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Game 73 of 82: Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans (23-50)

March 29, 2014

The Jazz are the first Western Conference team to hit the 50-loss milestone…and their 50th loss came against a team that was without Anthony Davis (injured four minutes in), Eric Gordon, Brian Roberts and many others. Those three guys alone, however, account for nearly 50 points a game.

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Post-Game Quotage
** Tyrone Corbin on the game
I thought the guys played hard. They made shots. The guys came in, they made shots. We turned the ball over 19 times for 33 points. They played the better game. They made the shots they had to make.
** Corbin, asked how different the Pelicans are without Anthony Davis
I’m not worrying about their team.

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** Gordon Hayward on staying focused in the final nine games
I think you gotta have a sense of pride. I mean, it’s a new game every night, no matter what your record is. And for me at least, I don’t want the other team to win and get the better of me that night, so. I mean, you gotta just have some type of pride within you as an individual, and you know, just do your job. It is our job, and we’re professionals, so you gotta turn on that switch.

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The Tyrone Corbin Wikipedia Page Affair
Perhaps more interesting than the game was changes made to and reversed on Corbin’s Wikipedia page during the game.

Around the time the game tipped off, Corbin’s page was edited to read:

Corbin played in the NBA at small forward from 1985 to 2000. As a player, Corbin was frequently benched in favor of younger, more talented players. Out of jealousy and bitterness, Corbin has used his head coaching position as an outlet to punish young up-and-coming players.

This has led to rather bizarre outcomes, such as useless veterans Josh Howard, Raja Bell, Randy Foye, and Marvin Williams obtaining far more playing time than their more talented counterparts, Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward. Richard Jefferson, despite his inefficiencies on offense and general ineptitude on defense, has still manage to play roughly the same amount of minutes as Alec, who is the undisputed next Dwayne Wade.

The Jazz will undoubtedly strike lucky in the lottery and draft future Hall of Famer Andrew Wiggins, only to watch him notch negative minutes in his rookie campaign in spite of winning Rookie of the Year without a second of playing time outside the Rookie-Sophmore game, winning the dunk contest and having no challengers in the Skills Challenge.

(Screencap, via Diana Allen)

The edit was mentioned on both JazzFanz and SLC Dunk. Within minutes–88 to be exact–the changes were reversed.

One year ago on Mar. 11, 2013, a similar edit was made to the page:

As a player, Corbin was frequently benched in favor of younger, more talented players. Out of jealousy and bitterness, Corbin has used his head coaching position as an outlet to punish young up-and-coming players. This has led to rather bizarre outcomes, such as useless veterans Josh Howard, Raja Bell, Randy Foye, and Marvin Williams obtaining far more playing time than their more talented counterparts, Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward. Al Jefferson, despite his inefficiencies on offense and general ineptitude on defense, has still manage to play roughly the same amount of minutes as future superstars Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors combined.

This revision was deleted after 12 hours, and then put back and deleted seven times in the next half hour before editing restrictions were placed on the page.

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Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack on Hayward pass: Kanter couldn’t handle it, and it goes off the hand of Tyreke Evans.
** Boler on a jump ball: Up high goes Gordon, and the Jazz grab the tip. Ron Boone: It’s all about timing. Guys like that, you have to step on their foot before you jump. Believe me, it works.
** Boler: Kanter’s had a coupla beauties these last few games.
** Boler: Trey, hard, drive to the rack.
** Boler to Hayward, post-game: What do you do to stay up? (H/T @5kl)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 31, 2014 3:26 pm

    That wasn’t even the funny part!!!!!! You missed an entire section!

    • March 31, 2014 3:31 pm

      This recap was posted before all that other stuff went up…

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