On one end of the floor, Jeremy Evans turned lob passes into dunks while Alec Burks tried futilely to block him. Al Jefferson sat on a folding chair, singing loudly.

On the opposite end of the court, with practice in the AT&T Center long over, Randy Foye methodically worked his way around the 3-point line.

Everybody handles losing and slumps differently.

"Great worker," Tyrone Corbin said, as he leaned against the scorer’s table of the empty NBA arena and watched Foye shoot. "You see him now, he’s as concerned as anybody about him not making shots."

With the Jazz (34-34) struggling to remain in the playoff picture, there’s reason for concern. They play at Western Conference-leading San Antonio on Friday, and are unlikely to get the rare win against the Spurs (51-16) without consistent perimeter shooting.

In the seven games since Foye broke the Jazz’s single-season record for 3-pointers in a season (which was 127), the team’s starting shooting guard has made just 8 of 29 from beyond the arc. After shooting 44 percent from 3-point range to start the year, he’s making shots at just a 33.1 percent clip since Feb. 1.

"My 3-point shot is big in my game," Foye said, "but it’s not my whole game. I pass, I can dribble, I can defend."