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Published: Thursday, Feb. 4 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Doug


Deron looks like Baron

Come on Deron whoever told you that sock on your chin is attractive they were honestly kidding.

You told the fans 5 games in a row and it would be gone. Are you going to run for public office next and tell more tall tales?

GoManUReds

Look at the chemistry the Jazz have when Boozer isn't around! Granted, Boozer is having a good stats year, but when Boozer is around you don't see the smiles and laughing on the court like we saw tonight.
Get SOMETHING for him and walk him to the plane. Save the Jazz millions and let this young team grow over the 2nd half of the season. They're not winning the championship with Boozer so let's see what they can do without him. Please. Do it. Trade him.

Houdini

Good win,good to have Memo show up big time,we needed him,AK,Matthews,D-will,Millsap all game to play, good win,Lets get Denver,Go Jazz

Doug

what a hoot to see AK when he is in full swing, he is something to behold. As an opposing coach you have to hate to see him swat and score.

Okur needs to repeat this day again on Saturday. Matthews was great, such poise for a rookie is impressive.

Carlos hurry back.

Jerry good job in trying players and getting them out when they were not working.

Ak Fan

Just fun to watch. without Boozer everybody playing quicker and more energized.

CL

Love how the Jazz are playing, it's fun.
Love to see AK play like he is, when he plays like he is, he is invaluable. If he can keep it up he will start to earn his contract.
Mathews is playing great, especially for a rookie. he deserves the minutes he is getting. His hustle and defense earns him the minutes at the end of the games.
It was nice to see Okur take the ball to the hole so agressively.
I still wish Fes could get more minutes, so he could develope faster.
CJ played OK, not great, just OK.
Milsap & Brewer the same.

todd from santa ana

I am beginning to wonder with Okur new found versatility taking to the basket, being creative now gives us a "New Look"


This is tremendous news the improvement, maybe he could play more like a #4. I am beginning to wonder if maybe Boozer for a defensive Center would not be the one of the final puzzles we need. I am not upset with Carlos or trying to chase him out. I still think it long term nightly will be hard for Paul at 6'7 but then Okur would give you a 7 footer at the #4 position.

Kirilenko in the last couple weeks is playing the best ball in his career. Not only that he has become a "thrilling exciting Human Highlight Reel"

Matthews has been the find of the year maybe anywhere in the NBA. Dwil has spotted him and set him for so many easy layups or short shots.

62 percent, tons of assists, great ball movement. If Denver loses tonight and at LA, a win Saturday and we are 1 back of them.

Please tonight all be happy and thrilled with the success and hope it stays. Remember brutal 2nd half of schedule-just stating

todd from santa ana

I congratulate Okur for working hard. Maybe he fooled all of us like he was stubborn and did not want to change when the jumpers stopped falling. What is even more great to see with the drives, the athletic moves a 7 footer is not supposed to have is at the same time, he is playing better defense than maybe he has his whole Jazz Career.

Admit there are things I am seeing that are exciting. That is because we have not seen some of these attributes often. Meaning Okur playing good defense and getting blocks, and Kirilenko in particular. He is active and has looked as good as I have seen him in so long.

jazz historians I would bet games Kirilenko had 15 points, 10 or so rebounds a game,. what the Jazz record is lifetime with those numbers///

CL

Love how the Jazz are playing, it's fun.
Love to see AK play like he is, when he plays like he is, he is invaluable. If he can keep it up he will start to earn his contract.
Mathews is playing great, especially for a rookie. he deserves the minutes he is getting. His hustle and defense earns him the minutes at the end of the games.
It was nice to see Okur take the ball to the hole so agressively.
I still wish Fes could get more minutes, so he could develope faster.
CJ played OK, not great, just OK.
Milsap & Brewer the same.

Me too

Carlos who? OK, I watched the game on ESPN Gamecast so it wasn't the real thing but even so it appears as if the team seems to be firing on more cylinders when Boozer is not available. Better chemestry. I think we have plenty of talent without him and will not miss him when he is finally discarded. Maybe he isnt really hurt but is being preserved for a trade before the deadline. We can only hope.

Chuck Nunn

It was really nice to see Okur have a real breakout game like this. Hopefully he can keep up some of that taking it to the rim. When he's done it in the past, he's been successful. He needs to also duplicate this confidence on the road. That'll go a long way in helping Utah down the line. Kirilenko is also playing with an incredible amount of confidence himself, and that ought to continue as long as he continues to start. Love that Wes Matthews and his grit and hustle. Still would have liked to see a little more Fesenko, but Portland's not that big without Oden and 'Nilla, so it's all good this time. Down the line, though, the small lineup will not cut it, such as against the Nuggets.

Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!

the Mailman

Poor Doug, do you find it hard to grow facial hair? Sometimes people grow beards even if fashion experts like your good self dont approve.

Some nice play from the Jazz of late but dont be fooled fans (including you todd) this team has the same lack of inside presence and rigidity that the elite teams will isolate and expose.

Home wins against decent opposition are one thing, lets see some consistent form on the road and playoff success please Jerry..

Alas as sure as the day is long, it will never happen under the current coach.

CL

The next game against Denver will be interesting, Denver is losing by 19 with 10 minutes to go in the 4th quarter, if Denver loses to Phoenix and LA, we oculd be one down when we play them Sat.
The last game against Denver they beat us because they out hustled us, attacked us and had us on our heals and playing uphill all night. I think they had like 49 free throw attempts for the night. On offense they were on the attack all night, we can't let them play like that Sat. We have to come out and attack and push the ball. Hopefully they will be tired after playing the Lakers the night before.

Wow

Are you serious people? We play better without boozer? so he has sat out 2 games but what about all the other 11 wins. Paul is just as good but we wouldnt be where we are at without booz.. he is a stud and we need to resign him.. Wake up boozer haters

matt

ak is awesome. memo is great. carlos will dominate when he comes back.

Anonymous

People kill me talking about the "chemistry" when Boozer's not around...Boozer is good for the jazz whether you like him or not...if you could keep Millsap happy coming off the bench for the next 5 years and resign Boozer I'd do that in a heartbeat....a bench player like that is a luxury that never lasts because the player finds somewhere to go where he can start......

and the only thing that's different lately is everyone is playing hard....so simple-hustle and work hard, what a novel concept! Oh, that and free throws tonight- if they shoot their normal 20 for 30 tonight, that 10 point lead in the fourth is 3 or 4, and the whole game is different. If they just keep hustling and sharing the ball, they will continue to improve.....gotta love the upside here!!

jbra80

It's amazing what AK means to this team. Sure, during the streak we've had different guys with big games every night, but the constant has been AK's energy and also his smart play. He's moving great w/o the ball, following up countless shots on the glass, and he's everywhere on D. If we could get something valuable for Booz i'd do it, but not just a salary dump. We're playing great right now but we will need the kind of depth we have with a healthy Boozer down the stretch and into the playoffs. I think we could drop a wing player before the deadline and be ok, but for Booz I think we'd need an athletic big guy (long preferably). I just don't know if there is anyone available where it makes sense financially. I started off the year saying we're a 5-8 seed at best, but I forgot AK could play like this. If he keeps this up, we can play with anyone (and by we I mean the Jazz).

What?

The Jazz were laughing at hootin it up when Boozer was playing. All you people thinking the Jazz are playing better without Boozer you are foolin yourself. We are playing very well and Denver lost so we are poised to keep gaining ground on them but we need both Boozer, Milsap, Okur and AK to play as big as they have to gain the 2nd seed in the West which I believe is very possible if we can continue this success. I know we aren't gonna win them all but if we only lose 5 to 6 more the rest of the year we will be in the 2nd seed and homecourt until we meet the Lakers. GO JAZZ

Calgary Jazz

So we are seeing now what we were talking two years in a row. AK plays better at 4, all team plays better and is more fun to watch when Boozer is not around, so why it is so hard for Jazz management to realize that getting rid of Boozer for some defensive minded big guy is a key to success. We will put up points no problem playing such fun passing style of basketball - no need to get Boozer back and let all other guys stand and watch again. Get some big athletic guy who can rebound and defend for him and we can challenge anybody.

Calgary Jazz

to Wow/meow. It is 3 games now and last season we played our best ball when he was out. It is when he came back Jazz started going down and slipped to 8th place. Boozer is cancer and sooner he will be gone better better we will be. Just see how fun and exciting game ( for everybody) is when he is not around.

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