Game 13 Jazz vs. Kings: Well, win.
Let’s not ignore Derrick Favors’ awesome screen on this play.
Pro tip: Enes Kanter’s lips are readable.
Oh Jazz. What am I going to do with you? On the one hand, you’re winning. On the other, you’re playing some of the ugliest basketball I have seen in my 20 years of Jazz fandom. On the third hand, you’re winning…but over really bad teams. Does barely winning supercede ugliness and poor competition, and is it a bandaid covering some major holes that need to be addressed?
** Gordon Hayward on his game winner: I knew I was going to knock it down as soon as I came off the screen. I knew I was going to be open, and I just waited on the pass, stepped up, and knocked it down.
** Hayward on Jimmer, sort of: There might’ve been more Hayward jerseys the first time I went back than Pacers jerseys. It’s always good when I go back to Indiana.
** 1280 guy to Derrick Favors: 7-15 tonight, 16 points, 14 rebounds, pretty quietly though you got all that done… Favors: It was quiet? [1280 guy proceeds to fall over himself explaining that it was quiet because everyone was talking about Hayward’s shot and Big Al’s fourth quarter, etc.]
** Favors on Jamaal Tinsley: He comes in, he’s not really looking to score. He looking to get everybody else involved first, so he’s a big help. He also keep other players ready by talking to them on the bench or doing whatever, setting an example.
Random Stuff, etc.
** People still calling Alec Burks “Alex”: Ron Boone.
** Earl Watson’s return to the active roster couldn’t have been timelier, as Mo Williams sprained an ankle. Kevin Murphy was the odd man out on the active list.
** Favors had more offensive rebounds than anyone else on either team had total rebounds. And more offensive rebounds than the entire Kings team.
** Tinsley’s assist numbers always make me smile.
** Gordo shaved.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Harpring on the Kings: They don’t shoot straight all the time.
** Steve Brown: Tyreke Evans going down the lane one more time.
** Brown: Look at Tyreke Evans. Again it wouldn’t go down for him, but look at that penetration.
** Brown on a Millsap free throw: Just listing a little bit to the left.
** Brown on Hayward: He can’t finish it, but he’s going to the line to get a pair.
** Harpring on Favors: He’s worked on the left hand. He actually prefers the left hand now.
** Harpring: This is what you love to see from Big Al. Defensive end, getting up.
** Kings commentator on Evans: I know there was a big smile on Geoff Petrie’s face. That was a sweet stroke.
** Harpring: He did a little in and out and left Watson in his shoes. (H/T @JazzmanJoey)