** Tyrone Corbin
It’s a new experience for these young guys. And they gotta figure out, you know, this time of year, what it takes when you’re not feeling your best, how you have to lay everything you got out there, and your mind have to help you a little bit and be smarter about rotating earlier, and not getting behind plays. You know, it’s, you’re 60-plus games into the sesaon, everybody’s a little fatigued. And you know, when you’re growing and learning how to play in this league, this is part of the process of learning how to play at this time of year in the league. So it’s new for ‘em. They a little beat up, mentally and physically, but we gotta find a way to get through it, ’cause these games gonna keep coming, and we don’t want to look bad in these games.
** Richard Jefferson
Coach has done a good job of keeping our sets pretty simple, so guys don’t get their brains jumbled. And with that, because you don’t have a lot of wrinkles, you have to make sure that you’re cutting hard, that you’re executing hard, that you’re doing everything with pace, and I think at times we’re not doing that.
Enes Kanter, bringing the ball down the floor :)
Random Stuff, etc.
** There have been no extension talks between the Jazz and Tyrone Corbin. It is what it is.
** Congrats to John Lucas III and Brandon Rush on being “Rolie Boyz”! (via @luke1luk)
** From the unintentional comedy files:
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring on finally making it onto “Where Are You Watching?”: Yes! Yes, Boler, yes! Yes! … They can only hold me out so long, Boler. (H/T Diana Allen)
** Craig Bolerjack: Right now, he’s turning this crowd on. (H/T @5kl)
To close: Here’s another pic that was shown on “Where Are You Watching?” Is that guy in the back the same guy that took a pic with Jerry Sloan at a game last January?
If it’s not the same guy, is it the same horse head? If not, is this a Utah thing I don’t understand? So many questions.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Posting and Toasting.
Why are the Knicks out there practicing the triangle offense?
by rxmeister on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:07 PM
Getting ready for PJax
by Spades17 on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:10 PM
Come on boys
Let’s win one for Phil! lol.
by allzingers on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:12 PM
lets call Jerry Sloan while we’re dealing with the Jazz
by Rorschach44 on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Damn the Jazz suck
Richard Jefferson is a key player for the Jazz? God this is gonna suck when we lose by 10
by rightlight on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:38 PM
So Woodson is starting our best players?
who would’ve thought that would work?
by nycirca1999 on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:49 PM
Tyson is such a bitch sometimes, jeez.
by Crackback on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:52 PM
I was happy to see him aggressively help on the drive
And then he never fucking jumped
by BJabs on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:53 PM
The Jazz color guy just said Amar’e isn’t a stretch 4
by BJabs on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:56 PM
Oh my god this guy is atrocious
I’m just going to stop updating you on his stupidity. Just assume everything the Jazz color guy says is ridiculous
by BJabs on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:57 PM
Is it me, or has Favors aged like decade already?
by Crackback on Mar 7, 2014 | 7:58 PM
Its weird how we look like a real team all of the sudden.
by Crackback on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:01 PM
We’re playing awful teams
by HighFlyers28 on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:02 PM
isn’t it great
by normanhathaway on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:05 PM
Al Jeffferson in the past 25 or so games is averaging 27 points. Has 18 at half time.
20,10, 2, 1, 1 on the season. Was an afterthought on the FA market this season despite once being traded for KG in his prime. Mainly because he was a defensive liablity. Low and behold now hes the C on a top 5 defense. Coaching > defensive talent IMO. While i agree this is a players league on offense mostly (expect for Pop- he can win with D leaguers, not on defense.
by danman11 on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:13 PM
wow Knicks running some plays
by Range Look Like Laffy Taffy on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:25 PM
Man seeing Tyson,Melo and STAT out there together and playng like this
what could have been…
by blubz on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:26 PM
Damn.. one more of those and we’ll be officially in Brick City.
by Rubbercons on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:29 PM
Welcome to Brick City. Population, KNICKS.
by Rubbercons on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:30 PM
Best half of the year…
by danman11 on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:36 PM
this is like not even fair for the Jazz
by rightlight on Mar 7, 2014 | 8:37 PM
when do we blow this lead?
its gotta be coming, whether win or lose ulitmately
by rightlight on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:08 PM
WTF happened to Prigs
its like he’s fallen off a cliff
by rcnt123 on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:19 PM
Dude..he turns 37 in a month…
by prfella on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:20 PM
it takes a long time to heal from the cliff-falling when you’re 37
by nbanyk on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:21 PM
Detroit & Cleveland gonna lose
You’re really gonna do this to me Knicks…
by King Henry the 2nd on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:20 PM
don’t look at the standings
stay away and you won’t feel the dreaded hope
by Bronx Chica on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:25 PM
I would rather watch Felton cook
than these new KFC commercials. They are fucking atrocious.
by EmLar on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:26 PM
ITS A FUCKING POT PIE HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ONE THEY ARE FUCKING AWESOME AND NOT AT ALL 50 CENTS AT A GROCERY STORE
by rightlight on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:27 PM
like cook penguin?
by nbanyk on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:29 PM
like Felton with his Grandmother cooking some craw fish or something
by EmLar on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:30 PM
seriously, stop asking to play him, guys.
by prfella on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:33 PM
how are we supposed to #tankfordenver if we don’t ask him to play
by nbanyk on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:34 PM
by nbanyk on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:33 PM
I totally forgot about him
by Bronx Chica on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:34 PM
Earl Clark has -15 +/- in a game where we’re up by 16. That’s pretty impressive.
by LeopardSuit on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:38 PM
playoffs, here we come lol
by BernardKing’Speech on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:39 PM
The fuck happened to Hardaway?
Dude dropped off a cliff.
by Crackback on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:43 PM
by prfella on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:44 PM
has officially snuffed him. Kinda sad.
by EmLar on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:45 PM
Dang… when was the last time we won every quarter?
by Crackback on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:51 PM
Garbage time is tons of fun when we’re winning.
by Section 336 on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:52 PM
Sad to see Rush play in garbage time like this. Used to love him at Kansas. Such a great 3 and D player.
Could also create off the dribble and come off screen and even in the fastbreak. Complete player.
by danman11 on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:52 PM
A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.
Winning streak ya’ll! LMAO.. have a good night everyone.
by Rubbercons on Mar 7, 2014 | 9:53 PM
On player development and the best qualities for a coach to have
I think when you have a head coach, you need someone first and foremost that, you know, is going to keep people, like I said, accountable. Like, you need to, I, you know, if I’m a GM, I want to know what your plans are for player development.
I think the biggest shame in this league is that the league is getting younger*–there’s younger and younger players coming in every single year, the average age is younger–but we spend the same amount on player development that we did five years ago.
And that makes absolutely no sense, that you’re not training these kids. Because they’re not getting three years of college under Mike Krzyzewski. They’re not getting three years or four years or two years of college under Lute Olson. No, they’re getting one year of school at a school that you might not have heard of, and then you’re coming to this league and you’re like, “Well, he can’t play.”
Well, no, he has talent but you need him in the gym for two hours everyday with a guy that knows how to develop a player. And he has to be able to develop a player within your system so that he can succeed.
I think that’s where the [San Antonio] Spurs are great. The Spurs, they shoot shots and and play under a certain system, and when you’re in practice and when you’re doing your work on your side, it’s under their system. They didn’t have me out there working on pick and roll; they had me shooting tons of corner threes, contested corner threes, and one-dribble pullups because, “Hey Richard, that’s where you’re gonna be. That’s what the system is about. And so, every single day you’re gonna practice that so that when we feed you into our system, you’re gonna be able to contribute.”
* Tyrone Corbin: You had me at “biggest shame is the league is getting younger.”
What do you impart to Gordon Hayward in your role as a mentor in what is a tumultuous season for him?
Well, I just tell him I’ve been there. I’ve been there in a contract situation where, you know, I remember they let go of Kenyon Martin. They didn’t bring back Kerry Kittles. And you can’t put pressure on yourself in these things.
You can’t, and I try and tell him, I’m like, “Look. If, when you got drafted, or when you were in your last year at Butler, if someone told you they were gonna pay you $10 million to play basketball, you would blow your mind.”
But all of a sudden, other places, and again, I don’t know what his number is. I don’t know what’s been offered to him. I don’t know what the Jazz, or any of that stuff–I, just conversations with him, it’s like, now all of a sudden, if you’re only, if you’re getting $11 instead of $13 [million], you’re in a bad mood. And it’s like, no, that can’t be your mentality.
And you can’t worry about what teams have money, what teams don’t have money, if your team–no, because all those things will drive you crazy, ’cause then you’re gonna wanna play well against the teams that have money, and then, you kn–all those things go into that brain, and it’ll affect the way you play.
And it doesn’t stop this year, because then next year you’re gonna wanna prove to everybody that didn’t sign you, “Oh, I’m worth that.” Or the teams that didn’t w–that, “Oh, I’m worth this contract.” And so, you can really mess yourself up for a couple of years focusing on that.
At the end of the day, if you love to play the game, and understand that, hey, you know, you’re 23 years old right now. Even if you sign a four-year contract…you’ll be out of it at 27. That means you can sign another one that’ll take you to 32. That means you can sign–so it’s like, don’t focus on, you know, oh, this is all the money I’m gonna make.
It’s like, look, at the end of the day, we’re all very blessed. And there’s no difference between having $40 million in the bank and having $48 [million] in the bank. And I know that might sound absurd and I’m not–to the people out there listening, I know that’s a ton of money–but I’m just saying, it’s a ton of money. If you have $40 million in the bank, you’re not missing any meals. It’s generational money. If you have $46 million in the bank, and that’s really what the difference is between making $11 [million] a year and making $12 [million] a year.
So it’s like, don’t get into the difference and the principle and “Well, he’s making that and he’s ma–” No. it’s like, look. Well, I’m going to get this, and I’m gonna bust my tail, and next time it comes around, I’m gonna go at it again.
** People calling Alec Burks “Alec Burke”: Richard Jefferson
On rediscovering his joy in the game
The joy that I have for the game right now is a newfound joy. It is a joy that I probably have not had in, since my first three or four years in the league. And, it’s, you wanna win. You wanna do this; you wanna make All-Star games, and then all of a sudden you get to Year 10, and your body’s banged up and you get to Year 12 and I couldn’t even really play last year…
So when I was able to get healthy, when I was able to come to a situation and not only play, but help a bunch of young guys, I was so excited about getting traded to Utah. I knew that the situation was not gonna improve for me–even being healthy, I knew the situation wasn’t gonna improve for me–in Golden State.
So to come here in a situation where they wanted me to play was gonna be huge and like I said, now that I know I’m only gonna play two or three more years, and I can kinda see the end and I know I’m in the twilight of my career, I enjoy everything.
I enjoy the road trips that much more. I enjoy the practices that much more. I enjoy the scratches, the bumps, the bruises. You know, I’m talking to the other team, I’m talking to the other coaches, I’m just enjoying it so much more than I probably, like, I had probably the last six or seven years, because those years I was focused on, you know, I wasn’t focused on money, but I was focused on All-Star games; I was focused on trying to win a championship.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bullets Forever.
Let’s get off to a good start…
and not let the Jazz think they even have a chance….
by Rook6980 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:07 PM
I wonder if Kanter is available…
He would benefit(as would anyone) playing with Wall and some shooters that can space the floor.
by tw10 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:13 PM
He wanted to be drafted to the Wizards.
by ryanwadams on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:15 PM
Yeah that’s so sad, he actually WANTED to play with us .
by Krobify on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:16 PM
I expect 20 point win.
by abala on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:18 PM
Utah has 39 losses this season
TEN by 20 or more. They better win by 20.
by Inside Job on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:22 PM
Why has ariza been so automatic?
by richkam14 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:22 PM
he has absorbed martell webster
by Yeti60 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:24 PM
Im so impressed by how wall has matured. he goes to the basket like its nothing.
by hobbes_GR on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:23 PM
yea…but he needs to step up on D against Burke…
by Wall_Hopeful on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:24 PM
he always seems to struggle with less talented opponents smh
by hobbes_GR on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:25 PM
Little Surprised how well Burke does in staying in front of Wall. He ought to try to post em instead of trying to shake him.
by nuposse87 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:31 PM
It’s off., Ariza is the 5th best SF in the NBA right now, and possibly top 3 two way playing SF
by Wall_Hopeful on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:34 PM
Probably right about two way but I think that Parsons and him are neck and neck .
by Krobify on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:35 PM
threeza good but im taking parsons any day of the week
by richkam14 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:36 PM
Yeah I’m on the Parsons wagon too to be honest .
by Krobify on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:38 PM
Nah screw him. My old girl had the hots for him
by tw10 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:38 PM
I will never show my girlfriend anybody in the NBA that is a possible eyecandy for my judgement .
Trey Burke is one of them…he is light skinned lol
by Krobify on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:41 PM
My girlfriend is a particular fan of Beal
What I get for making her watch the games…
by imperialme on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:42 PM
Ty Corbin is dark
by tw10 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:34 PM
this is an understatement
by abala on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:35 PM
trey burke is nice…predicting he’s gonna be elite
by richkam14 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:41 PM
Utah should give us Burks and Kanter
by tw10 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:42 PM
i take this.
by abala on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:44 PM
Drew Gooden first points as a Wizard!
by ryanwadams on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:43 PM
gooden scored lmao
by hobbes_GR on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:43 PM
by hobbes_GR on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:44 PM
Gooden tearing it up!
by LRJ on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:44 PM reply
by hobbes_GR on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:49 PM
oh my god gooden
by cheezit on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:49 PM
oh my gooden
by neualex308 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:49 PM
omg the steal too and full court assist!!!
by LeHalfrican on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:50 PM
WE GOT A BASKETBALL TEAM IN DC!!
by HailSkinz on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:50 PM
what the heck is going on.
by abala on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:50 PM
Hopefully Kanter and Burks get pissed over getting benched
I would love both of them on our squad
by tw10 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:58 PM
When is Favors going to develop ?
by Krobify on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:55 PM
when the sun explodes
by neualex308 on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:56 PM
when he goes to a better team
by hobbes_GR on Mar 5, 2014 | 7:56 PM
Hayward is such a pussy
by HailSkinz on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:00 PM
lol I hate the dude
by richkam14 on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:01 PM
why is burks not starting for them?
by samoka10 on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:01 PM
by formula0 on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:01 PM
Cuz Gordys apparently a 2 and Richard Jefferson HAS to start
by JazzFanDonny on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:02 PM <—- Jazz fan
lmao……..yall have to fire corbin
by samoka10 on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:09 PM
That’s what Kyrie won’t do .
A backtip steal leading to a reverse dunk .
by Krobify on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:04 PM
…..would have used his sick handles to cross up the defending team and his own teammates, then look them off, and jack a jumper with a 41% FG chance of going in, then lazily run back down court and not guard anyone. But he would look good doing it and would make Coach K and Team USA dummies oh so proud…
by formula0 on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:09 PM
LOL, soo true.
by Wall_Hopeful on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:13 PM
What a half! Time to break out my credit card
by Inside Job on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:12 PM
I just threw up on my screen
by LeHalfrican on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:13 PM
Raise that up into the rafters!
by ryanwadams on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:13 PM
STOP IT , Wizards are literally getting away with highway robbery with prices like that for a Gooden jersey .
by Krobify on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:14 PM
LOL….those better be jamaican dollars!
by Wall_Hopeful on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:14 PM
Comments about adidas Washington Wizards Revolution 30 Swingman Custom Road Jersey:
It doesn’t matter if you’re a Wizards fan or not! This jersey is stylish, and cool! It’s a must have for anyone! I would recommend it! It will SWAG YOU OUT! :D
by Inside Job on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:19 PM
And it got a 5-star review!
by LRJ on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:19 PM
One, from Drew Gooden’s family member .
by Krobify on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:20 PM
Sit yo lil ass down Trey
by KurisuDevil on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:36 PM
Was that Kanter?
Man, his defense sucks.
by ZonkerBL on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:37 PM
Here comes the Jazz run
by Bradley_B3al on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:48 PM
This is fucking pathetic
by HailSkinz on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:50 PM
Damn I hate gordon hayward!
by richkam14 on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:50 PM
by Baird15 on Mar 5, 2014 | 8:51 PM
Does anyone know
How you take DVR’d recordings and save them electronically?
by LeHalfrican on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:01 PM
With the express written consent of the NBA
by tw10 on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:02 PM
Jazz announcer just declared Dagger! on Athreeza
by Free Javaris on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:04 PM
by HailSkinz on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:04 PM
they got daggers in utah??
by formula0 on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:04 PM
Jazz just went New York Knicks there
by KurisuDevil on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:06 PM
Laziest win ever.
I’ll take it.
by ZonkerBL on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:11 PM
WOW Indy getting smashed by CHA!!
by Wall_Hopeful on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:16 PM
Professor Al Jefferson PHD: Post-up University
Learning some fools
by Born of Osiris on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:18 PM
he’s real good
by Wall_Hopeful on Mar 5, 2014 | 9:19 PM
What do you say to the guys after a loss like that?
Well, you know, C♥ach just talked about, obviously, you know, the game before [loss at Indiana] and how we played, and the energy we played with, and talked about the importance of being ready for these back-to-back situations, and you know, talked to the young guys about, you know, this is the NBA and that’s just how it’s gonna be.
But he didn’t dwell on it much. He, we, he briefly talked about it, and then he talked about moving forward and our game here tomorrow night.
How does the Jazz lose like that to the Bucks?
You know, it’s unfortunate that sometime, it just happens. You know, it’s not something that you want, but it, unfortunately it happens. And it happens at the wrong time. You know, it just happened that, you know, we played probably one of our worst games in a situation there on the road, where we just came from playing a good game against a good team.
And then we just didn’t perform. We just didn’t have the energy. We didn’t defend the way we did the night before. So it’s just, it’s unfortunate but it’s one of those things…You say, how does that happen? You know, so, it’s unfortunate, but it does.
Is that part of being a young team?
You’re absolutely right. The experience is it. You can talk about it all you want, but until they go through it, and experienced it, and you know, I firmly believe that oftentimes, you learn more from a loss than you do from a win.
And by that, I mean you learn what it feels like when you went out there and you didn’t play well and things weren’t clicking. And you get that feeling, you don’t ever wanna feel that again. So, definitely going through the experience is the best teacher for our young guys.
And hopefully, they did not enjoy that feeling. They didn’t enjoy it while it was going on, and probably hate it, hopefully hated it even more so after the game. And that’s what you want. You know, you want that loss to stay with them after the game, and that night; really, until you play the next game. That’s the way I think it should be.
We have seen the Trey Burke-Alec Burks-Gordon Hayward-Enes Kanter-Derrick Favors lineup a lot more in the last few games. Is that situational or a trend?
Well, you know, I think it’s a trend. I think, you know, certainly C♥ach is aware of those guys, and you know, trying to get them in the game together. And you know, we know that that’s the future of this franchise.
And it’s important that those guys get to play now and get the experience of, as we just talked about, playing together, winning, playing on the road, you know, losing the game and being able to handle it and bounce back.
But just the fact that they can play together, you know, that will put us further ahead going next year, and I think that’s what C♥ach is seeing, that if you don’t do it now, then, if you just start doing it next year, then they’re not really used to playing with each other. So, it’s important that those guys play with each other and play significant minutes, as much as possible.
* Would have loved to hear the follow-up question here on why playing these five guys together is suddenly important now, with just 20+ games remaining in the season, when it was only important enough to merit 30 minutes of court time for this lineup in the first 60 game of the season.
Can you address the progress being made by Enes Kanter?
You know, it’s funny, you just don’t know with young guys. You just don’t know when it’s gonna click in. You don’t know what happens in their, whether, personal life or professional life, that they just start to get it.
And you know, certainly he has just come on, and you can see, you could see it in his eyes. You could see, you know, the confidence in him, that he’s starting to move guys around a little bit more now, like he did somewhat last year…And you know, it’s good to see that happen, because you want that, and you want him to continue to have that attitude that no one can hold me down.
He’s gonna continue to get better offensively. I think defensively, he will continue to get better. We have to work. There’s no question about it. We have to continue to work with him, and continue to work in practice on defense, every single day, and drills, and rotations, because part of it, is knowing rotations…He needs to get better there, and I think he will, because as long as we do that every single day at practice, he’ll get better.
On the Jazz’s tour of the Capitol
It’s interesting, again, to see the young guys asking the questions, and, just not aware of everything that goes on. You know, especially in the political sector. Which a lot of us don’t. (1280)
“There is no way Milwaukee is the worst team in the NBA.” — Craig Bolerjack in the fourth quarter.
Fortunately, no one but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Diante Garrett’s family witnessed the Jazz not pushing the ball. Check out that upper bowl:
** Tyrone Corbin on the loss
Well, we gotta play better. We gotta play harder. We gotta play smarter. You know, after the performance last night [in the loss to Indiana], to come out, I know it’s a back-to-back, and I, w–you make excuses in this league. They don’t work. We gotta show up and play harder. And we didn’t play hard tonight…It’s just a frustrating loss after the performance last night.
** Corbin on what made Ersan Ilyasova so effective tonight
He made shots. I mean, he’s a good player. And you know, he got some open looks.
Is Ty listening?
** Enes Kanter on scoring a career-high
I mean, I’m just trying to do my job, you know? But like I say every time, don’t matter how many points I score. You know, we lost in the end. So, I wish, you know, I could say that we won.
** Kanter on Ersan Ilysaova’s performance
Something about those Turkish guys, huh? I’m just glad, man. I think he did a really good job. You know, I think he missed, like, one [shot]. I mean, I’m really proud of him, but the sad thing is, he did it against us…He played really hard, and you know, he just represent the country, so I’m really happy for him.
Random Stuff, etc.
** Love it when Jeremy Evans makes the opposing crowd go “Ooooh…”
** People calling Enes Kanter “Ee-nis”: nba.com recap guy
** People who haven’t gotten a dunk yet this year: Diante Garrett (H/T Diante’s dad)
** Diante Garrett’s dad joined the broadcast for a bit in the first half. Of course, Matt Harpring turned the conversation to whether LeBron James would have been one of the best players in the game during Dick’s time in the league.
Geography Mis-Education of the Night
One “L” in Manila, guys.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Craig Bolerjack on Gordon Hayward’s shot at the buzzer last night: It was just inches short.
** Boler on Jazz turnovers: They gave it away 18 times last night.
** Matt Harpring on Enes Kanter: Banging down low. Watch him here. He bangs, feels the pressure, and then reverses on the reverse pivot. And then, nice finish.
** Sidney Lowe’s keys to the second half: We can’t let them get it inside.
** Harpring on “Where Are You Watching?” feature: I’m in. I’m going this time. And I’m getting in, Boler.
** Harpring on Alec Burks bucket: I swear his eyes were closed. We’re right here on top of that.
** Alema Harrington on Enes Kanter: Maybe there was something going on between him and Ilyasova. You saw the embrace after the game between the two kids from Turkey.
To close: @Mac_Jazz has found the secret love child of Kyrylo Fesenko and Gordon Hayward. Truly astounding.
Per @Mac_Jazz, Sam Underwood can currently be seen on The Following but you might recognize him as the teenage serial killer in the final season of Dexter.
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Brew Hoop.
Not the most prolific of Jazz bigs
However, I’m excited to see Goberts sheer size. I saw his minutes are sporadic on SLCDunk hope to see 10-15mins
by Br3tt11 on Mar 3, 2014 | 9:41 AM
Finally, an opportunity to wear my Richard Jefferson Bucks jersey tonight!
I’ll wear it in private of course, no need for peeking eyes to see what kind of Bucks-wardrobe I have
by Riley Feldmann on Mar 3, 2014 | 11:44 AM
Bucks FAVORED tonight!?
-1, but what the hell, it feels good to be expected to win!
by BuckNasty1 on Mar 3, 2014 | 12:06 PM
The Jazz announcers call Marvin Williams “Marvelous Marvin”
by JamesMB87 on Mar 3, 2014 | 7:19 PM
And he’s looked far from that so far
by CanadaBucks on Mar 3, 2014 | 7:20 PM
Bucks are looking like a hoops team
So far so good. 15-10 Bucks
by Ian Whitchurch on Mar 3, 2014 | 7:20 PM
Not a bad start 6 minutes in 71% fg Bucks
by Bucketball on Mar 3, 2014 | 7:21 PM
I think we match up well with the Jazz
Could be a win
by CanadaBucks on Mar 3, 2014 | 7:27 PM
I feel bad for Utah fans who are going to spend the next four years thinking he might actually be a really good player.
by Frank Madden on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:26 PM
We’re seeing what this team was built to do
by Ian Whitchurch on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:29 PM
KILL PEOPLE FROM UTAH
by Frank Madden on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:30 PM
Jazz announcers are blaming the refs
by Ian Whitchurch on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:35 PM
Dont listen to them.
They are terrible.
by JazzFanDonny on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:36 PM <——– Jazz fan
I’m waiting for Ersan to monster jam from half court
He’s done everything else
by oldresorter on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:44 PM
I heard a rumour tonight he’s flying to Crimea and claiming it for the Ottoman Empire
by Ian Whitchurch on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:45 PM
He’s on fire
NBA Jam style. I think he threw one in over his shoulder falling out of bounds, but I couldn’t see it very well.
by snik75 on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:46 PM
He’s got 31 points on 14 shots. He’s plus 31. And I think he is currently playing center. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, ERSAN?
by snik75 on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:48 PM
Hayward jumpers, Burks one-on-one and post-ups to kanter, only one of them is really working
by CanadaBucks on Mar 3, 2014 | 8:54 PM
OJ Mayo’s NBA comparable?
by oldresorter on Mar 3, 2014 | 9:10 PM
That’s a bit much
by CanadaBucks on Mar 3, 2014 | 9:11 PM
Utah’s only offense the last few minutes is
BS fouls. If the refs are trying to keep them in it, they missed the boat.
by snik75 on Mar 3, 2014 | 9:11 PM
Just enjoy a fourth quarter where the Bucks have the game iced
by Ian Whitchurch on Mar 3, 2014 | 9:14 PM
I know, I have been.
Fun to watch them screwing around a bit.
by snik75 on Mar 3, 2014 | 9:16 PM
Well I have Enes Kanter on my Fantasy team so
by CanadaBucks on Mar 3, 2014 | 9:16 PM
** Tyrone Corbin on Gordon Hayward’s last shot
I thought it looked good…I thought he had a good look at it….He had a good look.
** Gordon Hayward on missing the last shot
It was close, and it looked good from my angle. Just back-rimmed it. And, like I said, proud of us for fighting there.
** Hayward on the physicality of the Pacers
Their whole team is physical, and you know, you go in the lane and you’re gonna pay for it. So, credit to them again. You know, they play basketball hard-nosed, and tough defensively, and, so, they did a good job.
** Derrick Favors on what the Jazz have to do to focus mentally playing the best and worst Eastern Conference teams back-to-back
I mean, we should already be focused. You know, we’re in the same position with Milwaukee right now, unfortunately. But you know, we just gotta come out there with the same focus we did tonight, and get the win.
Random Stuff, etc.
** People who couldn’t get Alec Burks’ name right to save their lives: Pacers announcers (H/T Diana Allen, Twitter)
** People calling Ian Mahinmi “Maninmi”: Root Sports.
** For the first time in a long time, a starter got “minute’d” on the Jazz starter stat infographic. Sorry, Marv.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Ron Boone on Bear’s sack race with a kid: He didn’t grow up with just sacks to play with, did he?
** Booner: CJ Watson just slid right down in the corner.
** Craig Bolerjack: Booner, he is so, so wide, and so long.
** Boler: Scola pumps one up, the tip won’t go. And Mahinmi keeps it alive.
** Booner on Corbin being unable to call a timeout at the end of the game: Oh, that hurts. Boler: Oh, it hurts big. Booner: That hurts.
** Thurl Bailey: No matter what players say, it’s hard to get up for the Milwaukee Bucks.
To close: Remember this classic Alec Burks reaction shot from two years ago?
His reaction when Gordon Hayward missed the Jazz’s last shot was reminiscent of that:
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Indy Cornrows.
For a moment there I half expected the announcer to say
AT SHOOTING GUARD, EXPECTING TO GET PAID NEXT SEASON, LAAAANNNCCCEEE STTEEEEEEPPPPHHHEEEENNNSSSOOONNNNN!!!!!
by denggoy1 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:10 PM
Hayward got a haircut
by Nathan S. on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:10 PM
Favors having 11 is ridiculous
by C. Cooper on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:23 PM
Better than Jeremy Evans
is he even still with them?
by JPSinclair on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:24 PM
has to be someone who lights us up.
by PGlivesclosetome on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:24 PM
idc that mahimi sucks but the energy he brings so much better than Hibbert
by leo9212 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:23 PM
OMG IAN MAHIMI
by KingPG21 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:24 PM
by leo9212 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:24 PM
Maybe Hibbert can learn how to dunk from Mahimi
by leo9212 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:25 PM
So this is the Favors that scouts were drooling over coming into the league
by KingPG21 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:30 PM
I’m still really high on him
I think he’ll explode as soon as they get a coach worth a shit
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:31 PM
I still hate Evans for stealing that dunk contest from PG
by leo9212 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:34 PM
I keep forgetting Rush is on the Jazz now
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:40 PM
So that’s how we can get Turner to hit threes
by Nathan S. on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:45 PM
How about playing defense?
by denggoy1 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:46 PM
One thing at a time
by Nathan S. on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:50 PM
Hibbert is looking terrible on defense
by leo9212 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:45 PM
Scola hedging on screens, I hated them early in the year, but this is two straight nights it has worked……..
by KingPG21 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:46 PM
Burks is nice
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:47 PM
Why does Lance have the need to throw the behind the back?
Simple pass is better
by Gwen on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:56 PM
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:56 PM
I like him, but sometimes it makes me want to stab him in the leg
by Gwen on Mar 2, 2014 | 6:57 PM
I remember Gobert in Summer League. dude could fly if he put feathers on his arms.
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:06 PM
Maybe he could be NOP new mascot.
by infinityzero.systemerror on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:07 PM
Jefferson is still starting for them?
by infinityzero.systemerror on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:25 PM
he’s been ok for them, but yeah, I don’t know why they don’t go 100% youth movement Burke/Burks/Hayward/Favors/Kanter for as many minutes as they can handle
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:26 PM
Get mahimi back in the game
by leo9212 on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:26 PM
I swear on back to back roy looks like zombie on the floor
by leo9212 on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:27 PM
go sit down Roy
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:30 PM
This sucks. Let’s quit sucking.
by Nathan S. on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:30 PM
roy plays way too soft
by area55 on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:33 PM
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 7:33 PM
it’s gotta be a given they don’t keep Corbin…right?
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:16 PM
I really do like a lot of Utah’s players, as prospects anyway
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:18 PM
Gotta start putting it together
Four years is a long time to be a prospect in the NBA.
by Nathan S. on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:19 PM
Feel like some of them should be past that point by now.
by infinityzero.systemerror on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:19 PM
just sleep walking thru this 4th q
need one stop to finish them off
by Toll Booth Willie on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:19 PM
Don’t think Utah can advance the ball
Looks like they already dribbled it. Could be wrong abuot that.
by Nathan S. on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:20 PM
jazz are not going to win this game either way
by latrell spreewel on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:23 PM
Corbin is arguing about the advancement?
Roy didn’t dribble or move the ball at all. Ain’t nothing to complain about.
by Nathan S. on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:24 PM
get that money Gordon
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:27 PM
Should wrap this one up
by Nathan S. on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:29 PM
ok that’s enough Gordon
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:29 PM
we clinched a playoff spot tonight
in case you were worried
by Ignatius31 on Mar 2, 2014 | 8:47 PM