Game 22 of 82: Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings (4-18)
To quote the Kings’ opponent game thread: If you like this, you don’t like NBA basketball.
From Enes Kanter fouling out on this…
…to Hack-A-Biedrins in the first quarter…
…this was just horrible basketball.
P.S. Pretty sad that Hack-A-Biedrins was employed by Kings coach Mike Malone, who was Andris Biedrins’ assistant coach in Golden State for the last two years.
** Tyrone Corbin on the fourth quarter
They made some shots. The game’s a game of runs. You know, we did a good job to get the lead there, and we made some mistakes, and they got some shots, and you know, the kid [Ben McLemore] hadn’t made a three all night, made a big three against us. So, tough loss.
** Corbin, asked what was the final play drawn up in regulation that ended with Trey Burke falling away at the hoop
Which play are you talking about?
The final play where Trey’s shot went begging. At the end of regulation, that you drew up in the timeout.
We were trying to get something, get a drive to the basket. I can’t remember which one you’re talking about. And then overtime came.
** Corbin on Enes Kanter’s defensive effort
He’s fighting. He’s fighting. He gotta get better™. We are gonna get better™…He fought [DeMarcus Cousins]. We gotta get some, we gotta work on some things to get better™. Foot movement, and posture there, and fighting the guy early.
** Corbin on what he said to Andris Biedrins during Hack-A-Biedrins
Just shoot the ball. You know, shoot the ball. He make ’em in practice a lot. And you know, I think he was one for six tonight, but we need him on the floor. We needed a big guy out there, and so, but, you know what, we’ll just work on it and move on.
** Enes Kanter on Ben McLemore’s 3-pointer
I can’t say anything about it. You know, he hit the three, and that’s it.
** Gordon Hayward on Ben McLemore’s 3-pointer and overtime
Must’ve been a communication error there on the last play, and give them credit, they knocked down a big-time three, and then just outplayed us in overtime. So, tough one.
** Trey Burke on the end of the game and Ben McLemore’s 3-pointer
It’s not good to think that way, but I think we pretty much thought the game was over, that we won the game. You know, I wouldn’t say we relaxed, but I just felt like it was a mental, you know, miscommunication on that last play.
** Burke on his 10 rebounds
I tried to, you know, help the bigs out. With Derrick [Favors] missing, you know, I knew that, you know, we would need, you know, another guy getting in there to get rebounds, and you know, I think that’s something I needed to bring to this team as well. I think I’m a pretty good rebounder on the defensive end, and you know, I think I can stick my nose in there and get a rebound every now and then. (Utah Jazz)
Random Stuff, etc.
** People calling Alec Burks “Alec Burke”: Steve Brown
** People calling Rudy Gobert “Biedrins”: Steve Brown (H/T @Jazzbasketball1)
** People claiming people call Jeremy Evans “Luke” as in Skywalker: Steve Brown
** People calling Derrick Favors “Fav-O”: Gordon Hayward
** Announced attendance was 16,500. Lololololol!
** We can only hope Jazz PR does not have the power to shut down/censor the tweets of Mr. and Mrs. Burke.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Steve Brown on Jeremy Evans: He’s got no small task on his hands.
** Brown: Enes Kanter tried to force one inside.
** Ron Boone: Evans sticks his hand in there. Knows right away, wrong thing to do.
** David Locke: Kanter, working the body of Thompson. (H/T @5kl)
** Locke on Diante Garrett: When he gets going and extends himself, he lasts for a long time. (H/T @em12jazz)
** Booner: Gobert is causing some problems in there right now. Brown: How can you not with that length, Booner?
** Locke on foul trouble: Pat, can I have an F? (H/T @5kl)
** Brown on Mike Harris’ sixth foul: Just couldn’t stop.
** Kings broadcaster: Alec Burks gets it up with nice focus. (H/T @Mac_Jazz)
** Brown on Jeremy Evans: Hayes had NO idea he was behind him.
** Brown on DeMarcus Cousins’ headband: He’s going naked on the head for the remaining minute and eight seconds. Yeah. It came off and he hasn’t gotten, put it back on yet. (H/T @allthatamar)
** Brown: The Jazz had one in the sack. (H/T @da_breezman)
** Brown: McLemore will pull it out, give it to Thomas for the last six seconds. (H/T @5kl, @seanp33)
** Brown on the loss: This is one that’s gonna be a little tough to swallow, Booner, ’cause you gotta believe, you felt like you had it coming down the stretch. (H/T @5kl)
** Gordon Hayward: Cousins did a good job of banging, and he’s a load down there, you know?