Game 21 of 82: Utah Jazz at Portland Trail Blazers (4-17)
Microcosm of the game/season:
At least the opponent game thread was really great.
** Sidney Lowe, summing up the first half at halftime
Well, I mean, they came out and did exactly what we thought, what we talked about…I think it’s just a breakdown in our defense.
** Lowe’s game plan for the second half
We have to be able to guard our man one-on-one so we don’t have to get into rotations.
** Tyrone Corbin, post-game
Tough loss. Gotta give them credit…They shot the ball well, but I thought they were the aggressive team on both ends…We scored enough points. I mean, we scored 30–29 points in the quarter, 34 in the second quarter. So we could score. We gotta be able to get guys off their spots.
** Corbin on Trey Burke appearing to come out taking the matchup against Damian Lilliard as a personal challenge
You have to axe him that. I don’t know. I don’t know.
** Corbin on whether Trey Burke psyched himself out
I don’t know. I don’t, you have to axe him that. I mean, this league is a tough league. You’re gonna psych yourself out, that’s what it is. You’re gonna do it every night, you know, going against all competition. So I don’t know what all that stuff is.
No player post-game interviews were broadcast.
Just a numbers game tho.
Random Stuff, etc.
** Per Blazers game thread, Rudy Gobert had dinner with Nicolas Batum last night.
** People calling Alec Burks “Alex”: Portland PA guy (H/T @5kl)
** People calling Alec Burks “Trey Burks”: Steve Brown (H/T @5kl)
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Steve Brown: After they’ve dug the hole, they try and fill it back up again, there’s an outside shot. (H/T @dianaallen)
** Brown: It’s just too hard to go the other way.
** Brown on how much lift he can get: I can get five inches. Maybe five and a half is the most.
To close: Andris Biedrins bucket.