Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Clips Nation.
plz use this one to find your way back to the dominant winning ways.
Posted by O_OO on Mar 13, 2017 | 2:07 AM
(no comments between 1st and 4th quarters)
Utah crowd going wild
Posted by KillaClip on Mar 13, 2017 | 7:54 PM
Going another difficult first round series if Utah can maintain home court and health
They have length, girth, athletes, youth, veterans, good coaching, amazing home crowd eager to return to the playoffs and looking to prove something. Going to be experience (Clippers) vs better overall talent and fit (jazz)
Posted by KillaClip on Mar 13, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Posted by ianbaron on Mar 13, 2017 | 8:25 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.
damn…we lookin shit hot!!!
crashing boards, scoring inside, kicking out and dropping 3’s…
…keep this up fellers!!!
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 2:53 PM
is that a rash all over hayward ?
no..it’s just roberson gettin busy!!!
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:02 PM
no gobert = no defense
…they runnin scurrred!!!
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:03 PM
7-15 on 3’s…
…at the half
shoulda been better…
but westbrook gonna westbrook!
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:09 PM
i see the kylebot…
…has dropped off the end of the bench
ain’t nothin like some singler playing garbage minutes in a blowout!!!
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:28 PM
tickets please for the thunder express…
…next stop WINSVILLE
C’mon ride it…
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 3:52 PM
Russ going 1 on 1 … stupid … run the offense Russ
Posted by Sammy1 on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:04 PM
SWEET BABY JEEBUS RUSS…
WTF was that shot ?
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:05 PM
“I’m sick of our team not being able to close out games without me.” shot
Posted by D Sizzle on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:08 PM
Team ball got the lead, why go away from that
Posted by Tumekeheke on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:09 PM
WE DONT CHOKE!!!
…in russ we trust!!!
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:11 PM
i would not like to be on the wrong side…
…of a quin snyder tongue lashing
dude looks straight out of American Psycho!
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:15 PM
russ with the exclamation point…
Posted by RingoKid on Mar 11, 2017 | 4:23 PM
Give us a good Jerry Sloan hunting story.
So, I got called by Karl [Malone]. This had to be ’99 or 2000. He was like, “Hey, I wanna buy Jerry and Brian, [Jerry’s] son, elk tags.” And we got some friends that have a ranch, so they bought these elk tags. He’s like, “They need to go hunting.” And Karl’s like, “I’ll just pay for it; you guys take them hunting.”
So, they flew into town. Brian didn’t have his hunter safety yet…So we stopped. We did his hunter safety. We got it done. We rolled down to the ranch, and the next day we find Brian this bull and shoot this bull, and Brian’s — he’s a doctor. He’s an [emergency room] doctor, right? So, Brian’s like, “Hey, let me help skin that.”
I’m like, “Nah, I got this. You know, I, this is what I do for a living.” …
He’s like, “Well, I’m a doctor. You know, I’ll do this.”
“Have at it, Brian.”
About three seconds into it, his finger is just flayed open. I mean, like Stitch City. Well, we’re in the middle of nowhere. So, guess what he had to go — he had to go to Fairview. That was the closest place to fix his finger. I mean, it’s an ongoing story ’cause Brian hunts with me all the time still, right?
So, Jerry was up next. And so, we’re hunting with Jerry, and he pulls out this .30-06 rifle. It looked like it was from about 1912. He pulled out a box of ammo that I would’ve never shot one of the bullets out of, it was that old. I’m like, “Where’d you get that?”
He goes, “100 bucks at a garage sale. And they screwed me on it. I hate going to garage sales because they know who I am and I get [charged] top dollar.” It was [$100 for] the gun and the ammo. It was a combo. It was a deal. And he’s like, “I got screwed on that deal.”
Anyway, so we go and we start hunting. We find these bull elk…and it’s out there, like, 300 yards. And that’s a pretty good sho–I mean, Jerry, he grew up in southern Illinois. He ain’t never killed anything past 50 yards. And I’m like, “Can you shoot that?”
“Oh, I can hit that.”
And I mean, this gun…I would not have fired this gun. I’m, like, standing back, getting out of the way, and all of a sudden, he shoots, and man, he just aces this bull. I mean, just whoaaaaa, piles the thing up right — they were like 300 yards away, and I’m like, you’ve got to be freaking kidding me. He hit that thing. I thought there was no chance.
So, we wander on over to the bull. We get over there and we’re standing probably about 10 yards away, 8 to 10 yards away from this bull, and it’s just expiri–I mean, you can tell that it was done. And you know, if it was gonna be too much longer, we’d shoot it again. You don’t want it to suffer. Anyway, and it’s lying there, oh, taking its last breath and it’s about done, and I’m standing just in front of Jerry and Jerry’s just back to my right.
I remember it plain as day. And this bull’s laying there with its head down and it’s pretty much done. You know, Jerry’s gun’s — I don’t know if it’s slung over his shoulder or held in his arm. My gun’s back at the truck. You know, this is a done deal, right?
In the blink of an eye, this bull stands up, charges right at us. Jerry, without saying a word, steps in front of me, shoots this bull. It drops at my feet, and he looks at me and what do you think he says? “That’s better than a fast break.”
And that bull piled up on the ground in front of me, and I’m like, “You’ve got to be kidding me.” Unbelievable.
Jerry Sloan Hunting Story, Part 2
So, we shoot this elk. You guys know Mark McKown, the [Jazz] strength and conditioning coach? Mark came down, and Jerry goes, “Let’s go pick the elk up,” ’cause we took it to get processed. So Jerry rolls in down there, and h–and I’m like, “Hey, you wanna just come to my house and I’ll drive you?”
“No, I’ll pick you up.”
Well, Jerry rolls in in his F350 Econoline van. That’s what he drove back in 1999 or 2000, right? And he’s like — him and Mark are sitting in the front seats, so I open the back to get in, and there’s no seats. He doesn’t have any seats. What’s it full of? Garage sale stuff.
So there’s, I can’t remember if it was a cooler or a 5-gallon bucket that I sit on the back of this thing, and we roll over to the, Gandolfo’s. He wanted to
eat first, so [we went to] Gandolfo’s down in Center Street on Provo…
And we’re walking through the park and I’m following him and McKown, and I really still don’t know Jerry very well. Keep in mind, like, I’ve only officially met him like three or four weeks ago when Karl introduced him to me.
And him and McKown are walking in front of me and I’m behind him, and all of a sudden they start josseying* for position against each other. They’re, like, pushing each other out of the way and I’m like, “What?”
We get to door, Jerry leans down and he picks a penny up off the ground. When I say a penny, it wasn’t a nickel. It wasn’t a quarter. It was a penny. And he looked back up and he goes, “Picked up 17 of those in Chicago one day.”
* Jostling + Jockeying = Josseying?
Jerry Sloan Garage Sale Story #1
So he calls me and I’m going up to his h–I can’t remember, I was going up to his house for something. And he goes, “Hey! Hey! Come into the garage and check it out.” Bobbye was still alive. I don’t — I was not a f–I was not one of Bobbye’s favorite people, because she is a animal lover. This — she threatened me with — she liked me, don’t get me wrong. She threatened me with bats, take my knees out. I mean, the whole works.
So, [Jerry’s like], “Tony! Come in the garage!” And he lived in this condo, you know, up on the east side of the bench. Pulls me in[to the garage], “I gotta show you what I just got at a garage sale.”
I’m like, “What?”
Up at the top corner buried behind all this junk — and Jerry has more junk than anybody on the planet — he starts pulling stuff there. “Quick, I don’t want Bobbye to know I got it.” He pulls down this ram head.
When I say ram head, I don’t mean a big desert sheep or a Dall sheep. This is like one of those farm-raised rams that they get there, and it’s in this plastic and it’s half moldy and mildew and he goes, “Picked this up at the [garage sale].”
I’m like, “What’d you pay for that?”
“$400. Do you think I got a good deal?”
“Uh, sure, Jerry.”
The mount wasn’t worth $400. So, he thought he got over on it.
Jerry Sloan Garage Sale Story #2
So, one more garage story for you. He’s like, “Yeah, Tony, I get taken all the time, but I got the better of them one time.”
I’m like, “What are you talking about?”
He says, “I was at this thing. There was this little old lady and she was selling all this stuff and she had this bread box.” And you guys remember the old bread boxes where you rolled up the thing…
And he’s like, “And she wanted, this bread box — and she wanted 20 bucks for it. And I’m like, ‘It ain’t worth 20 bucks.'” He goes, “But I ended up buying it, and I was ticked. And I get home and I’m dusting it off and I’m cleaning it and I’m lifting it, and all of a sudden” — when you lift the bread box, it’s got the bottom thing in it…It lifts up, and there’s this little compartment underneath it.
He says, “I opened that up, and there was $300 in it. And I didn’t take it back.”
One more story for the road
He came to my expo last year…and he walked the floor with me. And we were talking after, and he’d started treatment. He hadn’t really announced so much of what was happening yet, and I was a little privy to that. And I said, “Oh, I’m heading to New Zealand after this.”
He says, “I’ll trade you.”
I’m like, “What?”
He goes, “I’m going to Boise for treatment.” …
He walked through the expo last year. Took a picture, shook a hand and signed an autograph of every person that asked him.
We had a fundraiser that night for the Chairbound Sportsman. These are guys in wheelchairs, whether it was accidents; whether they’re vets; whether it’s, you know, they were born with it; whatever the case may be.
And he gave me a basketball that we could auction off. So I got up there — and I knew Jerry pretty good, so I bought two more basketballs, right? And I had three there, but I pulled one out, and Jerry sat front and center and we auctioned this basketball off, signing it for Jerry and then having someone get a picture with Jerry signing it to them…
We sold the one ball. I offered a second one at the same price and sold it. I offered a third one at the same price and sold it. And if I’d’ve had 50, I would’ve sold 50 basketballs that night. We raised more money at that fundraiser than we’ve raised at any one ever before, and Jerry sat right there and did what he could do to help the cause.
So I called him to come this year, and he’s down at the [Pac-12] tournament. There’s a tournament right down in Vegas this weekend, so he’s down at the tournament and he’s like, “Tony, I can’t be there but what can I do for” — I mean, “What can I do for the sportsmen? What can I do for the Chairbound guys?” (1280)
One. Gordon Hayward, asked how he as team leader will help his team be ready for Minnesota after the loss to Oklahoma City: Have to take tomorrow, rest up. Put this one behind you. You know, we’ll be all right. I — come, what is today, Wednesday? Come Friday, we’ll be ready to play, so.
Two. Rudy Gobert on sharing a front court with Derrick Favors: I mean, we still both evolving as players. You know, we not a finished product. So you know, I think he’s still learning, you know, how to space and play as a, more at the four when I’m on the court. And me, I’m just, you know, keep, trying to keep getting better and keep helping him, you know, get better too.
Quin Snyder on what he likes about Joe Johnson at the four: Well, you know, it’s funny. The eye test for me preceded all the analytics…
In Joe’s case, the floor is just open. You know, he’s spaced. And there is nothing analytical about that when you’re watching him. It’s very visible. The net result, you know, is what the analytics do show, and that, you know, he and Rudy [Gobert] are really good in combination and our team functions really well with him at the four because there’s just room. …
Joe was getting some minutes at the four [earlier in the season], but he wasn’t, you know, full time there. And then we just got to a point where I felt like, you know, that was the best fit for our team, especially as we started to get healthy and I knew we wanted him on the floor. And we made that move, you know, in a permanent way…
One of the final things that just pushed me, that, hey, we just need to go ahead and do this…What we saw in Joe was his ability to guard the post, whether it was Zach Randolph or Blake Griffin. He’s so strong that he really, even though you think of him as a perimeter player, he just doesn’t give up ground on the post. And you know, he’s not Derrick Favors down there; Derrick’s such a superior defender. But Joe’s tough to move.
Three. The best tweet from Boris Diaw’s takeover of the Jazz Twitter account:
Four. Quin Snyder on the constant scrutiny on Dante Exum: I feel like I need to educate people on how we feel about Dante, and that is, we think the world of what he is doing and his competitiveness…
[Players that started as rookies] are dealing with those expectations, and the opportunities, and all of our expectations as a result of that. But that’s not the reality of where they are as players right now relative to their teammates on this team.
You know, George Hill’s clearly our guy at the point. You know, Joe Johnson’s clearly our guy at the four. You know, that’s where our team has gone, and to the extent these guys can not worry about their progress and they can think about how they help the team, that’s how they make their progress.
So, every time we break Dante’s game down, you know, like we do a young tennis phenom, like, I don’t think that’s the best way for him to look at his development. I think it distracts him and hurts him.
Five. Trey Lyles’ bench celebrations have hit the sophomore wall:
Six. Gordon Hayward on Craig Bolerjack’s new nickname for him: “The Dunkster”? I don’t think I’m deserving of that nickname.
Seven. The evolution of Rudy Gobert’s hair:
Eight. Dennis Lindsey on the loss to Minnesota: Rudy Gobert and I had a great conversation in our strength and conditioning area on a lot of different subjects, but this being one of them, that, hey, look.
You’re a young guy, and you’re from France, and English [is] your second language, but you need to grab the team by the throat and let them know — as, especially, our defensive captain — that this, we will not accept, in any form or fashion. And he understood it. He agreed with it. …
It’s his challenge to anchor us; captain us; communicate it well; be very disciplined. There were some coverages against Minnesota, for example, that he wasn’t disciplined in, and we gave up buckets and he gave up fouls. And frankly, Rudy’s presence on the court may be one of the greater deterrents that is in the NBA today.
So, him being very disciplined goes into us being really good defensively, because if he’s disciplined, he doesn’t get in foul trouble and he stays on the court, and if he stays on the court, good things happen for the Utah Jazz.
Nine. Jerry Sloan
stalking sightings ♥
Ten. Shootaround conversation presented without context
Media: Is that kind of satisfying? I mean, is that a fun thing to do?
Gordon Hayward: It certainly is fun to do. Yes. It’s satisfying, for sure.
Media: You realize none of us have done it.
Hayward: Right. Right. Right.
Media: We kind of wonder what it might be like.
Hayward:Yeah, it’s a cool feeling, for sure.
Where are you now?
I live in Dallas, where I’m from. And after I stopped playing basketball, I started working for ESPN as a college basketball analyst. I also worked for Fox Sports as an NBA analyst, and my first year I was working for the Oklahoma City Thunder doing their pre- and post-game studio.
And then the last four years, working for the New Orleans Pelicans doing their pre- and post-game studio along with my college basketball duties with ESPN. And I also am a motivational speaker speaking to youth and corporate entities about leadership…and overcoming adversity.
And you know, other than that, I’m a dad. I have two daughters. My oldest daughter is a freshman at Wake Forest playing volleyball. And that’s pretty much it. My plate’s full.
How did you end up with the Jazz?
I wasn’t drafted, and Utah was the only organization that offered me a tryout for the rookie — rookie tryout. And I played well during the, you know, the rookie p–the rookie league, and they invited me to vet camp. And it was pretty much as a, I’m sure as a practice player.
But I just, you know, wouldn’t allow them to cut me, really. And every day it’s just something that, you know, sparked their interest, and ended up sticking on with them for that whole year, and then ended up going overseas after that.
Then I came back the next year and played with them again, and then went overseas again. And then the year that, ’96-’97 when they went to the Finals, I started out with them again during veterans camp and ended up getting cut, and decided to stay in the States and play in the CBA, and I got called up by the Spurs.
And then actually the Jazz came and played them in San Antonio, and this is the year before they got Tim Duncan, so it shows you how good the Spurs were that year. Everybody was hurt, and we ended up beating the Jazz, and then I ended up finishing the year out with the Jazz and playing in the Finals, and you know, the rest was history.
On Jerry Sloan
I think I had that same mentality of Jerry Sloan, as a hard worker, and he respected that. And so, he always would give me an opportunity, and I’ve always respected him for that, and for that reason, you know, he’s for sure, you know, my favorite coach I’ve ever played for. …
[Because he treated everybody the same], that was really the primary reason why I was given that, the opportunity. Because I was a guy that made the minimum every time that I was with the Jazz, and if a guy that was making $3 million was making mistakes, he would put them on that same level and would just throw me in there, and it didn’t matter that I was a guy that made the minimum and wasn’t drafted and, you know, wasn’t heralded as a player.
He respected the process, and respected my work ethic and what I was able to do on the court. And because of that, gave me an opportunity. And because of that, you know, I’ve been able to translate that into, you know, work with ESPN and motivational speaking and all the other things that I’ve been able to accomplish.
And again, it all goes down to the opportunity that he gave me, and Frank and Scott Layden, when, you know, when they brought me in for that team.
But yeah, [Sloan]’s a guy that, I mean, when you talk about work ethic and integrity and character, you know, he, you know, there was a lot of life lessons that he would impart upon me, as well as my teammates as well. (KALL)
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Dream Shake.
Jazz are off to a hot start tonight.
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:12 PM
This will be a battle
unless we can get the 2nd unit going early
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:19 PM
now Joe Fucking Johnson is playing like he’s 26 years old
we sure turn back the clock for these old wings
Posted by NVP on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:21 PM
Harrell on Gobert turned out to be just as stupid as it sounded
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:29 PM
Not a good quarter at all.
We need to improve if we want to win.
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:32 PM
You just have to expect Hood to hit every tough 3
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:33 PM
the gobert effect in full force
Posted by inquisitiveman on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:34 PM
We choose to play Trez against Gobert of all centers.
Posted by KLP713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:35 PM
Just fucking idiotic
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:35 PM
This is seriously not the fucking game to experiment MDA
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:36 PM
Im fine with Montrez vs Withey
Posted by ChucktheWagon on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:37 PM
The Rockets just aren’t good enough.
We need to play some scrub teams so we can get back the false sense that they are contenders.
Posted by Bobbythegreat on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:37 PM
jesus why are the refs shit again? did the players go out and fuck all of the refs wives or something?
Posted by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:38 PM
there goes Rodney Kevin Durant Hood
Posted by NVP on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:39 PM
Rodney Hood can get calls,
James Harden? Not so much. You’d think they were playing in SLC.
Posted by Bobbythegreat on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:39 PM
Posted by Xiane on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:42 PM
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:39 PM
more bad calls
the NBA has already decided this game unfortunately
Posted by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:39 PM
Hood hates us.
Posted by KLP713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:39 PM
Where was that foul?
This is incredible. Rockets are getting hit a lot, Hood has a guy near him.
Wow. This whistle.
Posted by Xiane on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:40 PM
Hood only averages 13?? thought this scrub would average more
he averages like 20+ against us
Posted by iCheerio on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:40 PM
He’s bad against everyone else.
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:41 PM
the ref didnt even want to call that one either
lol what a piece of shit
Posted by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:45 PM
What the fuck
they never miss against us
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:46 PM
It’s the Jazz.
They always beat us.
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:47 PM
Fuck this game
Kill it with fire.
Posted by TexansRocketsStros on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:50 PM
Let’s just all be grateful that we have the least chance to see Utah in the first round lol
they don’t miss contested or uncontested against us
Posted by iCheerio on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:51 PM
What are they shooting from 3? 70 percent?
Posted by Xiane on Mar 8, 2017 | 7:57 PM
So we’re going to choke away a game to the Spurs
then get beat up on by the Jazz? Good job guys.
Posted by Bobbythegreat on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:00 PM
My lord, we haven’t defended Gobert at all.
Posted by KLP713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:03 PM
We’ve been trying?
what I see is a bunch of little bitches running away from him every time he attacks the basket on PnR
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:06 PM
James Harden is on a mission
to lose the MVP race.
Posted by Bobbythegreat on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:04 PM
Well, the good news is that
this is the shit team I thought we’d see all season long. So it’s a good thing that it’s the exception when they play like this rather than the rule.
Posted by Bobbythegreat on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:06 PM
HARDEN GET YOUR ASS AROUND A FUCKING SCREEN FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:23 PM
Go away, Rodney Hood.
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:25 PM
What was that, Williams?
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:36 PM
he’s been making a ton of dumbfuck decisions the last few games
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:37 PM
jazz always shoot so freaking well vs us and no one else. Its frustrating.
Posted by martymouse on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:39 PM
they always go lowscoring slug fests vs everyone else. Vs us. Its a shootout
Posted by martymouse on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:43 PM
Well part of that is the fact that Rodney Hood hates us
as far as tonight goes, we’re not helping ourselves
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:45 PM
GO AWAY, RODNEY HOOD!!!
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:51 PM
Hood is a Rocket killer
He plays like a HOF’er against us.
Posted by batman713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:55 PM
Montrezl Harrell is the first big we had in like 7 years that can make a lay up
Posted by NVP on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:56 PM
I really hope we don’t get the Jazz in the playoffs.
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:57 PM
It near impossible to play them any earlier than the WCF
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:58 PM
They will find a way
Just like in the T-Mac and Yao era
Posted by batman713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:01 PM
Gordon and Dekker, back to back badd decisions
Posted by NVP on Mar 8, 2017 | 8:58 PM
Then Lou with more bad defense
Harden checking in to play even more bad defense
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:00 PM
can they miss? jesus
Posted by martymouse on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:00 PM
We need a Gobert……
Posted by batman713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:02 PM
All these missed FTs
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:06 PM
Fuck the refs
Posted by batman713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:08 PM
Can they fucking miss?
Posted by batman713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:09 PM
bahahahahaha i hope these refs get jumped and left bloody in the
idgaf at this point
Posted by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:10 PM
hope their families go homeless too
Posted by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:12 PM
Who wants to go ref hunting with me? Anyone?
Posted by batman713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:11 PM
Oh fuck, it’s 103-99
final score of game 7 of the first round playoff series between the Rockets and Jazz in 2007. I cried after that game. #Neverforget
Posted by Michael 2k on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:12 PM
They Jazz just love to torture us smh
Posted by batman713 on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:14 PM
1997, 2007, 2008, tonight.
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:15 PM
It shouldn’t be a surprise that
the Rockets would lose to a team with a big man like Gobert really. We don’t have a competent center and he’s awesome.
Posted by Bobbythegreat on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:14 PM
Posted by The Boyce on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:15 PM
again, they dont miss fucking anything
Posted by martymouse on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:15 PM
pathetic bunch of losers. bunch of pussies blow this team up and fire everyone
go into rebuilding for 30 more years. brb going to go run a train with all the refs wives.
Posted by WattYouTalknBoutWillis on Mar 8, 2017 | 9:17 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: The Bird Writes.
Piss poor start
to say the least.
by Oleh Kosel on Mar 6, 2017 | 8:16 PM
Jesus, they are shooting 80%, Pels crappy defense is making them look like the Dubs
by njccc on Mar 6, 2017 | 8:24 PM
Gentry, how it he still our coach?
by njccc on Mar 6, 2017 | 8:43 PM
Well, this is shaping up to be a colossal waste of time
by MardiGrasDeac on Mar 6, 2017 | 8:25 PM
might just get started on the recap now
by Oleh Kosel on Mar 6, 2017 | 8:26 PM
Pelicans could only muster up
A total of 14 points in the first quarter. I hope they can score more than a total of 60 points tonight
by 1961BassMan on Mar 6, 2017 | 8:36 PM
Turnover is being drawn up.
by 1961BassMan on Mar 6, 2017 | 8:40 PM
Thank goodness 1st half is over
by Oleh Kosel on Mar 6, 2017 | 9:03 PM
34 points at the half
by 1961BassMan on Mar 6, 2017 | 9:02 PM
I believe the last 72 minutes of basketball (full game against Lakers, first half against Jazz) will have the NBA considering adopting the Premier League’s relegation rule
by MardiGrasDeac on Mar 6, 2017 | 9:16 PM
If this game doesn’t get Gentry’s job
by 1961BassMan on Mar 6, 2017 | 9:36 PM
13 freakin’ points in the 3rd
by njccc on Mar 6, 2017 | 9:38 PM
We have literally no one to run an offense..no one.
by MardiGrasDeac on Mar 6, 2017 | 10:01 PM
well that’s it, two straight TO’s, 3 ball from Utah. Compeititve tank exhibition.
by njccc on Mar 6, 2017 | 10:07 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Sactown Royalty.
have we lost yet?
Posted by Bitgod on Mar 5, 2017 | 3:01 PM
Grant sez 3 pt lead is “very encouraging”
Posted by GetOffaMyLawn on Mar 5, 2017 | 3:20 PM
nice first quarter
Posted by HoustonJP on Mar 5, 2017 | 3:31 PM
The team offense looks good without any ballstoppers.
Posted by fryingpan136 on Mar 5, 2017 | 3:40 PM
it’s so freakin early
i hate the NBA
Posted by GetOffaMyLawn on Mar 5, 2017 | 3:53 PM
The Jazz have scored the last 9 points
Refs scored 5 of them
Posted by Chinup on Mar 5, 2017 | 4:01 PM
So we should pull our vets and play our young guys
so, we can lose this game? We have to keep up with the pelicans losing.
Posted by shadowchicken on Mar 5, 2017 | 4:16 PM
Yes, yes, YES!
Posted by fryingpan136 on Mar 5, 2017 | 4:17 PM
Posted by fryingpan136 on Mar 5, 2017 | 4:17 PM
This team is SO much more fun!!
Posted by Dirkula on Mar 5, 2017 | 4:43 PM
Rodney Hood is good
No wonder Joeger wanted to draft him.
Posted by Brick Havland on Mar 5, 2017 | 4:50 PM
Doctor Strange coaching the Jazz
Posted by Hit4TheCycle on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:03 PM
We got this, but the pick is slipping away.
Posted by $Kings_Power$ on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:19 PM
Posted by Iyuman on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:20 PM
You can do it Willie
Posted by kwill on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:20 PM
Incidental;y, this is somethign every 50 year-old says
Posted by kwill on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:21 PM
Refs have bets on this game, wtf
Posted by Bitgod on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:24 PM
Posted by Iyuman on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:27 PM
ill be very happy with this loss. tank on please
Posted by yazan13 on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:29 PM
lose the fucking game boys please!!!!
Posted by yazan13 on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:37 PM
Hill pushed off
Posted by kwill on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:44 PM
Vlade is like – “Please lose”
Posted by kwill on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:49 PM
That was not in the cylynder
Posted by kwill on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:50 PM
It will count
Posted by kwill on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:51 PM
Posted by kgdobter on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:51 PM
Posted by $Kings_Power$ on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:52 PM
Wheww.. that was too close to call
Almost thought we won and lost our lottery position.
Fun game! More of these please!
Posted by Buruskeee on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:53 PM
good win for us!!
Posted by yazan13 on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:54 PM
Tank you very much, Utah…
Fun game. Loved it.
Posted by 154-98 on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:55 PM
Did Kings win?
Posted by boyrobot4321 on Mar 5, 2017 | 5:55 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Nets Daily.
This is a bad matchup tonight.
Not very optimistic.
by Jerseyjon on Mar 3, 2017 | 8:55 PM
Trying to be positive
But the Favors vs RHJ matchup is going to be exposed tonight, we need Booker to start! This is one matchup I see RHJ struggling in.
by ATLNets on Mar 3, 2017 | 8:58 PM
Booker is actually awful
by BigBlue91 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:48 PM
Starting RHJ against favors
by Chrisf975 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:13 PM
Horrible coaching letting Randy Foye even think about stepping on the floor
It really is annoying that we aren’t good obviously, and we don’t maximize the roster we have
by Chrisf975 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:17 PM
Man, Derrick Favors is too big for Rondae
That’s a crazy assignment.
by safety-nets on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:18 PM
i hate gobert
by aarianpetrusevskii on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:20 PM
This game will be over by halftime
by movingscreen on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:21 PM
Are we really about to put Trevor booker in to guard Gobert?
OH now it’s acy against Favors. Much better…
by Overwatch3 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:25 PM
at least we have our health
by aarianpetrusevskii on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:38 PM
We gave up 38 points in the 1st quarter. We couldn’t defend a slice of cake from an ant.
by Overwatch3 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:38 PM
anyone else find themselves screaming
“no no no!” when booker gets a rebound and starts dribbling up the court full speed ahead?
by GedionZelalem on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:43 PM
Or when he tries to post up, yup
by Chrisf975 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:44 PM
by safety-nets on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:44 PM
I know he wants to “show up” his last team but yeah he shouldn’t be handling the ball
by Aaron Koh on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:45 PM
Exum was sooooo overrated…
by Lorenzomax7 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:50 PM
yea he hasnt panned out at all
and looks worse and worse each year
by BigBlue91 on Mar 3, 2017 | 9:51 PM
second half must get better
by sinusitis on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:12 PM
Any chance we see any of the new guys?
by safety-nets on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:21 PM
They must get their IQ up to the genius levels of Kilpatrick and Booker first
by Overwatch3 on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:22 PM
Utah is extremely good at exploiting mismatches
by Netradamus on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:26 PM
Would kill for Hill
severly underrated in this league
He just knows how to play and how to win
by BigBlue91 on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:45 PM
we were never going to win this game
just move on and maybe we’ll have a chance tomorrow
by bronxbombers2 on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:39 PM
I say that for every game…lol
by Netradamus on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:45 PM
It’s only the 3rd and Kenny gave up already
by N_P_A_ on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:49 PM
I am very uneasy with Kenny
and it isn’t the rookie coach mistakes. He just doesn’t seem to learn from his mistakes. I have the same negative criticism of him each game.
by Netradamus on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:54 PM
Kenny sux, please fire him
by Nets_GO on Mar 3, 2017 | 10:56 PM
Why is Kenny giving up so early?
theres still 6 minutes left and he takes the starters out.. such terrible rotations
by LinsanityIsBack on Mar 3, 2017 | 11:09 PM
Kenny Has a loser’s mentality lol
by N_P_A_ on Mar 3, 2017 | 11:10 PM
Kenny doesnt have the will to win
he just hangs in the towel when the Nets are making a run..
by LinsanityIsBack on Mar 3, 2017 | 11:10 PM
guess Kenny threw in the towel already
by LinMAD on Mar 3, 2017 | 11:10 PM
Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Canis Hoopus.
“Los Wolves” on the shooting shirts tonight…
Guess the whole “Los Lobos” thing is trademarked, huh??
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:02 PM
Either that or an executive order banning words of foreign provenance.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:04 PM
But, but…he was soooooooooooo “presidential” last night???
An anorexic flatworm couldn’t limbo under that kind of low bar…
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:06 PM
My professor asked for headshots from all of his grad students so he can remember our names better
that’s like the weirdest request I’ve seen from a teacher yet.
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:07 PM
You should do a prison mug shot photo shoot
Even better if you already have an authentic mug shot!
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:09 PM
I had two professors do that in undergrad (they were married)
The wife took a video of each us introducing ourselves. It felt like those “I’m a Mormon commercial from a few years ago.”
Posted by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:19 PM
Did you do it with a sweet mustache?
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:21 PM
No, but I did show up to the class sweaty and out of breath most of the time.
It was after I would play basketball everyday and I was married so I didn’t bother showering.
Posted by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:23 PM
Which wife, running? Wait, am I conflating the Valentine’s Day joke with tonight’s opponent’s religious affiliation?
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:25 PM
We should all analyze why Wiggins didn’t pass it to Ricky there
I think it’s cause he hates spanish people
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:13 PM
Rush hit a three!
Did everyone witness?
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:18 PM
Rush is playing?
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:20 PM
Depends on the definition
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:21 PM
Thought he was out of the NBA
Haven’t seen him in forever. Thought he retired.
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:22 PM
Kiss Cam must be tough for the Mormons. Which wife to kiss?
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:28 PM
My boss is Mormon.
Only one wife, but 6 kids.
Posted by Mnem on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:29 PM
Posted by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:31 PM
In Utah, they refer to him as a “bachelor”
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:32 PM
And that’s just family #1
Family 2 and 3 on the other hand…
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:32 PM
Has the shipment arrived yet, AJ?
I thought I saw a FedEx truck circling your neighborhood this afternonn.
Posted by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:33 PM
If you are talking about the box of rats
it’s in the back yard because we didn’t want to deal with it tonight and the idea of someone stealing our package only to find out it’s frozen rats is too funny so we don’t worry about risk of theft.
Posted by AverageJer on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:40 PM
Brandon Rush’s inability to hit a wide fucking open 3 is
Posted by Poop Hat on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:32 PM
Mormons are awesome people. Not very often a religion is stereotyped as “nice”
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:37 PM
Favors is pretty good
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:43 PM
Joe flipping Engles!
MPE for three years running.
Posted by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:44 PM
All while moonlighting at HnR Block during tax season, too.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:46 PM
He just wants the opportunity to have a Christmas party at work
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:49 PM
He probably takes a full advantage
Of the open bar.
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:50 PM
Ruining an awesome Rubio assist
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:48 PM
If Dunn can get on the same level of overall play that Rubio & Tyus are currently at, would the Timberwolves have the best trio of points in the NBA?
Posted by The.Purple.Bizon on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:55 PM
Not sure, but I’m salivating at all of the possible nicknames
The Three Amigos
The Three Musketeers
Until then it’s just: Paul, John and Ringo
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:56 PM
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:58 PM
That would just get them deported.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:02 PM
only if they’re bad hombres
Posted by Mattsteg on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:02 PM
Then we could tie it in with our three forwards, Jordan Hill, Adreian Payne, and Brandon Rush.
The Three Stooges.
Posted by therealfracas on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:58 PM
The Three A-Please-Gos
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:00 PM
So close to me and my coworkers nickname on the street
“The Three A-Pleasing-Hos”
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:02 PM
three hos a-pleasing
like the 12 days of christmas?
Posted by Mattsteg on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:03 PM
Naughty Version (of course)
Next part is: “Two dudes releasing”
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:04 PM
Gawd, I don’t wanna know what’s in the pear tree!!!
Posted by SoDakHammer on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:04 PM
I was just watching Suns highlights the other night and Diaw was actually in shape.
Posted by Mnem on Mar 1, 2017 | 8:57 PM
Wolves defense has been awesome tonight
So good to see
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:02 PM
Mighty quiet in that arena…
Posted by mefoolonhill on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:09 PM
I think it’s always that way. No caffeine. 3.2 beer. Makes sense.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:12 PM
Rudy just chilling near 4 wolves waiting for the putback dunk
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:29 PM
Rush is a trainwreck way too often
Posted by Doctor_Teh on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:30 PM
He has D- athleticism.
Posted by Captain Teeb’s Hotels on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:35 PM
but I am totally happy with the apparent W
Posted by Poop Hat on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:36 PM
Utah reached 50 points
It feel wierd isnt in the 1st quarter
Posted by CarlosAntonioPueblos on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:39 PM
A fun thing to do for Jazz games is to play Where’s Waldo with the crowd, but for black people.*
*this is true of most NBA games
Posted by Catalinawinemixer on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:41 PM
Jazz fans booing their playoff team
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:41 PM
3.2 beer finally kicking in
Tolerance be damned.
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:44 PM
I would have booked the entire 4th quarter.
Total garbage effort from Utah.
Posted by Ray Williams? on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:15 PM
Jazz unraveling a bit right now
Posted by Doctor_Teh on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:41 PM
Drive by comment
Wolves holding a decent team to 53 points in 3 quarters may be my favorite part of this season to date.
Posted by Klawitter on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:44 PM
Can we win this game without scoring another point?
Posted by Joel Hernandez on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:46 PM
The numbers on my TV seem to be inverted.
Posted by AverageJer on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:51 PM
Posted by uncle rico on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:54 PM
Posted by CarlosAntonioPueblos on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:55 PM
How appropriate is it
that their dance team is sponsored by “America First”?
Posted by Mattsteg on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:56 PM
Quinn Snyder is terrifying
Posted by Name-Game on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:57 PM
Ingles is my NBA comp
Posted by running with Twolves (and scissors) on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:08 PM
Thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Salt Lake City Massacre
Posted by E-6 on Mar 1, 2017 | 9:59 PM
Terrorized by Wolves;
a Mormon’s tale of woe.
Posted by Asleep at the Keyboard on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:03 PM
Can’t remember the last time I saw a team leaving this big a turd on the court other than the Wolves.
Posted by Ray Williams? on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:11 PM
how do they have that good of a record??? sheesh… the Jazz looked HORRIBLE lol
Posted by blackmankitteh on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:15 PM
We’ve got 2 days off before playing those sad-sack Spurs
Posted by Rodman99 on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:43 PM
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:44 PM
at this point why not
Posted by VoodooMagic on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:51 PM
Your optimism is showing <3
Posted by Logical Dodo on Mar 1, 2017 | 10:54 PM