That might make Monday's outcome even harder to take for the Chicago Bulls, who are in a whirlwind of bad losses and even worse news.
Rookie point guard Trey Burke, playing his first NBA home game, hit a big 3-pointer in overtime and scored 14 points to help the Jazz improve to 2-14 on the season. Burke was sidelined with a broken finger during Utah's first six home games.
"We stayed with it," Burke said. "It's good to get a win tonight. It's definitely going to give us confidence going forward."
The Bulls (6-7) fell for the fourth consecutive time on their six-game road swing, losing on the same day they lost former MVP Derrick Rose for the rest of the season. Rose underwent successful surgery Monday morning in Chicago to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The All-Star point guard missed the entire 2012-13 season after having ACL surgery on his left knee.
"The fact that he's already done it once, he's got great mental toughness. He'll be fine," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said in his pregame interview. "It's another bump in the road. He'll get past it. I expect him to make a full recovery."
"We've got to find ourselves," Thibodeau said.
Utah scored the first seven points of OT, including a 3-pointer by Burke. Forward Richard Jefferson delivered a clinching dunk with 14 seconds remaining. Burke had the ball in the open court but unselfishly passed it back to the 13-year veteran for the big slam.
"Richard and Marvin, I thought, did a tremendous job of just keeping everybody going and focused on what we needed to do to close the game out," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. "(I liked) the determination that they all showed to win the ballgame. I thought it was great on all fronts."
Jefferson and guard Gordon Hayward scored 15 points as all five Jazz starters hit double figures for only the second time this season. Hayward, who shot 5-for-15 from the field, dished out a career-high 12 assists. Burke made only five of 17 shots and had five turnovers in his home debut.
"Got to snap out of it. We are human," said Noah, who fouled out a minute and a half into overtime. "Disappointed in the way we are playing (and) disappointed in everything that is going on. The games just keep on coming, and I have to snap out of it (and) be a leader."
NOTES: Jazz C Enes Kanter missed the game after an MRI revealed that he has an inversion sprain of his right ankle. "I don't feel that bad," Kanter said. "I feel just a little bit of soreness when I step on it." The Jazz's next game is at home Friday against the Phoenix Suns, and Kanter hopes to play that night. ... Chicago beat Utah 97-73 at the United Center on Nov. 8. The Bulls also won their previous two games at EnergySolutions Arena prior to Monday. ... Bulls G Kirk Hinrich was called for a flagrant-1 foul for smacking former Chicago PG John Lucas III in the head from behind on a fast-break layup. ... Chicago C Joakim Noah was given a technical foul after clapping loudly in referee J.T. Orr's direction after being called for a foul in the first half. ... The Bulls play the Pistons in Detroit on Wednesday.