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Game 26 of 82: Utah Jazz at Miami Heat (7-19)

December 18, 2014


Post-Game Quotage
** Quin Snyder on the importance of communication
The biggest thing, for me, that we’re trying to impress on Gordon [Hayward] is just his communication on the court. You know, he’s an intelligent player. He’s got a lot to give his teammates, in addition to his ability, you know, to make baskets and get rebounds and things. And the more we can hear his voice, I think it really has a positive impact. And from the very beginning of the game–you know, we’re in front of our bench defensively–and you could hear our guys talking to each other. You know, there was a connectivity on defense that we’ve been looking for.
** Snyder on the Jazz holding off Heat runs tonight
We’ve tried to maintain our composure. A lot of times, we’ve let people make runs on our mistakes. There was a couple moments where that happened, but it didn’t happen, you know, three or four times. It happened once or twice, and we were able to respond. So, you know, those are things I think as we mature as a group, that we’ll be better at. Some of it, you know, you learn from experience, and some of those, the sting from having that happen to you, you know, last night and the previous game, makes you a little more aware.

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** Derrick Favors, post-game
I feel good to get a win, basically…To finally get one, you know, felt good.
** Favors on Enes Kanter’s performance
He out there hooping, man. He hitting open shots, doing what he do on the offensive end. And he improved a lot on defense, too.
** Enes Kanter, asked how he got through the game despite fatigue and being asked to do more than he’s ever been asked to do
Just fight through it. Like I said, I was tired and I’m sure a lot of people were tired. But just fight through it, and I think we were focused. And after the last, from last night, then we just focus and we just have to do what we have to do. And we just, everybody give theirself 100 percent, and we were ready.
** Kanter on his effort on the glass
I’m trying to touch every rebound, you know, because my teammates, even if my teammates miss any shots, I wanna give them confidence too, you know, just up there, and try to rebound. And just, not just me, you know? Just Fav or [Trevor] Book[er] and Rudy [Gobert] and Jeremy [Evans], you know, we try to get the rebounds so they can shoot with the confidence.
** Dante Exum, asked if the game is slowing down for him
Yeah, and I had a play tonight where I had the ball for most of the possession, and you kn–I think at the start of the season I would’ve freaked out and just given the ball up. But you know, I played patient and calm through it, and you know, I found Rodney [Hood] for an open shot.

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Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring: Hayward with a little wiggle, Hamilton bodying him up.
** Craig Bolerjack on the Jazz’s hot start: I tell you, I think it’s a testament to just what the Jazz think about Quin Snyder, honestly. The disappointment was large last night.
** Harpring, in response to Boler talking about eating fried chicken: Boler, I wouldn’t guarantee anything at your age.
** Boler: Hayward, finding the sweet spot. You betcha.
** Harpring: Saw Booker last night make a nice move down low, deep in the game.
** Harpring: It’s coming in spurts, and that’s what’s happening with this Jazz team.
** Harpring: Kanter is such a load down under. (H/T @New_OrleansJazz)
** Harpring: Wade, at his age, what a finish.
Boler: He went for 36 minutes in Brooklyn.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt permalink
    December 18, 2014 11:14 pm

    Blue tie FTW!

    Thanks for your blog, Moni.


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