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MILWAUKEE - Gordon Hayward was money while the Milwaukee Bucks couldnt buy a basket down the stretch. R.A. Dickey Blue Jays Jersey .Hayward scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz held on for a 101-99 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday night as the Bucks missed their last five shots in the closing minute.We escaped, said Hayward, who made 9 of 10 free throws in the final quarter. They had chances at the end. They stormed back and got a six or seven (point) lead on us, but we played really hard tonight.The Jazz seemed in control after a 15-3 run, taking a 101-92 lead on two free throws by Hayward with 2:35 remaining. But the Bucks pulled within the final score on Jared Dudleys 3-pointer from the top right with 1:29 left.The Bucks had a final opportunity when an officials review awarded them the ball out of bounds under the basket with 7.1 seconds left. Brandon Knight missed a jumper with two seconds left and Zaza Pachulia missed the tip-in at the buzzer.We had opportunities, but youve got to give them credit, Dudley said. Gordon (Hayward) was aggressive the whole game, got to the foul line. We had some shots at the end, but this has been happening to us, losing these home games. We understand we dont have a huge home-court advantage because weve got to win fans over, keep winning, keep playing hard, and that will come.Enes Kantner, who had 24 points and 17 rebounds in Utahs 106-92 loss at Cleveland Wednesday, had 23 points and 16 rebounds in this one. Dante Exum, the fifth overall pick in the draft, scored a career-high 15 points on five 3-pointers in just his second start in 43 games for the Jazz.I just tried to step into my shots and do what I do normally, said Exum. Its the same routine. They just happened to fall tonight.Knight and Dudley had 16 points apiece for Milwaukee, which has now failed to score 100 points for 10 straight games. The Bucks have lost six of their last seven home games since Dec. 13.They are a good team, and obviously a very, very good defensive team, Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. I feel like we play hard and we compete. Tonight we had some shots fall, and we didnt shoot ourselves in the foot with the turnovers too many times.Hayward was 10-of-12 from the free-throw line, the same as the entire Bucks team. Overall, the Jazz made 23 of 28 free throws and also were 14 of 31 from beyond the arc. Milwaukee made 5-of-13 three-point attempts.We were exchanging baskets and then they made a lot of free throws, Pachulia said. We put them on the line a lot and it definitely wasnt good for us. They stayed in the game and then were able to extend the lead by hitting a couple of threes.The Bucks erased a 53-47 halftime deficit with a pair of third-quarter spurts.They opened the period with a 7-2 run to pull within 55-54. After a Rudy Gobert dunk made it 57-54, the Bucks answered with an 11-1 burst, opening a 65-58 lead on Giannis Antetokounmpos drive down the lane.Utah scored the first six points of the second period for its biggest lead of the half at 32-16.Two free throws by Rudy Gobert put the Jazz up 52-42, but the Bucks whittled the lead to 53-47 at the half. Milwaukees reserves outscored the starters 26-21 in the first half.TIP-INSJazz: Forward Derrick Favours, averaging 15.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, was not with the team due to personal reasons. Jazz officials did not give out any further details on Favours, who played Wednesday night in Cleveland, scoring 12 points in a 106-92 loss.Bucks: Milwaukee had not scored 100 points in any of its last nine games since a 104-94 victory at Charlotte on Dec. 29. Its not a concern, said Bucks coach Jason Kidd. We play both ends and we are proud of that. We try to hold teams to under 100 points and we have been able to do that a couple of times this year. We arent an offensive juggernaut of a team, and a lot of games have been close.UP NEXTJazz: Host Brooklyn on Saturday nightBucks: Host Detroit on Saturday night. Joe Carter Blue Jays Jersey . James Neal and Brandon Sutter each had a goal and an assist, and the Penguins won for the first time in four games, 4-1 over the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Josh Donaldson Jersey . As the land which invented modern day Association Football and with that ticket to Rio on the line, it seemed Prince Harry included, the entire nations focus was entirely fixated on a sold out Wembley Stadium in North London Tuesday evening.With the NHL regular season right around the corner, TSN.ca profiles each team leading up to puck drop. Next up are the Columbus Blue Jackets, who are trying improve on last seasons playoff campaign - provided they can get their No. 1 centre signed to a contract. Catch up on their summer moves and the issues they face this season, as well as Craig Buttons analysis of their top prospect and an analytical breakdown by TSNs Scott Cullen. Division: Metropolitan GM: Jarmo Kekalainen Head Coach: Todd Richards 2013-14: 43-32-7 (4th in Metropolitan) Playoffs: Lost in First Round Goals For: 226 (12th) Goals Against: 214 (13th) PP: 19.3% (11th) PK: 82.1% (14th) That Was Then: Last season was the most storied in the teams 16-year history. That seems like lofty praise for a first-round exit, but the Blue Jackets fought hard and got a consistent effort throughout their line-up to earn a playoff spot in the post-season. Things started ugly as the Jackets lost 10 of their first 15 games, including a pair of five-game losing streaks. Matters didnt get much better when Sergei Bobrovsky went down in early December with a groin injury. The team sweated out some wins under Curtis McElhinney and Mike McKenna and put the pedal down upon Bobrovskys return. They won eight in a row from Jan. 6 to Jan. 23 and thrust themselves into the Eastern Conference playoff race, earning the Eastern Conferences first wild card spot. Though outmatched on paper, the plucky Blue Jackets pulled out a pair of dramatic overtime wins against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in Games 2 and 4. They almost forced a Game 7, but the clock ran out on the season despite a three-goal outburst in the third period of an eventual 4-3 Game 6 loss. The Jackets saluted their rapturous fans from the ice but, more importantly, may have served notice to the league that theyre for real. In just his third NHL season, 21-year-old Ryan Johansen found his stride. He emerged as the No. 1 centre the Jackets had been waiting for and piled in 33 goals without missing a single game. How that plays out this season remains to be seen. Scott Cullens Analytics Blue Jackets 2013-14 Stats by Quarter Games GPG GAA SH% SV% SAF% PTS% 1-20 2.45 2.75 6.7% .931 48.4% .425 21-41 2.81 2.86 10.7% .912 48.8% .548 42-62 3.29 2.52 9.7% .928 52.4% .690 63-82 2.10 2.25 5.3% .936 52.1% .571 NHL AVG 2.67 2.67 7.8 .922 50.0% .562 Key: GPG= goals per game, GAA= goals-against per game, SH%= even-strength shooting percentage, SV%= even-strength save percentage, SAF%= score-adjusted Fenwick percentage (differential of shot attempts faced vs. shot attempts, excluding blocked shots, adjusted for game score), PTS%= percentage of available points. Analysis: Games 1-20: Strong goaltending wasnt enough to overcome subpar possession and shooting. Games 21-41: Goaltending dipped, but shooting skyrocketed, making them more competitive. Games 42-62: Best stretch of the season, with vastly improved possession combined with high percentages. Games 63-82: Scoring dried up, but goaltending and possession were strong enough to keep Blue Jackets in playoff picture. Key 2014 Additions: LW Jerry DAmigo, C Brian Gibbons, LW Scott Hartnell Key 2014 Subtractions: LW Blake Comeau, RW Matt Frattin, C Derek MacKenzie, G Mike McKenna, D Nick Schultz, RW Jack Skille, LW R.J. Umberger This Is Now: Building on last seasons success is no easy task for the Jackets. The first hurdle to clear is Johansens contract status. The 22-year-old has finished his entry-level deal andd negotiations between his camp and the Blue Jackets has dragged on. R.A. Dickey Blue Jersey. A holdout could be devastating for the team. A full year out of Bobrovsky is also key. He shone in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season and was a spark-plug for the team upon his return last year. His save percentage prior to injury was .909, but he posted a .931 mark to finish the season. The rest is up to the development of their young core and scoring depth. Johansen had his breakout year, but second in team scoring was defenceman James Wisniewski with 51 points. The addition of Scott Hartnell from the Philadelphia Flyers is a huge character boost for a team that already has a lot of that, but questions beg about his on-ice performance. He brings grit and is always good for 100 penalty minutes, but have the Jackets acquired the 20-goal player from last season or was Hartnells scoring talent buried by the Flyers depth last year? He scored 37 in 2011-12, but at 32 years-old, expecting him to do it again may be unrealistic. Hartnell does, however, provide leadership and a positive influence for the teams young forwards. Johansen, Boone Jenner, Cam Atkinson, Artem Anisimov, Nick Foligno and Brandon Dubinsky are all still in their twenties and could learn a lot from him. DEPTH CHART Forwards Left Wing Centre Right Wing Boone Jenner Ryan Johansen Nathan Horton Scott Hartnell Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson Nick Foligno Artem Anisimov Matt Calvert Jerry DAmigo Mark Letestu Corey Tropp Michael Chaput Brian Gibbons Jared Boll Kerby Rychel Alexander Wennberg Simon Hjalmarsson Defence Left Right Ryan Murray James Wisniewski Fedor Tyutin Jack Johnson Tim Erixon David Savard Frederic St. Denis Dalton Prout Will Weber Cody Goloubef Goaltenders Sergei Bobrovsky Curtis McElhinney Oscar Dansk Craigs List TSN Director of Scouting Craig Buttons Top Prospect: Alexander Wennberg Alexander Wennberg is so fluid in his play. Excellent skater with the ability to move past defenders seemingly with ease. Can make plays with the puck at high speed and in tight areas. What should allow Alexander to be a top center is an outstanding sense of the game, offensively and defensively. He adapts to the situation and then takes advantage. Centre ice is a critical position in the NHL and a duo of Alexander and Ryan Johansen puts the Blue Jackets in a position for success. Fantasy - Cullens Player to Watch - Boone Jenner A physical forward with good size, Jenner earned a more prominent role late in his rookie season, scoring 15 points in his last 27 games (then five points in six playoff games), finishing the year on Ryan Johansens wing. Jenner is still young, only 21-years-old heading into his second season, and it could be too soon to forecast an offensive breakthrough, but if Johansen gets signed and there is an opportunity to build on the foundation they were laying last season, then Jenner should continue to play a prominent role in the Blue Jackets attack. 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