For Utah Jazz fans, watching their team over the years has been a series of highs and lows that has yet to include a championship win. The Jazz have made the playoffs 24 times, won eight division championships and made it to the NBA Finals twice in 1997 and 1998, sadly without a title to show for it.
The Jazz have enjoyed the services of two Hall of Famers, forward Karl Malone and guard John Stockton, over the course of their playoff years. Both players got their start in Utah and became a deadly duo that made the Jazz one of the most impressive teams in the Western Conference in the late '80s and throughout the '90s.
During Malone's MVP 1996-97 season, the Jazz would knock out the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets in the first three rounds of the playoffs. In the NBA Finals, the Jazz were up against the Chicago Bulls dynasty and had an even split over four games. After a heroic performance by Michael Jordan in Game 5, the Jazz couldn't match the Bulls' momentum and fell in six games.
The 1997-98 season would follow the same formula, with the Jazz losing in six games to the Bulls in the NBA Finals. After sporadic playoff appearances in the 2000s, the team is likely still looking to recreate the magic of their title runs.
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