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Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 19, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.

Starting line-ups
Burk, Burkes, Hayward, Kanter, Favours
Reggie, Lamb, Thomas, Ibaka, Adams

by Mullayo on Nov 18, 2014 | 8:14 PM

Adams gets his baby hook going
11-6 good guys

by Mullayo on Nov 18, 2014 | 8:17 PM

Adams has 4. I didn’t see one of those. Lamb has 5, Reggie has 2.
Hayward, Favors and Kanter all have 2

by Mullayo on Nov 18, 2014 | 8:20 PM

[Mullayo keeps the game thread going all by his/her lonesome.]

39-26 Jazz undergoing a slow painful death of a thousand cuts (screens really)
by Mullayo on Nov 18, 2014 | 9:00 PM

Morrow leading scorer what I want to see
Scoring spread around. Morrow 8, Lamb 7, Adams 6, Ibaka 5, Perk and Jackson 4and Collison 3
100% frees tonight against 58%

by Mullayo on Nov 18, 2014 | 9:02 PM

OKC started off really well, for 2/3rds of half. Moving the ball sharing it around. But faded and Reggie lost it again.
I gotta go to work good luck y’all.

by Mullayo on Nov 18, 2014 | 9:27 PM

We are fooling ourselves if we think Thunder are winning anything this
year or next
This team is literally dog shit. Worse than dog shit. KD and Russ can’t fix this. By the time they come back Thunder will be lucky to be 5-15 or 4-21 and by then it’s way too late. Might as well tank and hope to get a good 1st round pick to carry the franchise after KD leaves for Washington. I can’t take this anymore. I had hope after the Boston game but hope is now gone. And Reggie Jackson. Go somewhere else. I don’t want you on my team. You overdribbling selfish prick

by OverReactionaryFan on Nov 18, 2014 | 9:56 PM

Bits from Practice, 11/17

November 18, 2014

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Quin Snyder, asked if it’s encouraging or discouraging to lose close games
I think it’s predictable on some level…If you can, you know, understand why [tough situations] happened and try to overcome it, I think it is, it’s a good thing. It’s encouraging for us. Now, whether we’re able to do that, I mean, here or not, is a whole ‘nother animal, but at least to be able to notice and be aware.

Snyder, asked what he’s most pleased with right now with the team
I just think the, some of the resilience, you know, it’s a long road. What we’re doing doesn’t come, you know, in a day or a month, and over the course of a season, it’s just kind of a steady progression. I feel like, if we can stay resilient, we can keep getting better.

Snyder, asked what the biggest thing he’s still not seeing
Really, just tw–three things that we call negative plays. One of the two we’re, one of the three we’re doing okay with, which is fouling. We’re not fouling and putting teams on the free throw line [excluding the Knicks and Toronto games]…but you know, we gotta take better care of the basketball. And we gotta do a better job on the defensive glass.

And some of the turnovers, you know, will come up as your pace comes up, and the way we’re, you know, if you’re playing with the pass and the ball is moving, there’s a greater likelihood, there’s great m–some more opportunities for you to potentially turn it over, but I’d say that’s not, you know, that doesn’t, we don’t want that to be just an excuse. It’s something we gotta improve at.

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Derrick Favors on being in many more close games this season compared to last season
I think everybody’s a lot more comfortable with their role this year. Lot more experience, lot more familiar with what’s going on and what it’s take to be in games on the road and how to play and, you know, and that’s a big difference from last year.

Favors, asked about his matchup with Serge Ibaka
I don’t know if I’m gonna guard him. He play the “four.” I play the “five” now, so I’m probably not gonna guard him.

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Gordon Hayward on his improved shooting
Definitely worked on it a bunch this summer. And then, just having the experience to know where my shots are coming from helped me out a lot, so just learning a lot from last year.

Hayward, asked if it’s encouraging or discouraging to lose close games
It’s both. I mean, it’s encouraging that we’re there, and we’re giving ourselves a chance. Discouraging when we make little mistakes that cost us the game, so. Hopefully they’re different mistakes and not the same ones. Those are the ones that are the most frustrating, when you kind of keep doing the same things over and over. But for the most part, I feel like our end-of-game execution’s been pretty solid, and we’re getting good shots.

Hayward on his “beard”
I’ll probably shave it here in a little bit, when the wife gets annoyed of it.

Bits from Dante Exum (11/15) and Joe Ingles (11/16) Interviews

November 17, 2014

exum

Biggest NBA adjustment?
I think the pace. The pace has been kind of a step up. And definitely the physicality, from what I’ve played in kind of the juniors to playing professionally against men in the NBA.

Have you spoken with John Stockton?
No, not yet. But we have Jerry Sloan, who’s around for a lot of the practices, training sessions, and even [at] summer league. So he’s talked to me and kind of said, like, you know, you’re doing well and just keep going. And you know, that’s good, from such a great coach, to hear that.

Which NBA player are you keen on matching up against?
I think it would probably have to be Derrick Rose. He’s kinda been a player that’s, obviously been up and down with his injuries, and it would be good to go against him. And I’ve watched him and kind of looked at his game and studied it over the past couple of years, so just to go up against him, you know, would be pretty good.

ingles

Biggest adjustment from Europe to the NBA?
Probably just the speed and, I guess, strength of some of the guys. It’s, Europe’s a lot smaller, and just the style of play is slower…It’s taken me a little time to adjust, and I mean, I came into this program pretty quickly and started playing from the get-go, so it’s been a bit of a fast transition.

What’s been your experience playing in Quin Snyder’s system? You seem like a perfect fit.
Yeah, Quin’s a great coach, and I think his experience in Europe and what he’s done over there is, has kind of helped me transition a bit easier, ’cause a lot of the stuff we run is European stuff, and some of the stuff, the styles that we play is European style.

So, it’s helped me adjust probably a lot quicker than what I would’ve if it was a kind of normal American situation with a more, I guess, a coach that [doesn’t have] experience in Europe. And yeah, I’ve just kinda fitted in nicely, and I mean, the guys have helped me out a lot…

I had one practice [before playing in his first game with the Jazz], and so I wish I could’ve spent more time to learn the system and so I’ve just been slowly picking up and offensively getting kind of better by the game, but it is hard. You kind of lose where you are sometimes. And yeah, the guys have been great. I just gotta keep improving, watching video, and hopefully it’ll all come together a bit quicker.

Who does the best and the worst Australian impression on the Jazz? (UDQM)
The guys are a lot quieter here. The locker room, the Clippers was very rowdy, and pretty enjoyable. It’s just a different enjoyment here. So to be honest, no one’s really, it’s more the coaches and trainers that try and do it than the players here. …

Alex Jensen’s my little, we all have individual coaches and he’s mine, so yeah, we just like to get into it. It gets me going a little bit. (Nick Metallinos on Youtube; H/T @Texas)

Game 11 of 82: Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors (4-7)

November 16, 2014

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Post-Game Quotage
** Quin Snyder on ball sharing and ball movement tonight
It started to stick a little bit in the second half, which is natural when you get tired, and they turned it up on us. I think, you know, when the ball’s going through the net and you’re taking it out of bounds, it’s very difficult to get the pace into a possession, and that’s, you know, a lot of times what allows you to move. You get an advantage, and you’re able to keep it.
** Snyder on what he’s learned about the team on this road trip
Yeah, I just think for us, it’s gonna be incremental. I mean, we had, you know, our third back-to-back, I guess, in this season, and our preparation, our approach was significantly better than the last two. And, so that progress, and, we just gotta hang onto it, and know that it’s a process for us. I mean, it’s not like it’s gonna come overnight. And we’ve gotta hang on really tight to those things right now, because it’s not habit yet. And creating habits takes a while, especially when you’re talking about, you know, five guys on the floor working together, and five guys coming off the bench. And you know, all that interaction, it gives you the possibility for being disjointed. And you know, I thought we had energy and we were unselfish. We really moved the ball, and we really tried to defend. There was a couple situations that, you know, we weren’t, we didn’t do a good job in, but I think by and large, we were focused.

** Trey Burke on the game
I think we came out a little slow. I think we competed all the way to the fourth quarter, but you know, they went on their run and they kinda killed us at the end. …I think we moved the ball really well. You know, they were playing back on the pick and roll, so we had a lotta, you know, options coming off the screens, and I think we made the extra pass. You know, like I said, we just kinda died in the fourth quarter.
** Burke on finding more success on this road trip than road trips last season
I think we grew a lot as a team this road trip. We were in pretty much every game. You know, so I think it’s definitely an eye-opener for us, knowing that we got better, knowing that we can compete with some of the better teams in the league.

Random Stuff, etc.
** It’s been well documented by now that Joe Ingles was Dante Exum’s basketball hero growing up, not to mention his first autograph. The two were also roommates while playing for the Australian national team this summer. A few months ago, Ingles (@joeingles7) posted a photo of a very young Exum wearing his (Ingles’) old Dragons jersey. The photo of Ingles below was shown on the Jazz broadcast tonight.

ingles exum


game 11

Utah Jazz at Toronto Raptors: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 16, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Raptors HQ.

Go Dinos!
by Belisarius on Nov 15, 2014 | 6:40 PM

Utah
is good. Making the most of their talent. Would like to see the Raps move the ball more too… seems we’ve gone away from that

by unknown guest on Nov 15, 2014 | 8:57 PM

Good win
#WeThe4th!!

by Belisarius on Nov 15, 2014 | 9:45 PM

hats of to the Jazz
by unknown guest on Nov 15, 2014 | 9:49 PM

I like their young core of guys
I hope things turn out well for the Jazz

by Belisarius on Nov 15, 2014 | 9:51 PM

I hope they change their franchise name to something more idelogically appropriate…
by Jenge on Nov 15, 2014 | 9:53 PM

like the Utah Brewers…
lol

by Jenge on Nov 15, 2014 | 9:55 PM

ohhh
or Utah Sundevils?

by unknown guest on Nov 15, 2014 | 9:56 PM

Utah Polygamists?
I think they could change the name to any kind of generic sports team name (Cougars, Knights, Tigers, etc) and it would be better than Jazz.

by Belisarius on Nov 15, 2014 | 9:56 PM

Game 10 of 82: Utah Jazz at New York Knicks (4-6)

November 15, 2014

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burke-shot-2

my tweet

melo--sjr-smith-s

Pre-Game Quotage
** Re-post from yesterday, because it’s relevant.

Quin Snyder on how he handles player shooting slumps like the one Trey Burke has been in:

You know, I think you, it depends on the situation or the player. I think early on, we just ignored it. You know, you think, I don’t think Trey’s the kinda guy that is gonna suffer confidence-wise, but you’re paying attention a little bit to, you know, what is, what are the external factors that we’re noticing, where you’re not ignoring it entirely.

You’re just, sometimes those things, players figure ‘em out, and you know, you intervene too quickly and you actually don’t help the problem. I think some of it, for him, is he started to, he missed a few, had a few tough shooting nights, and then started to press a little bit. Maybe took some shots that were not as good shots, which obviously, you know, taking contested shots, they’re harder to make.

So, we did, we sat down and watched some film of him in the preseason. You know, just a little bit ago, he was, you know, gosh, he shot it about 50 percent or something from three. It was terrific.

And then the other thing you wanna talk to him about is, you know, there’s lots of ways to impact the game, and last night, you know, he still didn’t shoot it great from three, but I thought had a much more solid game and distributed the ball.

And sometimes, when you take, you know, in your own mind, you take the pressure off making every shot and do some other things, defend and you know, and lead and things like that, pretty soon you’re making shots too. So that’s, you’ve gotta come at it from a few angles.

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Post-Game Quotage
** Quin Snyder on the last shot
We just thought, you know, Gordon [Hayward]’s been tough to guard, and he would draw some attention. And Trey [Burke] was able to slip out after screening for Derrick [Favors]. And I think Gordon was the focal point. You know, Trey’s the guy that’s, you know, been known for hitting big shots, and I think he was, he’s one of those guys that gets excited when he gets the ball. And you know, Gordon’s been like that too.
** Snyder on why Enes Kanter played limited minutes
With Carmelo [Anthony] kind of alternating between the “three” and “four,” you know, and then they went with the sh–you know, more of a shooting lineup with [Travis] Wear for a good chunk of the game, where Trevor [Booker] was playing good, and we went small with Gordon ’cause he was defending Carmelo so well. And you know, I thought it was a game for Steve [Novak]. You know, Steve, we’ve talked about the, you know, there’s gonna be a stretch of games where he doesn’t play, and then there’s gonna be [situations] or games where suddenly, you know, it’s a good fit. And tonight was one of those moments, and I thought he did a really good job.
** Derek Fisher on his message to his team after this loss
Excitement. Belief. In who we are, in what we’re made of. That was New York City right there. That was New York City…That’s a team right there. And we’re gonna get rewarded for what just happened tonight.

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** Trey Burke on the last shot
You always think about the next play. You know, so when you, when the Knicks had the ball, you know, you have to, you know, obviously you want your team to get a stop but you have to think, you know, worst case scenario. He hits a three, now what? You have to start thinking ahead, and I think that’s what I did…So I was already prepared for that shot, you know, if I had the opportunity…You could probably take two dribbles, with two seconds [left]…Once I caught the ball, my back was turnt towards the ba–or it was turnt away from the basket, and I was, like, facing the crowd. So, I had to turn around and you know, create separation, and you know, I stepped back and knocked the shot down.
** Gordon Hayward, asked what was the difference down the stretch compared to the last two games
You know, I wanna say it was getting stops, but we couldn’t seem to get a stop. I think tonight, huge free throws. Derrick Favors steps up and knocks down two free throws. So that kinda kept us in it. And I think it was just competing, and it would’ve been unfortunate if we lost this one too, because the other two felt like we should’ve won both of them.
** Hayward on defending Anthony
We tried to put numerous guys on him, and he still was able to have his way a little bit…You have to just try to do everything you can to battle him, and that’s what I tried to do, and it still didn’t necessarily work. You know, he still put up 46 or whatever.

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Random Stuff, etc.
** People calling Steve Brown “Boler”: Matt Harpring
** Steve Brown with the Unquote of the Night: “[Pablo] Prigioni looks like someone just told him he wasn’t Italian, or Argentinian, or whatever.”
** Methinks someone is obsessed with his new hair (with the exception of the first one, all of these are from the second half):

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Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Steve Brown on not understanding what Matt Harpring is talking about: Three minutes in…you’re over my head. That’s for sure.
Harpring: You have length, and non-length.
Brown: And that too. Hehehe. Been over my head for a long time.
Harpring: Watch the size.
Brown: That’s true. That’s true. It’s getting brutal here.
** Harpring: We know that Carmelo Anthony doesn’t like it when you get into him. We know this.
Brown: And how do we know this?
Harpring: Well, I know this.
** Harpring on Alec Burks: Carmelo just goes backdoor on him. Makes it look easy.
Brown: He has the strength to get up and finish.
** Brown on Cole Aldridge: Aldridge could not go up. How ’bout on the other end, and, oh, going down hard. Oh my. That’s, that did not look good. Booker came down very hard.
Harpring: It’s good that he’s popping up right away.
** Brown on Trevor Booker: Booker got stripped, but he ran the floor.
** Brown: Joe Ingles is gonna be taking the warmups off, and he’ll go in.
** Brown: A tight one in the Garden.
** Harpring on free throws: The first one’s always the hardest. You get that one to go down, second one becomes a little easier.
** Brown to Gordon Hayward, post-game: Carmelo Anthony, you guys were banging all night long. That takes a lot out of you.


Undefeated with Antonio Lang!

game 10

Thanks to @cubsmodano for the assist on the W-L record tonight.

Utah Jazz at New York Knicks: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 15, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Posting and Toasting.

Who’s the scrub of the night?
My prediction is Trey Burke.

by HighFlyers28 on Nov 14, 2014 | 6:22 PM

trey burke shooting 27% to start the season?
dont worry trey, we’ll have you dropping treys in no time.

by JRmyth on Nov 14, 2014 | 6:26 PM

He’ll get out of it tonight
by Rice2012 on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:23 PM

Utah is truly the land of glazed donut ass faces
Knicks need to get this done by force of will

by Ecclesiastical on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Okay, Shump is hurt already?
by StarksMiddleFinger on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:43 PM

well fuck
by Seth on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:43 PM

Friday Night Knicks, everyone
by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:44 PM

friday night knicks
strike three hundred and sixty five

by Jonathan Schulman on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:44 PM


Time to raise Trey Burke’s shooting percentage
by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:47 PM

This O is one of the worst in the nba…midrange galore, its digusting…
by danman11 on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:51 PM

We’re comically bad on D.
I mean, seriously, we look like a bunch of high-schoolers out there.

by BoogieDown on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:58 PM

we ain’t that good
by StarksMiddleFinger on Nov 14, 2014 | 7:59 PM

I hope the Grizz throw in Tony Allen when we trade for Gasol
by Malta Papi on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:03 PM

Why do we have to go down every night to get bring in better players, why the hell is Larkin still starting…
by danman11 on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:08 PM

Can you stop saying that over and over again
We don’t HAVE better players

by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:08 PM

Seriously
by rcnt123 on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:09 PM

Seriously.
by Malta Papi on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:10 PM


why is everybody standing around
The ball handler has NOWHERE to go id people don’t F’n move
It’s really bugging me!

by Bronx Chica on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:14 PM

Think you’re watching the wrong game
sounds like you’re looking for basketball

by JetsFan718 on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:15 PM

JR gonna pass to Novak
by Bronx Chica on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:18 PM

Extra reading over here. For some reason, JR Smith – Steve Novak slash fiction is a thing.

i just wanna see the belt
by Jonathan Schulman on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:18 PM

Wear strips Novak
conflicted emotions

by JeffFinance1234 on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:19 PM

Lol how do you leave Novi open
by JetsFan718 on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:20 PM

WTF?!?!?
Who leave novak open behind the three????

by rcnt123 on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:20 PM

Gordon Heyward is too damn good to be in Utah
by Malta Papi on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:24 PM


Quin Synder looks more like a beleaguered news editor than an NBA head coach
by Spades17 on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:34 PM

the jazz are on the rise
the upgrade from corbin to snyder is immense

by felinequickness on Nov 14, 2014 | 8:59 PM

Remember when Patrick Ewing banked in a corner 3 in their regular season win against the 72-10 Bulls?
What a moment!

by StarksMiddleFinger on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:04 PM

Man I’d give up a pick, Amar’e and Tim for Hayward
by Malta Papi on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:11 PM

Not that Utah would do anything with the cap room, because Utah.
but still.

by Malta Papi on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:12 PM

Utah would hang up
by JetsFan718 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:12 PM

yeah, but not for hayward with that contract. no thanks
by felinequickness on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:13 PM

Hayward playing like he is so far this year is well worth that contract
by HighFlyers28 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:13 PM

Gordon Hayward for $15 million a year?
Ewwwwwwwwww

by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:13 PM


evening all
someone told me shump has been cremated
true?

by normanhathaway on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:17 PM

yep
his urn was tasteful

by Jonathan Schulman on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:18 PM

guess that’s something
by normanhathaway on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:18 PM

yea
but tim accidentally kicked it over. and jr took the lid and uses it as an ash tray

by Jonathan Schulman on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:22 PM

Exum hitting threes
fuck outta here

by King Henry the 2nd on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:17 PM

Who is the Jazz’s coach and why does he look like a movie villian?
by Dirty J on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:31 PM

Just not JSmith’s day
he knows JR’s other BFF is in the house

by rcnt123 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:31 PM

Still a lot of time to blow this
by Rice2012 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:38 PM

a small lead? of course
by JR and the Off-Balance Shots on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:39 PM


Fuck these refs.
by LadyKnick on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:40 PM

refs evaporated that lead quiiick
Disgusting.

by prfella on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:40 PM

wtf is this line up? Acy at center
by mythossword on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:41 PM

Wtf are we doing, get Melo the ball
by alleyhoop_20 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:41 PM

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THIS LINEUP
by danman11 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:41 PM

Team is unraveling…
by danman11 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:45 PM

take them all out and shoot them!!!!!!
by dorkus mcforkus on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:46 PM

FUCK the refs
by HighFlyers28 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:47 PM

The REFS actually called something for Melo..
by Rubbercons on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:48 PM


What the fuck refs?
by King Henry the 2nd on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:53 PM

Lmao Refs really have it out for us
by Malta Papi on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:53 PM

Joke refs
by Rice2012 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:53 PM

Gotta love the refs just outright dnying us a point
by rightlight on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:54 PM

These refs are IDIOTS
by rcnt123 on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:58 PM

Refs on that bullshit today.
by LadyKnick on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:58 PM

Get these SCAB REFS outta here!
by Rubbercons on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:58 PM

These fucking refs
by King Henry the 2nd on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:58 PM

“Are you sure we can’t fuck over the Knicks; i mean are you reeeaallly sure?” – Refs
by Malta Papi on Nov 14, 2014 | 9:59 PM

Why are the refs hemping Utah?
This isn’t in SLC, is it?!

by Rice2012 on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:09 PM


I hate myself for being happy.
That is the exact kind of last second possession I want to never see again.

by StarksMiddleFinger on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:12 PM

oh god.
quin snyder is crafty. i’m worried

by Jonathan Schulman on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:12 PM

OF FUCKING COURSE
by JetsFan718 on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:12 PM

of course
by King Henry the 2nd on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:12 PM

WHAT THE FUCK
by Rice2012 on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:12 PM

Of course
by lololol on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:12 PM

fukkkkk. me. hard
by felinequickness on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:13 PM

NO FUCKING WAY
by Suave Groove on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:13 PM

It’s not even Hayward
Trey Burke of all fucking people

by Melo’s Bucket Hat Collection on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:13 PM

Did I not call the scrub of the night at the top of this thread?
by HighFlyers28 on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:13 PM


maybe. on draft night. the jazz will regret hitting that shot
by felinequickness on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:14 PM

Clyde wins recap headline: “If it wasn’t for bad luck, the Knicks would have no luck at all.”
by StarksMiddleFinger on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:14 PM

Haha the Joke is on YOU Trey Burke
That was only a 2 pointer. In your FACE

by JeffFinance1234 on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:21 PM

that makes it worse
b/c we lose by one

by VirusKA on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:21 PM

I just dont understand
I go to church, i pay my taxes, i help old ladies across the street?
Why do you hate me god? and why do you punish the knicks and the cute and loveable pablo for my failings?
Is it because I havent loved bunsy enough? Is that it? Im sorry, I will bring bunsy frogs and belly rubs, and even the head of jason smith… just please please let this pain end.

by pablo and coles secret love child on Nov 14, 2014 | 10:21 PM

Off-Day Odds and Ends

November 14, 2014
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One. Kyle Korver on his dagger 3-pointer against the Jazz:

“I practiced that shot last year with Quin. That was the one he was always trying to get me to work on. It’s a little ironic that the first time I shoot it, it’s tonight.” (AJC)

Quin Snyder on Korver’s quote:

(laughs) Someone told me that, and I was really upset. I got mad. I’m thinking, “Kyle, why did you have to choose us?” ‘Cause he wouldn’t do it last year.

W–the whole theory for him is w–you know, just back up. And sure enough, he backed up. And I wish he would’ve started doing that last year and given us a break before we come back.

So anyway, I’m happy for him and obviously disappointed that he picked the wrong time to do that. (1280)

Two. Quin Snyder, asked how he handles player shooting slumps like the one Trey Burke has been in:

You know, I think you, it depends on the situation or the player. I think early on, we just ignored it. You know, you think, I don’t think Trey’s the kinda guy that is gonna suffer confidence-wise, but you’re paying attention a little bit to, you know, what is, what are the external factors that we’re noticing, where you’re not ignoring it entirely.

You’re just, sometimes those things, players figure ‘em out, and you know, you intervene too quickly and you actually don’t help the problem. I think some of it, for him, is he started to, he missed a few, had a few tough shooting nights, and then started to press a little bit. Maybe took some shots that were not as good shots, which obviously, you know, taking contested shots, they’re harder to make.

So, we did, we sat down and watched some film of him in the preseason. You know, just a little bit ago, he was, you know, gosh, he shot it about 50 percent or something from three. It was terrific.

And then the other thing you wanna talk to him about is, you know, there’s lots of ways to impact the game, and last night, you know, he still didn’t shoot it great from three, but I thought had a much more solid game and distributed the ball.

And sometimes, when you take, you know, in your own mind, you take the pressure off making every shot and do some other things, defend and you know, and lead and things like that, pretty soon you’re making shots too. So that’s, you’ve gotta come at it from a few angles. (1280)

Three. Gordon Hayward, after the Indiana game:

I mean, I think wherever we go, we believe in ourselves and kind of expect to win, which is a big difference than last year, you know? And so, as long as we play the way we’re capable of playing, you know, we can compete with any team in this league.

Hayward in his new blog post today:

I definitely have a different feeling about this team than some of our other recent teams. Any given game, I feel like we have a chance to win, and I kind of expect that if we play well, we will win. That’s kind of the mindset of the whole team. In previous years, that wasn’t necessarily the case. We believe in ourselves a lot more than we did in the past.

Conversation between Craig Bolerjack and DJ/PK today on 1280:

Boler:
What I actually sense, there’s more of an attitude of, like, “Could’ve, we should’ve really won”…I really believe that’s a totally different mindset than last year…I see an improvement, I really do, from a year ago, in the attitude that they bring after a loss.

DJ/PK:
You think the light has been turned on for Gordon Hayward?

Boler:
There is, the light is on. There seems to be more of an urgency and a confidence, PK, that rides with him. I think you probably see it as well, and I think most fans do. He’s a different guy. … I like his attitude, and I like the way that he looks at the media, not down-eyes-casted, but more direct. And I think that’s big when you’re dealing with the media, and actually, again, he’s talking to the fans. I think that he’s taken a whole new approach and a whole new role.

DJ/PK:
The number one thing for me you didn’t mention, I just think his attitude, his mood, to me it’s like a fog is lifted. He didn’t want to play for Ty[rone Corbin]. He did not want to play for Ty. He didn’t believe in Ty. [Maybe] he should’ve taken more responsibility and he shouldn’t have been blaming other people and all that, but the fact is he didn’t think they could win with [Corbin]. He thinks they can win with [Quin Snyder], and it’s just changed his whole mood.

Boler:
Both were lame ducks, if you ha–if you really want to break it down even more. … We knew after the All-Star break when no extension was offered, DJ, that Ty was done. He knew it. Gordon knew it. [Hayward’s] contract was in flux. And so, you put those two together, and you’ve got some issues. And the way the Jazz would lose, I, you’re right. There was a cloud, a dark cloud hanging over him. And it seems to have been, I know it’s cliche-ish, but you know, I think he’s play–and again, it goes back to what Quin Snyder asked him to do earlier in this season at camp, was play free. Have some fun. Show passion. Show yourself and the fans that you really enjoy this game. And I think I see that.

Four. How tall is too tall?
Gordon Hayward: Rudy’s pushing too tall.
Derrick Favors: I saw Yao Ming one time in person when I, my rookie year. He was, like, 7-5, or something like that. I was like, “Man, that’s a tall guy.”
Toure Murry: Above 7 feet.
Trey Burke: 7-5, 7-4.
Rudy Gobert: 7-5 is very, very tall…It’s too tall. Pro–people when they see me, probably say the same.
Ian Clark: Rudy Gobert.
Alec Burks: Rudy’s too tall…I couldn’t deal with being that tall.
Dante Exum: Probably 7-2.
Trevor Booker: 6-10.
Jeremy Evans: 7-1.
Rodney Hood: It’s a guy named Sim Bhullar.
Enes Kanter: Probably around, like, 7-3, 7-4.
Steve Novak: As long as you can get up and down the court, in the game of basketball I think the taller the better. (Utah Jazz)

Five. How did you pick your jersey number?
Gordon Hayward: Liked watching Ray Allen and Manu Ginobili growing up.
Alec Burks: Wore No. 11 in high school, which was taken at Colorado, so he went to No. 10.
Toure Murry: No. 23 was his college number, and he’s worn it ever since.
Dante Exum: No. 7 was retired with the Jazz, and No. 11 was the first number he wore with the Australian national team.
Steve Novak: Son’s birthday is July 16, so he’s worn No. 16 since his son was born.
Rudy Gobert: Was the 27th draft pick. Motivation.
Trey Burke: Wears No. 3 for the Holy Trinity, and was a fan of Allen Iverson growing up.
Ian Clark: Chose No. 21 because he can play both the “two” and the “one.”
Trevor Booker: No. 35 is retired with the Jazz. No. 33 is his younger brother’s basketball number.
Derrick Favors: Wears No. 15 because his birthday is July 15.
Jeremy Evans: Wanted to wear No. 22 in high school, but it was taken. No. 40 was the only number left.
Enes Kanter: When he entered the NBA, his mom told him he has to stay humble even if he becomes the best player in the world. No. 0 means staying humble.
Rodney Hood: Picked No. 5 because there are five people in his immediate family. When he plays, he has them in his heart. (Utah Jazz)

Game 9 of 82: Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks (3-6)

November 13, 2014

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Pre-Game Quotage
** Everybody loves Quin:

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** Derrick Favors, asked how far has he come and what he’s improved on
You know, when I first got here, I really didn’t know what it took. You know, I just thought I’d just go out there and just play, just use my natural ability. But you know, playing Al [Jefferson] and Paul [Millsap], you know, I learned that, man, I have a lot of stuff I gotta work on. And then coming into last year, you know, I figured out what I need to work on. Like, yeah, I can score on guy, use my natural ability, but then throughout the season, they start taking certain stuff away. And that’s the stuff that I worked on this summer.
** Favors on how far he’s come since the day he was traded
Dealing with the trade and dealing with a lot of personal issues…I just wanted to get past that. And to be here now, where the Jazz gave me an extension and I know Imma be here for awhile–hopefully they don’t trade me or nothing–but you know, I know Imma be here for awhile, so that kinda help me out. It kinda help me open up a little bit more. It help me feel a little bit more comfortable here. And you know, that’s one of the main reason why I spend my whole summer, whole off-season, in Utah.

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Post-Game Quotage
** Quin Snyder on the game
That’s tough, ’cause we played really well, and we had some shots that we’ve been making, and some of ‘em were in the basket, and some of ‘em were, you know, just, it’s tough. Missed a couple free throws, and did a lot of things well. Took care of the ball really well, which we haven’t been doing as much. And you know, I just thought a couple breaks down the stretch, and, that didn’t go our way. … There were some plays that we had a chance to make [at the end of the game] that we couldn’t make. And I don’t think it was for, you know, some egregious mistake that anyone made. It’s just one of those things.
** Snyder on what was drawn up at the end of the game
Well, you know, we drew one thing up out of the timeout, knowing that they would probably foul ’cause they had a foul to give. And we had another play that we execute–we just, at the end of the game, you have to be tougher, stronger. You know, it’s less about, you know, knowing what you’re gonna run, which we did, and you know, getting to where you need to go at a time when the games gets really physical.

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** Derrick Favors on the game
I think overall we played a good game, you know, until the fourth quarter. Atlanta started executing they plays, and kinda locked down defensively. And we were just missing open shots that we normally make. So I mean, I think we played hard. We were just, Kyle Korver just started hitting shots. Paul started hitting shots, and you know, we just couldn’t hit shots.
** Favors on shots falling for Trey Burke and Alec Burks tonight
It was good to see, man. Trey been having a rough time with his shot, so it was good to see his shot start to fall and him gain confidence. And Alec, you know, he started doing Alec Burks things, you know, going to the basket, making all kind of crazy shots, making things happen on the offensive end. So it was good to see them start hitting they shots, and that opened up the lane for me.
** Favors on being 1-2 instead of 3-0 on the road trip
I think it just stuff we need to learn, down the stretch in the fourth quarter. You know, both games in Indiana and against Atlanta tonight, you know, we gave it away in the fourth. So I think it’s just an experience thing, that we’re gonna have to learn to execute plays in the fourth quarter, really lock down and focus on the defensive end, and you know, just win the game.
** Favors on playing at home in Atlanta
It’s always good to come home. I love coming home. I mean, I love Utah too, but ain’t nothing like coming back down south to Atlanta.

** Trey Burke on finding his shot tonight
It was definitely a night where I got some, you know, go–better looks than I have, you know, lately. You know, I just gotta stay with it, man. I think, you know, when your shot’s not falling, you have to find other ways to affect the game, and you know, I feel like I could be one of those guys who can, you know, get eight or nine assists, you know, around that area, every game. You know, I have to just be able to continue to create for my teammates, you know, and, you know, the shots are gonna come.
** Burke on a locker room that is disappointed but more positive than last year due to players knowing what they have in the new coach and everything else
Yeah, it’s definitely, you know, we do have a positive attitude right now. I think we’re all kinda disappointed, you know, that we didn’t come up with the win. You know, being up eight or nine points with five minutes left, we definitely felt like we were in control of the game. But you know, you gon have some games like that, you know, where, you know, I feel like all of us, you know, we missed shots that we usually hit, and you know, we just gotta learn from it and move forward.

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Random Stuff, etc.
** The Utah Jazz: World Leader in Deleted Content.

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At least we still have this:

** Quin’s hair tho.

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** Ugly Christmas Utah Jazz sweater now available online. Not ugly enough for an ugly Christmas sweater though, if you ask me.

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Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring on Rudy Gobert and Paul Millsap: The length of Gobert really bothering Millsap. (H/T @dianaallen)
** Craig Bolerjack: Horford lost the handle trying to bang with Gobert.
** Bob Rathbun: The length and girth of the Jazz certainly a big story…We have seen Favors, Kanter, Booker really do some damage.
Doominique Wilkins: They’ve gotten the job done, inside. (H/T @prodigal_punk)
** Wilkins on Enes Kanter: Big fella has a stroke! (H/T @dianaallen)
** Wilkins on Gobert: You get a lot of use out of a guy that size. (H/T @dianaallen)
** Boler on Dante Exum: Boy, I’ll tell ya. Being long, is a plus. (H/T @JuMuJazz, @jfasioe and @hessrp)
** Ron Boone on Kyle Korver: They really kept Korver from getting off. (H/T @@801Loaf)


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Thanks to @J1mmyOlson and @TaylorLangston2 for the assist on the W-L record tonight.

Utah Jazz at Atlanta Hawks: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 13, 2014
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Peachtree Hoops.

First look at Snyder’s team.
Should be an interesting game.

by BPC1120 on Nov 12, 2014 | 6:40 PM

Funny how Millsap, Korver and Demarre all broke out when they left the jazz haha
A shame they didn’t have a good coach

by Roger the Shrubber -_- on Nov 12, 2014 | 7:17 PM

Oh no
Trey Burke made a shot. Hell has frozen over

by a hooter’s baby on Nov 12, 2014 | 7:55 PM

Of course these guys learn to shoot against us
by Throw on Nov 12, 2014 | 7:55 PM

Kyle Korver!
by FalconsFan0125 on Nov 12, 2014 | 7:59 PM

Good lord Kyle
by Throw on Nov 12, 2014 | 7:59 PM

Kyle Korver all the way from Joseph Smith’s underwear drawer!
by ATL Bruno on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:01 PM

I hate Trevor Booker
by a hooter’s baby on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:03 PM

Making the Jazz look like world beaters while we’re on defense. Just lovely
by crappybassist96 on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:12 PM

And Booker continues to kill us for whatever reason
by Throw on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:12 PM

Of course Burks gets his shot back and Booker knows how to play off the dribble against us. Why? because Hawks thats why
by Throw on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:13 PM


The greatest trick the Jazz have ever pulled was proving to the world that a 13 point lead existed. And just like that, poof it was gone
by Throw on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:32 PM

TA-DAAAAAAAAAAA!
Bitches.

by King_of_Hearts on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:33 PM

Hayward fouls Korver
White Collar Crime

by a hooter’s baby on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:54 PM

Ha ha!
by Nique Fan on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:55 PM

Heyward went to the barber and said “Give me the Conan O’Brien”
by Edwin G on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:55 PM

Ha ha
I can’t look with a straight face now

by AtlHawksgirl on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:56 PM

Not pompadoury enough.
by Nique Fan on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:57 PM

the jazz just made our frontcourt look like a bitch
by HawkNestMonster on Nov 12, 2014 | 8:56 PM

This game is absurd.
by Edwin G on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:02 PM

So this is looking like the allstar game
by Throw on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:02 PM


Sap with the revenge game, and making up for DMC’s revenge game as well.
by Nique Fan on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:08 PM

Aah ref cmon
by AtlHawksgirl on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:25 PM

They seriously just call a foul anytime a white guy blocks a shot.
by crappybassist96 on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:25 PM

Mark Eaton would struggle nowadays then.
by Nique Fan on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:26 PM


Paul!
by AtlHawksgirl on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:33 PM

MUSCLE SAP
by ATL Bruno on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:33 PM

TOO ILL-SAP
by HawkNestMonster on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:33 PM

MILLSAP!!!!!!!!!
by Edwin G on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:33 PM

Trillsap
by crappybassist96 on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:33 PM

Milsap cannot be stopped
by Throw on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:33 PM

PAUL MILLSAP! awesome.
by greg_t on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:33 PM

PAUL MILLSAP IS A MAN!
by Nique Fan on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:33 PM

Millsap has nipples
Let’s milk him!

by a hooter’s baby on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:36 PM

what the heck
by Throw on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:37 PM


KORV3R!!!!!
by HawkNestMonster on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:37 PM

Kyle!
by AtlHawksgirl on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:37 PM

Wow Korv3r
by crappybassist96 on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:37 PM

Kyle Korever!
by FalconsFan0125 on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:37 PM

ASSASINS CREED KYLE KORVER!!!!!!!!!!!
by Throw on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:37 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Edwin G on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:37 PM

KORVER JESUS WE NEEDED THAT
by ATL Bruno on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:37 PM

GOOD LAWD KORVER!
by greg_t on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:38 PM

WOOOWWWWW!
by Estevan.McGee on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:38 PM

KORV3R!
by BPC1120 on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:38 PM


These guys are causing heart attacks.
by wmcgee_va on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:40 PM

WOOOO YEAH BABY!
Sigh of relief.

by ATL Bruno on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:44 PM

winner!
by FalconsFan0125 on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:44 PM

YES SIRRRRRRRRRRR
by Dan28jet on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:44 PM

17,10,6 for korver hahahahaha
by Dan28jet on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:46 PM

Dub dub
Sap with the Grown Man double-double, 30/17/3 with 2 steals and 2 blocks.

by ATL Bruno on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:49 PM

Millsap should have had 37…Robbed of two and 1(s) and a clear foul on a three point attempt when he was wacked in the eye. Dont tell me that with his aggressiveness all night he got 0 FT Attempts
by Dan28jet on Nov 12, 2014 | 9:52 PM

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