Game 77 Jazz vs. Hornets: 8th seed still in play
** Tyrone Corbin on what he misses about Enes Kanter: He’s a change-pace guy for us, you know? We know we gonna go to Al [Jefferson] on the post, and Paul [Millsap]‘s gonna get a few touches here and there, and Mar–and De–and Derrick [Favors] will get some touches there. But Enes is a guy that gets ‘em kinda off the move, quick, banging, banging, thaaaanin, and plus, with the way that his pace and Al pace is, is slow it down a little bit, because they read and take the time a little bit more, so he can slow the pace of the game down while you getting what you want to get with Enes and Al.
** Gordon Hayward on whether a leadership role is something he’d be interested in: Yes, it does. And it’s something that, you know, some of the assistant [coaches] have been talking to me about, and you know, I’m trying to work on becoming a better leader. And it’s something that, you know, for in the future, I will be…There’s different types of leaders. Personally, I’ve always been more of a leader by example, but there are times when I definitely need to be more vocal, and you can get on other guys, get on other teammates, and so that’s something, like I said, that I’m working on. Trying to improve that.
** Hayward on who the Jazz’s vocal leader is: Since Day One, it’s been Mo, and Mo I think has done a great job of that. And you know, it was kind of unfortunate when he went down with that injury, because we kinda lost that leadership, especially vocally. And you know, recently, he’s picked it back up again.
** Corbin on the second quarter: Our defense got more aggressive, and as a result we were able to get some transition baskets. We made shots. We got in our offense a little bit quicker, and we came off a little crispier*, and was able to get some balls to go in the basket.
* Not a typo
** Derrick Favors: Sometimes, you know, you gon have off nights offensively, you know? But you know, you can never have off night defensively, you know? It’s just effort and you know, just come out there and play hard.
** Al Jefferson on Paul Millsap’s seven assists and the possibility of Millsap playing point guard: Nah, I doubt it at point guard, but he most definitely, he could be a great all-around 2-guard.
** DeMarre Carroll on Millsap: He getting all these assist, he might take Mo job.
** Carroll: It’s just another opportunity, you know, opportunity for me to get out there and do what I do…That’s why I think the fans love me so much, because I go out there and I leave it all on the floor. (KALL,1280,Utah Jazz)
Random Stuff, etc.
** People butchering every non-English name on the Hornets’ roster: Craig Bolerjack and Matt Harpring.
** Matt Harpring possibly does not like sharing his screen time with small children (H/T @UKNo1JazzFan):
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Harpring on Jazz 3-point shooting: They fell in love with it. Now they want to do it every night.
** Boler: No inside penetration. The Jazz again one and out.
** Harpring: You see the fist pumps. This was not happening in the Denver game.
** Boler: Right back at ya (@carlsston) / There he goes (@nallad47) / Davis inside (@Mark_R_Pereira)…with the high jumping hooker! (also H/T @slcdunk)
** Boler on a Root Sports contest: For official rules and alternative entry methods, you can visit SLBees.com