Not really Part 3; I just missed uploading one.
And finally, here’s one you can send your boo:
From the Jazz vs. 76ers broadcast.
On the 76ers losing by large margins in the last two games
Harpring: That’s why you gotta be careful when you judge free agency, especially from a Sixers team. How do you judge it? The guy could put up huge numbers, average 17 points, you know, and have the 6 rebounds.
But how do you really judge that when your team is, doesn’t play defense? You give up 110 points, and you’re on a losing team. That’s tough to judge. I don’t know how the analytics program judges players, or puts that into their logarithms.
Boler: Yeah, good point.
On how analytics lead to selfish play
Harpring: I’m just a fan of, Boler, team basketball. You know, I like when guys help each other out. You know, this analytics game that everyone talks about, and I think it’s factored, has gone down now to the players. And I think the agents talk about it now too, and say, “Hey, if you want money in the off-season, you gotta give me numbers.”
And so now the players are saying, “Well, I gotta get numbers.” So they’re saying, “Well, in order to get numbers, I gotta be more selfish. I gotta play less defense because I gotta have more energy on the offensive end.”
So, it’s, I don’t know how this is gonna play out, ’cause the analytics, I like in a way, but on the other side, if you get a guy that’s strictly trying to get numbers, how do you, you know, how do you get that guy to, or get the analytics from playing defense?
Boler: Good point. …
Harpring: Or judge heart and desire?
Boler: You can’t in analytics. No, you cannot.
Thurl Bailey, asked to weigh in on analytics
Bailey: You know, I like it somewhat. I like it to the point that you know what the numbers are. I don’t buy into it totally. But you were talking about Philly’s team and the style that they play.
I think there might be a little argument or some theory about, you know, a team like Philly wanting to get a good draft pick, obviously, and the style of basketball they play is kinda geared towards that. Not that they’re trying to tank on purpose, but you know, it’s hard to win the way that they play.
But you could tell, with the Jazz, that there’s structure to it, and guys are really trying…
So, I like analytics. I like to read the numbers and know the stats. But I don’t buy totally into it.
Boler: Yeah, T, I like, I think the key word is “structure.”
Boler: And that’s the key.
Just the exclamation point on a great performance by Alec Burks. The rest of the game was like last night, Ugly with a capital UGH.
** Tyrone Corbin on how the team’s development is coming along
I think we’re progressing, at understanding the tasks that’s in front of us, and on a nightly basis because of where you are and the youth you have on the team. Not understanding, not knowing what you gonna get on a nightly basis, so managing those things, and how you juggle guys in our lineup, being shorthanded, I think we’re coming along pretty well.
** Corbin on what he wants to see accomplished after the All-Star break
An identity of continuing to work to get better. You know, we gotta show signs that we’re getting better in all areas, and on a nightly basis. And they know as we drive them to work hard everyday, that we’re working hard to win games and not just to play games…so [that] when you come out of this thing, and you’re getting better, you get better as an individual; you get better as a team. You’re expected to play to win. And that’s a huge thing to manage.
** Corbin, post-game
It wasn’t our best game, execution-wise, but we had enough resiliency to win the ball game. So that’s the most important thing right now…Luckily enough for us, Alec [Burks] was able to bail us out at the end of the game.
Matt Harpring, shown here with a whole heart
Harpring, giving half his heart to Boler.
** Trey Burke on whether he put any pressure on himself going against Michael Carter-Williams for the first time as a pro
I tried not to. You know, obviously he scored a couple buckets, you know? You get that, you know, that feeling, you know, you want to go back and compete. But you know, my role is to just continue to contribute or continue to, you know, set the offense up and make the right pass. So it’s hard not to, especially the type of player I am, but I’m just gonna continue to do what it takes to, you know, help the team win.
** Alec Burks, asked by Boler whether he minds being called “Houdini” or “Magic Man”
Nah, not at all. I like it a little bit.
** Burks on his Houdininess
I just react in the air, you know? Somebody cut me off, I just, it’s just reaction, you know? That’s just how I play.
** Burks on how his legs are feeling
I’m good, you know? I’m 22.
** Enes Kanter on Alec Burks
In the end, I got his, I got him that his dunk. So he should appreciate me.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring: Looks like Favors might’ve strained something when he went up.
** Craig Bolerjack: Turner, slips and slides inside!
** Boler to Harpring: You’re a big eater.
** Boler: You know what I’m afraid of? You unscrew that cap, and just mud’s gonna come out.
Harpring: Have you ever changed your oil yourself?
Boler: Oh yeah, as a teenager. But no, not as an adult. No.
Harpring: I’ll hire you to do mine.
Boler: Forget it.
(15 seconds later)
Harpring: But you don’t like to get dirty anymore, do you? You got soft in your old age.
Boler: As you get older, no, man, you know?
** Harpring: I’ll tell you who used to go as hard as Burks, is Dwyane Wade.
** Harpring: I have yet to see someone stay in front of Alec Burks, one on one.
** Enes Kanter on how the game felt tonight: It was a really good feeling, you know? The, in, I mean, especially in the end.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Liberty Ballers.
That this is the last time Evan Turner will put on a Sixers jersey.
by mchiodo on Feb 12, 2014 | 8:41 PM
Orlando down 2 to memphis with 6 to go in 4th
Milwauke up 2 on Pelicans with 3 to go in 2nd
Cleveland down 9 to Detroit with 10 to go in 3rd.
Boston down 3 to Spurs with 6 to go in 3rd
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 8:56 PM
Back to back tips won by Hawes
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:11 PM
Damn Magic can’t make a shot
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:13 PM
Tyler Ennis was money.
by soman319 on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:13 PM
favors is doing us none of them
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:14 PM
Well magic are gonna lose. Down by 1 with just under 37 seconds to play and Afflalo commits a clear path foul. SMH
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:18 PM
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:27 PM
Spencer and Evan
by EvanBurner on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:28 PM
Well they can change their area code. And their team jerseys
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:28 PM
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:34 PM
This is TEXTBOOK tank-mode
by bebopdeluxe on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:34 PM
Pellies are up big by now :/
by woadraider on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:45 PM
Cavs/Pistons and Kings/Knicks both close going down to the wire
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:46 PM
Bucks are closing back in on the Pelicans too
by Casper Jasper on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:50 PM
I hate Matt Harpring.
by macmurdo on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:50 PM
don’t tell me he’s the guy i’m listening to on this stream. he’s awful!
by InDougWeTrust on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:51 PM
It’s awful? Must be Harpring!
by macmurdo on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:51 PM
Paraphrasing, but he’s equating the analytics movement with players playing solely for “numbers”
by macmurdo on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:51 PM
Analytics can’t quantify HEART, bro!
by Derrome on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:52 PM
To be fair, Harpring is probably just bitter over Iverson getting all those juicy juicy stats when he was on the Sixers.
by macmurdo on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:56 PM
Go Go Gadget is in
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:51 PM
Rudy is huge
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:52 PM
The Utah color commentators don’t truly get what “analytics” are.
by soman319 on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:53 PM
They truly don’t. This is very sad.
by macmurdo on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:53 PM
Really described it as a lifestyle choice or something.
by soman319 on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:55 PM
damn I wish Rudy swatted that ET shot.
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 9:59 PM
Anyone know if Anthony Davis is hurt? He has only played 14 minutes in Pellies game
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 10:01 PM
by soman319 on Feb 12, 2014 | 10:02 PM
Ah the good ol bury your best player on the bench because of foul trouble strategy
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 10:03 PM
Just got here and my thoughts have all turned to LETS GO BUCKS!!!!!!
FEAR THE DEER!!!
by LeJclair1 on Feb 12, 2014 | 10:01 PM
MIL only down 4! SAC up 3 in OT. next few mins are huge.
by Adamnb87 on Feb 12, 2014 | 10:04 PM
Bucks didn’t get a shot off on their last possession. Tanking at its finest
by jmedley on Feb 12, 2014 | 10:13 PM reply
Kings beat the Knicks, move to 18 wins
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 10:16 PM
Take the starters out
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 10:35 PM
This is an ideal tanking game so far
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:05 PM
what the hell jazz maybe try defending?
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:08 PM
Worst defense in the league
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:08 PM
no one even tried!
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:08 PM
WTF SIXERS UNLOCK THOSE WINDOWS AND DOORS
by Adamnb87 on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:09 PM reply
LOSE THE GAME
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:10 PM
For the love of fuck.
by Ed K on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:12 PM
Time to start doing something Jazz
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:12 PM
Good job Burks
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Please run offensive plays Utah
by Bunker Weiss on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Thank you Turner.
by soman319 on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Keep giving it to Burks
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:15 PM
Good Job Evan
by woadraider on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:16 PM
by Adamnb87 on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:16 PM
<3 Alec Burks
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:17 PM
Sixers may not be able to cover the spread
by Adamnb87 on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:18 PM
Here comes the improbable comeback.
by yosoysean on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:19 PM
by Brandon Lee Gowton on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:23 PM
James Anderson going Reggie Miller
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:23 PM
by Ed K on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:23 PM
Are you serious James Anderson
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:26 PM
NOW DO YOU SEE WHY I HATE JAMES ANDERSON?!?!?!
by Eric Snow’s Jumper on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:27 PM
Great Loss folks. Great loss
by iladelphia on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:27 PM
by BC710 on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:27 PM
Now to keep frantically checking twitter for Trade Updates…
by Casper Jasper on Feb 12, 2014 | 11:31 PM
Ugly basketball with a capital UGH.
The top moment of the game was probably when Richard Jefferson went running to the ref to tattle on Robert Sacre for spiking the ball. (Sacre was issued a tech.)
The top moment of the (very late) night, meanwhile, was probably Matt Harpring fixing his hair during a commercial break. And yes, I failed you all in not being able to capture the first 10 seconds, not to mention the whole screen.
** Tyrone Corbin, on the Jazz’s next game
Philly’s not gon be easy. And we gotta continue to work to continue to get better, man. And it’s a lot of things we gotta improve on…We can’t afford to relax tomorrow night, in our building.
** Derrick Favors on the game
We went out, played a good game, and you know, played as a team, and you know, executed our offense well, played defense well, and got a win.
** Favors on Jeremy Evans
I been telling him….”Hey Jeremy, you work on your jumper everyday. You know, go out there and shoot it, man. You miss, you just miss it, you know I’m saying? Just go out there and shoot.” And you know, I’m happy he found that confidence, just go out there when he get the ball and he open, just shoot it.
** Gordon Hayward on Alec Burks
We need Alec, especially to spark us off the bench. That’s what he’s coming off the bench for, and that always starts with energy with him. When he’s, you know, really engaged and active into the game, you can see from the get-go he’s gonna play well.
** Enes Kanter on how he’s historically played well against the Lakers in LA
Yeah, you know what? Yes. I’m trying to, you know, do my best, you know, ’cause Utah fans, you know, hate the Lakers. So I’m just trying to make ‘em happy.
** Alec Burks on looking beyond the Philly game to the All-Star break
Don’t do that. If you do that, then you’ll lose. So you can’t do that. (1280)
Random Stuff, etc.
** During the post-game, Ty was asked to talk about “the growth of Alec’s game.” Ty’s response: “Burks?”
** I predict this towel re-emerges on eBay sometime in the future when Gordon Hayward is being sued for paternity:
** Rudy Gobert brings a new dimension to Jazz trash talk:
** Worlds (eras) colliding:
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring on the Jazz’s defense: Jazz a little soft. They started off good.
** Harpring on Kobe Bryant: That body can only last a certain time.
** Harpring, comparing Jordan Hill to Jeremy Evans: He just has more girth.
** Harpring: He can’t do it as often, but you see glimpses of the old Steve Nash.
** Harpring: I don’t know if Steve Nash is hurt. They go into Kaman once again.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Silver Screen and Roll.
It’s tankin time!
by jdelrico on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:24 PM
GOGO LA D-Fenders!
I mean Lakers!
by LadyAlannya on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:31 PM
Wow Jazz are bad.
by LadyAlannya on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:52 PM
by 11Blue on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:53 PM up
damnit why are we hitting shots :/
by smart_guy on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:53 PM
Because Jazz are worse than we are?
by LadyAlannya on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:53 PM
Tank is slowing down…
by Cobra123x4 on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:53 PM
Nah, Jazz tank just too powerful right now
by Lakerchariot on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:54 PM
Its like they practice
by 11Blue on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:55 PM
Wow the Jazz really suck
11 points in a quarter? seriously?
by alphax91 on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:58 PM
It’s like we’re playing the Lakers or something.
by SuperNerdToTheRescue on Feb 11, 2014 | 10:59 PM
give up this fucking lead now
by smart_guy on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:02 PM
The Lakers can’t, because the Jazz don’t want it
by Lakerchariot on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:03 PM
We’ll come through
by 11Blue on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:04 PM
The Laker tank starting to pick up steam
by alphax91 on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:06 PM
by smart_guy on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:07 PM
YEAH GO TANK!
by Lakerchariot on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:13 PM
Man I can’t wait to see this team with a top draft pick and a couple FA’s next season with coach Pringles at the helm.
by jdelrico on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:17 PM
It’s not just a couple few agents this season is also Love in 2015.
by albert.55 on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:19 PM
and durant in 2016.
by Cobra123x4 on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:19 PM
Oh my lord, Hayward can’t do anything! I thought he was supposed to be good…
by Lakerchariot on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:18 PM
Here we go again.
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Steve Nash is out for the second half with nerve root irritation, the same issue that’s plagued him all season.
Nash just can’t catch a break.
by Arciel on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:41 PM
Marshall injured as well??? LOLOLOL this season man..
by smart_guy on Feb 11, 2014 | 11:58 PM
i’m going down to elsegundo tomorrow to wait in line for a 10 day contract.
i can throw a decent bounce pass, and i look great in yellow.
by lakerlife13 on Feb 12, 2014 | 12:03 AM
But not that decent of a bounce pass, right?
We don’t want to suddenly start winning games…
by SuperNerdToTheRescue on Feb 12, 2014 | 12:11 AM
YESSS THE TANK IS TAKING OFF NOW
by Lakerchariot on Feb 12, 2014 | 12:35 AM
We did it. The tank rolls on.
by Cobra123x4 on Feb 12, 2014 | 12:41 AM
From David Locke’s “Get to Know” series with Jazz players.
First team ever played on: East Bremerton Eagles (pee wee basketball).
First buzzer beater: With the East Bremerton Eagles.
First dunk: 7th grade at lunchtime, in blue jeans, Old Navy sweatshirt and Allen Iverson shoes.
First time you ever saw yourself on TV: Replay of McDonald’s All-American Game.
First nickname: Junior.
First car ever driven: Mom’s car.
First CD: Tupac.
First video game ever played: Madden.
First autograph: Mike Tyson. Met him in 7th grade at the airport in Las Vegas.
First big purchase: Diamond earrings.
First time you ever got in trouble as a kid: Not finishing household chores before mom got home.
First pet: Rottweiler.
First kiss: 4th grade, after school. I remember the girl, but I’m not going to say her name.
Best game ever played: Meningitis game senior year. 48 points.
Worst game ever played: High school game with Coach Roy Williams from North Carolina watching. Three early fouls, finished with 4 points.
Best place ever traveled to: Hong Kong, hands down.
Quickest player you’ve ever played against: Allen Iverson.
Strongest player you’ve ever played against: Shaquille O’Neal.
Best meal ever: Anything my grandmother cooks.
Hardest workout ever: College conditioning.
Maddest you’ve ever been: A few times. It’d have to be at one of my brothers, for sure.
Earliest you ever woke up to work out: 4 a.m.
Best friend in the league: Ray Felton.
Best movie ever: The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Best TV show ever: Martin.
Dinner with three people, dead or alive: Mom and two brothers.
Last sport played besides basketball: Soccer.
Last vacation: Barcelona.
Last item bought: Pair of shoes.
Last music downloaded: Drake.
Last bad grade: D in drama freshman year of college.
Last good grade: A this summer.
Last time you were scared: Two weeks ago. I can’t share.
Last time you were incredibly happy: Yesterday.
Last time you cried: Last week.
Last book you read: Andre Agassi’s autobiography.
Reason for jersey number: Paul Millsap had No. 24, so I ended up with No. 2.
If you could come back as any NBA player: Michael Jordan.
Four-part game summary:
** Tyrone Corbin, asked to talk about Marvin Williams’ performance
He and Richard [Jefferson], you know, I, you know, I can’t say enough about how their focus and their desire to help this young group grow, and their play and within that has been great at giving us a chance to be compettive every night, and the guys are responding to ‘em. And we really appreciate what they’re doing for us.
** Corbin, asked to talk about Enes Kanter’s performance
I thought all the guys did a great job after last night. The bench was super for us. Diante Garrett didn’t score a lot of points for us, I thought he played some great minutes for us there. And Gordon [Hayward] didn’t score a lot of points, but he made some great assists for us. Enes, you know, was back to his old self. We were able to go through him a little, for lis–a little, especially on the post, and he made some great plays for us.
** Corbin, on how vocal Marvin Williams is
He’s a winner. And he is just a winner, man. And he’s been through a lot in this league, his first few years in Atlanta, understanding what it took to grow with a young team, and not liking that feel. So he’s using that experience he had then to help this young group grow, and as I said, in time before, he’s been super with this group, man.
** Richard Jefferson, asked if this was as good a scheme to play LeBron James as he’s ever seen
Tonight, we were fortunate to come out and get a victory…I’ll stick with the political answer.
** Jefferson, then asked if it just came down to making shots vs. not making shots
I don’t want to just focus on [James]. I’d like to focus on the way we played as a team, not necessarily just, you know, shutting down LeBron or [Dwyane] Wade…Marvin had some words for our team after our Dallas loss, in just the way we kinda came out and the way we’ve been playing lately. So, this was more of a team win than it was, you know, schemes or shutting down LeBron.
** Marvin Williams on his 3-point shooting
Oh, man. I gotta give God the glory, man. I gotta give God the glory. I’ve been working hard with my dad whenever I can, and trying to work hard at practice and rest my Achilles’ at the same time. But just the way teams are playing us, our guards, man, are doing a good job of getting penetration and finding me out there, and I’m getting open looks.
** Marvin, asked why he’s been touching the floor after made 3-pointers (gif above)
That’s for somebody special. She knows what it’s for.
** Trey Burke on his conversation with Ray Allen
He was basically just talking to me about, you know, getting a routine, you know, early on in your career. Taking care of your body, you know, getting the proper amount of rest, all the little things that veterans do that rookies should do, and I took a lot away from it. I talked to him for about 20 minutes, and it was a good, great convo…It was a great experience getting to talk to him, and it was even a better win.
(Of course, Steve Brown then responds with the U(I)DQM, “Congratulations, maybe something rubbed off.”)