Game 69 of 82: Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors (31-38)
** Quin Snyder on the game
We can’t give up transition baskets, and no matter how much you talk about that, when a team runs as hard at every possession — every position, I shou–and every possession, I thought that, you know, that that’s, that makes it difficult. And we knew that going in, but it’s just a little different level, and got caught a few times on that, and you know, the guys that they came off the bench with, [Leandro] Barbosa and [Justin] Holiday and those guys, really, th–you know, hurt us shooting the ball. I thought Andre Iguodala played really well too, and allowed Steph [Curry] to get off the ball and attack, and you know, [Andrew] Bogut, I think, was four for five. So, they made some shots. You know, maybe we could’ve done a little more to contest them, but they’re an awful good team.
First bucket of the game: Derrick Favors’ first career 3-pointer
** Trey Burke, in response to the “question,” “You got within six, but that’s a deep team.”
Yeah, it’s a really deep team, and you know, all due respect to them. So you know, we just gotta continue to get better, watch the film, and grow from it. You know, I think we had a chance to win the game.
** Burke on the Jazz’s transition defense
It was definitely a part of the game plan, and we prepared for it, you know, really good. You know, but once you get out there, you gon make some mistakes. You know, I think transition defense was only just one area as to why we lost. But I think for the most part, we played a competitive game, had a chance to win.
Rodney Hood: karate kick to the throat
Random Stuff, etc.
** The towel incident:
** I don’t know where else to put this, but under “Random Stuff”:
Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Night (UDQM)
** Ron Boone: I’d like to see Rudy grab those. He was having trouble controlling the tap. (H/T @seanp33)
** Craig Bolerjack on Gordon Hayward hitting his first shot in the second half: Finally, one goes down for Gordon.
** Booner on Harrison Barnes bucket: You can’t turn your back. You turn your back, they go backdoor on you. You gotta be able to see your man and the ball at the same time.
** Boler on Steph Curry 3-pointer: It was good by about an inch, or two.
Booner: Boy, there wasn’t much room to spare there.
** Boler: Steph dancing against Favors, and Favors put him down with his shoulder.
Booner: Ha ha ha, so Curry’s gonna lay there like he’s…ha ha ha.
Red denotes most recent game.
Alas. Despite bringing all the big guns (Antonio Lang, gray tie) out today, it was not meant to be.
Thanks to @Bad_voodoo, @RxMike12 and @urzishra for the assist on the W-L record tonight.