Pre-season Game 6 of 8: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers (1-5)
Game in a nutshell: Brian Cook was our leading scorer.
There were definitely some bright spots in this game: Derrick Favors hit a jumper. Richard Jefferson dunked. Rudy Gobert got in the game. This beautiful (and encouraging, and Karl Malone-esque) pass by Favors to Alec Burks:
At the same time, the Jazz managed just one quarter of good basketball, shot 39.8 percent from the floor, 61.5 percent from the line, committed 21 turnovers and went scoreless on 0-12 shooting in the final four and a half minutes to lose their fifth straight game. We also probably didn’t see a real regular season rotation, especially down the stretch while the Jazz were still in the game.
** Craig Bolerjack, asking Jarron Collins about Jason Collins: I want to get to a personal question, if you don’t mind. Your brother, openly, came out, talked about, the openly gay basketball player in the NBA, and you, family, and it’s been an interesting time in the Collins family.
(Yeah, it wasn’t a question.)
** Tyrone Corbin, post-game: That’s exhibition. We try and look at different combina–give some other guys some minute while we get our guys, the group that started for us, some good quality minutes…There were some good things in the game, and then we were pleased with some of the [execution] on the offensive end.
** Corbin on when he plans to tighten the rotation: Yeah, yeah. We, we’re there, but we still evaluating a few guys that finish out the roster.
** Enes Kanter, post-game: It’s pissing me off that we’re losing.
A Game in the Life of Tyrone Corbin
Random Stuff, etc.
** Life tip: Don’t get champagne in your eyes.
** Gordon Hayward wants you to know he is “fair-skinned,” not “pale.”
** People calling Alec Burks “Burks Alec”: Matt Harpring
** Boler called this a “great compliment”:
Never mind that:
1) The Jazz ranked either #1 and #2 in this category from 2007 to 2012, including 46.4 percent of the vote just three years ago;
2) As @JazzBasketball1 pointed out, 6.7 percent = 2 votes.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Boler: Lucas penetrates high off the window.
** Boler: Kanter’s there, tries to push it in.
** Boler: Hayward is also up for extending.
** Harpring: This package is $169, but you can get it tonight for just $72!
** Boler on Karl Malone: He would back you in, lull you to sleep a little bit and then fire that shot, that ball, right over the shoulder.
** Harpring on Rudy Gobert’s wingspan: Biggest ever at the combine.
** Boler: Farmar, Machado on him like a blanket.
To close, #LakersBenchFail: