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Utah Jazz vs. Dallas Mavericks: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 8, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Mavs Moneyball.

by random90 on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:03 PM

So far, a good start
Decent looks, no real throwaways, and looking like they are interested in defending.

by MikLamb on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:16 PM

nothing i love more than the utah crowd being mad
by random90 on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:24 PM

Everytime I see Kanter play, he sucks. He seems entirely too well known around the league.
by Dynomite on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:26 PM

a little bit of karl malone a little bit of kevin garnett a little bit like Dirk
flippin’ idiot

by dimitriouss on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:28 PM

wait is that what he said about himself?
by veyronp87 on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:29 PM

yeah something like that
by dimitriouss on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:29 PM

maybe he was refering to the bad qualities of each of those players.
by Dynomite on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:30 PM

by dimitriouss on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:31 PM

Are the mavs already throwing in the towel?
Charlie V sighting!

by Dynomite on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:34 PM

wait did wright just miss an alley oop?? wutttt
by veyronp87 on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:35 PM

harris…. bad bad passes.
by Dynomite on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:35 PM

kanter is just terrible. this is fun.
by Dynomite on Nov 7, 2014 | 9:57 PM

Could Parsons please even try to be worth 15 million?
by XtremeReindeer on Nov 7, 2014 | 10:27 PM

Terrible shot by Nelson… We’re lucky he made it.
by primetime111 on Nov 7, 2014 | 10:38 PM

fucking hell parsons miss some more please
by veyronp87 on Nov 7, 2014 | 10:41 PM

lol Hayward tripped
by Marjun on Nov 7, 2014 | 10:42 PM

best 3rd quarter of the season
……not saying much but im thrilled

by veyronp87 on Nov 7, 2014 | 10:43 PM

wonder if Parsons even cares he stole Dirks money
Dirk gave so much to this team and Parsons is taking away his hard earned cash. Any MFFL should be outraged.

by quincyyyyyy on Nov 7, 2014 | 10:48 PM

its not our money. dirk will yell at parsons if he feels so
by veyronp87 on Nov 7, 2014 | 10:49 PM

utah’s coach looks scary as fuck
by random90 on Nov 7, 2014 | 10:55 PM

next game vs miami at home sunday, tuesday sukcramento
thursday pjillie..

by dimitriouss on Nov 7, 2014 | 11:03 PM

Sacramento has been solid so far. Wouldn’t count them out of any game.
Cousins is playing his tail off, and Rudy Gay is not sucking.

by Splyle on Nov 7, 2014 | 11:04 PM

i know
by dimitriouss on Nov 7, 2014 | 11:06 PM

Your statement is misleading
by Splyle on Nov 7, 2014 | 11:07 PM

i got used to calling them suckramento
by dimitriouss on Nov 7, 2014 | 11:08 PM

Understandable I suppose
by Splyle on Nov 7, 2014 | 11:09 PM

some teams you just hate
utah for me

by random90 on Nov 7, 2014 | 11:10 PM

spurs for all of us
by veyronp87 on Nov 7, 2014 | 11:11 PM

Bits from Randy Rigby Interview, 10/29 and 11/5

November 7, 2014
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Jazz season is here…I am so excited. I’m pumped up. I think our coaches are ready. Our players are ready. I think our fans are ready. Let’s get this season cranked up.

Do the Jazz benefit from their geographical location?
I think no question that, I think it comes into play, that you’re playing at a higher altitudes, and there’s a, you know what, these players’ bodies are very well-honed machines. And you know, I, any th–any minor things, be it altitude or length of time they’ve been playing in other game, has an impact on their bodies and they actually feel it.

So, I think there are some factors that come into play, and us playing and conditioning and practicing at these altitudes, I think is an advantage to us and to our players.

When do you expect to have a good gauge on where this team is?
Well, I think it does take, you know, the early part of this season to really start seeing how we’re jelling, how we’re starting to incorporate in th–our offense. Giving our players, it, you know, they’ve worked hard, but it still, there’s a lot of nuances to this new offense that is gonna take time from being a player starting to, knowing what he needs to do, and where it’s becomes actually natural.

I, you know, I learned Italian, and there was a point that I would have to think what they, hear what they were saying, translate it in my mind, translate back and put it back into English, then translate it back into Italian, and then speak it. And then finally there came a time that it just came natural, that you were thinking, feeling, hearing.

I think it’s the same application for what our players are now doing with this new offense, and defense…These players are gonna need a little time to still adapt into this very dynamic new offense and defense, and I think that may be closer towards Dec–late December, early part of January.

Who do you think will lead the Jazz in scoring this year?
It’s been fun for me to watch the development of Gordon Hayward…I have confidence now as he shoots his 3-point shots. I used to wince a little bit, worrying, you know, about it, and not having a confidence. I see a confidence coming from a Gordon Hayward on our team. I see him role, taking more of a leadership role, and so I think Gordon is gonna be a natural leader, in, also, in his scoring on it.

I think Alec Burks continues to rise to adding a dimension to our team. I think we’re gonna have some good balance though…

You watch, as well. If you’re taking a shot and you’ve got two players on you, which means that you have opted to be a little selfish instead of passing it to the open person, you see immediately Quin just quinci–he just is just wincing with a little bit of anger that we’re not, that’s, we’re taking that selfish approach instead of a team approach. …

No question, I think Gordon Hayward is gonna be one of the leaders in it. But I, again, I think you’re gonna see Enes [Kanter] having some shots, Alex* having some shots, Trey [Burke]’s gonna be a key part in breaking down the defense as well in that slashing, and if the opening’s coming, to being able to take the shots. It’s gonna be fun to see how this does evolve.

* People calling Alec Burks “Alex”: Randy Rigby

Is the “wait and see” stance on the rotation a factor in why Enes Kanter’s contract negotiations were pushed back?
No, I don’t think, those have s–totally separate issues, and you know what, those are simply decisions that are happening between, jointly, between our discussions, and Enes and his camp, Alec and his camp, of literally, I feel very comfortable of the approach that we’re taking with discussions with the agents, for, from their perspective as well and ours. And the natural evolution of it will be, take its place, and come to the right solution for both of us, as we come to those decisions.

On point differential
I think we’ll see, with the disciplines that we’re having, as, sometimes last year I felt like our discrepancy between wins and losses, in the scoring, was quite wide. And when we were all of a sudden out of it, we were out of it.

I think we’ll see that gap narrowing this season, just my sense. And this is coming from, again, Randy Rigby’s perspective. I think we’re gonna see a narrowing of that gap that’s going to help us, then, I think give us a better chance of being in some of these games that we can, then, hopefully see W’s instead of losses.

Who are some of the rookies that you’ve seen that were the most ready to play right away?
Well, it, you know, as I look at it, I would have to say Karl [Malone] was one of the more ready, and even then, and that’s the thing I think we need to, as fans, realize, the difference in, when Karl came into this league, in what, 198…5? 86? And, but Karl Malone was also four years in college.* John Stockton, four years in college.

I think we’re seeing as well, as we’re looking at things, Rodney Hood is a little more mature than Dante Exum. His body’s more mature. It’s older. And I think we may see initially some things from Rodney that we may not see from, out of Dante, a–simply because of a maturing factor that may help, that’s helps maybe his game.

And so, but even still, Karl, John, spent their time on the bench watching some other veteran players,** earning their right to come in and start playing this game. And so, I, even Karl, it took him some serious time before he was really a major factor in the NBA and even for our team.**

And so, I’d say Karl had it, a real good impact, and did well, but again, it took him, and he was, again, more mature than a lot of our players in age, and so we need to, again, have some patience in giving these players some time, to keep a, get older.

* Karl attended college for four years, but played three and came out as a junior.

** Karl played 31 minutes a game in his rookie season, averaging 15 points and nine rebounds per contest. He was the 13th leading rebounder in the league as a rookie. In his second season, Karl averaged 22 points (20th leading scorer) and 10 rebounds (12th leading rebounder) and was one of only four players in the NBA to average 20 and 10. In his second season. He was also the Jazz’s minutes leader by his second season.

For comparison purposes (and I say this not as a reflection on Derrick Favors individually, but rather in question of what is considered “a major factor in the NBA” or for a team), Derrick Favors in his fourth season (last year) averaged 13 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes a game. So far this season, 18 points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes.

Does Quin Snyder have the right demeanor to handle the challenges of the NBA?
He does. I’ve been very inco–impressed with Quin. I’ve been impressed as he has been talking to our players, and you’ll notice there’s an attention to, for example, officiating, of saying, “Hey, these officials have a tough job to do. Guys, don’t worry. You focus on what you can control. You can’t control the officiating. They’re trying to do their best. You focus on you doing your best, and what we’re about.”

And I’m still taking my occasion to yell at the officials, even though I did tell Joey Crawford the other night I appreciated the job that they are, they’re trying to do. The NBA has really improved the officiating system, of really critiquing them, of judging them, of grading them.

And so, their jobs are on the line, of getting the calls right…I think there’s some really good things that are making this game even better and making sure that the right calls, and so that the up, right outcome based on people’s talent and abilities.

What can you confidently say about your team after four games?
Well, I feel one thing is that we’ve got a group of players that are enjoying playing together. I think we’ve identified that there is a very good chemistry from this team.

I think, earlier on, we were also finding out, this is a system that is right for this time in the NBA, and that Quin and Dennis [Lindsey] have done a very job working together in identifying the right system, offensively and defensively, that matches our talent level and our style, that is right for us. And now we’ve gotta continue to refine it, improve it, and develop so it becomes a natural flow for us. But I think we’re on the track.

We’ve also identified that we are well along on our plan of w–building a team that can, has the ingredients for getting to be a championship-caliber team. We still got some maturing and development to go, and that’s, I think, some of the challenge that we’re dealing with as, we’re also recognizing, hey, they are still young.

There’re certain things that you’ve gotta just, unfortunately, we’re gonna hafta give some years of development of their bodies, and aging of their bodies, but we’re doing everything as well. We’ve identified that we’re doing things that are helping us move that process along as fast as possible. So, I think we’re in a very good pace. (1280)

Game 5 of 82: Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (2-3)

November 6, 2014


hayward smiled

houston tweet

Pre-Game Quotage
** Quin Snyder on Derrick Favors’ performance in the first four games
He’s been outstanding. You know, I think, just the leadership position that he’s been in, anchoring the defense and really finding his offense within the system. I mean, he’s getting post touches but it’s not like we’re calling a bunch of plays and just, you know, going to him in matchup situatio–We have some, for sure, you know? But by and large, you know, he’s played against some really good players, and you know, his versatility, you know, he can step out on the floor and hedge and pick and roll. And he can protect the rim and I think some of what he, his versatility is showing. His ability to kinda half-roll and find guys passing with the ball, and things like that has been great.
** Snyder, asked to talk about Hayward’s passing ability
I think Gordon has got, he’s a multi-faceted player, and kinda my thing for him has been just to play with emotion and passion, and to attack. You know, I just, when you’re, when you can pass and dribble and shoot, you don’t need to think. You just have to play with instinct. And I say, obviously he thinks, but I don’t want him to hesitate. You know, I want him to attack, attack, attack.
** Snyder, asked how he decides whether to keep Favors in the game or take him out when he’s in foul trouble
Yeah, it’s a tough question, I think that one you continually ask yourself. And part of it with him is there’ve been matchup situations that you could see, you know, potentially resulting in additional fouls. I put him back in the second quarter [against the Clippers] and matched him with Spencer Hawes, who I thought was a, you know, Spencer’s a good player. He’s a shooter. You know, the likelihood of him fouling Spencer is less than fouling Blake [Griffin]. And at the same time, he picked up a foul hedging pick and roll. So, you’re out there on the floor and you know, I think as he matures even more as a player, he’ll figure out ways to continue to bring that intensity and hopefully not foul as well.

favors foul

** Gordon Hayward on defending the Cavs
I think just doing all the little things…It’s little breakdowns that get us, and you know, maybe it’s one person out of the five that does something wrong that leads to an open shot, an open three. And against really good teams, they make you pay almost every single time. So [the game] is definitely gonna be on all five of us to stop some of their bigger star players.
** Enes Kanter, asked if there’s something special about playing a LeBron James team
It’s just a normal team…We are not gonna think, “Oh, they’re so good,” whatever. But they’re just another NBA team, so we’re just gonna go out there and just play our game. That’s it.
** Kanter on his 3-point shot
It’s gonna get better, you know? It’s, like, it’s a new thing, you know? It’s so new…My coaches and my teammates give me that confidence, so I’m just gonna keep taking those shots…I think the corner three’s more, way easier than the, more than the other shots, yeah, behind the line.

rudy block

Post-Game Quotage
** Quin Snyder on Gordon Hayward’s game-winner
I told him out of the timeout, “Just, you know, shoot it.” So, he did.
** Snyder on Hayward
If he plays with passion, you know, things will, he’ll make good things happen, ’cause he’s a very, very good player.
** Snyder on if he debated fouling
Honestly, it’s, there’s so many things that we’ve tried to work on. And I was afraid what happened was gonna happen if we tried to foul…To me, if it’s something we wanna do, I wanna practice it. And we haven’t done that. Maybe I’m negligent as a coach, but there’s been a lot going on. We’ve talked about it, but sometimes communicating that on the other end of the floor is hard, and, you know, herding cats trying to yell at ‘em, and didn’t wanna call a timeout, obviously.
** Snyder on Joe Ingles
He’s a really good passer, and especially in a late situation like that, where, you know, it’s, he’s just a really good passer. And I fel–I feel comfortable, I feel confident [with him on the floor]. It’s a big part of late-game situations to have somebody that can deliver the ball.

** Gordon Hayward, asked what was the plan going into the last play
Kinda exactly what it looked like. I was gonna come up. We would run a little misdirection, and then had to step up for a pick and roll, and they switched it, and I think LeBron [James] might’ve fallen down or something, and then just hit a step-back shot.
** Hayward, asked what happened after he hit the shot
Man. Just exhilaration, excitement. Teammates, you know, surround you. Fans are going crazy. You know, it’s, it just gets you hyped…It was awesome.
** Hayward, asked to reflect on his young career
Well, it’s a process, and still a lotta room to go. A lot more that I can improve on…Actually, I saw [Cavs Director of Player Administration] Raja Bell tonight, and that brings back memories…You know, he helped mentor me, and it’s kind of a cycle. You, when you’re a rookie, you learn so much. You wait your turn, and then when you have your moment, if you’ve paid attention and you’ve continued to work, then you can execute, like we did tonight, like I did tonight.
** Derrick Favors, asked if he knew Hayward’s shot was “money”
I don’t know. I wasn’t even looking at the ball. I was looking at the rebound. You know, he made it, and you know, it kinda shocked me, you know? I didn’t, I mean, I didn’t know. I wasn’t looking at the ball, [I was] ready for the rebound.
** Favors on the emotional lift of winning a close game
It’s a confidence booster, you know? It shows that we can do it. You know, last year we let a couple close ones get away, and this year, you know, we learned from our mistakes from last year. You know, we learned how to dial in on the defensive end, close in games, learn how to take care of the ball a little bit better, and when the opportunity come, hit the big shot.

sad lebron

** LeBron James, salty as hell, asked if he was defending Gordon Hayward on the last play
Yeah, I got tripped…I think it was Dan–Favors. I was going over the screen, kinda tripped me. And then, but we were switching pick and rolls anyways, and Tristan [Thompson] just kinda laid off a little bit too much.

** Trevor Booker on the game
It was a great win for us, you know? We showed a lot of poise at the end of the game. We took their best punch–you know, we had ‘em down early, and they fought back.
** Booker on the Jazz crowd tonight
I mean, before I came here, I would hear about it, you know, how great the fans were…Tonight, it was just a different atmosphere [than the past few games]. You know, they were crazy. Hopefully we can get that every game.
** Dante Exum on the game
It was a crazy experience, and you know, after the game, I said to Steve Novak, you know, I’m, like, I’m so happy right now…Coach has kind of imprinted in our head, you know, not too high on the highs and not too low on the lows. So you know, this is one of those highs that we can’t get too high on. You know, coach said definitely, like, we’re in tomorrow, we’re practicing. So it’s about, you know, putting this behind us, you know, enjoy it while we can, but you know, but we got a game on Friday against Dallas, who, you know, beat us bad pretty much the first time, so.
** Trey Burke, asked if there was an option for him on the last play
Yeah, but Gordon, he made the right play. You know, I felt like if there was a guy in his face, then I would’ve been, you know, the second option behind him. You know, but they knew he was gonna try to get to the rim, so he drove hard right to the rim and got separation, so it was a big time shot for him.
** Enes Kanter on his good night
My teammates, you know, just give me that confidence, and just, you know, give my credits to my teammates.

rudy jacketRudy sporting the same jacket after the game as he wore to the post-draft press conference in SLC.

** Rudy Gobert, on his three blocked shots and if he felt in rhythm on defense
Of course, of course. I know that’s what I gotta do to help the team winning, and I know I gotta get better at this, and that’s my strength. … You know, I think we can [limit points in the paint] every night, like, as long as me and Fa–Derrick is at the court, we got two very good rim protectors, and I think we can bring it every night.
** Gobert on his role as rim protector
The most important for me is just to keep come and block shots and keep protecting the rim. Of course I’m gonna get dunked on. I don’t even care.
** Gobert on the Jazz’s next game
Dallas beat us pretty bad [last time], so I hope everybody gonna be motivated for this game.

@chang_max’s daughter, dressed up as a pink grandma. It doesn’t get more totes adorbs than this!

Random Stuff, etc.
** People calling Alec Burks “Alec Burke”: Craig Bolerjack
** People calling Alec Burks “my man Alec Burke”: Trevor Booker
** Jerry Sloan, Frank Layden and Mark Eaton in the house! (via @JazzJargon)

** And Bear giving Mark Eaton a lap dance? (via @JeffZilgitt)

** The Jazz are no longer winless with Boler and Matt Harpring on the call.
** Earlier this year, I diagnosed Hayward with PTSD. It may still be lingering, but at least he’s smiling now. We gotta talk about this shirt some time, though.

hayward ptsd

Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Media to Gordon Hayward: Do you get up for this types of game, any more than any other game?
Hayward: I think it’s just natural to.
** Quin Snyder on the Cavs circus coming to town: Sometimes that excitement, you know, is an impediment to execution. These guys wanna dunk in warmups, you know, instead of, you know, rotating in the backside.
** Matt Harpring on the Jazz sharing the ball: Everyone gettin’ a touch. (H/T @CS_Larsen)
** Harpring: Quin Snyder’s really rubbing off, being unselfish. Preaching to this team to be unselfish.
** Harpring on LeBron James having lost weight in the off-season: Still looks pretty big to me.
** Harpring on James sitting down on the scorer’s table: Why were you so scared of him?
Boler: Oh no, he was scared of me.
Harpring: I had to get you up underneath this table.
Boler: Hahahahaha. He looked back, and you know, you don’t fall in Bolerjack’s lap.
Harpring: Watch, he’s coming right at us! There goes Boler!
Boler: I’m standing straight up. (He didn’t actually move in the video.)
Harpring: There you go. Now I’m pull–picking you back up.
Boler: Hahahaha.
** Boler on Doc Anderson: Now he’s swinging the chicken. (H/T @5kl)
** Quin Snyder on the team, post-game: They need to feel my confidence in them. So this goes a long way.
** Snyder on not fouling: It’s hard when those guys are coming in, and you know, we’re gonna try to stay vertical.
** Gordon Hayward: It was a good finish, a great finish.
** Tony Parks to Trevor Booker on Hayward’s shot: They’ll remember his, but you had one of the bigger ones of the night.
** Steve Brown to Booker, post-game: And Book, we get to interview you upright tonight. (H/T @5kl)

game 5

Also, Jazz record when Quin Snyder has a fresh haircut: 1-0.

Utah Jazz vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 6, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Fear the Sword.

This arena is a fun one. The seating looks like a football stadium behind Allie.
by PyroKinesis on Nov 5, 2014 | 7:32 PM

Utah’s announcing team is terrible
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:04 PM

jazz attendance is pitiful
by cavvv on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:12 PM

Are they playing in a library? Crowd is dead.
by PyroKinesis on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:12 PM

Enes Kanter shoots 3s now?
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:13 PM

Derrick Favors just abused Love
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:14 PM

what the hell is wrong with lebron
his so lazy looking

by cavvv on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:15 PM

I always thought the Jazz had great fans, but man are they quiet
by hoover75 on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:17 PM

LeBron not trying on defense continues.
by blackngoldaus on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:17 PM

Switched him from Hayward to Burks already
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:17 PM

Who the hell is leaving Kanter open?
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:24 PM

by blackngoldaus on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:24 PM

I wish Kanter had fallen to us.
by Cousin_Drew on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:26 PM

Mike Miller apparently went to the CJ Miles School of Transition Defense
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:32 PM

Free And-1s for everyone!
by Hugh Parent on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:33 PM

This team is garbage defensively. Like Byron Scott-era bad.
by gazeller on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:41 PM

Dion can’t handle Hayward’s size at all.
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:41 PM

I think several Cavs players are asleep on the court. Literally asleep.
by HoopsterDoofus on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:41 PM

the jazz are really underrated
by cavvv on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:42 PM

Or we’re just that bad.
by JayxStokes on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:44 PM

Can we cut out the unnecessary fanciness?
by blackngoldaus on Nov 5, 2014 | 8:57 PM

Gordon Fuckin Hayward. Wow. That was a ridiculous chase down block.
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:05 PM

It was a goal tend.
by Antistratfordian on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:05 PM

it was a goaltend
by Hugh Parent on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:05 PM

by blackngoldaus on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:05 PM

that is two goaltendings in two nights. get it together, refs
by Hardcore Legend on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:05 PM

So at what point do we legitimately panic?
by VaCleveFan on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:22 PM

wow, Kanter just runs over the guy, no call..
by njccc on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:32 PM

home cooking. have to expect some of those.
by Antistratfordian on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:33 PM

down 6 feels like 50
by Hardcore Legend on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:39 PM

Only down 3 now!!!

by PyroKinesis on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:40 PM


by dot_wav on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:41 PM

YES, TT! Only down 1!
by PyroKinesis on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:43 PM

yikes, Booker
by njccc on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:47 PM

Rudy Gobert wingspan is incredible. He is going to be a really really good player
by hoover75 on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:48 PM

Stop Hayward! He’s the guy said he would beat Lebron 1 on 1 last month. RIght?
by TV63 on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:49 PM

Wasn’t that a World of Warcraft joke?
by JayxStokes on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:50 PM

League of Legends.
by dot_wav on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:51 PM

Same thing
by Antistratfordian on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:52 PM

Cavs should try to get Gobert at the deadline…… if possible.
by RADiFranco0515 on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:49 PM

big center is killing it for the Jazz
by njccc on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:53 PM

Why would Kyrie shoot that without moving the ball around?
by Antistratfordian on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:57 PM

Is this your first time watching Kyrie?
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:58 PM

It was a rhetorical question.
by Antistratfordian on Nov 5, 2014 | 9:59 PM

by PyroKinesis on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:05 PM

I love Hayward but he is not a guy who should have the ball in his hands in an iso against LeBron.
by Cousin_Drew on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:21 PM

He thought the same thing.
by Antistratfordian on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:21 PM

He just SHUT DOWN LeBron. Shit.
by Cousin_Drew on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:22 PM

I don’t think that was Hayward, was it?
by Hardcore Legend on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:23 PM

Wow didn’t know Hayward had that D in his game
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:23 PM

!!!!!!! OT please.
by John Johnston on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:26 PM

by PyroKinesis on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:28 PM

by John Johnston on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:28 PM

by ShamansBlues on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:28 PM

I love Hayward. But shit.
by Cousin_Drew on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:29 PM

Fuckin hell
by DukePettyjohn on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:29 PM

Ugh we suck again.
by VaCleveFan on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:29 PM

They deserved that one.
by Cousin_Drew on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:30 PM

We damn sure didn’t.
by JayxStokes on Nov 5, 2014 | 10:31 PM

Bits from The Trey Burke Show, 10/28 and 11/4

November 5, 2014
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Was there one thing that was more difficult for you to adjust to making the transition from college to the NBA?
I think the biggest thing was, you know, just getting adjusted to the NBA game, period. You know, finding ways to, you know, affect the game if my shot wasn’t falling. You know, getting into the paint. I think that was one of the biggest areas that I feel like I improved in…Getting into the paint more and making plays, not only for myself, but for my teammates.

How do you deal with back-to-backs?
Well, that’s a big adjustment as well. You know, you’re not used to playing two games, you know, within 48 hours, especially traveling and playing those two games. So, you have to get adjusted to that, you know, definitely. You know, your body’s not used to it, and it’s just hard ’cause you have to, you know, kinda fight through.

You know, you have to take care of yourself off the court. You know, eating right, you know, getting the proper rest and things like that. So, I think that’s another big adjustment that I’m used to now, you know, just playing those two games in two nights, and then, you know, sometimes playing four games in, you know, six or seven nights.

So you know, that’s tough, you know, on your body, but you know, as a professional athlete, you just have to, you know, find ways to fight through it.

Has the team set specific “number” goals?
It’s not something that we kinda talk about, you know, “We wanna win X, Y, Z amount of games.” You know, we just wanna try to find a way to be in that playoff picture, you know, come April.

Do you feel like the players have really figured out Quin Snyder’s offense yet?
Absolutely. You know, I think it’s still an adjustment process for all of us, you know, obviously, you know, especially for the guys that were here last year, you know, bringing in a whole new coaching staff and a whole new system. You know, you’re not gonna, you know, automatically, it’s not gonna automatically click right away. But he’s pushing us, you know, at practice every single day. …

I think as a team, we understand what he wants from us and how he wants us to play as a team. And you know, I feel like we’re doing a, you know, a really good job of playing the way he wants us to play, with more pace. And I think that we’re a little ahead, more ahead, than where he thought we would be, as a team.

How much faster are you playing this year than last year?
I think we were best when we, last year we were best when we were out in transition and, you know, kind of playing more freely. This year, that’s kind of like the, you know, the, that’s kinda like our team, period. You know, we’re out in transition, and you know, the offense isn’t really stagnant. It isn’t just a half-court offense. It’s more of a uptempo type…

I think that plays to all of our strengths. You know, me, Gordon [Hayward], Alec [Burks], you know, the guys coming off the bench, you know, we’re capable of making plays in transition, you know, for the team.

How many people did it take to make Rudy Gobert feel better about himself last night?*
Yeah, it was, you know, that was a tough play, you know, but you know, guys, you know, you get on him about it. After the game, you know, you might have a little bit of fun. Obviously, we lost yesterday, so we didn’t, we weren’t really laughing about it, but you might have a little fun with him after the game, but you know, as a player, you gotta move forward from those type of plays.


Do you feel like you’re defending well right now?
I think so. You know, I think I–there’s always room for improvement, you know, but as far as where I was last year compared to where I am now on the defensive end, I think I’ve improved, you know, a lot. And you know, I just have to continue to–I think that’s where film comes in. You know, continue to watch film to, you know, see where I, what I could’ve done better, you know, the last game on the defensive end.

Is defensive improvement technique? Is it making better decisions? What are you actually doing to improve?
I think, really, the hardest part is, you know, as a young player, not knowing how to get better on the defensive end. Like I said, I think it starts with film.

You know, technique, w–you know, I think, I feel like everyone has, you know, pretty good technique or basic understanding of how to play defense, you know, because you’ve been playing basketball for so long and you understand what you don’t want the offensive guy to do.

But at the same time, if you don’t know what’s coming, you know, from that other team, then you may get a bli–you might get blinded by a screen or you may not be in position, you know, [not] in position you’re supposed to be in to, you know, help the team get a stop. So, I think film is really the biggest thing, you know, watching film and understanding what’s coming next and where you should be, you know, on the defensive end.

How do you feel like you guys are coming together on the floor? Is the dynamic different than last year? Do you feel like you’ve figured out where guys are going to be?
I think so. You know, the chemistry’s growing every day for us. You know, we’re a young team with a new coaching staff, so you know, things aren’t gon click right away. You know, that’s impossible.

But I feel like we’re working really hard in practice, and you know, we do know each other’s tendencies, where guys like the ball, so you know, I think that’s great for us. You know, for us to not be on a level where we are right now, I think, you know, we’re gon continue to work hard and you know, we’ll get there eventually.

Everyone’s asking us to ask you what happened to Derrick Favors last night. Is that just different opponents? Different style?
It’s not just one guy who struggles with consistency at times…As a player, when you do, you know, face some adversity, you know, you may have a great game and then you may have a, you know, a poor game. You know, you just have to stay confident more than anything. You know, it’s nothing you can really do about it.

But for me, you know, I wanna make a conscious effort, you know, to, you know, get my assist numbers up. Try to find ways to, you know, get in the paint, make others around me better, and I feel like I haven’t been doing my job with that. So you know, you have to find other ways to affect the game, more than anything.

You know, and you know, people who probably were watching Favors yesterday, they didn’t see him scoring as much as he did the last game, but I’m sure he, you know, affected the game in different ways rebounding and the way he played defense. So it’s just, it’s something you’re gonna face as a player, but it helps you grow. (1320)

Game 4 of 82: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers (1-3)

November 4, 2014

Trevor Booker, fan favorite for a reason:


Also, good to see Enes Kanter looking more like his old self though this move may be new(ish):


Post-Game Quotage
** You can’t not love Rudy Gobert.

rudy tweet

** Gordon Hayward on the game
Yeah, I mean, it’s hard when you get down, on the road, against a team like this. They know how to close out games, and I think you give them credit, first and foremost. But too many breakdowns by us, especially in the first half. We cleaned that up in the third. I thought we competed really well. We played super hard. Just little things that come back to bite you. I mean, it’s a tough feeling ’cause you felt like, you know, I felt there were times where we played well enough to win this game, but they’re a veteran ball club and, so. I mean, they did what they did.
** Trevor Booker, asked if he likes his role as sixth/seventh man
Oh yeah, I’m definitely liking it right now. I’m very comfortable in this role. You know, I’m just trying to make my teammates better, and I feel very comfortable wi–out there, with them, on the court.


Random Stuff, etc.
** The Jazz have lost the NBA regular season championship belt.
** People calling J.J. Redick “Ridick”: Craig Bolerjack
** People calling Alec Burks “Alec Burke”: Craig Bolerjack
** People calling Trevor Booker “Burker”: Craig Bolerjack (H/T @5kl, @marktsmith)
** Rookie hazing has begun:


hazing tweets

rodney backpack

Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Quin Snyder at practice: Smarter, harder, longer. (H/T @dianaallen)
** Matt Harpring on “Where are you watching?”: If I was at home, I’d send it multiple times.
** Craig Bolerjack, after Harpring asks if he can jump and touch the net: I’ve got to have tennis shoes–
Harpring: We’ll go at halftime.
Boler: –I’ve got to loosen up.
Harpring: We just teased the people at home.
Boler: Hey, I’m not pulling a hamstring.
** Boler on a DeAndre Jordan lob: What camera work! Saw his little pinkie!
** Boler on Derrick Favors’ foul trouble: Snyder had to pull him…[long pause] early, uh, early in that second quarter.
** Boler on Blake Griffin and Trevor Booker: I don’t think Blake had any reason to grab the back, head, the backside head of Booker.
Harpring: As a playa*, you remember those type of things.
* Fine, he said “player.”
** Harpring on the Jazz: They keep coming, and coming, and coming.
** Boler to Trevor Booker, post-game: What’s it like, banging with Blake Griffin?

game 4

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 4, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Clips Nation.

Let’s win this one like they’re supposed to, with authority
by K.Nguyen on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:28 PM

definitely a win tonight guys. griffin is going for 41
by Pull Up 3 on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:38 PM

Jamal is back..we got this game in the bag.
by tenkaistar on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:39 PM

DJ lost another tip?
What the hell’s wrong with him? Least of our worries, I know, but still

by Jonee on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:42 PM

Blake didn’t even try to rebound for barnes shot
by peterghost on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:45 PM

why are they still allowing Barnes to shoot a 3
by mustang6944 on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:45 PM

there must be something wrong with these hoops
the ball just won’t go in them

by Jonee on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:46 PM

shots falling
by peterghost on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:49 PM

by mustang6944 on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:49 PM

oh no, Bullock is in
by K.Nguyen on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:54 PM

RB’s mind is out of it.
Has he hit a 3 ever?

by Spontane on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:57 PM

Good shot by Bullock.
by JackduhSun on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:59 PM

by okeans on Nov 3, 2014 | 7:59 PM

Ingles is going to torch the Clippers…probably.
by tenkaistar on Nov 3, 2014 | 8:08 PM

Jingles is with Utah?
by mustang6944 on Nov 3, 2014 | 8:08 PM

I personally think it’s to serve as a mentor for Exum. That Australian connection.
by JackduhSun on Nov 3, 2014 | 8:10 PM

He looks good out there.
by Spontane on Nov 3, 2014 | 8:11 PM

Exum might be the real deal
He’d be fun to watch if he wasn’t playing for the other team

by Jonee on Nov 3, 2014 | 8:12 PM

Shots finally starting fall
by Clipshow3 on Nov 3, 2014 | 8:29 PM

Thats how Clippers should play. They have proved my prediction wrong
atleast in the first half.

by Jeff Pan on Nov 3, 2014 | 8:37 PM

this isn’t good..right now
by tenkaistar on Nov 3, 2014 | 8:57 PM

Clippers are getting sloppy.
by mustang6944 on Nov 3, 2014 | 8:57 PM

Jesus, why does this keep happening?
by Jonee on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:01 PM

by peterghost on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:01 PM

is that arm thing that Blake does a legal move? I feel like he has been called a foul for doing that before
by peterghost on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:03 PM

he has
but now gets the superstar treatment.

by mustang6944 on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:06 PM

whatever happened to all the ball movement?
by mustang6944 on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:13 PM

The way the Clippers are playing is going to give them trouble all season long. Other teams will be motivated to “be relentless” knowing that the Clippers don’t finish people off.
by Jellyfish_ on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:19 PM

It’s the Jamal show, and it’s really awful
by Duck Dodger on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:19 PM

Damn. Should not have gambled there
by angelo~ on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:44 PM

just being honest, it sure looks a lot like vinny ball again this year. Last year we had a real offense…….
so much one on one now and too many jumpers.

by Guitarzan on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:47 PM

Watching the game with the Jazz commentators
Boy! One of them is a real dumbass because apparently you should foul Blake Griffin because he’s a terrible FT shooter!! WTF

by ClipsEstCassell19 on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:47 PM

Watching the same stream HAHAHAHAH I laughed.

by ianbaron on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:49 PM

first win that I feel good about
by peterghost on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:52 PM

Game ball goes to Reggie for not being completely useless for once
by Clipshow3 on Nov 3, 2014 | 9:53 PM

Alec Burks is Living the Fairy Tale Life: Happily Ever After

November 3, 2014

This is how the story began.

This is how the story ends:




















Game 3 of 82: Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns (1-2)

November 2, 2014

Derrick Favors not only dominated and scored a career high, but he also completed possibly the first bucket-and-1-cartwheel in NBA history:

Meanwhile, Quin Snyder got his first NBA win and first win with the Jazz, and the Jazz got their first win of the 2014-2015 season.

Oh, and by the way: The Jazz are now the owner of the NBA regular season championship belt.

For those not acquainted with said belt, here’s Grantland’s definition:

The winners of the previous season’s NBA Finals start with the title. Whoever beats them takes the title from them. That team holds the championship until it loses, and so on, and so on. It’s just king of the hill, played out over 82 games.

The Spurs retained the belt in their first game against the Mavericks, but lost it to the Suns in their second game. The Jazz beat the Suns today, taking the belt with the win.

gobert tweet

Pre-Game Quotage
** Quin Snyder on Alec Burks’ extension
Well, I think Alec’s shown that he’s a good player right now, and can grow into a very good player. I’m really excited to have him as part of the program…He’s one of those guys that finds the gym, as they say. He finds his way to the gym, he likes to work, and it’s always good to build on that.
** Snyder on where Burks and the team are defensively
I think he’s become very effective on the ball. He’s gotta be a little more disciplined. I told him, you know, I want him on the floor as opposed to sitting next to me. And I think all of our guys, off the ball, we’re not there, with our habits. So that’s just something we gotta continue to work on.
** Snyder on people saying the Jazz are this year’s Suns
I think it’s a mistake, you know, to compare our–we’re a very different team than Phoenix. We’ve got guys that have only played here, and you know, their team is a mix, I think, of players. Some veterans, some young, and they did a great job of melding that group together. And obviously, I think the biggest thing about Phoenix is they really have an identity. Defensively, they play really hard and tough. And you know, on the offensive end, obviously they’re, they run. They run as well as anybody. And you know, the fact that Jeff [Hornacek] recognized, you know, their strengths and really played to their strengths, I think is what made it such a, you know, such a really, really good job that he did and they did.

** Alec Burks, asked how much of an emphasis it was for him to get his extension done before the deadline
I mean, it was a big emphasis. You know, I didn’t want to worry about it during the year, you know, having it in the back of my mind when I’m playing, trying to help my team win. So I’m glad it got done. I’m thankful, and I’m excited.
Did you tell the Jazz you wanted to stay in Utah?
I did. I did make it, I made it known, you know? I told my agent, you know, I had him tell the Jazz I wanted to be there. I wanted to be part of the future. I see something bright in the future. You know, got some great players. You know, I just want to be part of it. That’s all.
What makes you so optimistic about the future of the Jazz?
Just the commitment to the young guys, you know? They signed Derrick [Favors], signed Gordon [Hayward], you know, they bring a lot, good young pieces in with some great veterans, and just, great coach we got in Quin [Snyder]. You know, just, some bright things ahead in Utah, and I just want, I want to be a part of it.

horny tweets

Post-Game Quotage
** Quin Snyder on the game
It’s nice to win, but we won doing the things that I think we wanna do. We were rewarded for playing the right way. There were times when we almost overpassed the ball. You know, guys were–you want to pass it to get more high percentage shots, and sometimes we passed up great shots to get good shots. But I would much rather have it that way.
** Snyder on the first quarter
Really, I don’t think we were playing that bad [before the first timeout]. We had some good looks. You know, there was a couple balls that didn’t go our way, and I just felt like, just wanted to keep our poise and do what we do. And [Derrick] Fav[ors], obviously, you know, responded at that moment as well, and throughout the night. And just, his leadership, and Gordon [Hayward] as well. Gordon was terrific. Fav’s line jumps out at you, obviously, and Gordon’s line isn’t too far behind…Those two guys, from a leadership standpoint, they just connected.
** Snyder on Derrick Favors’ defense
Sometimes Derrick is so, he’s so unselfish defensively, like, he, and sometimes you don’t think of that with a bi–there’s a way he’s defending pick and roll, like, he’s like, you know, Ray Lewis…He’s controlling everything, and that’s hard, to play that way defensively. You know, that’s, we’ve talked about some of the best defensive centers in the league. It’s not always just blocking shots. You know, in this age, it’s being able to stay in front of a guard, and get back to your man. And [Alex] Len is so big. You know, sometimes those lobs can go over his head, and when that happens, I think the most significant thing for Derrick was to keep trusting his teammates, that they’ll be there, and to s–keep being there for them. And those relationships are what is gonna help this team grow, as much as anything, and it starts with Derrick having that confidence.
** Snyder on Rudy Gobert’s performance
The thing that I think people overlook about Rudy, is his, really, an intelligent player. I think s–the exposure that he had this summer, both with the [French] national team and also playing against, you know, the Pau Gasols and, you know, players from, you know, diff–Serbia or wherever, he’s seen a lot, in terms of his preparation defensively and also offensively. So, I expect Rudy to impact the game like that now. I think, you, there’s an expectation when you put him out there, that, you know, there’s some things that he can do, even more than just run the court and block shots. It’s, he has a presence with his, my–when they went big, when they went with [Shavlik] Randolph, who’s a shooting “five,” you know, there’s not many 7-2 guys that can get out and run–or how tall he is. He’s, doesn’t really matter. He’s Rudy. But he’s big–that can get out there and hedge and play pick and roll the way he can. I mean, that’s unusual, and, to play with that kind of urgency.

** Snyder on Enes Kanter’s performance
Enes actually did a really good job in pick and roll, in hedging. You know, he just got early foul trouble, and that limited his minutes in the beginning. Then he got his fourth, and you know, when it was really time for him to go back in, you know, Trevor [Booker] had been playing really well. And you know, they’re a different team. You know, I thought Enes, you know, Enes played good. He just didn’t get as many opportunities tonight, and you know, he’ll get ‘em against the Clippers.
** Snyder on on Trey Burke’s shooting struggles
I don’t care if he misses his shots. I mean, this is the same guy that was [shooting], what, 50 percent in preseason? I, and I shouldn’t, you know, obviously I want him to make his shots, but I really, he, right now, his leadership with our team on the floor, that’s what I want from him. You know, and that doesn’t always, that’s not always reflect–I felt a little bit like I wanted him to hit a shot, just, you know, sometimes we make a shot and we feel better about ourselves. And I think he’s redefining even how he evaluates his performance. And we all know Trey Burke will make a shot, you know, and he’ll make ‘em when they count. So for me, the way he defends and the way he leads, the way he communicates, and, I think that’s something that’s new to him. You know, he, it’s one thing to play, and it’s another thing to lead and talk and communicate and play, and it’s harder. It takes it outta you. Playing defense and doing that, you know, that’s where we want to see him go.

burks favors tweet

** Derrick Favors, told it looked easy for him tonight
It wasn’t easy. You know, I think I just had to take my game to another level tonight, ’cause you know, we came out kinda slow, kinda sloppy, and you know, I saw the team kinda start feeling bad about themselves, so I just tried to come out and just add a little bit more energy, especially at the beginning of the game. And you know, we just picked it up from there. … They were denying the wings, and you know, we needed a spark, so I just took it upon myself to do that.
** Favors, asked if the team did anything for Quin Snyder’s first win
Quin got a game ball and everything, you know I’m saying? It was, you know, we celebrated for, like, three seconds. You know, told him congratulations, whatever, and that was it. Time to move on.
** Gordon Hayward on Snyder’s first win
We gave him the game ball and I told him sorry it took us three games to get that first win, but you know, here’s to many more. And hopefully, we can keep executing what he wants us to do. We had a long talk on our day off, and talked really about executing defensively, and for the most part, we did that, especially in the second half.
** Hayward on Trey Burke
He’s, you know, our point guard, and so he’s gotta be able to get our pace up, and you know, bring the ball up the court, and get us going in what we want to do on offense. So, whether or not he’s shooting the ball well, I mean, it’s one of those things where he’s gotta just continue to keep playing and keep the pace up. And you know, if he’s walking the ball up the court or if he’s putting his head down, then that kinda gets us all down. So, he’s gotta continue to do what he did tonight.
** Dante Exum on getting called for a foul and Joey Crawford
I got a blocking foul, which I thought should’ve been called for a charge. And you know, I got elbowed in the face, so you know, it was just a, he saw a little bit of blood on my nose…I told him that maybe it was because I got elbowed in my face…So you know, I got a laugh out of him, so.

booker corpse

Random Stuff, etc.
** People calling “Aussie” a language: Steve Brown
** David Stockton was selected in the third round (40th overall) of the D-League draft by the Maine Red Claws.

Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Quin Snyder on the NBA: It’s a product that, you know, obviously I like, and that fortunately a lot of people like. And as a result, you know, people want to watch.
** Steve Brown: You know, the old Alec Burks might’ve tried to force that, but he looked and found an open man.
** Brown on Isaiah Thomas: Nice job of sliding through. Booker gave him a chance to slide through.
** Ron Boone on free pizza with the purchase of tickets: I’m getting it free to give away free.
** Brown on the pizza/ticket offer: If you’re reaching into those pockets–I never seen a guy with pockets down to his cuffs on his pants.
Booner: You work with Hot Rod [Hundley] 20 years, what do you expect?
Brown: That’s true. Something rubbed off. Hahaha.
** Brown on Isaiah Thomas shot: Watch this baby.
Booner: Watch how nicely and soft this is, though. It just goes right over the fingertips.
** Gordon Hayward on Trevor Booker: When he’s really rolling and being active, and not even necessarily scoring, but just his activity, his energy, it brings us all up for sure.

Big thanks to @cubsmodano for his assist with the W-L record tonight.

game 3

Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 2, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.

Cut off one head, two more will take its place

by Dragic01 on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:05 PM

* Hydra: What Suns fans call the three-headed backcourt monster of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas.

Did the Utah analyst just say “Don’t expect to see all three PG’s on the floor at the same time”???
Is research even necessary for these jobs?

by lee4 on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:06 PM

Hail Hydra!

by SunKing on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:06 PM

Something I don’t understand.
A hydra has more than three fucking heads.
Google it.
It’s always more than three. Nine is probably the most common interpretation.
This nickname makes zero sense.

by Jim Coughenour on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:11 PM

I’m pretty sure a three-headed monster has three heads, though.
by East Bay Ray on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:12 PM

Then fucking call them
Ghidora or Cerberus.
We sound like fucking idiots calling them Hydra.
The fans of other teams are going to think we can’t count.

by Jim Coughenour on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:14 PM

We’re beating them down the floor every single time.
by lee4 on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:15 PM

This is like playing at the Y
Come on Jazz…

by Archie Goodwin’s Ice Skates on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:16 PM

I like the Jazz like this.
Let sleeping dogs lie.

by omnicious on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:17 PM

Abuse does not accurately detail what Favors is doing to Plumlee
by Archie Goodwin’s Ice Skates on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:22 PM

Ima have to mute this game
The Jazz announcers are horrible.

by Airwave on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:22 PM

They don’t even know how to pronounce the reigning MIP’s name
by omnicious on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:26 PM

You mean Goran Drazish?
by lee4 on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:30 PM

That bugs the crap out of me.
by East Bay Ray on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:30 PM

It’s really not hard to pronounce
It’s their job to be able to say the names of the players and they just fail.

by Airwave on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:33 PM

Gotta lock down Favors
by peachBazket on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:23 PM

Somehow I didn’t realize what a load Favors is.
by Rollin J. Mason on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:24 PM

How are we down 8 this early.
by themightyquinn94 on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:30 PM

Is this the model to beat us?
Bully us at every position?

by MMotherwell on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:39 PM

Jazz have some nice ball movement tonight
by Airwave on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:42 PM

Jazz fans may be some of the more obnoxious fans
by Vikaask on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:43 PM

threes draining for the jazz… gotta give em credit they are playing good ball

by EverlastingSun_7 on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:48 PM

Is haywood balding?
by MMotherwell on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:50 PM

havent seen such good ball movement from an opponent since last night.
can someone disrupt a pass or something? the jazz are moving the ball with way too much confidence.

by blanke on Nov 1, 2014 | 9:50 PM

stupid bigmen

by zarvinny on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:07 PM

does favors always kill us?
i feel like favors always kills us.

by blanke on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:08 PM

Utah forwards have always given us fits, for like…thirty years now.
by lee4 on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:09 PM

We could stop the shit out of Thurl Bailey.
by Scott Howard on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:14 PM

Thanks for that, actually had a deep belly laugh.
by lee4 on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:25 PM

4 suns under the basket
favors get the rebound

by zarvinny on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:09 PM

Lets focus in the 3rd quarter
And make this a blowout

by zarvinny on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:09 PM

We’ve got this
That’s a tiny lead.

by MMotherwell on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:09 PM

Jazz played great after that early timeout and the Suns climbed back in it. This is anyone’s game.

by Airwave on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:10 PM

Were down by more last night versus a much better team. I think the Suns withstood the best barrage the Jazz have to offer.

by East Bay Ray on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:11 PM

Either that or Derrick Favors is going for 50 tonight.
by Scott Howard on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:15 PM

way to hang in there Suns
I can see why everyone is pegging this year’s Jazz as the new last year’s Suns

by bigtimepartytim on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:10 PM

Lets keep Derrick Favors from 50!
by Scott Howard on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:24 PM

Oh hey, the lead.
by Scott Howard on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:25 PM

Oh hey, its gone.
by Scott Howard on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:26 PM

Favors is like Karl Malone against us
by Archie Goodwin’s Ice Skates on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:29 PM

I’m really not a fan
of Plumlee, his brick hands, and is inability to box out.
Plumlee plays basketball like a declawed cat chasing after a laser pointer on the wall.

by MIDNI6HT SUN on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:29 PM

we don’t need to help haywards stats
he already signed a huge contract

by malgus on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:31 PM

all that work to let these assholes get a ten point lead again.

by MIDNI6HT SUN on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:32 PM

The Suns have 3 backcourt inbounds pass turnovers tonight.
That’s honestly fucking impressive and hard to do.

by Scott Howard on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:32 PM

Zero desire to win.
Walking up the court.
Picking up the ball early.
Shit screens
Shit shots.
Fuck it

by Vikaask on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:36 PM

fuargin favors
by sunnydays on Nov 1, 2014 | 10:37 PM

by infotalk on Nov 1, 2014 | 11:05 PM

by Shandy Ong on Nov 1, 2014 | 11:05 PM

JEFF has a soft spot on the jazz. F^^& the JAZZ
by Dragic01 on Nov 1, 2014 | 11:09 PM

i really don’t think the jazz will be a bottom five team this year
by Bambarra on Nov 1, 2014 | 11:17 PM

I do think people are overlooking the Jazz a bit
by omnicious on Nov 1, 2014 | 11:25 PM


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