End is near for Stockton, Malone and Sloan

The Jazz's era of John Stockton, Karl Malone and Jerry Sloan sounds like it's about to end.

Updated: April 30, 2003, 5:18 PM ET
By Scott Howard-Cooper | Special to ESPN.com

They've beaten so many people so many different ways for so many years, dealt with Father Time and Mother Nature, walked on water by playing together through parts of three decades and lost to Air.

These two Utes.

And now comes Wednesday night's Game 5 at Arco Arena and the chance at a finish for all time, and not just because the Kings could lose and possibly blame someone other than the referees. John Stockton and Karl Malone might be together for the final time.

The tough ...

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