Pre-season Game 3 of 8: Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Clippers (1-2)
Poor Trey Burke fracturing his finger. The Jazz should send him back to Spokane to learn how to play with broken bones, right?
** Tyrone Corbin on his impressions of the starting lineup
It didn’t last long. Well, you know, it’s the NBA, man. You just, you know, you gotta adjust. And you know, we’re working a lot of things out and we knew we have to. This is another obstacle for us and you know, we’ll put our heads together and see what we have, where we go from here…I thought we responded pretty decently, after playing last night. Just, you know, it didn’t come out the way we wanted it to at the end.
** Corbin on where he’ll go from here at point guard
We’ll see, you know? We’ll put our heads together tomorrow and you know, we got scouts out there and they’ll see what’s available. And you know, we got some guys here.
** Corbin on whether he has any regrets over putting Trey Burke back in the game
No. I mean, I, you know, knowing it was, before the injury he said it was fine. We thought everything was good, so, you know, I don’t think he got any worse.
** Trey Burke on returning to the game after injuring his finger
I wanted to get back out there, help the team win. You know, obviously, you know, it wasn’t a smart decision in my opinion just because it was hurting so bad…I think [Darren] Collison picked up on [the injury] a little bit too, you know? He could tell that I really didn’t want to use my right as much. You know, a lot of my passes were from my left at the time, you know, when I went back out there. So it wasn’t worth it, you know? It’s a pre-season game. Obviously we’re trying to get into the flow of things and you know, we’re trying to come together as a team, but I just think it was just the right decision to sit it out today.
** John Lucas III on how he’s made a career out of being a survivor and how he gets to take Trey Burke under his wing and help him there
It’s just, it’s all about dedi–hard work and dedication. Never giving up on yourself, always believing in yourself. But, just knowing never to respect–disrespect the game, and always stay humble. And that’s one thing I’ve been throughout my whole career, is humble.
** Enes Kanter on what he can do for Burke
I mean, I just gonna pray for him, man.
** Kanter on whether he’s feeling more comfortable on the offensive end of the floor
No, not yet. Because, I mean, I know it’s not excuse, but I just need to be, you know, stay a little more focused. And offensively, I’m still not 100 percent yet…It’s not frustrating, it’s just, you know, I just need to work, I guess, harder, you know? (1280)
Random Stuff, etc.
** Tyrone Corbin kind of looked like a giant bumblebee tonight (the point of his tie even looks like a stinger):
** One of the Clippers announcers ran into “Ee-nis” Kanter buying massive amounts of food in the grocery store earlier today.
** People calling Alec Burks “Alex” and “Burke”: Clippers announcers
People calling Trey Burke “Burks”: Clippers announcers
People calling Enes Kanter “Ee-nis”: Clippers announcers
People calling Gordon Hayward “Haywood”: Clippers announcers
People calling Trey Burke “Alec Burks”: Clippers announcers
** This has nothing to do with anything. It’s just funny in a Jazz context:
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Clippers announcers on Blake Griffin: Maybe he’ll just shake it off and keep going.
** Clippers announcers: Hayward comes in deep to Burks.
** Clippers announcers: Evans is unproven down low.
** Clippers announcers on DeAndre Jordan’s block: It’s getting harder and harder to avoid.
** Clippers announcers: Anything that has happened for Utah has happened at the hands of Hayward.
** Clippers announcers: Look at Chris Paul jump on top of Derrick Favors! Or is it Willie Green?
** Clippers announcers on Brandon Davies: You gotta believe he is so pumped up. Wouldn’t be surprised if he was even a little over-anxious the first time he touched it.
** Clippers announcers on John Lucas III: Give him three more inches, he’s a first-string NBA point guard.
** Enes Kanter on dealing with injuries: It’s really hard, you know, to stay focused mentally, but you just have to, just beat it.
** Tyrone Corbin on Trey Burke’s injury: It’s a significant blow for us.
* If you’re wondering why it’s all Clippers announcer quotes today, it’s because the Clippers somehow could broadcast this Jazz home game while the Jazz could not.