Game 59 of 82: Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers (21-38)
** Tyrone Corbin on Gordon Hayward’s last shot
I thought it looked good…I thought he had a good look at it….He had a good look.
** Gordon Hayward on missing the last shot
It was close, and it looked good from my angle. Just back-rimmed it. And, like I said, proud of us for fighting there.
** Hayward on the physicality of the Pacers
Their whole team is physical, and you know, you go in the lane and you’re gonna pay for it. So, credit to them again. You know, they play basketball hard-nosed, and tough defensively, and, so, they did a good job.
** Derrick Favors on what the Jazz have to do to focus mentally playing the best and worst Eastern Conference teams back-to-back
I mean, we should already be focused. You know, we’re in the same position with Milwaukee right now, unfortunately. But you know, we just gotta come out there with the same focus we did tonight, and get the win.
Random Stuff, etc.
** People who couldn’t get Alec Burks’ name right to save their lives: Pacers announcers (H/T Diana Allen, Twitter)
** People calling Ian Mahinmi “Maninmi”: Root Sports.
** For the first time in a long time, a starter got “minute’d” on the Jazz starter stat infographic. Sorry, Marv.
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Ron Boone on Bear’s sack race with a kid: He didn’t grow up with just sacks to play with, did he?
** Booner: CJ Watson just slid right down in the corner.
** Craig Bolerjack: Booner, he is so, so wide, and so long.
** Boler: Scola pumps one up, the tip won’t go. And Mahinmi keeps it alive.
** Booner on Corbin being unable to call a timeout at the end of the game: Oh, that hurts. Boler: Oh, it hurts big. Booner: That hurts.
** Thurl Bailey: No matter what players say, it’s hard to get up for the Milwaukee Bucks.
To close: Remember this classic Alec Burks reaction shot from two years ago?
His reaction when Gordon Hayward missed the Jazz’s last shot was reminiscent of that: