Somewhere in the last week, the Jazz's road troubles have gone from a trend to an all-out bender.
Nine straight road losses isn't a franchise record, or even really close, but it is the longest such streak since 1981-82. The DePaul Blue Demons finished 26.2 points that year and a freshman named Tyrone Corbin averaged 5.1 points per game.

Goodness gracious.
The problem continues to be an inability to play start to finish, or, when they do slump, to recover quickly.
Al Jefferson tonight said, "We just all got to stay focused, 48 minutes. I think if we were to play the way we started the game and the way we finished the game, I think we would have had a great chance."
It's a cliche, but that doesn't make it wrong.
It was pointed out Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the Jazz have not won consecutive road games all season. "You ever wonder if a team can do that and make the playoffs?" he asked on Twitter.
So, about the playoffs. The eighth seed isn't quite as up for grabs as it was before this road trip. The Jazz went 0-3, but their only real chance to earn a win was in San Antonio. The other two losses were not as close as the final score made it out to be. What record would it take for the Jazz to get into the playoffs? 10-2? These guys have lost 12 of their last 15. There is no switch that turns it all around. However, they played well in San Antonio and Dallas, two tough road environments. If they bring that tomorrow against Philadelphia, they win. And Wednesday against Phoenix. And in Portland on Friday. And against the Nets on Saturday.