When a team has just 27 wins on the season, clearly victories don’t come easy.

It’s even harder to win when you are going into EnergySolutions Arena in Utah where the Jazz are notoriously dominant and had a 24-9 record heading into Monday.

The Sixers found out just how good the Jazz are at home by stumbling out of the gate in a 107-91 loss that wasn’t nearly as close as the final score indicated (see Instant Replay).

The Sixers fell behind 14-2 in the first quarter and could never fully regain their footing in the defeat, which dropped their overall record to 27-43 and closed out their four-game road trip.

“We had a horrible start. I went to the second unit and we got ourselves back in it and we were down four at the end of the quarter,” Sixers head coach Doug Collins said. “It was later 45-40, and then we had six straight turnovers, most of them unforced, and it went to 59-45, something like that. We just didn’t play very well.”

Collins did pull all five starters at the 7:35 mark of the first quarter with the Sixers facing a 16-6 deficit. The move seemed to spark the Sixers. With Dorell Wright (19 points in the game) and Arnett Moultrie (14 points, eight rebounds) leading the way, the Sixers were able to find their footing on offense to finish the stanza down only four, 27-23.

However, they weren’t able to completely get over that early hurdle.

“They just jumped on us,” Thaddeus Young said. “This is the final game of the road trip and guys are a little tired, though that isn’t an excuse for our play tonight. We have to go out there and keep trying to figure things out and keep trying to play.