It was a great opportunity for Washington to pickup their first win of the season, but Utah handed the Wizards their eighth loss of the 2012-'13 campaign by a 83-76 count.
The Jazz were playing back to back nights, but used 21 points from center Al Jefferson to hold on for the win. The Wizards continue to play without injured stars John Wall and Nene.
"That's not an excuse," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. "We've got enough here to win games, and we do -- and we've got to believe that. I've got to help them believe in themselves right now. We're low on confidence right now from an offensive standpoint."
Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 20 points while Trevor Ariza was the only other in double figures with 16.
Fans seem more interested in a promotion late in the game and were rewarded with free sandwiches from Chick Fil-A.
The Wizards return to action tomorrow night against the Indiana Pacers at the Verizon Center.