Game 49 of 82: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks (16-33)
A new franchise record for 3-point field goals attempted for the second time this month. Second moral victory in less than a week!
** Tyrone Corbin on what game film reveals about the Jazz’s offensive struggles
Legs. Legs. I mean, we’ve been shooting a lot of shots short. So it’s part of where we are in this time of the year. But we gotta find a way to get some easy baskets, see ‘em go in the hole, and attack the rim a little bit more. We’re settling for a lot more jump shots. You see a lot more 3-pointers because of the flow of the offense. You getting shots out short in the clock, and the 3-pointer look more attractive because it’s easier shot to take.
** Corbin on whether it’s hard to keep guys focused before the All-Star break
It is. It’s a tough time. It’s always been. Especially with a young group, you get distracted by all the things you trying to plan on the, for the All-Star break.
** Corbin on how Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams help the team
They’ve been huge. Veteran guys that’s been through it. They, you know, Richard being one who’s the older stateman on the, statesman on the team, and haven’t missed a game. So, where we talk about your body being fatigued and how you have to get yourself ready, he’s been through it. He’s doing it now in front of this group. So as they’re being, feeling tired and beat up, he at his age is still coming out everyday, practicing hard, and playing in all the games.
** Corbin on Trey Burke being invited to take part in All-Star Weekend
You know, he’s so young. I think it’s exciting for him.
** Tyrone Corbin, post-game
Give them credit, they executed better than we did. They made the shots when they did. They made, they got all the fitty-fitty balls. They got second opportunities there.
Random Stuff, etc.
** People calling Alec Burks “Alice,” “Alec Burke,” and “Alex”: Craig Bolerjack.
** Jazzmen sleeping, via @Luke1luk:
** Per the DN, we’re definitely not in the Delta Center anymore.
For the first time since the EnergySolutions Arena (formerly Delta Center) was built, the Jazz don’t rank in the top 10 in the NBA in attendance.
The Jazz have fallen to 14th at 17,742, their worst average since the days of the old Salt Palace.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Tyrone Corbin on Rudy Gobert: He’s so long that when he’s long, he’s weaker because he’s so long. So being down, and that’s tough on big guys, to axe them to stay, make themselves smaller a lot when you want them to be big at time.
** Corbin on Alec Burks: He’s very creative and he’s athletic enough to get over or under guys to finish.
** Corbin on Alex Jensen: He can get on the floor and bang with them at times, and they understand from his play with them on the floor that he knows what he’s talking about.
** David Locke to Gobert: There was a play the other night where you reached around, and I kinda envisioned that in France, in that league, you probably reached around and got the ball.
** Alec Burks on college coach Tad Boyle: On the court and off the court, you know, he just made a man out of me, you know?
** Matt Harpring on Jae Crowder’s hair: Doesn’t grow like it used to.
** Craig Bolerjack: Can Hayward find his stroke tonight? Marvin feeling it early, ONE MORE TIME!
** Boler on Dirk’s leg troubles last year: He had trouble just bending over.
** Harpring on Marvin: He just couldn’t sustain it in the second half.
** Boler: Thought it was gonna be short, and Dalembert reaches up, puts it in.
** Boler on post-game interview: We’ll try to get a taste of that from Ty Corbin.
To close: Devin Harris Revenge Game was a success.
One more: Former trade buddies.