the best start to a season in franchise history. Tune into the Jazz vs Bucks matchup at 7pm MST on AT&T SportsNet, or listen live on 1280 the Zone or 97.5 FM.

Rudy Gobert (27) and Kristaps Porzingis (6) tip off in a Jazz vs Mavericks matchup

Rudy Gobert (27) and Kristaps Porzingis (6) tip off in a Jazz vs Mavericks matchup

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