Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Denver Stiffs.
by RockyMountainWay91 on Nov 11, 2013 | 6:47 PM
I think we’re underestimating just how bad Utah really is
by ES46NE10 on Nov 11, 2013 | 6:50 PM
I think some of us are underestimating how big of mess this Nuggets team is now
i mean we’re starting Randy Foye and JJ Hickson.
by RockyMountainWay91 on Nov 11, 2013 | 6:55 PM
I think you forget
Foye started for us last year, and we’re even worse this year.
by JazzFanDonny on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:09 PM <—— Jazz fan
No we’re worse and that’s final :P
by RockyMountainWay91 on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:13 PM
What if they threw a tank party and no one showed up?
Well you have your answer right in front of you in Salt Lake tonight.
by The Ghost of Marv Throneberry on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:10 PM
why don’t these teams hate each other
do the rapids and salt lake hate each other
by ES46NE10 on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:10 PM
To much mutual resp…er, pity :p
by Russscot on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:11 PM
We look energized tonight
by brunokm on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:13 PM
its the Jazz
by Mancar on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:16 PM
Hayward look like…
Alfred E. Neuman with muscles?
by CesarTrouble on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:20 PM
Hayward – free agent this summer. . hmmm…
by ACEIII on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:21 PM
I want him
And I don’t just mean on the Nuggets
by The Ghost of Marv Throneberry on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:22 PM
i told you biebs was going to hammer us
by Mancar on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:21 PM
White boy is shooting the lights out
We need our white guy back. Gallo get out of the broadcast booth and into the game. I miss you.
by The Ghost of Marv Throneberry on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:27 PM
Nuggets making Jazz look like the Heat..
by ACEIII on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Gotta say, Richard Jefferson is a great player to tank around..
by ACEIII on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:33 PM
jefferson is horrible.
by atomiccafe on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:34 PM
lmfao hickson is so bad
by Colin Neilson on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:46 PM
Every time Arthur is mentioned
I remember again that he plays for us.
by The Ghost of Marv Throneberry on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:46 PM
Everything is terrible, hurts, and is dark
by Colin Neilson on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:51 PM
Listening to the announcer try to pronounce “Kanter” is cracking me up
by DeezNuggs on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:54 PM
faried is working favors over.
by atomiccafe on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:54 PM
44 million favors
by ACEIII on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:55 PM
Foye for 3!
Love hearing that. He is so talented
by FoyeIsTheMessiah on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:58 PM
lmao that screenname
by CombatChuk on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:59 PM
This is a joke account right?
by The Ghost of Marv Throneberry on Nov 11, 2013 | 7:59 PM
The Name Is
I actually am a die hard nugget fan
by FoyeIsTheMessiah on Nov 11, 2013 | 8:00 PM
I can’t take this announcer trying to pronounce “Kanter”
It’s getting worse as the game goes on. “Kanitoner”
by DeezNuggs on Nov 11, 2013 | 8:02 PM
No matter who wins toady basketball will lose
by Moskovite on Nov 11, 2013 | 8:37 PM
I think the real question is how does an 0-7 team sell tickets
by Danteslion on Nov 11, 2013 | 8:45 PM
Utah is the answer.
by the_roof on Nov 11, 2013 | 8:45 PM
Gobert is huge!!
by ACEIII on Nov 11, 2013 | 8:59 PM
Man the Jazz are bad.
all I can even say right now lol
by FoyeIsTheMessiah on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:04 PM
NOOOOO start losing please!
by Mancar on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:05 PM
You know the Nuggets FO is trying to tank
when they start Foye ahead of Fournier
by PurpleToPurple on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:08 PM
umm are we thinking about the same fours?
by Danteslion on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:09 PM
Are we thinking about the same Foye?
by PurpleToPurple on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:09 PM
Holy shit Faired
by BaconStrips&BaconStrips&Bacon on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:10 PM
My heart just broke.
How can i sleep at night not knowing if Kenneth is okay?!?
by FoyeIsTheMessiah on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:10 PM
We are bad but Utah is worse.
by oldcoachB on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:14 PM
by BaconStrips&BaconStrips&Bacon on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:15 PM
utah has stopped all defense
by TyLawesome on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:16 PM
by Japheth:the.other.kind.of.asian. on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:16 PM
They know how to do it right.
We can’t do anything right.
by Mancar on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:17 PM
Least satisfying road win against the Jazz
by mahmove on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:17 PM
by Mancar on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:18 PM
There’s no out tanking Utah this year.
Too damn good at it
by Quincy Miller 30 on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:19 PM
And some of you thought Utah would win this game.
Clearly no one saw what Toronto did to us.
It wasn’t consensual.
by JazzFanDonny on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:22 PM <—— Jazz fan
This could be the chance for the Nuggets to turn this season around.
Its not too late
by FoyeIsTheMessiah on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:22 PM
Yeah, and Foye is the Messiah.
by Mancar on Nov 11, 2013 | 9:23 PM
One. This is a few months old, but here are some bits of an interview with C.J. Miles in which he talks about his relationship with Jerry Sloan (H/T @dianaallen):
“He was hard on me,” Miles said. “It was for a reason. I’m glad he didn’t stop talking to me. If he had stopped talking to me, I might not be here.
“(He taught me) to come in every day and work. There are going to be days you don’t feel good. There’s going to be some pain, but come in and deal with it. To this day, I hate not being at practice. It really disappoints me. I feel I can help my team in some kind of way.” …
Miles said he sees similarities between Sloan and Cavs coach Byron Scott.
“Just the way they look at the game,” he said. “They take pride in being good defensive teams because they know that creates offense and easy baskets. When I was in Utah, we were a paint team. We ran a lot of post plays, made a lot of cuts to the basket. He wants to make the game as easy as possible.” …
“(Scott is) a little younger,” Miles said. “He relates to the younger guys. Coach Sloan was a funny guy. He was a great guy to be around. I loved him a lot. He was a great dude.”
Two. Speaking of Coach Sloan:
(This was one of Jimmy’s rare serious tweets. I asked.)
Three. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be standing in front of Enes Kanter and have him lean in for a kiss? Well, now you no longer have to imagine it. This is what it’d actually be like (if anyone is wondering, the person Enes is leaning in on is David Locke):
Four. Karl Malone, hunting in a furry Jazz hat. All is as it should be (via @mamail32):
Five. A gif to end ALL gifs, posted by JuMu in a SLC Dunk game thread:
It was too easy for the Raptors, all night long.
Which of the following would you say best describes the Jazz?
A) The Jazz lost.
B) The Jazz are lost.
C) The Jazz have been lost (i.e. by the coach).
Turning this one over to @Peter_J_Novak now…
Quote of the Night
** Ron Boone: I haven’t confirmed this, but I heard there were two or three million people in downtown Toronto. That is a ton of people.
** Tyrone Corbin, post-game: This is not fun. You know? I mean, this is, I don’t think we showed up with intensity that we needed to, to compete against these guys tonight…We got a couple guys out, but we gotta play with some more energy…This the NBA. I mean, everybody go through it, man, and you can’t get around it. You know, they’re not gonna wait until you get healthy. They’re not gonna wait for you to play better…[The guys] are a little beat up. They’re a little beat up. But you know what? They young. You know, they get through it. We’ll take tomorrow and reflect on some things.
** Gordon Hayward on what happened out there: I don’t know. Defensively, la–definitely lack of effort. I guess. I mean, or, lack of execution. Or something…Defensively, we weren’t there.
1) Richard Jefferson is no longer listed as a center.
2) “Minutes played” (usually the domain of our point guards) shows up in the stat highlights again.
3) Last year, we had #ArmlessAl. This was #ArmlessRick’s first appearance. Maybe both should just be renamed #ArmlessJefferson.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Booner: Just get physical and let some things happen.
** Booner: You want to watch a guy bang, just watch No. 50…He will make you pay attention to him.
** Steve Brown: Tyrone Corbin just looking for SOMEBODY to have a hot hand…Tyrone will take that anywhere where he can get it.
** Brown: Raptors continuing to enjoying the rims at home.
** Booner on Burks’ fouls: Make sure he doesn’t pick up a cheap one.
** Brown on Favors: He went a little bit soft and wasn’t able to finish it.
** Booner: Favors never saw it coming and Gay catches it in stride.
** Brown: You don’t want to energize ‘em any more than you have to.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machine Hall of Fame
** Steve Brown: Buycks is going to pull it out, and now dribble on the outside.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Raptors HQ.
Gay looks bored
Unless he’s taking half the shots
by chrispbridgen on Nov 9, 2013 | 7:20 PM
Oh no the tank is at risk
DJ … DJ … DJ
by chrispbridgen on Nov 9, 2013 | 7:32 PM
They counter with John Lucas III _ we are tanking against the masters
by Barflies on Nov 9, 2013 | 7:34 PM
Too true — Ross and Psycho T look
Like Bosh and LeBron against the Jazz bench
by chrispbridgen on Nov 9, 2013 | 7:40 PM
I wonder if Rudy is noticing that the Raptors are killing it when he doesn’t take many shots
That said, this is against the Jazz
by Barflies on Nov 9, 2013 | 7:37 PM
Lol, the Jazz are so bad
by Barflies on Nov 9, 2013 | 7:48 PM
A race between number of comments
On this thread and Jazz points this game
by chrispbridgen on Nov 9, 2013 | 8:01 PM
Utah has taken it to another level
There treating these games like a light practice session.
This team is playing like it may not win 5 games.
by defensive rap on Nov 9, 2013 | 8:12 PM
Wow the jazz are bad
Preservation Hall Jazz Band bad jazz
by chrispbridgen on Nov 9, 2013 | 8:49 PM
No matter how bad the Raptors become this season I don’t think they can compete with the Jazz for last
I think a Raptor tank, if it takes place, would put them in the 3-8 range and they’d have to pray to the ping pong balls
by Barflies on Nov 9, 2013 | 8:53 PM
Thank you Acy
by sarahnols on Nov 9, 2013 | 9:01 PM
Toronto is a multicultural city, they should hand out free falafel
by Barflies on Nov 9, 2013 | 9:05 PM
Our perfect record stands!
** Sidney Lowe, halftime: We have to continue to get better.
** Tyrone Corbin, post-game: We’re struggling. We’re in a bad spot right now, but we gotta continue to work, man. And that’s the only way we’re gonna get out of this. Staying together and working.
** Gordon Hayward on how he feels right now: Frustrated. Frustrated, man. I mean, it’s just, we gotta find some way to get the job done. And we have another chance tomorrow. It’s gonna be hard to win basketball games when you shoot under 30 percent. So.
** John Lucas III on what was the feeling on the floor: Oh, it’s just, I don’t know, man. It’s just, I don’t know what to really say. I mean, it’s tough, man. We got, we gotta do something. We gotta, you know, we out there playing hard. We playing tough. We playing together, and we staying together. You know, we just gotta, like, it seems like we don’t get none of the loose balls. You know what I mean? Like, we, like, I don’t know why. It’s just tough right now.
** Enes Kanter on what was the feeling on the floor: When we, like, started going down, I feel like frustration. I mean, we were down by 11 in the half. Then, you know, we start with, like, turnovers like I said, and ssssss, just we were down by like 27 or something like that. So I mean, we just have to fight through it.
Random Stuff, etc.
** People calling Alec Burks “Trey Burke”: Steve Brown
** People calling Joakim Noah “Yannick Noah”: Steve Brown
** Trey Burke snapped by John Lucas III en route to Chicago:
** Live in Toronto, or can get there? Wanna party with JT and possibly other Jazz players? (BTW, don’t know if she remembers, but @SurlyMae made up the rhyme “party with JT.”)
This Friday ohso night club 137 Peter st. Utah Jazz & Toronto Raptors hosting a crazy Friday night party. Guest list and info call or text 4169949850.
Jamal Tinsley and his NBA team mates this Friday night hosting Ohso night club -137 Peter st. Guest list and info call or text 4169949850.
Yes, they misspelled Jamaal’s name.
** Enes Kanter is a nominee for this week’s Shaqtin’ A Fool:
** Jamaal Tinsley is apparently tied with Lamar Odom as Taj Gibson’s favorite player. The source is Steve Brown, so take of that what you will.
** Think we’ll see a feature like this on Matt Harpring’s hair in the future?
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Steve Brown: Rose penetrates and then kicks it off the left hand of Tinsley.
** Carlos Boozer with the #BoozerDQM: AAAAGH!!!! GET IN THERE!!!!!! (hashtag coined by @seanp33)
** Matt Harpring: I’m not saying it’s not gonna come, but it’s not there yet.
** Brown: Active hands on the other team’s part.
** Sidney Lowe, halftime: We were active with our bodies and hands. (H/T @slcdon)
** Brown: Favors had inside position, and it paid off eventually.
** Brown: Gibson down low, wants it again.
** Harpring on the play above: I think Deng saw him from behind, said “I’m gonna finish strong here.”
** Brown: Favors is fouled from behind by Hinrich. (H/T @UofUJazz)
** Harpring on Kanter: He gets into your body, and then he backs you down.
** Brown on Erik Murphy: If he sticks it out until the end, this will be his longest stint of the year by far.
** Corbin on tomorrow’s game: If Brandon don’t feel well and Marvin’s sore, then we can’t play either of the two.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Blog A Bull.
by ES46NE10 on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:12 PM
Deng for Hayward?
by rick_ross on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:17 PM
by Dils on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:17 PM
I don’t think the Jazz would do it
But if they offered, I’d do it in a heartbeat
by Ryan Carp on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:18 PM
They would probably ask for the CHA and 2014 pick
by YouBlewwIt on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:23 PM
Yer i agree
Deng + Charlotte for Hayward
by rick_ross on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:26 PM
Speaking of a Teague/Gobert trade, I c ur point now. I would love that trade
by TheBrooklynBull on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:37 PM
everyone would love that trade
by Basketball Smurf on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:49 PM
Lu on the break is… ugh
by Dils on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:23 PM
ugh is the word you’re looking for, yes
by ES46NE10 on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:24 PM
Fucks up yet another fast break with derrick :-(
by Rahm Emanuel on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:24 PM
Omg Lu finished a break
by TianDogg on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Lu with a good fastbreak???!!
by T.Moore on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM
lu’s fastbreaks are neither fast nor breaks, discuss
by ES46NE10 on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:46 PM
Oh they’re broken
by Bin Bin on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:47 PM
Ah its nice playing tanking teams.
by PrinceTarmac on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:34 PM
Bulls needed to play a team like this so bad.
by ProtoPunch on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:38 PM
are the bulls looking better, or the jazz just this bad?
by chowder on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:46 PM
too many turnovers
the jazz play d like a tall ymca team
by Basketball Smurf on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:51 PM
But the jazz are that bad
by TheBrooklynBull on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:54 PM
I really thought Kanter and Favors would be much better than this
by YouBlewwIt on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:53 PM
i didn’t but they haven’t been well coached
by Basketball Smurf on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:55 PM up reply
I thought Dunleavy would be better than this
by Dils on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:53 PM
u r not alone
by TheBrooklynBull on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:56 PM
by ES46NE10 on Nov 8, 2013 | 7:58 PM
If headless chickens played basketball, this is what I imagine it’d look like.
by Mirabelle on Nov 8, 2013 | 8:13 PM
Boy these Jazz suck
by MCREW on Nov 8, 2013 | 8:28 PM
Gonna play this Rose blown layup drinking game
by MCREW on Nov 8, 2013 | 8:45 PM
don’t die plz
by ES46NE10 on Nov 8, 2013 | 8:48 PM
good lord the jazz are a mess
by ES46NE10 on Nov 8, 2013 | 8:49 PM
no point guard
Plus bad coaching
by Basketball Smurf on Nov 8, 2013 | 8:51 PM
I’m guessing that Kirk didn’t major in math at Iowa…
2.2 seconds left and he calculates that he can dribble four times before shooting?
by Paul Warfield on Nov 8, 2013 | 8:54 PM
He went to Kansas
by bullsrule on Nov 8, 2013 | 8:55 PM
pretty much the same thing
by obnoxious american on Nov 8, 2013 | 8:57 PM
2 made 3s
2 of 2 free throws
by wjb1492 on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:01 PM
and 2 eyes, arms, legs, nuts…
by Paul Warfield on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:03 PM
And he wears the number 22
by anirudhram on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:04 PM
by ES46NE10 on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:05 PM
Who is wiggins?
by Droseman1 on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:04 PM
And the race to the Big Mac begins
by aznlildelfin on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:11 PM
Fatties in the crowd
Bout to get restless for free hamburgers
by Rahm Emanuel on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:12 PM
Ty Corbin is clapping!
by Paul Warfield on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:21 PM
by obnoxious american on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:22 PM
will the fatties get burgers
by Rahm Emanuel on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:22 PM
No burgers! Noooooooo!
by MCREW on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:22 PM
I like Snell more now, that he trolled the fans and failed to get them their big macs
by chowder on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:24 PM
Whoa Will Perdue took Kendall Gill’s job.
And his skin is all saggy
by YouBlewwIt on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:24 PM
That might have been…
the least confidence-boosting win I can recall.
by Paul Warfield on Nov 8, 2013 | 9:25 PM
Big picture takeway on the first four games (0-4)
Well, I think the big picture takeaway right now is, is that, as we suspected, we have a young team.
They are working hard. They are learning. They’re growing each game. There’s some things that we wish we wouldn’t have to keep learning, unfortunately, but they are young…
This is part of the growing process, with a young team, that we knew we’d be going through. And so, I would say, overall, I’m, I am content with the growth and the progress that we’re making.
They’re playing hard. Our fan base is really enjoying it. We’re seeing some great basketball. A lot of high energy, and it’s been really quite fun even though the winning, the losing is not fun, but at least seeing the effort, I think, has been very rewarding.
At what point, if at all, do you become concerned about the toll losing takes on the team?
You know, we’ve warned these players we’re going into, I mean, this is a long road trip here. And you know, we went into it 0-3, and now we’ll go into four markets, and two of these games are back-to-back.
And so, what we’re telling our players is, focus on each game. Focus on what you’re doing to make this team better, and being the best that you can be. And if we’re doing those things, the wins and the losses, though more importantly the wins, will take care of themselves.
And so, I think our biggest concern is, is that we’ve got to get our players looking and having that kind of mindset, and that kind of attitude, of just be the best you can be. Work on improving your game. Work on improving what our coaching staff is teaching us. And then, you know what? Then the wins will take care of themselves.
On accountability regardless of individual stats
These young players, is literally, they’re getting a lot of playing time now to really, and they’re playing the best of the best. I mean, you, they started against five All-Stars last night [in Brooklyn]…
These players, they need to recognize those things and see what these other players are doing, learn from who they’re up against as well, and see what they’re doing, and hopefully learn how they can incorporate that and learn how they can stop what they’re doing for the future…
Until you recognize that you need to improve, until you recognize what you’re doing wrong, that’s at least the first step to actually making the improvements.
Despite the losses, the Jazz have acquitted themselves with their effort and intensity on defense.
We really do [feel good about that]. I’ve been very impressed with the drills, with the work, the implementation of the plans that our coaching staff have had for really stepping up our defense.
And I’ve been very happy with the responsiveness of our players to actually embrace it, and be working on it…That’s what [Tyrone Corbin] is trying to teach these young players, is you know what? You’re working hard. You’re paying the price. Don’t do the stupid things.
Praise for Tyrone Corbin
What I like about coach Corbin, he is a teacher. He recognizes he’s got a lot of young players that are learning this game of the NBA, which is a lot different in a lot of ways than the collegiate game. And he, so he’s teaching. But there’s also times that he’s a motivator.
Wednesday, sorry, Saturday night, when we lost that game [to the Houston Rockets], he, it hurt. It really hurt him. And as he said to the players, this one should’ve hurt you as well. Because that game was also one that was in the taking for us if we would’ve exerci–sorry, executed properly in the second half of our offense.
And we didn’t. And we need to, and when you’ve worked that hard the first half to have a lead, and not do the right things the second half, it should hurt. And so, he’s constantly teaching. But I’ll tell ya, at the same time, when the moments are there and we haven’t capitalized on them, he is very much a disciplinarian, to also say, “Guys, get your act together.” (1280)
After Rigby hangs up
Spencer Checketts talks about how bad the Celtics (0-4) are, how Brad Stevens slows the ball down a lot, how they’re the second worst team in the league in points scored, how they’re horrible at distributing, horrible at rebounding, etc.
“First team to 60 tonight gets the win,” says Checketts. “I guess that’s what happens when you start Victor Faverani* as your center.”
For the record, the Celtics were the first to reach 60 points, which they did at 8:49 in the third quarter on a Kelly Olynyk free throw. The Jazz had scored 37 points at that point. It took the Jazz until 1:25 left in the third to get to 60 on a Derrick Favors free throw. The Celtics had 81 points at that point.
* People calling Vitor Faverani “Victor”: Spencer Checketts
Three of the Jazz’s five losses have come at the hands of brand new NBA coaches: Jeff Hornacek (no NBA head coaching experience; second game as head coach); Brad Stevens (no NBA coaching experience; fifth game as head coach); and Jason Kidd (no coaching experience; second game as head coach).
The team is also now off to the worst start in Utah Jazz history (though this team has a ways to go before matching the New Orleans Jazz’s worst-ever start of 0-11 in their inaugural season). Even more impressively, the Jazz brought an end to Boston’s 290-game sellout streak tonight.
More fun: The Jazz/Tyrone Corbin were both Stevens and Kidd’s win virgin sacrifice. And once again, the worst record in the league is solely ours.
I stand by what I said (tweeted) during this game, though:
** Tyrone Corbin: Tough loss. Eight points in the second quarter. I thought we came off to, we got off to a pretty good start. But eight points in the second quarter cost you the ball game…I liked the fight at the end, but the focus in that second quarter really hurt us.
** Corbin talked about being short-handed on four separate occasions in his 2:42 post-game interview.
** Gordon Hayward: Whatever it is, we gotta figure it out. ‘Cause Chicago’s gonna be no different, Toronto’s gonna be no different, and each team will look to bury us. So, we gotta figure something out.
** Hayward on Brad Stevens: Coach, that’s one thing that he always did, when I was in college, you know, we moved the basketball from side to side, and usually when you do that, you get a good shot. You know, they ran out on us there in the game a little bit, and you know, we dug ourselves too deep a hole. (1280)
A look at Trey Burke and Jeremy Evans’ respective sideline styles:
Random Stuff, etc.
** People still calling Alec Burks “Alex”: Matt Harpring. (H/T @5kl)
** Ron Boone is probably the most unintentionally funny dude in Jazzland:
Unintentional Dirty Image of the Night
What is going on behind BFFs Trey Burke and Jared Sullinger?!
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Boler: Gobert gave Kanter a blow. (H/T @RxMike12)
** Harpring: There’s nothing wrong with trying out new moves and figuring out how to score.
** Harpring: It’s not Ty’s fault. There’s nothing he can do.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: CelticsBlog.
No, it’s coo. You guys go and get that win.
by AllThatAmar on Nov 6, 2013 | 4:00 PM <—– Jazz fan
no no we insists lol
by craziness@analltimehigh on Nov 6, 2013 | 4:21 PM
Pssh, naw man.
You totally thought about the win first. It’s yours.
by a tommy point on Nov 6, 2013 | 7:29 PM
Haha this game is going to be straight up competitive
by GreenCeltics on Nov 6, 2013 | 5:22 PM
I di9dn’t even know he was still alive.
by Eric M VAN on Nov 6, 2013 | 7:41 PM
What have we learned so far.
by Eric M VAN on Nov 6, 2013 | 7:48 PM
Woah! That is one ugly streak of missed shots.
by mmmmm on Nov 6, 2013 | 7:49 PM
Thank god! Some shots finally went into our hoop!!!
ANd WALLACE MADE A SHOT!!!!
CALL THE MEDIA!
by mmmmm on Nov 6, 2013 | 7:52 PM
No need, he’ll call them himself after the game.
by Rattling Bones on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:00 PM
We are playing too well!
by Rhyso on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:10 PM
dude. I was thinking the same thing. Stevens needs to pump the breaks.
by Boborino on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:12 PM
Clippers losing to Orlando
I hope they lose You suck Doc
by eddiefabricio.jacome on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:26 PM
the Jazz are bad
by Scuba Bleeds Green on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:31 PM
i think i smell a Victory for us tonite :)))
by eddiefabricio.jacome on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:31 PM
No pass bass is back!
by leftywamu on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:50 PM
Crawford with the ball is like a squirrel running through traffic
by tstorey1 on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:52 PM
57 year old Richard Jefferson has 11 points
by Eric M VAN on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:55 PM
Up by 22 time to put in the subs!…wait a second…these are the subs
by tstorey1 on Nov 6, 2013 | 8:56 PM
I was just joking, but it really looks like No Pass Bass is back!
by leftywamu on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:02 PM
Im liking Ollie
by Boborino on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:10 PM
but who is slower Bird or KO
by eddiefabricio.jacome on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:11 PM
Bird seems quick now.
by Boborino on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:12 PM
Good offense, good passing but…
vs a non defense jazz… except for hayward
by Rajon33 on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:15 PM
Uh … Hayward isn’t exactly known for his defense
So ‘not sure why you are ‘except’ing him there.
by mmmmm on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:16 PM
bring on the Heat
by eddiefabricio.jacome on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:18 PM
by leftywamu on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:19 PM
OK we got this… win #1 here we come
Assuming we don’t collapse of course.
by GreenCeltics on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:20 PM
Clippers and overrated new coach lost to magic just now yesss
by eddiefabricio.jacome on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:28 PM
So how much do we have to be up by to not lose?
I’m thinking 40
by GreenCeltics on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:32 PM
this is clearly our year!
…. for a #1 lottery pick.
by spinz on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:36 PM
Thank gawd Utah likes to turn the ball over.
by mmmmm on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:44 PM
It’s happening guys! We are gonna win.
by GreenCeltics on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:45 PM
now.. all we gotta do is..
keep playing against winless teams.
by spinz on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:45 PM
This really has been the toilet bowl tonight
It’s a battle to see who’s just a little bit crappier
by Eric M VAN on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:45 PM
UTAH HAS THE STRONGER TANK!!!!
by omitasub on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:48 PM
by Boborino on Nov 6, 2013 | 9:49 PM
Did the Jazz almost win? Nope.
In fact, this was probably the closest thing to a Jazz highlight there was:
That, or getting to see the rare footage of Matt Harpring bopping to the beat:
Brandon Rush did check into a game for the first time in over one year, and make his Jazz debut during this game for what that’s worth:
** Zach Lowe had an “unpleasant interaction” with Tyrone Corbin at shootaround today:
Here’s what happened with Ty Corbin. I asked him, that I, I said I watched your team the other night in Houston. It seemed like, you know, I asked him a question about their pick-and-roll defense. Basically, it seemed like Derrick Favors and [Enes] Kanter were coming out pretty far on pick and rolls, and is that their strategy every night? Are they gonna change it by opponent?
And he looked at me, he’s like, “What, you ask me to tell you our scouting report? What, are you, what are you crazy?”
And I said, “Well, some coaches are willing to talk X’s and O’s with me.”
And he, then he just said, “Well, why don’t you talk to those other coaches then? Don’t talk to me.”
I said “Okay, see you later coach!”
It did not go well for me and Ty Corbin today. It was, it did not go well.
Here’s @JazzBasketball1′s take on it. As noted by JBB, it’s too bad that “questions” like “Well, you guys lost but you played hard” or “Tough loss but you never stopped fighting” or “What are the positives you take from this loss?” will have to suffice.
These may or may not be Ty’s reactions to seeing Zach Lowe in the arena during the game:
** Tyrone Corbin: You know, it, losing hurts. It should hurt, you know? It’s four losses for us, out of the first four games. But you know what? Nobody’s gonna feel sorry for us. We gotta come out fighting and keep working and try and get better™ and win a game.
** Gordon Hayward: I think we had moments where we are, you know, we had bright spots during the game. And too many times, though, lack of execution. I think, lack of intensity. And you know, especially against a team like, a veteran team like the Nets, I mean, they’ve been in this league, and you know, they’ll bury you. So, that’s what they did to us tonight.
** Brandon Rush on how it felt to be out there: It felt great out there. I know I gotta shake out the rust. Got a little nervous a little bit, and couldn’t catch the ball…[but] it felt great.
** Deron Williams:
** Kevin Garnett, trolling or complimentary? Utah’s well-coached, with players that play really hard, that are NBA players.
Random Stuff, etc.
** Masha Kirilenko and AK’s boy were sitting courtside by the scorer’s table:
During the game, she posted a sideline video on Instagram with this caption:
Brooklyn Nets against my beloved Utah!! Jazz is in my heart forever. It’s unbelievable how grateful I am for those 10 years of my life #utahjazz#brooklynnets#nba#ak47
** Jerry Sloan was on the front page of ESPN during the game:
** LOL at this infographic thoughtfully provided by Root Sports:
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Boler: Hayward with a nice spurt.
** Boler on Rush: He had to grab his shorts for a minute.
** Boler: Oh Gobert. So long. Grabs it.
** Harpring: This is the first time I’ve seen Favors manhandled.
** Boler on Favors: Blatche gives him an elbow, and down he goes.
** Boler: How big a difference do you think Trey Burke will make when healthy?
Harpring: With that shirt [pictured above]? Or without the shirt?
Boler: How ’bout without it?
Harpring: A huge, huge difference. There’s no question that the Jazz need him back in a big way.
** Harpring: Kanter and Favors, they’re gonna be a little bit tired, banging against Brook Lopez. When you bang, it’s a different type of style of game. You get really tired. Your legs, you get fatigued quickly, when you gotta be banging all night long. (H/T @bjcseven)
** Corbin on Brook Lopez: I thought he got deep on us. We didn’t move him off the spot.
To close: Towards the end of the broadcast, Matt Harpring talked about this one time
at band camp in Philly when he was forced to wear a headband because the rest of the team was. Here’s a pic (first posted right here three years ago):