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Utah Jazz vs. Charlotte Hornets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

February 5, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: At the Hive.

Imagine a world where Gordon Hayward played here instead of Lance
I think we would be top tier in the East for sure

by Ocracoma on Feb 4, 2017 | 8:42 PM

If not Panthers, I don’t care
by Ocracoma on Feb 4, 2017 | 9:02 PM

Sad but tonight I am just hoping we are close enough at half time to watch 2nd half
by JeffCor on Feb 4, 2017 | 9:11 PM

Frank!!!!!!
Please drop 40+.

by BzCtyKnights on Feb 4, 2017 | 9:17 PM

Clearly Frank found an old pair of Jordan’s sneakers
by JeffCor on Feb 4, 2017 | 9:17 PM

Kill’em Frank
by JDeLong42 on Feb 4, 2017 | 9:44 PM

Getting very sloppy
by JDeLong42 on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:00 PM

It’s amazing that we continue this defensive philosophy of letting other teams take wide open threes to triple team small forwards in the paint
by Kazeller on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:03 PM

Kemba shouldn’t even play the second half. He clearly has no gas in the tank
by JeffCor on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:04 PM

Kemba hasn’t been Kemba since being named an All Star
by BzCtyKnights on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:06 PM

Ok what’s the deal with kemba
by Kazeller on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:22 PM


Ingles is shooting all by himself out there. So lucky he is off tonight cause he is wide open
by JeffCor on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:24 PM

Gobert is french for goaltend
by BzCtyKnights on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:29 PM

quin snyder doesn’t panic
by adamcawa on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:41 PM

Shit Kemba
by JDeLong42 on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:45 PM

geez Kemba take it easy
by adamcawa on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:45 PM

5 people near the paint
shocking

by adamcawa on Feb 4, 2017 | 10:58 PM

Wheels are coming off
by Doug68 on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:00 PM

It takes no skill to be a ref
by BzCtyKnights on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:01 PM

That’s not true
Officiating basketball is hard as shit.

by JDeLong42 on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:02 PM

Then why can’t these stooges do it?
by BzCtyKnights on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:09 PM

Because it’s super hard
by JDeLong42 on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:10 PM


Wow a call went our way
by Doug68 on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:07 PM

lol gobert stiff armed kemba on that last layup
and the refs let it go. kemba is an all star

by adamcawa on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:09 PM

Well we’ve sure fallen apart
by JDeLong42 on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:12 PM

you know what’s sad?
multiple times during the game Nic Batum had either Joe Ingles or Joe Johnson guarding him and hasn’t done squat

by adamcawa on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:13 PM

Been outscored 21-4 in the last 7 1/2 minutes
by JDeLong42 on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:14 PM

12-0 in the last 4 min.
by PoAshton on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:15 PM

hey you know what may have helped the hornets win this game?
a center who was strong enough to seal the lanes for our guards from Rudy Gobert

by adamcawa on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:21 PM

We won’t start winning until we fix our perimeter
If Clifford can’t fix this he has to go.

by Doug68 on Feb 4, 2017 | 11:22 PM

Where Are They Now: Felton Spencer

February 4, 2017

felton-spencer

When was the last time you were in Salt Lake City?
It’s been a while. I think 2004…so it’s been about 12 years.

What are you up to?
I am an assistant coach at Bellarmine University. It’s a Division II here, school here in Louisville, Kentucky. And I work with at-risk kids for Jefferson County Public School…

This is my first year with Bellarmine, and I’m really having a good time. We got a good group of kids, and the staff that I’m working with, Coach Beau [Braden] and Coach [Scott or Doug] Davenport, you know, they do a really good job, you know, of getting the kids prepared and I’m having a lot of fun…

[Jefferson County is] an alternative school here in Louisville, and what we do is we bring in kids that have, for whatever reason, fallen behind and they, or have dropped out of school, and we bring them back in and we talk to them and just try to help them get, do credit recovery so they can get the credit they need to graduate from high school and get their diplomas.

What was it like playing for a coach like Jerry Sloan?
Playing for Coach Sloan was probably one of the best times of my career. …

He was a great guy to play for. He was a guy that played in the NBA. He knew what it was like to be out there on the floor. He knew what it was like to play back-to-back games.

And he was always very well respected in the locker room, just because of the fact the guys knew he had been there, been through the same battles that we ha–you know, being a little fatigued and still having to get out there and try to play hard and play your best. And he was always very supportive of everybody. …

My favorite guy, you know, it’s, Coach Sloan was always one of my favorite coaches to play for, just because he was very open and candid with you as a player. You know, he didn’t try to, you know, BS you or anything like that. He was just out-and-out blunt with you. If you asked him a question, he was gonna give you a really direct and s–and to-the-point answer.

But he was also a guy who was always in your corner and supported you and wanted to see you succeed and do the best. And you know, I really learned a lot from him, you know, as far as, you know, teamwork and playing hard, playing together, and having each other’s back out on the court. So, I mean, he was a big influence on me.

Do you find yourself saying things while coaching that you used to hear from Jerry Sloan?
All the time. It all comes back to you when you stand there. You know, a guy misses a blockout assignment, you know, I can hear Sloan, you know, “Chief, what are you doing? Get over there!” You know? It comes back to you, and you know, I find myself repeating stuff that, you know, Coach Sloan said. …

I often will [say] stuff that I heard Coach Sloan say. You know, when you’re coaching, you know, you gotta get our guys, you know, just try to motivate them and get them to go out there and play hard for you. So you know, and I remember some of the stuff Coach used to say.

You know, Coach is, you know, he used to put you out there, he’d be like, “Hey,” you know, “You ca–you gotta protect the house.” You know, “You can’t go out there, and, smiling and buddy-buddy with the guys before the game.” You know, he always wanted us to be focused, be serious. And that’s what I try to tell our guys. You know, your preparation is the key thing when you go out to play.

On playing with Karl Malone, John Stockton and the rest of the guys
Utah’s probably the first team I played for where, you know, everybody really got along well together. It wasn’t really a lot of individual, you know, all — you know, it was just let’s, we’re gonna work hard as a team and see how much success we can have and how far can we go and try to win a championship. …

The guys that I played with, I was really comfortable. We had a system that every–that we all knew. And really, it was almost like, you know, you didn’t even have to say anything. Guys just knew if he’s cutting here, then he’s going there. And John always — I think John had four sets of eyes, ’cause he could see everything. …

It was awesome playing with Karl and John, because they made the game so much easier. You know, John, I had to learn to really keep my eyes open because he hit you in the head with the basketball if you weren’t looking, ’cause he was gonna throw it to you if you got open, and he’d know you were open when you didn’t know. So, you had to be aware.

And Karl took so much pressure off of you ’cause of the fact he drew so much attention in the post or out — when we set the high post plays we ran sometimes, that it was easy for me. All I had to do was just kind of stand there and just wait, just catch the rebound if he happened to miss, and he didn’t miss very often. …

When I look back on my career, I had, you know, I got to play with some great guys. I w–got to work for some great organizations. But you know, I, everybody always remembers me as a Jazz guy because — you know, that’s the first thing they say. “I remember you played in Utah!” And I’m like, “Yeah, that’s right!”

What do you think of today’s players resting or coaches resting players?
I could understand coaches and player–they have, I think that the mentality of the way they play the game is a lot different, because we kind of had a “warrior” mindset.

If you could go, yo–tape that thing up. If it was the ankle or whatever, tape it up a little bit tighter and let’s get on the floor and try to help the team win and be successful. Because when you get down to the end of the season, you don’t want to look back and have that game that got away that could’ve been the difference between having home-court advantage throughout the playoff series.

So, we always went after — I mean, I saw Karl and John go out there and you know, twist an ankle and Karl come back with, like he had a cast on his leg, he got so much tape, and go out there and still play. And you know, I think everybody on the team at that time had that same mentality. We all wanted to be out there. We didn’t want to sit on the sideline.

What do you think of players now saying 82 games are too many, or resting and complaining about the schedule?
I don’t think there are too many games. I mean, it’s been 82-game for forever. You know, and I think, and guys dealt with that. You knew that was part of your job, is you got a rigorous schedule. There’s gonna be travel. There’re gonna be nights when you’re playing back-to-back. You might be a little tired, but you sucked it up and you dealt with that.

You know, you prepared yourself for that, and you tried to get off your feet that second game when you knew you had a back-to-back, and be in your room and get rested ’til you c–you’re ready to play.

I don’t think the schedule’s the problem, and I think just the mindset of some of the guys nowadays has changed a lot. (KALL, 1280, KSL)

Utah Jazz vs. Milwaukee Bucks: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

February 2, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Brew Hoop.

Man I effin love what the Jazz have done with roster building
Exact opposite of recent Bucks moves.

Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:13 AM

I love Utah’s FO. Theyre everything I want the Bucks to be. Their roster is almost my ideal team….which makes me both excited and worried about Zanick.
Posted by R983 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:26 AM

Blame FO for fucking up everything with nearly unload-able contracts that are way too long.
Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:24 AM

Oh I blame the FO, believe me
Posted by R983 on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:43 AM

Bucks are in a great position
Don’t forget that the Bucks core players are still two or three years younger than the Jazz’ core players. In a couple of years this will be the Bucks given how their talent is continuing to develop. It seems like Giannis has been around a long time but it’s still only his fourth year in the league. Patience!

Posted by Bucksball on Feb 1, 2017 | 11:50 AM

Yes Giannis is better than Hayward or Gobert
but the Jazz’s entire roster is SOOO much better than Milwaukee’s, and their cap isn’t messed up by any of it.

Posted by R983 on Feb 1, 2017 | 12:24 PM

Imagine if Exum comes around to his expected talent
I’m terrified of the Jazz then

Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 3:12 PM

I know. They’ve got a top pick just waiting/developing on their bench. Plus they have quite a good pick in Lyles who is still developing. and of course Hood is probably still developing.
I really do love the Jazz’s roster. They’re my second favorite team bc I jumped on the bandwagon last year before it was a wagon. I think it’s fine to do that with 2nd favorites haha

Posted by R983 on Feb 1, 2017 | 3:14 PM

And Hood has had an off year
And they have had lots of injuries.
And, and, and – the list goes on.
Sheesh

Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 3:16 PM

yep. again, I’m stoked that we have Zanick bc he came from there, but also scared that they let him leave bc he’s not as good as their other guys
Posted by R983 on Feb 1, 2017 | 3:25 PM


Quin is a beast
Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 3:23 PM

when we were looking for coaches
Snyder was one guy I was interested in.

Posted by CanadaBucks on Feb 1, 2017 | 3:42 PM

Thon looking good
in first min

Posted by Prikorm_Zhaket on Feb 1, 2017 | 8:12 PM

Good to see Jabari still looks like crap
Posted by rccola42 on Feb 1, 2017 | 8:13 PM

Its over…
Posted by Prikorm_Zhaket on Feb 1, 2017 | 8:57 PM

Being down by 11 to the JAZZ is like being down 25 to other teams.
They are so abrasive on D that for every possession they score it takes 3 possessions for the Bucks to score

Posted by HotSingleMoms on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:00 PM

Delly GTFO.
Posted by HotSingleMoms on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:03 PM

Giving up 61 in a half to Utah is equivalent to at least 70 by other teams
Warriors might score 160 on us.

Posted by rccola42 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:06 PM

#firekidd
I dont understand
why the head coach is necessary?

Posted by Prikorm_Zhaket on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:06 PM

Kidd can’t make fine sculpture, his hands grow from ass
Posted by Prikorm_Zhaket on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:12 PM


Quin Snyder
Never seen him before but he looks like he does a lot of blow.

Posted by Ham Slamwich on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:11 PM

Quin entertaining as fuck
And also a good coach

Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:13 PM

Utah ball-movement is beatuful
Posted by Prikorm_Zhaket on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:21 PM

Kidd sucks dude.
I’m sick of his schemes when I watch how glorious Utah looks

Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:19 PM

You I really like how Utah runs their offense
Makes me kind of jealous

Posted by kyle.m.jenkins on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:15 PM

Yeah Utah totally isn’t for real
#MyAss

Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:18 PM

Giannis ain’t out playing anyone lately
Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:22 PM

There is nothing good or fun about the Bucks anymore
Posted by The Revisionist on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:23 PM


I say Joe Ingles is good
And people tell me I’m dumb.
Fuck you lol

Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:24 PM

Even the Bucks 3 point attempts are ugly as shit
Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:26 PM

FUCK!
blood flows from my eyes
I can’t see it!

Posted by Prikorm_Zhaket on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:29 PM

Lol this team is playing like one of the worst in the league
Bucks are headed for a top pick

Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:36 PM

Snider use cocain?
Posted by Prikorm_Zhaket on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:41 PM

I think this defense has exhausted the team
Too agressive

Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:45 PM

I agree
Posted by kyle.m.jenkins on Feb 1, 2017 | 9:47 PM


Beasley really knows how to kill someone’s hot streak
Thon could hit 50 threes in a row, and Beasley would still pop his crappy shots.

Posted by rccola42 on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:04 PM

Beasley had the highest +/- tonight..
+10

Posted by anacondacoil on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:32 PM

C’mon he sucked
Be honest, he sucked

Posted by CanadaBucks on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:38 PM

the whole team sucked be honest, how can he be singled out
Posted by kelvin.phillips.758 on Feb 1, 2017 | 11:02 PM

lol
another “worst game of the season”

Posted by Prikorm_Zhaket on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:16 PM

Chill out guys…
At least we’re on a one quarter win streak.

Posted by Winsconsin on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:17 PM

Jason Kidd
Kidd’s ego is holding this team back. I hope he loses his job like he lost this team.

Posted by Authentecha on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:32 PM

true
Posted by Prikorm_Zhaket on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:34 PM

Please
Posted by Canzosis75 on Feb 1, 2017 | 10:35 PM

These Weeks in the Utah Jazz

February 1, 2017

One. Quin Snyder on the toughness of players who have played overseas: I’d like a few — yeah, I told Igor [Kokoskov] we’d send a few of our guys to Red Star or Partizan and let them play in Serbia. Let them play in Belgrade for a year and bring them back.

And — I think it’s, as much as the crowds, it’s just the, there’s a monotony to it. There’s a, two practices a day. You know, no — you don’t fly, you don’t charter. Like, you’re f–you know, you’re traveling commercially. You’re, you know, the locker rooms that you’re in, there’s no glamor. You know, there is in the Euroleague Final Four, and there is in certain places. I was fortunate to be in CSKA, which was one of the big-budget teams.

But you better love the game. I mean, you play for the sake of the game, and Joe [Ingles] felt that in Barcelona. And you also learn how to be a part of a team. I mean, people aren’t playing as extensive minutes. You know, the game itself is very much, I think, is more about the group. It’s more about matchups; guys kinda facilitating their team’s success.

You know, there isn’t the media coverage that you have here, where y–the, you know, there’s other things and people that are lending, you know, enthusiasm to what you’re doing. You better find the joy of the game in the game, and it’s a healthy experience.

Just, it’s, you know, it’s why it’s great, you know, in baseball you have, you know, great potential players that go play in the minor leagues. And they learn how to hit a certain pitch, and they get reps. You know, I mean, let me figure out, you know — and then go back to batting practice and work.

Two. Hair did:

rudy-hair

Three. Things you only hear on 1280:

DJ/PK to Joe Ingles on a school event he attended: Did you sign some autographs? You sign them in Australian? I don’t know if they have different penmanship down there. They sound funny. Maybe they write funny.
The other one of DJ or PK: You think he writes it upside down?
The first one: I don’t know. I’ve never been there. They’re down under, so who knows?

Four. Dennis Lindsey on Rudy Gobert’s care factor: There were a couple of moments that we noticed with Rudy before we got him, that i–we felt like he really cared. That’s a big deal, especially when you couple it with the type of tools that typically NBA players have, and then the plus-plus tools that Rudy has.

So, the initial season, even summer league before our season, he showed signs that he could be a very good NBA player. But he wasn’t quite strong enough. I think there was a little bit of a langrid–language and a speed-to-the-game barrier that he had to overcome.

But that first year, even though — I think if you were to ask Rudy and give him some real truth serum, was he had to deal with a great deal of frustration, or maybe he felt like he could help us more than he was able to show. And let’s just say that’s of argument — and it’s not clear one way or the other that the playing time he got was exactly right.

But with that said, I do think we gave him enough playing time and D-League minutes, NBA minutes, an–especially when you couple that with, he really, the biggest goal for us is t–for him to get stronger. And so, I still think that we might have got lucky with that balance, with maybe if there — in some universe out there, there were too many minutes, that wouldn’t have allowed him to address his body, needs.

And so, I think we, by and large, struck a very good balance…A lot of [Gobert’s edge and competitiveness] is just innate. Y’wish we could get a DNA chip and insert that into every player that we deal with. And so, there was something innate about Rudy where he clearly had something to prove to himself and the rest of the league.

Five. 😍😍😍😍😍😍

jerry-and-john

Six. Quin Snyder on Rudy Gobert: I don’t know that there’s a guy that likes to compete and play more than Rudy, which is pretty interesting.

You know, he just loves the game, and he loves to play and he loves to play out there. And he’s never nervous. He just is excited about playing basketball, and you can feel that when he plays.

And he’s, his, you know, I don’t, it’s good that we have all the analytical tools we do now, because maybe — Rudy’s probably underappreciated as it is because the box score doesn’t say all the things that Rudy does.

You know, the graphs that shows his face over here in the upper quadrant and everybody else over here with his rim protection,* and then, you know, all the things that he’s doing that are special — he’s having a special season.

It’s an unconventional season in some ways because of his productivity. His productivity and his impact is different than a typical player that you look and say they’re having a great year.

rudy-tweet

Seven. ♥♥♥

I’m just going to assume Bill Hanzlik doesn’t use “pipe” the way J.R. Smith uses “pipe.”

Eight. We now have possibly one-seventh of the team calling for the purple mountain throwbacks to be brought back. Derrick Favors was ambiguously the first vote, during his takeover of the Jazz’s Twitter account in July.

Trey Lyles agrees:

lyles-throwbacks

Nine. I’m traveling and way behind on everything. I just figured I should publish this before it becomes even more irrelevant with its days-old info.

Ten. Unintentional Dirty Quote Machines of the Week (UDQM)
** Matt Harpring: I’ll tell you what gets hard… (H/T @5kl)
** Harpring on Dorian Finney-Smith: I think he’s an up-and-comer.
** Harpring on Joe Johnson: Slow, methodical, but just will drill you.
** Harpring on elbow stingers: I’ve done this many times. Just goes dead on you.
** Harpring on Dirk Nowitzki miss: He just needed one more inch. (H/T @5kl and @seanp33)
** Harpring on Rudy Gobert: They stretch you out, Gobert’s forced to come on the perimeter.
** Harpring on Craig Bolerjack’s inability to say the word “shimmying”: You just hurt your jaw?
Boler: Oh my.
** Dennis Lindsey on the Jazz being outplayed by the Suns: I wanted to give [Suns GM] Ryan [McDonough] a little bit of love and validation that he’s doing the right things. And again, I’ve been in that position.
** Lindsey on his relationships with other GMs: They’ve kinda seen what we’re trying to do, even though we’re not doing it maybe as quick as what we want or you guys want, certainly. Last year, we got quite a bit of love internally, but I’m not gonna go and mention that.
** Boler: That standard is still rocking. A lot of action on top of the rim. (H/T @5kl)
** Ron Boone on George Hill and-1 and Seth Curry: We saw George Hill do this last night against Curry, and Curry ends up riding him.
** Booner on George Hill and mouthpieces: He wants a thin one. He doesn’t like the, you know, I guess the real thick ones.
** Spencer Checketts with one of the worst UDQMs ever: Gail Miller is live in studio. We are live on Instagram. This is only the second time I’ve done this. The first time was with George Hill, and now it’s with Gail.
Gordon Monson: Did it work the first time?
Checketts: Um, I think so. I, you know, it’s just kind of a strange thing. Like, I feel kind of weird holding my phone and, just right in front of Gail. But you’re used to the cameras. You were on there today, and you did a fantastic job.
Gail Miller: Thank you.
** Greg Miller on Quin Snyder: He’s comfortable coming to us and saying, “Hey, could we try this?” Or, “What if we did that?” And he’s just, it’s really, it’s almost casual. I don’t know that that’s the best word to describe it, because —
Gail Miller: It’s comfortable.
Greg Miller: It’s very comfortable, yeah.
** Quin Snyder on Gordon Hayward, and the rest of the team: We’ve ridden him, and ridden him. All those guys were a little drained.
** Snyder on George Hill and Steven Adams: George got tied up with Adams, and wasn’t able to get off his body.
** Boler on the bench: Quin Snyder is not afraid to go deep.
** Boler on Hayward stepping behind the 3-point line: Hayward wants it, pops out behind.

Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 29, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Grizzly Bear Blues.

This was the entire game thread.

1st qaurter
Not bad 1st qaurter griz Good to see Daniels back in the mix. ZBO giving carter a run for his money in the “ageless one” category

Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 8:40 PM

jazz
This team is tough. Big enough to where they are hard to bully inside the paint, and dangerous enough to shoot from everywhere else. If they get in this year they are going to be a tough match-up for someone if they stay healthy

Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 8:51 PM

2nd qtr
Vintage core four performance

Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 9:05 PM

3RD QTR
What we learned
The jazz are still tough
ZBO is a beast
Marc is amazing
and it appears there is a certain back-up point guard that acquired an adderall scrip. (Whatever it takes)

Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 9:49 PM

Conley is en fuego!
Posted by TitansPredsGrizzBulls on Jan 28, 2017 | 10:09 PM

Last night took an L
But tonight we bounce back! #GritNGrind

Posted by TitansPredsGrizzBulls on Jan 28, 2017 | 10:14 PM

Someone
Apparently feels a bit “snubbed” tonight and is balling accordingly.

Posted by slandrum on Jan 28, 2017 | 10:21 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 27, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Silver Screen and Roll.

Mozgov is soooooo ass
by Nance Jr Bacon Burger on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:39 PM

This staring 5 makes me want to puke
by Chiefsdodgerslakers2415 on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:41 PM

Calderon-Swaggy-Deng-Black-Mozgov…
What a great young starting lineup we’ve been tanking for the past 4 years.

by Nance Jr Bacon Burger on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:43 PM

Gordon Hayward’s hair is perfect
by Chiefsdodgerslakers2415 on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:45 PM

is this basketball team
by angelswing on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:46 PM

is jazz bench has any difference with starting lineup lol
they were same good

by angelswing on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:48 PM

Only down 3
Jazz should feel bad.

by Chiefsdodgerslakers2415 on Jan 26, 2017 | 7:49 PM

Gobert can push off
but Nance can’t, yup we are playing in Utah

by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:16 PM

don’t forget mozgov get 4 foul for nothing
by angelswing on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:18 PM


Lol I’m just so mad at Mozgov
He looks like he doesn’t want to be here. I don’t ever want to see him in purple and gold again

by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:34 PM

wow didnt expect a close game lol
by imposibol on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:33 PM

another competitive loss coming up … the tank keeps gaining momentum lol smh
by Shehzeb Imam on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:33 PM

we have a chance to win this game
Utah is really good but they dont score a lot, we just need a little run from 3.
It’d be a big win, with 4 days off incoming.

by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:34 PM

and defense……..
by OC guy on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:34 PM

well Utah still making us look competent so far lol
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:36 PM

Good news is Utah is not the best offensive team.. bad news.. we suck.
by LakerSpartan117 on Jan 26, 2017 | 8:54 PM


we got a call in Utah?
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:00 PM

holy shit Mozgov alive lol
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:01 PM

Mozgov bringing some energy now
Was it the foul or Zubac threatening his minutes that made him play better?

by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:02 PM

Gobert is a defensive monster..
But that’s about it.

by LakerSpartan117 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:08 PM

7’9 wingspan lol
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:10 PM

OMG those were some serious blocks
by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:08 PM

stop lobbing shots to gobert
it’s energizing them…

by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:08 PM


sigh
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:10 PM

Tank mode engaged
by sumo390 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:10 PM

here comes the tank
by Shehzeb Imam on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:10 PM

LOL
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:11 PM

they are running out of gas
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:29 PM

LET”S GO LAKERS!!!!!!
by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:40 PM

We’re in position where we might keep the pick but I just can’t root for us to lose
I just can’t do it

by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:41 PM

Your Loss!
See what I did there?!

by TankCommander on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:42 PM

Lmao *face palm*
by lakersNchrgers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:44 PM

here comes the refs in utah lol
clear push off, no call, give them enough possession to score.

by madmaxx350 on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:42 PM

its safe to say, my prediction/hope of a 35 win season is a pipe dream now
by 4ever Lakers on Jan 26, 2017 | 9:52 PM

Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 25, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Denver Stiffs.

The Pepsi Center is EMPTY tonight. This could be the worst single game attendance in basketball this year.

— T.J. McBride (@BSN_McBride) January 25, 2017

by AllDayMudiay on Jan 24, 2017 | 6:49 PM

See what happens when your coach gives a giant middle finger to the fans for showing up and rewarding them with Jameer Nelson hero ball?
by DeezNuggs on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:10 PM

the Jazz are good, but there’s nothing that draws crowds
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:13 PM

lol, Gobert’s offense is literally just dunks
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:12 PM

Gallo is playing like a selfish dick tonight
by DeezNuggs on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:19 PM

Gallo is a slow hog
by Paul2233 on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:20 PM

Man, this is some ugly, ugly basketball
by TheLogDog on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:21 PM

Jameer should pass into Jokic
by Stiff Miner on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:22 PM

Jameer should pass
by Mitch Lewis on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:23 PM

Well technically speaking Jameer should leave.
by Stiff Miner on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:24 PM


Just no ball movement right now
by Stiff Miner on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:26 PM

We’re getting dominated by their D
by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:27 PM

For a team that can’t shoot
the Nuggets sure take a lot of 3s

by TheBulgarian on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:32 PM

The Jazz AA asst. coach just did a double nose pick with his thumb and index finger.
by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:37 PM

Nuggets can’t get stops
When the Nuggets get a defense we will be dangerous team.

by Nuggburg on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:40 PM

Utah got length every damn where damn
by Mak P on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:44 PM

Utah is such a good defensive team
by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:47 PM

They’re long
by Mak P on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:48 PM

And they have such a tight rotation
They are very well coached. Every opening the Nuggets get is filled within a second or two.

by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:49 PM


I don’t know why we’re surprised calls go against Denver
No team is disrespected as much as the Nuggets

by TheBulgarian on Jan 24, 2017 | 7:57 PM

i hope the ref who missed that out of bounds call doesn’t have any young children quinn snyder can eat.
by dynamo.joe on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:00 PM

0ks76xm
by Ryan Blackburn on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:02 PM

b7fbb97c3537c716e1812b66feaf3692
by InboundingLobPass on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:08 PM

Gobert is a poor’s man Deandre lol
by egaleotti on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:04 PM

His defense isn’t really that skill based
It’s all in his length and the excellent coaching this team has.

by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:05 PM

I’m surprised we scored over 50 that half after that first quarter
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:07 PM

Jokic >>>>>>>>>>>> gobert
by nugznazty on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:10 PM

Agreed
He’s even outplaying him on D tonight.

by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:12 PM

Jokic can make shots that are more than 1 inch away from the rim
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:14 PM

Gobert is a liability offensively
by That’s the Jokic on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:14 PM

Gobert vs Jokic
1/1/1 vs 10/6/2 (last stat is blocks)

by egaleotti on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:21 PM


just had a thought
whatever happened to exum? Is he still in the league?

by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:23 PM

I think i saw he was suspended.
by Stiff Miner on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:24 PM

injured right?
by InboundingLobPass on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:27 PM

He’s healthy
He’s just bad

by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:27 PM

Please no 4th quarter collapse….
Please no 4th quarter collapse….Please no 4th quarter collapse….Please no 4th quarter collapse….

by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:34 PM

I guess Favors want to prove he can do something against Jokic
by Mak P on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:39 PM

Making up for Gobert not doing so.
by Ryan Blackburn on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:41 PM

Diaw chubbily effective
by Nuggburg on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:52 PM


Boy, I was despondent halfway through 1st quarter…
… very impressed since.

by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 8:58 PM

… and so it begins.
by margabelle on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:02 P

Damn this is depressing
by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:07 PM

Choking again
by Thugget on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:07 PM

Blowing another big lead..
by Rocky Mountain Way on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:08 PM

Same old story everynight
by egaleotti on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:08 PM

This is pathetic
by Thugget on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:12 PM

We’re lucky Utah sucks on offense
by NurktheSmirk on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:12 PM

I blame Quin
He’s giving our players the stare. Using his powers

by Nuggburg on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:13 PM


We’re beating a very good Jazz team at their own game
This is a big win for us if we can hold out the final minute

by The-Jokic-Hipster on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:16 PM

hahaha. jameer hero ball bails us out. The basketball Gods are just giving us the finger
by Japheth:the.other.kind.of.asian. on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:14 PM

Go Jameer go!
Up your trade value!

by elhuachi on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:17 PM

Nuggets didn’t lose!!!!!
by moondoggie12 on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:23 PM

this is a sell high moment for jameer and darth. get on the phone with lebron NOW!
by dynamo.joe on Jan 24, 2017 | 9:46 PM

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

January 24, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Welcome to Loud City.

It would be great if our bench guards could defend without fouling
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 8:32 PM

Jazz interior having a block party..Gotta be smarter…
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 8:34 PM

Can we get a bucket please??! Is that too much to ask???
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 8:40 PM

Sabo…
..Gotta make your shots lad..

Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:29 PM

adams 3-8…
C’mon stevo, sort ya shit out!!!

Posted by RingoKid on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:31 PM

STOP CHUCKING BRICKS!!!
… please russ

Posted by RingoKid on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:36 PM

Gah our shooting is just so bad.
Posted by Senor Caiman on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:37 PM

Westbrook has now descended into full “piss-shot” mode.
If you find that you can’t get a shot, then run some plays to get your perimeter shot to other players. That will space the floor and causes the defense to pay more attention to the other players, thus freeing you up.
I hope he gets that beaten into his brain for the 4th quarter.

Posted by MagicKeys2010 on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:45 PM

And his teammates have responded by shooting airball 3’s
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:47 PM


11 points in the quarter…
…ain’t gonna get it done.
time to quit mucking around and get back to scoring!

Posted by RingoKid on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:52 PM

Jazz are a really good team
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 9:55 PM

Gonna come down to who wants it more..
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:18 PM

what a game
and a huge one we need to win for seeding

Posted by bringthethunder on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:22 PM

Uh oh..
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:24 PM

i hate hayward’s haircut
Posted by bringthethunder on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:24 PM

Shit
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:25 PM

RUUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
Posted by D Sizzle on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:26 PM

What was i worried about??? Lmao..
Posted by Marty6600 on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:26 PM

NO MONEY SHOT FOR THE JIZZ!!!
well played thunder coach and team…

Posted by RingoKid on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:27 PM

Making the Thunder great again
Trump’d the Jazz

Posted by Forrest Crump on Jan 23, 2017 | 10:30 PM

Utah Jazz vs. Indiana Pacers: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 22, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Indy Cornrows.

Hopefully being near GHill makes the Pacers care again.
by HelpIsNotNeeded on Jan 21, 2017 | 8:02 PM

Another back to back
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

by jonjonNYC on Jan 21, 2017 | 8:02 PM

This seems like the most obvious loss on the schedule
Short of the two Golden State games.

by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 8:51 PM

Aggressive George Hill….
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:11 PM

He was misused and miscast here pretty badly
They told him to play point guard but to never actually run the offense, part of that was his own personality but as much of it was the scheme where PG and Lance were driving the offense instead.

by faulcon on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:15 PM

Pacers helping both Hayward and Gobert get picked for the ASG.
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:24 PM

Pacers in the bottom 5 in FG% at the rim?
That’s unpossible!

by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:32 PM

The implication is that there are 4 other teams just as bad or worse
Which I really find hard to believe.

by faulcon on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:35 PM

Seemed like they didn’t want to pass the ball to Neto.
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:53 PM

If they can keep it at or below 10 points behind by half-time, it’d almost count as a success.
by Hoosiers47 on Jan 21, 2017 | 9:58 PM

Man….has it really come to this? Makes me wish the NFL is having their championship round today so I can watch that instead.
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 10:01 PM


Hill killing us in this run
Seems fitting.

by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 10:32 PM

PG tossed after fouling out
Gonna have some words after the game about the refs.

by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 10:58 PM

ARE YOU KIDDING ME
These fast breaks are so pathetic!

by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 11:10 PM

Nate tossed as well
Missed an obvious over the back on Gobert and gave him a foul instead. Denari would get tossed if he could.

by Nathan S. on Jan 21, 2017 | 11:12 PM

Toss Teague as well.
by denggoy1 on Jan 21, 2017 | 11:18 PM

Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks: Opponent Game Thread Highlights

January 21, 2017
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Today’s Opponent Game Thread host: Mavs Moneyball.

i’m trying to decide between harper and harpring both suck
but i think i’ll tune in to the jazz broadcast..

by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:28 PM

AJ really should get his chance against gobert
by go87 on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:40 PM

let goober foul out guarding Dirk.
by Dynomite on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:41 PM

aww jees harpring sucks
guess it’s more harper ugh

by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:43 PM

he just bad mouthed Dirk saying he’s the second option
what the fuck does he know about the mavs??

by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:45 PM

wtf is wrong tonight, so many shots are waaaaay off
0-12 on the last shots

by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:57 PM

empty the bench
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 7:57 PM

Rick sending a message with the full hockey lineup change…
Good for him to finally call that poor ass play out.

by CardinalAllUpInYoFace on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:09 PM

I miss blond George Hill
by legend41ry on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:11 PM


every time it gets close we settle for a 3 or turn it over
it’s fucking frustrating

by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:32 PM

bah, at least it’s only 5
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:34 PM

Rick needs to rest DWill the rest of the game…
Let Seth, JJ, and Harris run tonight’s game. Play Anderson more instead of Wes as well. The starters just look slow and out of whack as fuck.

by CardinalAllUpInYoFace on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:36 PM

well operated coaching
Joe Ingles who averages 2.2 assists a game, is game leader with 4 assists

by SL86 on Jan 20, 2017 | 8:58 PM

fucking A
the lead..

by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:04 PM

wtf it’s just a damn hard foul
soft ass fucking league

by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:06 PM

oh fuck off harper go do the jazz broadcast if they impress you so much
you fucking turd..

by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:13 PM

every time it’s within one possession
there has to be a turnover

by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:23 PM

aw fuck
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:34 PM


okay now let’s see if they raise the level on offense
by go87 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:37 PM

so much bullshit coming out of harpers mouth
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:43 PM

what happened to driving to the basket?
fuck this man

by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:52 PM

Oh no JJ
by legend41ry on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:53 PM

well isn’t that great
by Mavs Guy on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:53 PM

this is fucked up
he called timeout with a sec left

by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:58 PM

???
getting fucking tired of facing the refs every fucking night

by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:59 PM

only because cuban calls those fuckers out on their bullshit
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:59 PM

we always get screwed
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 9:59 PM

mavs should be pissed if this goes to overtime
by go87 on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:00 PM

Why is Deron not taking time out?
He gets brainfreeze in these situations.

by Pompelmo on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:01 PM

ya…. his court iq is much lower than i expected of someone of his caliber.
by Dynomite on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:02 PM

Well
OT it is

by jjco on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:04 PM


wow refs, just wow
by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:07 PM

we cant win 5 vs 8
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:12 PM

this shit is killing me
NOTHING we can do

by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:13 PM

the refs screwing us every night raw defines our team
by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:17 PM

worst loss of the season
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:21 PM

the league needs to start fining the fuck out of these refs
this is getting fucking ridiculous

by Bball21 on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:23 PM

word!
fucking out of hand

by DirkKnowChipsKey on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:23 PM

it’s all so fucking blatant
by dimitriouss on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:26 PM

SO proud of our team !!!
Never be tanking in 1000 years !!!

by madeyemoody on Jan 20, 2017 | 10:30 PM

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