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Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 15, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.

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No Dipo against the Jazz
Shit.

Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 4:01 PM

with no dipo against the jazz
Russ is gonna have to clamp down and morrow gonna have to be white hot.
Anyway, knowing the thunder, kyle singler will start and drop 50

Posted by vivaromanov on Dec 14, 2016 | 5:59 PM

Thats not good … seeing 50 in Roman numerals is “L”. You’ve done it now!
Posted by Grumble2much on Dec 14, 2016 | 6:37 PM

Best kyle scores 5…
…and go for the “V”

Posted by RingoKid on Dec 14, 2016 | 6:44 PM

Sounds good to me!
Posted by Grumble2much on Dec 14, 2016 | 6:54 PM

nerds …
Posted by Sammy1 on Dec 14, 2016 | 7:52 PM

Kyle is going off!
2 pts.
Today is his day. Time to find your groove again,

Posted by Galsy on Dec 14, 2016 | 8:41 PM


gotta
get more pressure on the Frenchman somehow and try to build up foul trouble
he is stifling the shit out of the whole team and without Dipo as another option he can do it well too. . . .

Posted by WCGoblin on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:23 PM

Billy just couldnt help himself we got to within 6pts
had to put Grant & Semaj back in …. downhill.

Posted by Sammy1 on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:43 PM

Billy just cannot run a logical simple lineup
Everything has to have this secret twist in it.

Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:43 PM

Sick of this sort of bs from Billy
We arent good enuff to be throwing these sort of games

Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:44 PM

ffs
We cut the lead then Billy has to put Semaj and Grant in and we’re down 12

Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:52 PM

kanter
getting macked to pieces as well

Posted by WCGoblin on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:53 PM

He has no licence to talk shit to anyone
Posted by D Sizzle on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:56 PM

I know
its embarrassing that he talks when he isn’t playing well and when the team is losing – poor form!

Posted by WCGoblin on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:58 PM


any
time now to sub in a decent lineup Billy – just saying

Posted by WCGoblin on Dec 14, 2016 | 9:57 PM

Singler…
I’d never thought I’d ever have to ask a basketball player to ingest cleaning liquids, but please down a bottle of Clorox.

Posted by MagicKeys2010 on Dec 14, 2016 | 10:03 PM

Billy… You are good in the postseason. But in the regular season when you need games to win, especially against key playoff competition, you go full-on stupid.
I’ll stop being angry when you win, but losses like these…
I hate everything you stand for, and everything you are.

Posted by MagicKeys2010 on Dec 14, 2016 | 10:28 PM

Where Are They Now: Jarron Collins

December 13, 2016

jarron collins

Where are you now?
I’m just coaching a little basketball with the Golden State Warriors…

I’m very fortunate. Very fortunate. We’ve got a great group of guys. It’s been a great ride. Obviously, you know, it doesn’t get any better than my first year, coming aboard and winning a championship. And just humbled and honored to be a part of a great organization.

And again, a lot of the principles I learned that I’m teaching, you know, our guys here with the Warriors, is stuff that I learned playing alongside, you know, Karl Malone and John Stockton, and my years there in Utah and learning from one of the all-time greats and hall of famer in Je–in Coach Sloan.

What did you know about the Jazz, Jerry Sloan and Salt Lake City before you were drafted?
Let’s see. I’d experienced Utah a little bit. I played a AAU tournament I think when I was 12. We had an AAU tournament in Salt Lake City. So, it was beautiful country. The Wasatch Front and the mountains. Very nice people. So, I kinda knew a little bit about Utah from playing some AAU ball back in the day.

More than that, I would say I wasn’t the biggest fan of Karl Malone growing up in Los Angeles, you know, during the Laker Showtime era, and Karl Malone was the guy who was always kicking, you know, James Worthy.*

* Says Draymond Green’s coach. Lol.

On being a rookie and playing with Karl Malone
It was awesome. He made my job so much easier…Karl told me something interesting when I was flying with him. He said, “You don’t have to help me. Just don’t hurt me.” So, meaning that he’s gonna do this thing, and you know, just don’t get in the way.

So, you know, but he was a great teammate, someone that I probably learned more from just watching the way that he was professional off the court and the way he took care of his body, the way he took care of his business off the court, and you know, the tremendous talent that he had on the court.

You know, he was so dedicated. I mean, obviously everybody knows the stories, you know, there in Utah about, you know, some of his off-season workout routines and whatnot, but you just learned so much about what it means to be a professional.

What about John Stockton? What was John like?
John is probably the most competitive person I’ve ever been around. You know, Karl, Jerry, all of them, that’s why they got along so well, because when it was time to get into the fight, you know, get into the game, play the game, one of the most competitive people I’ve ever been around.

So easy to play–I played, you know, had the great fortune in my career to play alongside some really good point guards. John Stockton; you know, Steve Nash. Don’t wanna leave D[eron]-Will[iams] out.

But with John, it was just, you know, stay underneath the basket and keep your hands up. Catch the ball and you’re gonna get your one or two easy layups a game just with, off of his dribble penetration and his ability, you know, his pinpoint passing and his accuracy of his passing. Just keep your hands up. Just don’t let the ball hit you in the face. Just catch it. Catch it and finish it.

What did you learn from Jerry Sloan that you use as a coach?
The biggest thing is just playing the game the right way. Playing for each other. It’s not necessarily always about X’s and O’s. You know, you can have the greatest player in the world, but if the guys aren’t going to go out there and execute it and play with the passion and desire out there, then you’re not gonna get much accomplished…

It’s about who wants it more and who’s gonna get after it more, and competitiveness…For Coach Sloan, it was always about intensity and the way you approach things and your mentality.

How did you end up with the Warriors?
Bob Myers, who’s our president of the Golden State Warriors, he was my agent for 10 years. Steve Kerr was the general manager of the Phoenix Suns when I played for the Suns. Luke Walton and I have known each other since high school. And Alvin Gentry, who was the associate head coach our first year when Steve took over, he was my head coach in Phoenix and he was also assistant coach with the Clippers when I was there as well.

I’ve known Bruce Fraser too. He’s an — another assistant coach, Ron Adams, throughout the years. That was, it was just, I knew, you know, if you’re, in any industry that you’re, been, or in it long enough, it’s just small circles. You know people, and just, you know, about doing things the right way. You know, I was able to get my name in there, and you know, the rest is history.

On an important lesson taught by Jerry Sloan
I knew people around the Warriors, but I, again, I think that the biggest thing, and for, and I tell people this all the time. The players, and people in the walk, in everyday walks of life, you know, how do you want to be remembered? And I remember, I got that lesson from Coach Sloan…

Maybe my fourth or fifth year in the league, my playing time started to go down and I was getting a little upset with my playing time. And we have this guy, you know, Carlos Boozer was ahead of me, and this, they brought in this kid, Paul Millsap, and he was starting to take my time. (laughs)

And I got a little frustrated. And looking back on it, Boozer and Paul deserved to be playing. (laughs) Coach did the right thing. But I got a little salty, and I remember Coach Sloan coming up to me and just, you know, and it’s just so many lessons that you learn, you know, not necessarily having to involve, you know, on-the-court stuff.

This was after a game. He said, you know, “Jarron, how do you want to be remembered? You know, you can’t play basketball forever, but you want to do things the right way, and how do you want to be remembered? I understand your feelings right now, but you know, you, don’t throw it away.”

You know, it takes too much energy for me to be a jerk, so I, you know, I rededicated myself to just being a good teammate and being the best person, you know, I could possibly be. And you know, if anything, it really prolonged my career being that solid veteran on the end of the bench. You know, the guy that coach could count on to do things the right way, to be supportive, to be a great teammate.

And again, it just took a — you know, I knew all of these things, but sometimes it does take, you know, a coach like Coach Sloan coming over to me and having that brief conversation with me. That really meant a lot to me going in, going forward in my career. (KALL)

This Week in the Utah Jazz

December 12, 2016

One. Dennis Lindsey on the Jazz’s injuries: This league is about handling injuries and poor play and judgment calls and wins and loss and–losses, and you know, we don’t want to have a hangover coming out of this, and we don’t want to be a victim in our conversations to the media and to our fans. …

No one cares that we’re hurt. So you know, we’ve gotta move past that, again, and compete, and compete if Rodney Hood goes out for a game, or Gordon Hayward goes out for a game, or Derrick [Favors]’s out for a little bit.

You know, we wanna be a no-excuse team, and again, we do not want to be victims whether it be a missed call at the end of the game or injuries. You know, we have enough, and our standards are higher than they were two years ago, and so, everybody should hold us accountable.

Lindsey on the Jazz policy of not releasing information on injuries: I know some are getting frustrated with us being vague, and one, there’s, you know, there’s confidentiality issues, you know, with guys and their health.

But two, more importantly, some of these injuries is, is we don’t know exactly how Jo–George [Hill]’s toe is gonna respond. Is that 24 hours? Is that 48? Is it 72? Is it a week? Again, it’s the same thing with his thumb…Same thing, frankly, happened with Gordon Hayward and his broken finger. The most honest answer is, we didn’t know if it was gonna be four, six, or eight weeks…The same thing with Rodney [Hood].

Two. Quin Snyder on the Jazz’s wing defense after the Rockets game: I told Gordon in front of the team, ’cause I wanted to emphasize how important it is, and I’ll say it again, that when he defends on the level that he’s capable of, our team, you know, benefits in a multiplicity of ways…

If our wings can make [defensive] plays — you know, Gordon at the, you know, first in line — that allows Rudy [Gobert] and George and Dante [Exum] and Shelvin [Mack], whoever’s on the ball, to be even more effective. And to me, that’s a step that our defense is taking, and that’s a crucial, crucial step…

When Gordon internalizes that, and you see him doing that in addition to seeing, I think, George and Rudy, who consistently do that, you know, if Gordon gets to that level too — and it’s just a question of him continuing to stay focused on it, because no one wants to win more than he does.

Dennis Lindsey on the Jazz’s wing defense after the Miami game: We just can’t al–rely on Rudy cleaning up every mistake. If our wings don’t shift and communicate and aren’t in good stances and play with force, it puts Rudy in foul trouble. It makes Rudy and Derrick move over into help positions, and then you get dump-offs. You get offensive rebounds. The same thing with the guards.

And so, we just have to look at ourselves collectively and say, you know, even though that we’ve done very well defensively and even though we were shorthanded last night, our level of competitiveness didn’t meet the level of the game, and the result is the result.

Three. Jerry Sloan, rocking the John Deere shirt.

jerry-john-deere

And while we’re on the subject of Jerry:

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Four. Quin Snyder on Rudy Gobert’s play of late: Rudy and I watched some — he and Alex Jensen have a really unique relationship. And Alex has been really hard on him, and demanding of him, but also really supportive of him. And two games ago, I think Rudy only had four shots.

Alex went through and found — I think everybody on our team that, maybe not Jeff Withey, but almost every–e–I wanna s–let’s say seven guys, all our wings, everyone had a turnover trying to throw Rudy the ball. Now, whether it was their fault or his fault or someone made a good play or whatever, the point is they were on rolls to the rim; seals after he rolls; you know, a spinout lob; something in transition.

But we were trying to get him the ball in situations where he could be successful. We just didn’t, weren’t able to make the play. And I think what’s happening is Rudy’s been more precise and more forceful in the things that he does, whether that’s getting position down low or rolling hard, and our guys are learning to find him better. Both to see him and then also to just fundamentally do it, be able to deliver the ball. You know, to put the pass on time and on target.

And if he keeps doing those things, we’ll keep getting better at throwing him the ball. And you know, I, when we watched the other night, just was like, look, you’re, if you keep doing these things, you’re gonna get more attempts. And if you don’t get the attempts, that means someone’s pulled in from the weak side and you basically got someone a wide-open shot.

So, it’s sometimes hard for a guy that, you know, you want to touch the ball and sometimes when you don’t it can get frustrating. But we cont–we’ll continue to look for him and he’s gotta continue to be willing to sacrifice, just like everybody has to be, for the group.

Five. Quin Snyder on the Jazz’s penchant for giving up 20-plus point leads: I think it’s a combination of a couple things. One, it’s the NBA, and it’s a make-or-miss league, and a lot of times you’ll have a stretch where you shoot well or play well and then the other team s–will have a similar stretch. Instead of being back and forth every possession, there’s runs.

I don’t think we’ve always done a good job of, as good a job as managing those runs from a defensive end where you wanna just, if you can get a couple stops during that period, it really mitigates the run. And really, it’s human nature. When you get, you know, when you have some separation sometimes, it’s easier to let down. …

It’s not insignificant too that, you know, Dante Exum had five fouls, early. We lost Rodney Hood for the second half. I mean, there’s some other things that have gone on during these periods that, you know, in a game that are challenging, so it puts even more pressure on each possession.

And you know, we wanna be able to handle that, but there is a reality to the situation too, where I think we’ve played more games than anybody in the league right now, and there’s a fatigue component with all the adversity that this group has faced at this point in the year.

You know, you guys have, you s–the injury thing is a challenge. You know, and tonight we had Gordon have to leave to get, you know, get X-rays, and he’s OK. We had Rodney have to leave to go back, and he’s OK. He’s got a, you know, what, a sore hamstring? So, you know, who knows where all that goes, but I guess what I’m saying is that, you know, it’s, your ability to handle those runs, I think, that’s the most important thing.

Six. Quin Snyder on what could or should have been done to minimize the 29-1 Warriors run: Part of it’s just Golden State. You know, you have to understand that they’re gonna come out like that and there’s gonna be runs during the game.

To try to minimize them — I thought there were a couple offensive possessions where we thought we had a good look and maybe something could go, and when we didn’t score we didn’t transition to defense. We didn’t get to the next play, so to speak.

And you know, y–sometimes you can talk about that, how quickly they go end to end, but until you face it, it catches you off guard. But I didn’t think we got to the next play, just mentally. And they were getting some easy stuff, some layups.

And then on the defensive end, even when we — you know, we had a few breakdowns. They make you break down. It’s not like you can look at it and say, “Hey, this was our mistake.” Sometimes, you know, they make you make mistakes.

But even when we did get a stop, we didn’t get the defensive rebound, and those are deflating plays. So I think both those, those two types of possessions — you know, they’re too good without those, you know, without transition layups and offensive rebound buckets. So, if that’s gonna happen, you’re not gonna be able to minimize anything.

Seven. Draymond Green, asked what he and Kevin Durant were laughing about after he got a technical at the end of the game: We was laughing at Quin Snyder kept calling timeouts. I mean, bro, you down 10 with 6 seconds left. It’s kinda over, my man. Just go to the restaurant, have a good dinner. Just chill, like. So that’s what we were laughing at…That was funny.

Perhaps this will get Quin Snyder over his man crush on Green. In the past, he’s said Green is one of his favorite players in the league and the Warriors’ emotional leader.

Dennis Lindsey on that timeout: Many times, we’re playing games within the game to make sure that Quin understands personnel, strategy, coming out of the timeout, can someone take instruction, execute a play that’s drawn up on the fly. So, we — win or lose, we were trying to compete, one, and two, we were trying to accomplish execution ideals, and you know, we won’t apologize for that.

Eight. Gordon Hayward on injured players sitting out: There’s certain times where it’s not our decision to not play. There are certain times where guys wanna play, and the coaching staff and the training staff feels like it’s in the team’s best interest to not play [and] to recover and to get right so you can be healthier at the end of the season.

So, some of it is just — you know, there’s certain injuries you really can’t play with. You know, so it’s unfortunate what’s happened. I don’t think that’s fair [for current players to be compared to John Stockton and Karl Malone], and I don’t think we have soft guys on the team.

Nine. RIP #TakeNote. From now on, it’ll always be #TakeFnNote. Gobert after the Kings win:

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Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring on Rudy Gobert: Last year and years prior, he would stand and watch. This year, he’s made himself available. His hands have gotten a lot better…and he’s finishing.
** Harpring on Jazz players: They’re waiting for [James] Harden just to make his move, but not coming early on him. And they’re waiting for a dribble. And then the finish on the other side, nice finish.
** Harpring on coaching: If I’m not totally committed, I can’t get in it.
** Quin Snyder on George Hill’s injury: Those are hard ones, because you rely so much, you know, on that appendage.
** Snyder, asked if Gobert got up to play Karl Anthony-Towns: Trey Lyles was the one who seemed to get up for Towns, his old roommate.
** Craig Bolerjack on Dante Exum fall: Dante hits the hard wood.
** Boler, multiple times a night: Strokes it nice. (H/T @urzishra)
** Boler on a “Where Are You Watching” submission with someone’s kid: I like the little guy down there. I do.
** Boler to Ron Boone on “Where Are You Watching” submission with couple on date night: Booner, you’ve got a hard decision to make before the night’s out. Date night with the wife. Oh ho, don’t disappoint her, Booner. (H/T @5kl)
** Boler on Shelvin Mack: Mack is so good low. (H/T @5kl)
** Harpring on Exum drive: You see him bury his head down and get through the gap.
** Harpring on Rodney Hood injury: You always hold your breath when Hood goes down. And really, any Jazz player.
** Boler on Gordon Hayward: An “oh my” moment, where Hayward now is bent over.
** Boler on Gobert rebound: His length was so evident right there.
** DJ/PK asking Joe Ingles about Christmas carols in Australia: How does that work down there, Joe?
** DJ/PK to Ingles on David Locke: What do the guys on the team think of that little dude?
** Kristen Kenney on Hayward: He said he banged it, and it’s swollen. So, he is dealing with that swelling.

Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 11, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Sactown Royalty.

Wow, what a start for Sacramento…11-0 run
by kgdobter on Dec 10, 2016 | 6:13 PM

11-0 lead to 12-13
Lmao terrible…

by Sactown49er on Dec 10, 2016 | 6:22 PM

Same old Kings…nothing ever changes with these losers
by kgdobter on Dec 10, 2016 | 6:24 PM

After Kings start 11-0, Jazz go on a 20-3 run.
That scoring was bound to end at some point.

by Klam on Dec 10, 2016 | 6:27 PM

Not knowing the Jazz but from just watching this game
their team looks solid.

by catterj on Dec 10, 2016 | 6:43 PM

We make every team look solid..
by kgdobter on Dec 10, 2016 | 6:44 PM

I find myself in the odd position of rooting for the Jazz to win.
Maybe it’s not that odd though, their players are a whole lot easier to root for

by RossCW on Dec 10, 2016 | 7:17 PM

Me too.
I have Joe Johnson in fantasy.

by SMF-PDXConnection on Dec 10, 2016 | 7:21 PM


If there’s a way to lose this game, it will be found
by RossCW on Dec 10, 2016 | 7:22 PM

I’m watching a movie but I like to check the box score to see how far below 50% Cousins is shooting
by CameraMarty on Dec 10, 2016 | 7:43 PM

I see that the game is still close
How have we actually looked?

by shadowchicken on Dec 10, 2016 | 7:50 PM

ok
we’re just waiting to blow it in the final minutes

by GetOffaMyLawn on Dec 10, 2016 | 7:52 PM

These Jazz have turned it over 22 times giving up 36 points off of them
and they are going to win this game! Good lord!

by catterj on Dec 10, 2016 | 8:00 PM

We are just fucking god awful!
by kgdobter on Dec 10, 2016 | 8:01 PM

Kings have really got shitting the bed down to an art
by Hit4TheCycle on Dec 10, 2016 | 8:04 PM

This is absolutely pathetic…
by kgdobter on Dec 10, 2016 | 8:13 PM

“Jazz are going to increase their win total to 15”
Kings fans be like, “Wait, it’s January for Utah right now?”

by PejaVu2 on Dec 10, 2016 | 8:18 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Golden State Warriors: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 9, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Golden State of Mind.

It’s a Trap!!!
by DontcallmeIggy on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:03 PM

Trap game so far
by Badly Browned on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:12 PM

tired legs, trap game
by bogut on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:13 PM

Too bad Utah chickened and tried to avoid the dubs.
Then let’s take this opportunity to pad the individual stats for our four all star. Steph went 0-8 on 3s yesterday? He might go15-15 tonight.
Let’s pad their stats and make the case for their allstar, first/second team NBA, DPOY and MVP selections. If the opponent teams want to avoid head-on confrontation, we will make them pay!

by Mt1998 on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:17 PM

wow.
by nobbyx on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:24 PM

Man…. we’re freakin’ good.
by Klaymation on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:24 PM

damn this is a beatdown so far
by bogut on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:24 PM

Warriors in GOAT mode
Destroying slow tempo team

by wagoneer on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:26 PM

Two scores in a row by Utah feels like a massive run by them lol
by belilaugh on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:29 PM


Jazz in double digits!
by BitJam on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:34 PM

Utah’s dunk team must have 4 starters out too
they missed at least 3 dunks during that break

by crusty quips on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:39 PM

wow, Utah looking like a college team
by Hatuxka on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:42 PM

If only KD could shoot like Jingles…
by Sleepy Freud on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:49 PM

MCCAW 3!!!
by El Shorts on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:57 PM

McCaw >>>>>> Exum
by Sleepy Freud on Dec 8, 2016 | 6:59 PM

Utah is no pushover at 14-9….
Durant isn’t playing well, but we’re almost up by 30 points on a second of a back 2 back, in high altitude…
It makes one wonder just how strong we’re going to be by the end of the season.

by maxdusty on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:02 PM

Utah turning up the defensive intensity
by DontcallmeIggy on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:24 PM

Naw. We’re just not playing sharply.
by Ronaldinho on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:25 PM

why are they just letting exum lay on the floor holding his head with no trainer coming to check on him?
by AJC3317 on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:25 PM


Playing like crap
by Badly Browned on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:26 PM

B2B + Altitude.
Nobody wants to run off-ball.

by Ronaldinho on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:27 PM

Crowd’s getting ugly
by BitJam on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:31 PM

So interesting to watch the different ways guys have to use to their bodies to keep the shot away from Gobert.
by Ronaldinho on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:33 PM

Back to back is starting to affect us
by ServantOfLuna on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:34 PM

+Altitude
by rcknfn on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:35 PM

refs not calling anything now
mighta gotten the call from above to make this game more interesting

by DontcallmeIggy on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:35 PM

crappy calls, ref
by nobbyx on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:38 PM

Refs ruining the game
by BitJam on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:39 PM

WTF refs?
by BitJam on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:44 PM


That one was actually a correct call.
Just a correct call they’re only making one way, I guess.

by Ronaldinho on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:45 PM

I agree but they are not consistent and seem to always favor the Jazz
by BitJam on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:46 PM

These blown calls as usual
Always killing our momentum

by TheGreatGabbert69 on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:45 PM

i knew gobert would be a problem
by anyia11 on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:47 PM

Warriors too scared of Gobert to the rim
Usually they go SBDS to pull him out, but that’s not an option tonight

by Badly Browned on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:55 PM

lol lead down to 5
by bogut on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:57 PM

No gas.
B2B + Altitude. This is exactly what you expect: standing around, pushed jumpers, etc.

by Ronaldinho on Dec 8, 2016 | 7:59 PM

Why can’t Durant score on the Utah C squad?
by the Stranger on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:06 PM


I was at my daughter’s play tonight and checked my phone at the half to see the Dubs dominating
WTF happened

by the Stranger on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:09 PM

Back to back and altitude is starting to affect the Dubs
by ServantOfLuna on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:10 PM

B2B legs, a couple of bad foul calls.
by Ronaldinho on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:10 PM

they human thats what happened
by anyia11 on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:10 PM

Hater
Calling them “human”

by 123707THIZZ on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:11 PM

I’d be so unbelievably annoyed if I had to read the stupid, corporate-approved opinions of Warriors fans on the bottom line like they have for the Jazz broadcast
Unfortunately it seems like it’ll probably happen eventually

by belilaugh on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:11 PM

Also, this game was a scheduled loss until Utah decided to rest all of their guys
If the Warriors eke out a 1 point win, that’s a good result for me

by belilaugh on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:12 PM

Ian Clark killing the Jazz is still a thing apparently lol
by Badly Browned on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:14 PM

i can hear green cussing to the fans
by bogut on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:18 PM

I would purchase a timeshare from Joe Ingles
or car insurance

by Craymond_Green on Dec 8, 2016 | 8:22 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Phoenix Suns: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 7, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Bright Side of the Sun.

We tend to play our worst games ever in Utah
So don’t be surprised if this is one of our worst performances of the season. To top it off I have to listen to the Jazz broadcast! Can’t wait!

by GuarGuar on Dec 6, 2016 | 6:39 PM

Rudy tends to dominate us
by GuarGuar on Dec 6, 2016 | 7:12 PM

I legit ask myself how i watch this team every single game
by desertfulloffiya on Dec 6, 2016 | 7:24 PM

You are not the only one lol
by GuarGuar on Dec 6, 2016 | 7:24 PM

Well, we suck…
by Yomero Mismo on Dec 6, 2016 | 7:28 PM

We can’t defend anybody
by Yomero Mismo on Dec 6, 2016 | 7:44 PM

These Jazz announcers are making this game experience 10x worse
by GuarGuar on Dec 6, 2016 | 7:52 PM

Utah’s offense is not great, their coach (Quin Snyder) plays too much by the book.
Last year they leaded the league in passes per game but were at the bottom for assists.

by Portuguese Barbosa on Dec 6, 2016 | 7:57 PM

They’re going to make the playoffs this year however
So something seems to be working

by rtvanharen on Dec 6, 2016 | 7:57 PM

Their defense. It always worked. And their one of the teams that really pushed for the Playoffs in the West this year.
Boris Diaw, George Hill, Joe Johnson, Shelvin Mack (last year signing).
If i was an Utah fan, i honestly prefer some other coach that played in other tempo and gave more minutes to their youth in Trey Lyles and Dante Exum.

by Portuguese Barbosa on Dec 6, 2016 | 8:00 PM


loll this is bad
by nathdory on Dec 6, 2016 | 8:13 PM

Hey looks like the wolves has the same records as us
well… at least the wolves are not improving too

by Outsiders on Dec 6, 2016 | 8:13 PM

Dear Earl Watson;
Fucking quit playing Alex Len with Dragan Bender. Quit playing Marquese Chriss with Tyson Chandler. YOU GOT TWO BIG MEN IN THE DRAFT THAT LIKE PLAYING TOGETHER. YOU DON’T PLAY THEM TOGETHER BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT THINKING CORRECTLY. Trade one of our THREE GUARDS THAT DO THE SAME THING. USE DEVIN BOOKER LIKE HE SHOULD BE USED AND GIVE HIM THE BALL. He actually plays basketball. He actually uhm, simulates and stimulates offense when he has the ball in his hands. Though I believe at this point it needs to be said in a more direct way. STOP-PLAYING-BLEDSOE-AT-POINT-GUARD.FOREVER. He’s a great player. He’s a fucking donkey show of a point guard. Side note: THAT WILL NOT CHANGE. Further on Bender and Len: If you’re going to play Bender at the 3, THAT’S FINE. Don’t, however, further complicate that ALREADY complicated situation of working on culturing a 7 foot three spot out there by putting ANOTHER 7 foot “traditional center” alongside him. That is beyond insane and confusing for both players. In every single way it is a DETRIMENT to both of them. If Bender’s at the 3, if you’re going to put in another 7 footer, for god sakes, make it Tyson. Tyson Chandler has won a championship, been on team USA and completely understands his role, as does everyone else on the team, as is his entire point to direct the young players as advertised when we got him. So stop it. Absolutely stop that. Though if you continue practicing insanity, if you absolutely continue to insist, than please heed this only bit of advice. GIVE DEVIN BOOKER THE BALL AND GIVE HIM THE KEYS ALREADY. Thanks.

by john.waller.10004 on Dec 6, 2016 | 8:20 PM

It’s easier to just .. fire him. lol
by Portuguese Barbosa on Dec 6, 2016 | 8:23 PM

Ingles looks like a clown guarding Booker.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 6, 2016 | 8:31 PM

Well the Suns are reciprocating that guarding Hayward.
by 3 2 1 For 3 on Dec 6, 2016 | 8:31 PM

How long is Earl’s contract?
by SunsFan@TheOffice on Dec 6, 2016 | 8:46 PM

What do you guys think about our chances of getting Gordon Heyward in free agency?
If you combine Heyward with the Wall/Cousins dream, then thats scary, damn.

by Dragan Nkemdiche on Dec 6, 2016 | 8:58 PM

If he likes less money and less winning we’re a chance.
by 8thseedbetterthanchampionship on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:00 PM


Dante Exum is a bust
by GuarGuar on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:03 PM

Boris Diaw has twice as many assists as our whole starting lineup combined.
by Dragan Nkemdiche on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:09 PM

I take off my socks, look back up, and we are somehow within 6
by Dragan Nkemdiche on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:13 PM

Now you know what i said earlier about Quin Snyder.
He’s just a lucky guy on the right job at the right time.
This Utah team has way too much talent to play like they play. Their individual defense gives them wins, his coach not so much.

by Portuguese Barbosa on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:18 PM

Gotta wait till the Jazz get their lead back to actually make subs huh
by 3 2 1 For 3 on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:24 PM

GOD DANG EARL WHEN WILL YOU LEARN
by GuarGuar on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:24 PM

Watson wtf
by rtvanharen on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:24 PM

OH MY LORD HE DIDNT SUB
by GuarGuar on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:25 PM

LMAO he keeps the same lineup in
by 3 2 1 For 3 on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:25 PM

Watson smh
by GuarGuar on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:27 PM

Watson makes mistakes that common fans just know
by GuarGuar on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:28 PM

what a great loss
one step closer to the finish line!

by harrisonmlb on Dec 6, 2016 | 9:39 PM

Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 6, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Silver Screen and Roll.

What happened over the past week?
Nobody seems to be here

by lakersNchrgers on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:01 PM

so many lose lol
by angelswing on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:02 PM

the basketballz has been bad
by OC guy on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:02 PM

I want Gordon Hayward on this team so bad..
Love his game.

by LakerSpartan117 on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:08 PM

Byron thinking “who the hell is that Laker playing so balls out”
Oh who am I kidding, Byron doesn’t actually watch basketball games.

by Raison d’Basketball on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:18 PM

Byron doesn’t actually think either
by lakersNchrgers on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:20 PM

I remember when I wanted Exum really bad on this team
by The Lakers’ Future on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Embiid >>> Randle > Exum
by Townsfromdowntown on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:30 PM

What a terrible way to end the half
by RRV on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:36 PM


Trash line up again to the start the 2nd half Luke is reaching byron levels
by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:53 PM

Luke
wtf is this lineup…. and we’re not good enough to play switching defense, they confuse themselves and Utah is taking advantage.

by madmaxx350 on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:55 PM

57 pts in a half to Utah is too much
by madmaxx350 on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:55 PM

Getting blown out now
by RRV on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:57 PM

this fucking lineup
by angelswing on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:58 PM

Luke, that lineup doesn’t fucking work
by madmaxx350 on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:58 PM

Thanks for losing the game Luke unbelievable
by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 5, 2016 | 8:58 PM

the Jazz hasn’t erupted Stu
Luke gave them the game.

by madmaxx350 on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:00 PM

Luke literally became Byron GOOD GRIEF
by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:00 PM

Is it too late to tank?
by RRV on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:02 PM


Bring Phil Jax Back!!
by The Lakers’ Future on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:14 PM

MY GOODNESS LUKE STILL REFUSING TO PLAY ZUBAC WTF MAN
by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:15 PM

where’s former Lakers Quin Snyder?
by Townsfromdowntown on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:21 PM

another winnable game wasted this time due to our inexperienced yet stubborn coach
by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:23 PM

lol that should still be a poster
Fucking unfair

by av1o3 on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:44 PM

always in chase mode smh
by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:48 PM

refs bailing out the jazz at all the wrong times
by chris_aitken on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:48 PM

That’s game. Thanks Luke
by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:52 PM

fucking pissed because we lost due to Luke’s retarded starting line up
by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:53 PM

zubac interview
Why do you think they called you up from the d-league?
“Um, so I can watch them play”

by matthew24 on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:58 PM

you learn best by watching from the bench. – Luke
by Shehzeb Imam on Dec 5, 2016 | 9:59 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 4, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Denver Stiffs.

In for the shit show..
Hope to see some signs of life out of the Nuggs.
Possibly some more PT for the young guys.

by Blingsrt4 on Dec 3, 2016 | 6:34 PM

“I just want to be IN the game.” – Malone pregame presser.
Way to set your sights high, MICHAEL!

by RockedUp on Dec 3, 2016 | 6:48 PM

Nuggets gonna win this game.
by AllDayMudiay on Dec 3, 2016 | 7:08 PM

Terrible first shot by Gallo.
by RockedUp on Dec 3, 2016 | 7:11 PM

Dang, I thought Hood wasn’t supposed to play
by TakeFive on Dec 3, 2016 | 7:15 PM

Utah’s arena sounds quieter than the can
by That’s the Jokic on Dec 3, 2016 | 7:37 PM

What happened to the thing early in the season where we didn’t just abandon shooters on the three point line?
by That’s the Jokic on Dec 3, 2016 | 7:59 PM


Exum an impressive defender
by TakeFive on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:05 PM

I’m glad we are in the game
by SDcat09 on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:25 PM

It really helps having Hill out
by That’s the Jokic on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:26 PM

I’m tired of watching the struggle
It’s plenty of things wrong. How can a team regress but yet get players back

by Mak P on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:36 PM

This team is boring
by youngthegiant on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:38 PM

Hayward eating up Gallo
by BarryG on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:40 PM

God our offense sucks
by Rainbow skyline on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:40 PM

is it too early in the season to throw in the towel?
by InboundingLobPass on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:42 PM

Hayward on Fire
by BarryG on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:44 PM

Well. At least this draft is really deep
by youngthegiant on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:45 PM


Joe Ingles?
Ya gotta be kiddin.
Joe freakin Ingles?!

by BarryG on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:51 PM

Well it was fun while it lasted
by SDcat09 on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:46 PM

what the preseason?
by InboundingLobPass on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:47 PM

No…the first half when we were in the game
by SDcat09 on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:48 PM

whew for a moment there I thought someone wasn’t gonna have a career night against us…
by InboundingLobPass on Dec 3, 2016 | 8:53 PM

Jameer Nelson is on fire.
by Ryan Blackburn on Dec 3, 2016 | 9:09 PM

Jammer trying to pull us out the fire
by InboundingLobPass on Dec 3, 2016 | 9:10 PM

4 pt game
by TakeFive on Dec 3, 2016 | 9:15 PM

Well, we battled anyway.
by RockedUp on Dec 3, 2016 | 9:23 PM

Good job, good effort
or whatever

by Rocky Mountain Way on Dec 3, 2016 | 9:27 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Miami Heat: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

December 2, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Hot Hot Hoops.

Almost missed the game
No idea the Heat played 2nite! Let’s GO HEAT!!!!!!!

by macaronioverlord on Dec 1, 2016 | 9:14 PM

I’m still in complete shock
That again we start Babbitt, McBob and McGruder. Insane

by 2qbn on Dec 1, 2016 | 9:16 PM

alright
this team is getting better every game
#playoffhopes

by NameAndSurname on Dec 1, 2016 | 9:51 PM

Very nice run!
Let’s GO HEAT!!!!

by macaronioverlord on Dec 1, 2016 | 9:54 PM

wow. I just noticed how many guys Utah is missing
Two not very great rosters playing tonight.

by jnicho20 on Dec 1, 2016 | 10:03 PM

why is Mcuseless in the corner and why did he take that shot
by IceColdChiefs on Dec 1, 2016 | 10:35 PM


Utah is drilling 3’s
hope they go cold

by 2qbn on Dec 1, 2016 | 10:37 PM

Ingles
playing the role of Ellington

by 2qbn on Dec 1, 2016 | 10:51 PM

DANGIT THESE THREES ARE KILLING US
by IceColdChiefs on Dec 1, 2016 | 10:52 PM

dam these Jazz 3s….
by NameAndSurname on Dec 1, 2016 | 10:52 PM

McBest performance of the season thus far!
by macaronioverlord on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:02 PM

What a battle!!!
by Reality Czech on Dec 1, 2016 | 10:59 PM

Utah’s Joe Jesus #1 and Joe Jesus #2 (Joe Ingles), and Hayward are killing us
by macaronioverlord on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:07 PM


THIS IS THE MOST ENTERTAINING GAME OF THE SEASON
I am on the edge of my seat

by IceColdChiefs on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:14 PM

Oh no
please let them go cold at the most important time

by 2qbn on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:16 PM

OMG OMG
WE WON!!!!!

by 2qbn on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:19 PM

Woohoooo!!!!!
by Reality Czech on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:19 PM

Best win of the season
by mike.slick.921 on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:19 PM

And Cavs lost. The perfect evening!
by Reality Czech on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:22 PM

Sorry if I repeat myself a lot this year, but Heat need to go all in for Hayward in free agency.
by Reality Czech on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:41 PM

Good luck getting him away from Utah
They are gonna open the bank for him.

by mike.slick.921 on Dec 1, 2016 | 11:43 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

November 30, 2016
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.

sweet! games on nbatv
boo for having to listen to harpring though

by thatguyisgood on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:10 PM

let’s guard Rodney Hood this time
by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:11 PM

Rodney Hood can never miss against us
i don’t know why

by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:17 PM

Yuck, 7-0 run
by eastman88 on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:20 PM

Damn, he really doesn’t miss
by iCheerio on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:20 PM

our defense is garbage
by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Water is wet.
by Bobbythegreat on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:25 PM

Why does it seem like Hood always lights us up?
by TexansRocketsStros on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:25 PM


So that’s the type of game it’s going to be.
by KLP713 on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:27 PM

Ok, they really can’t miss
by TexansRocketsStros on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:33 PM

They hit every shot
Didn’t matter if we defended or not.

by eastman88 on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:34 PM

Lol
Rodney Hood = Michael Jordan apparently

by Relocated_astro on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:34 PM

MJ shot nothing but midrange and dunks at 49%
Hood is shooting 3s at 100%
At least the rockets clamped up MJ whenever we played him

by JohnSimonDOPY on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:36 PM

This is just about
unwatchable.

by Bobbythegreat on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:40 PM

they cant miss a 3, we cant make a 3
by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:44 PM

Its like we took a time machine back to 2015-16
by JohnSimonDOPY on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:44 PM


poor box out Dek
by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:45 PM

Probably shouldn’t be asking him to box out Gobert.
by KLP713 on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:46 PM

But, you know, constant switching.
by KLP713 on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:46 PM

Even worse when you are playing a SF at PF
and switching them on a monster like Gobert

by Bobbythegreat on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:47 PM

This is like the Toronto game
I wholeheartedly expect the Jazz to shoot something like 60% tonight, when you’re on, you’re on.
And Utah has always fucked Houston over by weird rando occurrences.

by Relocated_astro on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:51 PM

I hope we do whatever is possible to prevent a playoff series against them, especally if they get homecourt
If that means going from the 4 seed to the 6 seed, so be it

by JohnSimonDOPY on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:52 PM

we’re going to lose by a lot tonight
by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 8:52 PM

Why does Hood always go off against Houston?
I don’t know what the city or the rockets have done to piss him off

by JohnSimonDOPY on Nov 29, 2016 | 9:01 PM

At least D’Antoni can make halftime adjustments
by JohnSimonDOPY on Nov 29, 2016 | 9:06 PM


The Jazz just missed a 3, badly
things are looking up

by bt20 on Nov 29, 2016 | 9:19 PM

Ffs stop fouling.
by KLP713 on Nov 29, 2016 | 9:38 PM

just when we cut the lead down
we decided to be idiots

by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 9:56 PM

Wow, that was a stupid pass attempt.
by KLP713 on Nov 29, 2016 | 9:57 PM

now Joe Johnson is killing us
guard somebody

by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 9:59 PM

let’s see if we can avoid losing by 20
by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 10:06 PM

Gordon Hayward free stroking it
no one interested in contesting at all

by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 10:09 PM


at least future jazz Kyle Wiltjer gets to play
by NVP on Nov 29, 2016 | 10:10 PM

Right?
He’ll totally be on that team.

by eastman88 on Nov 29, 2016 | 10:11 PM

eew
always hated losing in SLC

by PunkRocket on Nov 29, 2016 | 10:20 PM

It happens fairly often it seems.
Jazz have always been a good home team.

by eastman88 on Nov 29, 2016 | 10:21 PM

They are with the guidance of
the evil spirit of Sloan in that building

by PunkRocket on Nov 29, 2016 | 10:27 PM

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