Their schedule hasn’t been murder’s row, they’ve played most of their games at home, but for at least one night, savor the moment Jazz fans, your team is second best in the west. Not the Mavericks, not the Lakers, not the Clippers, not the Nuggets, not the Blazers: all teams that have received major pub recently. No, not any of those teams. Instead, it’s the Utah Jazz, the team I referred to just weeks ago as the Utah Suck.
It will get rough from here on out, and the standing likely won’t last perhaps even one more day, and it’s still a toss up whether they’ll slip into the playoffs. But for this night, be at peace. Hug your families, spend time with your children, and visit jovially with elderly relatives. And when you’ve imbibed and marinated to your capacity in pep and jubilation, rest easy, tiny Jazz fan, for this is as good as it gets.