Pre-season Game 8 of 8: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers (1-7)
The good news: The Jazz broke 100 points for the first time since scoring 101 in their first pre-season game against the Warriors.
The bad news: The Jazz dropped their seventh straight and closed the pre-season 1-7.
The good news: John Lucas III and Richard Jefferson did not suffer any injuries from their game of human bowling:
The bad news: The Jazz let Steve Blake (7-7 for 19 points, 7 rebounds) destroy them. Steve Blake.
The good news and bad news: Brian Cook apparently went the length of the floor and finished with a dunk, but his highlight was cock-blocked by a commercial break.
The good news: Rudy Gobert!
Watch the shot clock rattle!
And Rudy Gobert!!
Rudy Gobert Andris Biedrins!!!
Biedrins comes off the bench for a monster fist pump.
** Tyrone Corbin’s evaluation of the pre-season: I think we’ve made some strides. I, you know, I’m not satisfied with the fact we lost seven games in a row here in this stretch, but we’re short-handed. I thought the guys have played, we were able to create some rhythm with the guys, we, some continuity between the guy.
** Tyrone Corbin on Rudy Gobert: We’ve thrown a lot of stuff at him since he’s been over here, and he’s processing it. He’s making strides, man…It’s good that he’s getting over the initial bang of so much stuff being thrown at him, and now he’s feeling more comfortable.
** Gordon Hayward’s evaluation of the pre-season: Lotta things to get better on. Lotta things to improve on. I thought we had moments where we played well as a team. And get some losses out in the pre-season, so.
** Gordon Hayward’s feelings on being the number one option: Just haven’t shot the ball well. Other than that, I mean, it’s been pretty much kinda like the feeling of last year coming off the bench. If I can knock down some shots, I’ll be all right.
** Rudy Gobert on how it felt tonight: I feel good. I feel pretty good. Too bad we lost.
** Rudy Gobert on how much better he’s gotten over the pre-season: I think I got stronger. I feel stronger on my legs…I know where to be on the floor, so it helps.
Random Stuff, etc.
** People calling Derrick Favors “the horse”: John Lucas III (UDQM)
** People calling Alec Burks “Alec Burks”: the Lakers announcers. Yeah, they were surprisingly good.
** Back in Salt Lake City, here’s a look at Trey Burke’s hand and rehab:
In Chandler Bing voice: Could he look any more like a rapist?
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Lakers announcer: Every player has had a facial in his career.
And we’ll close with that.