"It's a tough time," Jazz coach Ty Corbin said. "Losing is not fun. We're not having a great time losing games. But the guys are growing. We're shorthanded. Their attitude is understanding we have to continue to work. We have to stay together as a group. That's the only way we're going to get out of it. So we're hanging in there."
Point guard John Lucas III, who played two seasons with the Bulls, said spirits remain high in the locker room.
"We know we're going to have ups and downs," he said Friday morning at the Moody Bible Institute, where the Jazz held shootaround. "Right now it's just a bump in the road."
After resting Brandon Rush in Boston, Corbin said the guard will be available tonight. Forward Marvin Williams, meanwhile, could see his first action of the season Saturday night in Toronto, Corbin said.
Tonight's game tips off at 6 p.m. MT and will be televised on ROOT Sports.