The Jazz were the third victim. On Friday night, they hope to avoid becoming No. 16.
The Los Angeles Clippers have won 15 straight games, including a wacky 105-104 victory over the Jazz on Dec. 3. The Clippers enter Friday's game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on an absolute tear. Their last seven wins have been by more than 10 points, including a 106-77 drubbing of Boston on Thursday in L.A.
The Jazz (15-15), who play the Clippers again at Staples Center on Sunday, are reeling. Beating the Clippers would at least temporarily remedy their own woes, which include the indefinite absence of point guard Mo Williams (right thumb sprain) and the fact they have lost five of their last seven games, all by double figures.