Game 26 Jazz at Nets: Escape from Brooklyn
There were so many sequences throughout the game, for both sides, that didn’t look anything like basketball. Yuck.
I have to ask: Does how you win matter, or is a win a win? I’m leaning towards the former at this moment. It seems like most of our wins this season are wins we just barely escaped with, rather than “we were the better team and dominated.” I hate to think that this could give the powers that be an excuse to delay conversations that should be had and/or be in denial about problems that need to be addressed. I know, I’m such a Debbie Downer.
Derrick Favors! On offense! On defense! Everywhere! Yay!
Random Stuff, etc.
** J8 would like to draw your attention to, and I quote, the “WTF dick mics” used by Bolerjack and Harpring:
** Just for reference purposes:
** An actually somewhat interesting text poll question for a change:
** Deron Williams was quoted in the New York Daily News yesterday saying that he hasn’t been the same player in Brooklyn that he was in Utah, with blame assigned to a) injuries; b) the Nets failing to surround him with talent; 3) Avery Johnson’s system:
“I’ve really had injuries I’ve been dealing with the whole time,” Williams said. “I didn’t have the talent around me I did there. Their system was a great system for my style of play, I am a system player. I loved coach (Jerry) Sloan’s system there, I loved the offense there.”
This is not a case of “the grass is always greener” or “hindsight is 20/20,” as some are saying. Deron simply found a way to air his grievances/complaints in a way that makes it seem like that’s not what he’s doing. It’s never him.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Harpring on Foye 3-pointer: That’s his hardest one yet.
** Harpring: You can’t let Deron Williams get off.
** Harpring: You don’t want to play from behind. It makes it so hard on the road.
** Boler on Al: Holds it with his right hand, slides it out to Mo.
** Harpring on Deron: He kind of lulls you to sleep and then busts it on you right away.
** H/T @5kl: