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Game 12 Jazz vs. Rockets: Win! Win win win!

November 20, 2012

How about that? A nice solid win. We did get a little lucky again injury/illness-wise, with James Harden under the weather* and sitting out the second half, but (or perhaps relatedly) we also didn’t get totally burned on pick and roll defense like I think we were all expecting.

* Things only Jazz fans are scared of: flu games.

While the slow starts continue to be a cause for concern (and by “slow,” I mean “the walking dead, going through the motions, of going through the motions”), the variations in lineups and creativity in substitutions continue to be cause for optimism and even excitement.

Quotage
** Tyrone Corbin: We gotta get off to a better start. I’m not completely sold on the starts that we getting with the big group. Tonight, I think we were down 9-0.
** Marvin Williams on Derrick Favors’ early foul trouble: I was in the bathroom when the game started. I walked back out there, looked up, and D-Fav got his second foul. I hadn’t even sat down yet [and] had to get back into there.
** Randy Foye on his hot shooting: I’m a shooter, and I just try to open up the floor because our bigs are so good. We got Al, D-Fav, Turk, Paul. Our bigs are so good, so they help me. I help them, and they help me.
** Enes Kanter on how familiar he is with Omer Asik’s game: I’m really familiar, because when I was 15, overseas, we played the same team in overseas.

(KALL)
(Utah Jazz)

Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Boler: That is the muscle of Paul Millsap.
** Boler: Millsap will slide it inside to Marvin Williams.
** Booner on Terrence Jones: Gets up very well himself. (H/T @Mac_Jazz)
** Boler: Alec Burks is going to take off the sweatpants.
** Boler: Even Kanter can get up.
** Boler: Oooh, a little slip and a slide for Evans.
** Boler: There were bodies banging… (H/T @bjcseven’s wife)
** Boler on Kanter: I thought he was going on the right side, but he went middle.
** Thurl: The Jazz had enough cushion to sustain it.
** Jamaal Tinsley on his three: It was the shot I needed tonight. It finally went in. I had to look upstairs, like, “Thank God.”
** Foye on Harden: I didn’t want him to get going, because I know how tough he is. I watched the game last night against the Lakers. I been watching him the whole year, and I know once he get going, he’s tough to stop. So my main thing was just to stay in him.

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