In what was built up to be a "Selection Sunday"-like event on NBA TV, the NBA released its 2011-12 shortened regular season schedule after the lockout that at one point threatened the entire season will presumably be resolved between the players and the owners later this week.
Here is the link to the Utah Jazz schedule:
The Jazz open the season by playing 14 of their first 20 games at home, which should allow Coach Tyrone Corbin and his young team a fair amount of practice time given the limited amount of travel that will be required, especially in January.
Now that the Jazz know when they are playing and who they are playing, there are so many questions that Jazz fans have going into this season:
Who will step up and be the primary scoring option?
Will the Jazz be able to improve upon their horrendous defensive rebounding problems from last season?
Will Gordon Heyward continue his improved late-season play from 2010-11?
How will the Jazz's crowded frontcourt (Okur, Jefferson, Millsap, Kanter, Favors, etc.) gel and get balanced playing time?
And the list goes on...
So of the 66-game schedule, what are the top games that Utah Jazz fans should not miss this season?