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Game 69 of 82: Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies (22-47)

March 20, 2014

clap-ty

Post-Game Quotage
** Tyrone Corbin, asked whether it was a little bit of a hangover from the last game
I don’t, I, you know what, I just think that we, you know, this is a good team, and they came out and they put their hands on us early. And we didn’t respond to, I thought in the second half, we played with a lot more energy.

fouls vs minutes

** Gordon Hayward on the game
It’s hard when you get down on the road to come back and then hold off somebody. And you know, they’re good at what they do. They have two extremely big guys that are, you know, special players. They pass the ball well, and they feed off each other, so. They had, what was it, like, four or six quick points on us after we tied it, and you know, we just couldn’t come back after that.
** Trey Burke on what the Jazz can accomplish in the final few games
I would say it’s just, you know, developing, you know? Not only as a team, but individually. You know, we understand that, you know, the playoff picture is out of it, out of reach, you know, but you know, in this game you gotta go out, and you know, leave it on the court for 48 minutes every single night or you’ll get embarrassed. So, this is our job and you know, we know what we signed up for. We just gotta be w–be ready to play every night.

Random Stuff, etc.
** Craig Bolerjack asked Hayward in the post-game about a “half-dollar or a dollar-size strawberry on your hip.”
** Matt Harpring’s (@mharpring15) successful #JazzTV submission:

** This Alec Burks shot happened during Trey Burke’s post-game interview:

burks-brushin

It was so amusing to Alema Harrington and Thurl Bailey that they replayed it after the Burke interview.

Harrington: He’s trying to get the waves going there!
Bailey: Waves, baby! Making me seasick!
Harrington: Hahahahahaha!
Bailey: Hahahahahahaha!
Harrington: Alec’s gotta know where the camera is!

Geography Mis-Education of the Night

geo misedH/T Diana Allen

To close: A gif for old times. THE KOOF!

koof-bucket

Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 20, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Grizzly Bear Blues.

gbb poll

Gordan Hayword = Female Steve Nash
by jetpilot.jones on Mar 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM

I love the smell of trap games in the evening.
by jetpilot.jones on Mar 19, 2014 | 7:08 PM

3 pt line defense. We’re gonna get murdered in the playoffs if we can’t figure that out in the next 15.25 games.
by Okitech623 on Mar 19, 2014 | 8:50 PM

Gordon Hayward can ball.
by Okitech623 on Mar 19, 2014 | 8:51 PM

Must..stay..positive
So hard…..

by The_Arub on Mar 19, 2014 | 8:51 PM

Time for KK and gasol nicknames
by The_Arub on Mar 19, 2014 | 8:54 PM

I stand Firmly By BEARDY and BALDY
by themidget428 on Mar 19, 2014 | 8:57 PM

Marc is Big Spain. KK = Big Greece?
by Okitech623 on Mar 19, 2014 | 8:55 PM

Why are we trading buckets?
We should be blowing them out!

by BenJr69 on Mar 19, 2014 | 8:57 PM

Why is this game close?
by robdjq on Mar 19, 2014 | 8:58 PM

I’m not Really Wishing any Bodily Harm To Tayshaun or anything….
But an All Expenses paid space expedition to Pluto would be awesome.

by themidget428 on Mar 19, 2014 | 8:59 PM

HERE WE GO
A BLOWOUT!

by BenJr69 on Mar 19, 2014 | 9:19 PM

Hammer meet nail meet coffin.
by Okitech623 on Mar 19, 2014 | 9:20 PM

Bits from Sidney Lowe Interview, 3/18

March 19, 2014
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lowe

What about San Antonio makes them so effective? Why can Gregg Popovich interchange pieces and still have the same level of success?
You know, I don’t, I mean, they, I mean, Pop does a great job obviously, you know? You know, we, there’re great coaches in this league. There’re a lot of good coaches in this league, and you know, but with those good coaches, you know, you have to have good players. And Pop has that.

And he’s done a great job, though, of instituting the pieces, as you say, as you said, that fit to what they’re doing. And then the second thing is, I think that there’s an accountability factor there. You could see it. Those guys know that they have to do the right things. They have to play the right way. They have to play hard, or they’re gonna get it.

They’re gonna hear it, whether it’s from Pop, whether it’s from Timmy [Duncan], [Manu] Ginobili or Tony [Parker]. Especially Timmy and Tony. Those two are very vocal leaders, and Pop doesn’t have to say much. So, that’s a major factor. …

When you have that type of leadership from within, where the other guys respect you, then it really almost doesn’t matter who you bring in, because they’re gonna have to play the right way or they won’t be there. And that’s a major thing. That’s a big factor.

Are there players on the the Jazz’s current roster that are likely to develop that kind of vocal leadership? Which player is best-wired to do that?
You know, I don’t know. I don’t know. You know, because it’s a situation where you have to be willing to separate yourself from the friendship. You have to be willing to separate yourself from it being your best buddy. And you have to be willing to tell that guy that that’s a bad play or he’s gotta move the ball or he’s gotta defend or you’re not doing something or you have to rebound. You know, you have to be willing to do that, and I don’t know if we have anyone that’s like that. …

It’s a born, it’s something that’s in you. It’s just in you. And so, I don’t know if we have that guy yet, and I’m not saying it can’t happen. I’m sure it can, but I’m not sure if any of the guy–

Trey Burke, if I had to say one. If I had to say one, I would say Trey Burke might have that quality, that characteristic in him, where he’s not concerned that if he say something to one of the guys, even if he’s thinking they might talk back. And that’s where you can’t be afraid.

Are you disappointed that your answer is “I don’t know,” 68 games into the season?
You know, when you look at our team and you look at the experience or lack of experience, you know, there’s a guy, maybe there’s a guy in there that’s, maybe he’s afraid or uncomfortable right now because he’s too young, and you’re giving too much respect to guys that have been in the league before him. I mean, I’ve seen that happen. So no, I’m not disappointed in that at all, that I said that. But, you know, it’s just a fact. It’s just the way it is.

Is that type of leadership in Derrick Favors?
Derrick Favors is gonna be a very good player in this league. I don’t think Derrick Favors is the type of guy that would be comfortable speaking like that. I think he does his more by example, with his work. But I don’t see him–you know, it’s hard to get him to talk now, as it is. So you know, getting him now to take on that role, I don’t see that.

Teams are shooting very well against you, but you’re playing some very good teams. What are you trying to do on defense lately?
Well, I think, number one, you, first of all, you said it, you know? The last few teams we’ve played have been very, very good teams. And they are getting geared up, you know, for the playoffs. And that’s, unfortunately, that’s what happens. And when you have a young team and you run into situations like that, unfortunately you might have a few games [like that]…

We have to continue to stay focused on our assignments. And that’s not blaming anybody or any players or anything like that. But you know, we made a lot of mistakes last night, especially in that pick and roll coverage where guys didn’t do what they were supposed to do.

And now, I’m not saying that’s why, you know, we lost as we did, but we have to do a better job there. We have to get our assignments down, stay focused on our assignments and what we’re supposed to do and everybody stay on the same page.

Lowe’s recap of the John Lucas III-Francisco Garcia scuffle
I was looking down the court, but I was looking at some other players down there. And then I saw John coming with the ball, and then he passed it, and he was, you know, he was right by our bench. And Garcia just elbowed him. I think he elbowed him, like, in the ribs and knocked him, you know, out of bounds.

And then John pushed him, and you know, my first reaction was to get in between these guys because it just, you know, certainly didn’t want that to happen. So I just tried to get in and prevent anything getting out of hand there, and so I just kinda pushed Garcia back and had my hand on Luke a little bit and just tried to separate those guys…

So you know, it was an unfortunate thing, but yeah, I was trying to get in the middle so, hoping that no one was gonna throw a punch.

Would have you preferred it if Lucas had just allowed Garcia to run out the clock?
Well, you know, normally, you just let the guy run the clock out. I mean, that’s what normally happens…

So, you know, but I don’t, you know, either way, I mean, you know, like I said, there’s been, it’s happened before. But most of the time, guys just let the clock run out, and get the game over with. So, I don’t know which way I feel. I cert–I don’t think I would’ve done it, but I don’t know, you know?

On losing
I’m not good after losses. I don’t talk after losses very well. So you know, you want your players to feel that. You know, you don’t want it to be one of those things where they say it’s just a game, or just another game. Or we’ll play tomorrow. Well yes, we know we’re gonna play tomorrow, but you know what, you just lost.

And it’s unfortunate that, you know, you do have players out there like that, where losing is not important. So I understand [Lucas'] frustration, and especially when you’re in the ball game like that, like we were last night. …

I think our players have done a great job of staying with it, and continuing to play hard, and I think it shows the character, you know, of those guys. So you know, and I think that’s what you build on. You build on the character. You build on them continuing to work hard.

You know, there’s never, it’s never too late, really, to improve when you’re talking about young players. It’s never too late to look and you know, you can, we can improve something in 14, 15 games. (1280)

Coming soon to bookstores everywhere…

March 18, 2014

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Game 68 of 82: Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets (22-46)

March 18, 2014

Matt Harpring at the beginning of the second half (60-41 Rockets at the time): “The Houston Rockets will let you back in the game.”
Score at the end of the third quarter: 92-69.
Final Score: 124-86.

The ending was probably the only interesting thing that happened in this game:


 

Things of note:
1) John Lucas III yelling “This is my city” at Francisco Garcia across the court (H/T @Mac_Jazz)
2) Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward’s Zen-like stoicisim (H/T @5kl)
3) JLIII’s old-timey Notre Dame mascot fighting pose (H/T @saltcityhoops)
4) The total excitement of Amsterdam sweater guy (H/T @JazzBasketball1)

Who knows, maybe he just wanted a post-game interview to show off this shirt:

jl3 shirt

Post-Game Quotage
** Tyrone Corbin on the game
Give them credit, they made shots…They showed their experience, and we showed our inexperience.* And this is a lesson for the young guys. You know, you gotta learn how to get yourself ready every night, and at different stages of the year. And tonight, we just couldn’t get it going. Looked like we were running in mud and couldn’t get ourselves out of it.
* The Rockets are the second-youngest team and second most inexperienced team (NBA years) in the league.
** Corbin on whether he would have preferred if John Lucas III had just let the Rockets dribble out the clock
Yeah, I mean, but, you know what, the clock is still running, you got a right to play. So, you know, it happens. We’ll move on.

ty-smilingSometimes all you can do is laugh.

** John Lucas III on the scuffle
We already getting beat real bad, and they still want to be showing off and doing stuff like that. So you know, I stole the ball…I coulda went in and scored it, but I dribbled it out. And then [Francisco Garcia] came in and threw a little cheap shot to my ribs. So, that was it. I just pushed him back, and it escalated from there. … I just feel like, you know, it, built-up frustration, maybe for the whole year. And you know, it just took a trigger something, and it triggered me to do what I had to do…I don’t back away from nobody.
** JLIII, in hindsight
As I took a shower and kind of cooled off, it was a messed up part on mine…As I look back on it, I wish none of that would’ve happened, you know? It was a great game. The Rockets played great team basketball. They, you know, played a hell of a game. Excuse my language.** So you know, it’s messed up that, you know, it ended like that, you know? It was a good game by them, and from one through all their guys, they all played good.
** This is a man that knows his audience.

jl2

Random Stuff, etc.
** Methinks the Rockets were trying to appeal to a specific demographic for this game… (via the Rockets’ FB):

** Per @tribjazz, the Rockets PA guy announced Enes Kanter as a starter during the starting lineup intros.
** Trey Burke’s dad/agent, Benji, weighs in on the game:

benji tweet

** Rockets TV analyst Clyde Drexler just tied the knot…Pics via Mrs. Karl Malone and Mrs. Dominique Wilkins:

** Elsewhere in the association: “They’re still so cute.” I love that you can tell they’re both smiling. Via @shandonfan:

Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring on not being boring for St. Patrick’s Day: Don’t pull a Bolerjack on me.
** Harpring to Craig Bolerjack on the pinching tradition for no green on St. Patty’s: I’m not touching you. (H/T @Mark_R_Pereira)
** Sidney Lowe at halftime: We’re too passive, and we have to get up and make sure that Harden and Lin and those guys can see our bigs.
** Lowe on the Rockets’ 3-point shooting: They get ‘em up pretty good, so, but, you know, again, some of those threes came off of penetration. We have to suck in.
** Harpring: That could be a money shot from Hayward.
** Thurl Bailey: Practically anyone that wanted to take it inside tonight against the Jazz went unmolested.

Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 18, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.

good lord Jazz uniforms are ugly
by stats-teacher on Mar 17, 2014 | 7:11 PM

ugh i hate listening to harpring
by sohum on Mar 17, 2014 | 7:31 PM

Asik is shooting below 50.0% this season.
But he attempts all his shots at the rim. Wtf

by KLP713 on Mar 17, 2014 | 7:17 PM

asik is
So damn terrible around the rim, my goodness!

by KeriTheCreoleTexan on Mar 17, 2014 | 7:18 PM

i think i have a higher vertical than asik
and this is after 3 straight years of knee surgery

by sohum on Mar 17, 2014 | 7:33 PM

we should be up by 30
but Asik

by H&Hguy on Mar 17, 2014 | 7:34 PM

poor asik lol
by TexansAddict on Mar 17, 2014 | 7:35 PM

jazz can’t hit the side of a barn
by rheemixed on Mar 17, 2014 | 7:57 PM

Our white guy
is better than their white guy

by HennyAndCheetos on Mar 17, 2014 | 7:59 PM

it’s the Jazz, which Whit…wait they only have 2 white guys on the team?
by NVP on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:00 PM


When did
Richard Jefferson go from “Richard Jefferson Expiring Contract” to “Richard Jefferson Useful Veteran?”

by the renegade on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:04 PM

when he got on a team full of less than ready NBA player
by NVP on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:05 PM

This is fun to watch.
Beating the shit out of the Jazz will never get old.

by Bobbythegreat on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:30 PM

Why do the Jazz keep biting T-jones fake?
Shouldn’t they get the memo about T-jones shooting?

by Also Sprach Zarathustra on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:34 PM

Jazz bit on like 5 TJ fakes from 3point line
just sad

by NVP on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:34 PM

6……….
by tkrieger on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:36 PM


I’d Rather See Moving Screens…….
…than no screens.

by tkrieger on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:51 PM

^this
by HFL21 on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:52 PM

Bev + Lin = destruction
by stats-teacher on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:51 PM

The 2 PG lineup of Bev and Lin is ridiculous.
by KLP713 on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:51 PM

Playing shitty teams
cures all ails.

by Bobbythegreat on Mar 17, 2014 | 8:52 PM

Ian Clark is actually a tremendous shooter
not showing it though, doesn’t shoot

by NVP on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:02 PM

Canaan time?
by TexansRocketsStros on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:03 PM

Canaan Time.
by KLP713 on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:04 PM


Terrence Jones Looks Like………
Blake Griffin………..

by tkrieger on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:06 PM

Damn Brandon Rush got real fat
that Rush or Jrich

by NVP on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:07 PM

eat it, matt harpring!
choke on it!

by sohum on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:10 PM

^^^^^^This
by Michael 2k on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:10 PM

if Harpring was here I would smack him with my Corona bottle
by stats-teacher on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:11 PM

We’re just embarrassing them now
by Michael 2k on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:10 PM

We’ve Doubled the Season Total For………….
Moving screens…………

by tkrieger on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:19 PM

we’re up 40? didn’t even notice
by NVP on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:19 PM

Jazz just sucks on scoring in this game
Fast break points off steals expands the gap like nothing

by LoveGreatPasses on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:20 PM


JL3 punching
expect some suspensions

by sohum on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:22 PM

lol JLIII
was looking to get clowned

by NVP on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:22 PM

Garcia would have fucked him
up.

by Bobbythegreat on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:23 PM

lol JL3 would have been knocked the eff out
don’t mess with garcia

by sohum on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:23 PM

lol Garcia was gonna go at that little shit for being a bad sport
by H&Hguy on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:23 PM

Lucas pushed Garcia and of course this is Garcia we’re talking about
Most likely player on the Rockets to seriously fuck you up

by bt20 on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:25 PM

The man with the ultimate death stare?!
Is Lucas dead?

by KLP713 on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:29 PM

Come on JLIII, why you gotta pull that clown move at your home town
you got your start with Rockets

by NVP on Mar 17, 2014 | 10:25 PM

then he stomped off the court screaming
“this is my city”.
you’re not good enough for your city, soz.

by sohum on Mar 17, 2014 | 10:26 PM

the shot chart is gonna send Morey to a strip club tonight. . . . . . .

shot chart

by stats-teacher on Mar 17, 2014 | 9:36 PM

Game 67 of 82: Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs (22-45)

March 17, 2014

The following statements may or may not be related:

1) The Jazz have been [mathematically] eliminated from the playoffs.
2) Tyrone Corbin decided to start a front court of Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter tonight.

There were various good things to take away from this game, but I think I speak for everyone when I say the one highlight we will all remember from this game is #POTUJ (shoutout to @JazzBasketball1 for the hashtag) Randy Rigby singing along to Sweet Caroline in the crowd:

 

Post-Game Quotage
** Tyrone Corbin on the game
The first half, we did a relatively good job up until the last four or five minutes of the half of keeping them off the 3-point line…and they just took off from there. So, you know, I thought our guys competed hard, and that’s the thing I’m impressed with, that these guys come out, and fight hard, and we had a chance. And just give them credit, they shot the ball extremely well.
** Corbin on Derrick Favors’ performance tonight
He’s getting better. His offensive game on the post is coming better…We gon need all these guys to continue to grow, man, and as I said earlier, we don’t wanna just show up and let the season just kinda come and go. We need to learn and get better, and fight every night out there and see where we go from here.
** Corbin on Enes Kanter’s performance as a starter tonight
We got in a little foul trouble there, and it hurt us a little bit. But I, you know, they’re getting better. You know, it gave us a chance, had to get Marvin [Williams] in there and play him a little extended, we got in such foul trouble with the two big guys…There will be times he’ll be effective for us, and at times we need to pull back from it a little bit.

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** Derrick Favors, asked to talk about his performance and career-high in points tonight
Yeah, man, you know, just a great night for me. You know, my teammates did a good job finding me on the post and in my spots, and you know, I was hitting shots. You know, just one of those nights for me…You know, it’s an honor to play against a guy like Tim Duncan. So you know, I go out there and I just play as hard as I can. If I score, I score. If I don’t, I don’t, but you know, just playing against Tim Duncan, you know, just speaks for itself.
** Favors on starting alongside Enes Kanter
You know, it’s something different. You know, I was used to playing with Marv throughout the whole season, but you know, the Spurs came out with a big lineup. You know, coach wanted to go with a big lineup, and you know, just gotta deal with it.
** Favors on the Spurs
Every time we play the Spurs, man, you get the same thing. You know, they a team that never stop moving. You know, they play as a team. They play together. You know, they can hit shots. They got a lotta great players on their team that make big plays, and you know, it’s amazing to watch, man. It’s just something we can learn from.
** Gordon Hayward on the Spurs and the game
They’re a good team. They’ve proven that ever since I’ve been in the league. Seems like they know how to win basketball games, and they get the job done…I thought we did, we fought. We definitely didn’t give up. We played ’til the end, and hopefully we can come out with the same effort tomorrow.

Selfie Report
garrett ig

gobert ig

Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring on Kawhi Leonard: He’s got very large hands. And Popovich said, “I see something in him. He could be my guy.”
** Harpring on Boris Diaw: 6-8, 250. You don’t think his body can move like it does, but he’s pretty quick. And his ball-handling skills is pretty good, too.
** Craig Bolerjack: It’s cold, it’s hard, and it’s a fact. (H/T @RxMike12)
** Tyrone Corbin: Tim Duncan, one of the great, if not the grea–some people’s opinion, all-time, one of the big guys to play this game. If you can’t get up for that kind of guy, then something’s wrong with you.

To close:

enes shoes

Utah Jazz at San Antonio Spurs: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 17, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Pounding the Rock.

Howdy ‘body. Spurs looking from the top, the Red Mamba waiting to happen…hard work to find anything to top it
by fuzzy_quack on Mar 16, 2014 | 6:37 PM

I hope Bonner throws down a dunk over Jefferson.
by BrooklynSpur on Mar 16, 2014 | 6:38 PM

LETS GO SPURS
):0 KILL KARL MALONE

by kenshinsama on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:10 PM

remember when marvin was the next big thing?
by ThePrune777 on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:20 PM

jazz shooting 64%? where’s the d
by fireballer15 on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:26 PM

Pretty Patty to Marco!
by chajamamama on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Patty’s pretty indeed
by fuzzy_quack on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:31 PM

Richard Jefferson is the greatest player of all time.
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:40 PM

Banned for.. well… banned.
by play_splitter on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:42 PM

Richard Jefferson is going ape$hit.
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:46 PM

Jefferson who? I only know First Name Last Name
by 5pur5 on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:47 PM

Richard “Almost the Vulcan” Jefferson
by Argento on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:48 PM


Richard Jefferson. DAMN!
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:50 PM

just noticed his tattoo?
by TrooperJoe73 on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:51 PM

If he paid more than 10$ for that, it was too much.
by Badpierre on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:54 PM

Good lord. It reminds be of the Warner Brothers logo. Just a bad idea by RJ
by alamobro on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:56 PM

Every time someone on the Spurs grabs their hammy, I get a little freaked out.
by Badpierre on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:50 PM

Marvin Williams midrange shot sucks.
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:51 PM

Kawhi SMILED! KAWHI SMILED! WTF
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:53 PM

LIES!
by fireballer15 on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:54 PM

muscular twitch
by hurts2bgood on Mar 16, 2014 | 7:54 PM

I think they’re doing this on purpose to give Pop something to talk about at the half…
by chajamamama on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:00 PM

hey, san antonio spurs…
it’s the bloody JAZZ. get with the program.

by sleep research facility on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:12 PM


Spurs 60-80-90, jazz 50-20-80
by fireballer15 on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:15 PM

RJ biting from a pump fake just gives me a bad flashbacks.
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:46 PM

hey RJ hit something. token one 3 per game.
by SpursFanTN on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:48 PM

RJ, man. WTF
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:48 PM

Favors once in a lifetime game. Probably traded his soul for this one game.
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:52 PM

It’s nice to see Leonard shoot with so much confidence
by BrooklynSpur on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:53 PM

He saw RJ defending him and his confidence went sky high.
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:54 PM

indeed
by Kondor on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:54 PM


Bring Baynes to bang on Favors Pop!
by TheFG21 on Mar 16, 2014 | 8:56 PM

Kawhi is just so slick, man.
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:04 PM

ummmm….. naw
by oldtimeyspurfan on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:05 PM

Why the heck are the starters still in??
by Galfusica on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:05 PM

Get everyone out, Pop.
by JohnWilSal on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:05 PM

Why is Tony, Timmy, Manu & Tiago still on the floor?
by indiancharlie on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:06 PM

Ah finally the timeout… now get out everyone
by Galfusica on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:07 PM

Pop just called the game.
by Badpierre on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:07 PM

50 Wins!
by chajamamama on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:12 PM

The End
by COrozco21 on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:13 PM

Holy macanas… we shot .628 from 2 land and .625 from downtown. Amazine.
by Argento on Mar 16, 2014 | 9:25 PM

Game 66 of 82: Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers (22-44)

March 15, 2014

22 wins and 44 losses in 66 games.

ty sidThis may be the best unphotoshopped image of Ty and Sid ever.

Pre-Game Quotage
** Tyrone Corbin on Karl Malone saying Blake Griffin is the current player that most reminds him of himself
It’s him and Blake. It’s him thinking he’s seeing Blake. I have no comment on it.
** Corbin on the Jazz defense giving up 112 and 108 points to Atlanta and Dallas
They’re making shots. They made shots. We make shots. They make shots…Or the pace of the game, a little bit, wanna speed it up and run with it, with the group we have in there now a little more. So, that’d be more opportunities. Now, you can slow the game down, just to slow the game down to a crawl and control that, but we wanna play a certain way.

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** Derrick Favors on how to space the floor when he’s playing with Enes Kanter
Hit my jumpers, basically. You know, if I hit my jumpers, you know, they gotta respect that, and you know, that open the court up a little bit more.
** Enes Kanter on how to space the floor when he’s playing with Derrick Favors
I mean, it’s been three years now. He knows what I do and I know what he do, what he likes to do, and what blocks he likes to do more. So it’s just, you know, it’s just feeling it in the game.
** Kanter on Favors
He’s a good person. I like him a lot.
** Kanter, in response to “If it’s not Blake [Griffin], they’ve got DeAndre [Jordan] there at the rim. They’re just so deep. They have so many people that can step up and fill the void.”
Yes. You love that team, huh?
** Kanter, asked if he’s ever dunked over a car like Griffin
No…not even a bicycle.
** Kanter, in response to “You’re going to have to shoot some threes if Marvin [Williams] doesn’t go.”
I know, right? Tell the coach that.
** Kanter, asked why he’s such a good offensive rebounder
I don’t know, it’s just God’s gift, you know?

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Post-Game Quotage
** Tyrone Corbin, asked what he wants to see from the Trey Burke-Alec Burks-Gordon Hayward-Enes Kanter-Derrick Favors lineup, which made a big push when they were on the court together tonight
You, I don’t, you know, I don’t wanna take anything away from the Clippers. That’s a really, really good ball club, and they’re playing really, really well right now. So, and we’re trying to find, looking at combinations or trying to get some guys some experience against this kind of competition.
Has turning up the defense when teams turn up the defense on you been one of the struggles with that lineup?
Young guys, there’s a lot of things they have to learn, man. You can’t single that out, say one thing. I mean, you see one thing, but that’s not just, one thing lead to another, so it’s a combination of things that young guys have to learn on the fly. We sit there and watch it and you may see one thing and think, “If they do this…” Well, somebody’s trying not to let you do it. If you ever played the game, you understand some of the things that guys have to go through to learn.
** Corbin on playing Favors and Kanter together and matchups against teams that play two bigs
We’ll look at it. We’ll see where Marvin is. See how much we can get back to. We wanna, you know, we wanna give guys opportunities, but we wanna play a certain way, and we wanna make sure the guys are earning everything they get, and as we see what’s gonna give us the best chance, and not just have guys on the floor.
** Corbin, asked what kind of impact cross-matches (e.g. Richard Jefferson guarding Chris Paul, Paul guarding Gordon Hayward) had on the game
It’s been that way all game. I mean, I don’t, the impact, you play what you have. You know? They switch, we may switch. They started two small guards, we got bigger guys. So, I mean. It wasn’t no surprise.
** Corbin on Derrick Favors’ offensive game
He’s getting better. He’s getting better. He’s, when he can get the ball in his spots, coming off in rhythm, he’s pretty good for us. And he’s better on one side of the court than he is on the other side, so we gotta grow that. Now, teams are trying to deny him more, he and Enes both, when they try and get in their spots. So we’re trying to counter and learn from the other side. But, that’s mystery-us (mysterious?) at times for us. But they’re working hard to get better.

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** Enes Kanter on playing with Derrick Favors
I would like to see, you know, more minutes me and him on the court together.
** Kanter on his dunk
You know what? That was a good shot. I don’t know where that come from…Man, it was a nice dunk.
** Kanter, asked whether he got a chance to talk to Memo Okur
I did talk to him…before the game, and you know, at halftime. You know, he told me some, few things about, you know, what to do and stuff. He’s a, just such an unbelievable guy…Memo is just a, you know, legend in Turkey. And you know, I just, when I see him, I’m like, “Oh man!”
** Trey Burke on the loss and his development
The offense got a little stagnant. They started locking in, and you know, they threw different looks at us, started doubling a little bit. And you know, that’s my job to get guys going, you know, see where the doubles are coming from and you know, just be that facilitator out there. But you know, I felt like we was right there in the game, even when they went on their run, you know, we got right back in the game, and you know, they just pulled it out…I’m learning more and more every game. You know, coming off that pick and roll, making the right read. And I think we all are. You know, with Gordon [Hayward] having 10 assists tonight, which just goes to show that we’re making the right play. And you know, as long as we keep doing that, the ball’s gonna end up in the right player’s hand.

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Random Stuff, etc.
** People calling Diante Garrett “Dante”: Ron Boone
** People calling Alec Burks a starter: Root Sports (H/T @davidjsmith3212)

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** Mehmet Okur in the house!

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** The latest chapter of Brandon Rush and Rudy Gobert’s Instagram “repartee,” featuring guest star Scott Machado:

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Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Ron Boone on Tyrone Corbin: He wants three guys busting their tail back.
Craig Bolerjack: Well said!
Booner: Not one. He wants three.
** Boler on Kanter: He’s got the hammer and the soft touch for a big fella.
** Boler: Granger goes about 17 minutes a night.
** Booner on Memo Okur: I saw him back in the hallway back there and I looked at that slightly tanned body. I know exactly what you’ve been doing.
** Tyrone Corbin on the Clippers, post-game: You hear ‘em saying it out there, you know, “Get up! Get up! Get up!” And we just didn’t match it.

To close: For the hat aficionados, Trey Burke’s hat.

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Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

March 15, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Clips Nation.

RJ shook off Barnes…lol cmon
by CarlosCee on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:16 PM

DJ with the weak foul..
by JJClipperfan on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:17 PM

god dj is stupid
by My dukie twinkles on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:17 PM

BOX OUT DJ! GADDAMN!
by CarlosCee on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:18 PM

Clippers are gonna bury these red jerseys somewhere beneath the Mormon Tabernacle.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:20 PM

Let me know when they start trying.
by mustang6944 on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:27 PM

Ralph called Alex Burks “Evans.” Okay.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:33 PM

why the hell are we wearing red
by Lucas Hann on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:39 PM

Because you touch yourself at night.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:40 PM

And in the morning.
by JackduhSun on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:42 PM

and sometimes during lunch
by My dukie twinkles on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:42 PM


Danny Granger going to the basket might be the worst thing I’ve seen.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:48 PM

did you not see Kim Kardashian’s sex tape?
by chrisd on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:50 PM

Kim is fine in that sex tape I dunno what you talkin bout Willis
by CarlosCee on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:50 PM

He should have said “did you not see the Paris Hilton sex tape?” and I’d understand it better.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:51 PM

Paris performed like a pro, whatchu talkin’ bout?
by chrisd on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:53 PM

I love Rudy Gobert. Wanted him on this team so bad.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:54 PM

Lies.
You said bed before, not team.

by JackduhSun on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:54 PM

I go Gaga over Gobert.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:55 PM

watching Enes Kanter play basketball
Probably a form of torture in some countries

by JJClipperfan on Mar 14, 2014 | 6:57 PM


We’re getting dumped on.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Utah’s making us look like Philadelphia.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:01 PM

how much is OKC paying Utah to play this hard?
by Lucas Hann on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:13 PM

All the corn in Iowa.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:14 PM

I made an apple pie

by JJClipperfan on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:15 PM

Why is the middle kinda dented?
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:17 PM

Ahem…
31321-24562
by CarlosCee on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:19 PM

Uhhhh i’m not sure
lol. I know when I was trying to pour the sauce through the lattice crust I was having some issues.

by JJClipperfan on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:19 PM

Dat hesitation tho.
by CarlosCee on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:20 PM

“Sauce”
by JackduhSun on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:20 PM

Lmao
I was wondering why my friend said she was afraid of my pie

by JJClipperfan on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:22 PM


Why didn’t DeAndre get a hand up on that Burke shot?
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:24 PM

is this a serious question? lol
by My dukie twinkles on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:25 PM

Not really. Just venting.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:26 PM

its ok DJ you dont ever have to put your hand up when people shoot…
you are only a center

by My dukie twinkles on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:26 PM

HAND UP DJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK!!!!!
by My dukie twinkles on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:28 PM

CP3 looks mortal
by JJClipperfan on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:28 PM

FU Barnes
by Illogic on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:34 PM

Jefferson is playing like
an all star

by okeans on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:35 PM

We better not wear these damn red jerseys ever again.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:34 PM

We gonna talk about how Richard Jefferson has basically gotten whatever he’s wanted against Matt Barnes tonight?
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:35 PM


finally some damn life
by My dukie twinkles on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:44 PM

Clippers remembered they are the Clippers playing the Utah Jazz.
Yeah.

by SamuraiFoochs on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:46 PM

bout fucking time , CP3inch.
by Clipshow3 on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:46 PM

Granger’s played better defense on Jefferson than Barnes did.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:55 PM

jefferson still needs to be defended?
by Lawler’s Law on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:56 PM

Tell that to Barnes.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:57 PM

25-4 run.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:57 PM

Baby got posterized
by Lucas Hann on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:57 PM

Baby got put in the corner.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:58 PM

lol
by My dukie twinkles on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:58 PM

lol
by CarlosCee on Mar 14, 2014 | 7:59 PM


Thats not a foul ty shut up lol
by My dukie twinkles on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:00 PM

Richard Jefferson >>>>>>> Matt Barnes tonight.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:03 PM

Blake Griffin with 20+ points in his 25th straight game.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:05 PM

Not sure if Blake Griffin
Or Tim Duncan

by JJClipperfan on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:06 PM

Is it an off year for Hayward, or is he not a 3PT shooter?
by Illogic on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:06 PM

I’ve always liked his overall game. Not a good enough shooter to get the money he wants this summer, though.
by Illogic on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:11 PM

Good lord. Jefferson is beating Barnes like he stole something.
by FlyByKnight on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:09 PM

but jefferson is out now so…
everything should be ok

by My dukie twinkles on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:09 PM

welp, a win is a win. Ugly though. 10 in a row!!!!!!!
by Guitarzan on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:13 PM

Wasn’t a sexy win but it was a good win
by LACLIPPERFAN on Mar 14, 2014 | 8:14 PM

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