Game 63 at POR: Jazz beat really bad team
Three things and one umbrella of questions:
1. Tyrone Corbin was suffering from a nasty case of gastric distress that had him running between the bench and men’s room all night long. Every time he left the court, one of his assistants (I don’t know who) snuck Jeremy Evans into the game.
1a. Assuming the above is not true…Jeremy has had like 87 DNPs this season and his sixth highest minutes played in a game happens in Portland? The city/team that keeps trying to steal our players? If the Blazers come a-callin’ this summer, I might go a-huntin’. And not in Portland.
2. Devin Harris was so on fire from downtown and range that it was like he was playing against the Jazz, rather than for the Jazz.
3. DeMarre Carroll and Derrick Favors banging heads was awful. DeMarre was writhing on the floor in pain and stayed down for a long time while Favors was shaken up. However (and I really am sorry), it was one of the funniest things I’ve seen all season.
4. How is Enes Kanter getting more and more tanned as the season goes on? Does he fake bake? Use self-tanning cream? Lay out on his roof with mirrors and aluminum foil every time the sun is out? Was he using whitening products when he first got to Utah due to, you know, the state’s reputation, and is now finally comfortable enough to let his natural golden brown glow show?
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** KOC on turning pro: Not many 18- and 19-year-olds do it, but they’re allowed to.
** Boler on Hayward: He could grow another 2 inches.
** Harpring on posting up too early: You’re making it hard on yourself.
** Harpring on Flynn: One of those “Touch and Go” passes. (Please read “pass” as in “hall pass” or “AK’s free pass.” Thanks.)
** Boler to Harpring: I’ve got a surprise for you. (When Boler said that, all I could think of was this.)
** Harpring on Devin: He didn’t have his total package in. (H/T @shandonfan)
** Devin, post-game: The stroke feels good. (H/T @_alexisholt and @SurlyMae)