It has officially been announced that the second half of the Utah Jazz schedule has been released. The Jazz will return from the NBA All-Star Weekend to take on the Houston Rockets at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 12.
The Jazz announced the schedule additions with a video on their twitter page.
A few things to note:
First, the Utah Jazz will play in six-nationally televised games throughout the second half of the regular season. One game (@Boston) will be televised on TNT, while five games (vs Brooklyn, @Phoenix, @LAL, @LAL, and vs Denver) will all be on ESPN.
Second, the Jazz have a fairly easy slate the rest of the way. In fact, according to Positive Residual's twitter page, Utah has the easiest schedule the remainder of the regular season. The same source also has the Lakers with the fourth hardest schedule and the Clippers with the sixth hardest schedule. Welcome news for Jazz fans.
Lastly, Utah has to endure seven sets of back-to-back matchups. The first of the back- to-back's will come against the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors on March 18 and March 19. They will then play the Memphis Grizzlies in consecutive games on March 26 & 27. The Jazz will then buckle up for back to back games against the Chicago Bulls and the Orlando Magic on April 2 and April 3, before needing to do the same for the Wizards and Thunder on April 12 and April 13. The Jazz will then face the Pacers and Lakers on April 16 & 17 before gearing up for the Phoenix Suns and Toronto Raptors on April 30 and May 1. Utah will then take on Denver and Houston on May 7 & 8 to round out the back-to-back schedule.
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