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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 10 2010 10:47 p.m. MST

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CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

Phnehme: You question why CJ is finishing the game on the court? Haven't the Jazz been winning every game with him finishing? When he was on the bench to end the games, the Jazz were losing. CJ was awesome against Miami in the fourth quarter. He started the comeback. Tonight he blocked a 3 point shot down the stretch.

Since losing the first two games, the Jazz have looked good. Not many minutes for the bench players outside of CJ. That's not a good sign for a long season ahead. Fes hardly played tonight. Watson hasn't left the bench in two games. He might be gone by mid-season.

bgl
Santa Monica, CA

Glad to hear the Beast giving credit to Coach Sloan and what he demands. Finally, a team that seems to have swagger on the road and expects to win. Would not be at all surprised to see them carry it in to Atlanta. This team knows how to fight.

Gdot-aka-whitelightning
Roberts Ranch, UT

Ceej: Bro, I'm pretty sure he blocked that shot when we were up by ten and there was like thirty seconds left. Probably didn't have anything to do with a W or L.

Utefan
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The Comeback Kids....You gotta love it, Baby!!

peter
Alpine, UT

Call them the "cardiac kids!" DWill is quite the floor general, with a great supporting cast. I'll take Millsap over Boozer anyday!

Chas
Layton, UT

Jazz are doing great, BUT
Why don't they win the first half?
Why does Williams walk the ball down the floor?
Why don't the Jazz realize that if they are not getting fouled, they are not in the paint? And if they are not in the paint, they are losing ball games?

JP
Chandler, AZ

I'm loving watching the Jazz this year, especially given how poor the BYU season turned out and RSL's disappointingly brief post season. Keep it up!

To all the Fesenko pushers: Yes, his play is much improved over last season, and last night he had some great moves and strong finishes. However, he's got a long way to go before he earns a starter spot. 4 fouls in 9 mins? With a stat like that he's much more useful coming off the bench.

redcliffs
Ivins, Utah

Great wins, exciting to watch. It's a long season though and we need more help from the bench to take some pressure off the starters. Wins on the road at OKC, Miami and Orlando have to be raising some eyebrows around the league.

ECR
Burke, VA

Got home from Houston at 9:30 EST. Pulled up ESPN on the internet and saw the score - Jazz leading by 4 with four minutes left. Tuned into the game on line. Fantastic. And after Tuesday night!? What's next? Go Jazz!!!!

Chukar
Rock Springs, WY

i am not a big fan of CJ but could start if he keeps driving to the basket and playing some D. It would be nice to see Raja have a good night on the offensive side . Fesenko is playing good, more to come hopefully

Triple B
Milford, NH

When the Jazz were down by 18 I never really doubted that they were out of it. There is a lot of hussle in this team. Great win. Looking forward to Friday's game. It's not often that I get to see back to back Jazz games.

Jazz-Nation
Lehi, UT

CJ played good defense in the second half. D-Will was All-STAR, and our bigs brought it! Another grind out win! Way to get the job done! Taking care of the ball and less turnovers, guys moving with out the ball, showing hustle, that is how you get wins in the NBA! Keep working hard, GO JAZZ!!

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klepsydra
Longmont, CO

CJ is playing off the bench because Bell has shown no signs of offense yet. You need someone on the bench who can score. Price does a good job providing energy. I like CJ coming of the bench and playing 20-25 minutes per game.

WVCOG
West Valley City, Utah

I haven't read any of the other comments, but it's very probable that someone has already said this, but here i go. How about the decisions O'conner has made the last couple years!! Most were furious when he signed Milsap to "such a big contract", but how good does that decision look now? when we didn't draft a big, people were ticked, but big Al is better than any rookie could dream of being! It is fun to finally see that he really does know what he is doing! this team is fun to watch, and i hope they continue to improve! i just hope that somehow O'Conner is right about Heyward, then he would officially be a genius!!

The B.I.V.
Centerville, UT

2 comeback wins over two Eastern powers on the road? I'm impressed. Now if only the Jazz would do that against thier conference opponents, we might actually make some progress this year!

cowboy99
South Jordan, UT

We held Howard "The best center in the NBA" to just 14 points. Way to go Jazz!

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

I think the Jazz need to trade Memo and Watson before the deadline and pick up another scorer from the outside.

When Memo comes back, he is going to mess the chemistry of this team all up. The Jazz don't need a three point shooting center or one that can't jump off the ground more than 6 inches. I would rather see Fes for 10 minutes than Memo for 10 minutes.

But the Jazz need some depth off the bench that can score some points. I am not convinced Hayward is an outside threat. Watson is not a scorer either. Bench is thin when it comes to offense outside of CJ.

Oh and I didn't know a block was meaningless in a close game! Thanks for the input.....

The Jazz need to start shooting better to start the game or it is going to be a long long long season.

Lawman
Salt Lake City, UT

Great road trip so far! Love to watch these guys take it to the Eastern Conf "BIGS," especially when the ESPN guys focused their most of their comments on the Magic. My thoughts now are on Big Al. I love that we got him and am pleased with his play most of the time, but have to say he can be a bit of a black hole at times. He must learn to kick the rock out when he is double and triple teamed on the post. Someone has to be open in that circumstance and once he figures this out he will be even better. I believe he will or he will be spending more time on the bench next to Sloan. Just like at the end of the Miami game.

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

A few points. First, Raja went 4-5 from the field last night! He played great. He could have taken a few more shots, but last night he played very well.

Second, AJ never played college basketball or has been on a good team in the NBA. He still has a lot to learn, but I like what I see. He listens to coach Sloan and while I expect to see a few more games like Miami, he is going to be a much better player by the end of the season. He struggled a bit last night, but he came up huge in the 4th with some good rebounds and two huge push shots over Howard.

CJ made a good point about no one else scoring off the bench (although 5 points from CJ isn't much either). We need a spark off the bench. The second quarter was when things went south last night. They started well but couldn't sustain it for long. Maybe Memo can be that spark playing the 4 along side Fes...

I hope they can keep winning but I wish they could play 48 quality minutes.

Basketballogy
Orem, UT

Sloan completely out coached Van Gundy.

-- Using Fes to anchor a 2-3 zone, and waiting until Q4 to show it? Very smart.

-- Switching back to man in the closing seconds of the game just after Van Gundy burned a time out to draw up plays to beat the zone? Brilliant.

-- Bringing a mobile, active 6'9" Gordon Hayward in to guard 6'4" sharp shooter JJ Redick? Creative. It was Butler vs. Duke all over again as Hayward kept Redick from going off.

-- The Jazz had better shot selection. The Magic out shot the Jazz from the arc percentage wise, but attempted 32 3s (compared to the Jazz's 14 attempts). Against perimeter defenders Miles, Bell and Hayward, the Magic died by the 3.

-- And Orlando melted down emotionally. Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy's pouting about officiating hurt their teams. That's poor leadership.

The Magic helped the Jazz beat them, and it took a LOT of luck for the Jazz to beat Miami...

But good for the Jazz for not quitting and taking FULL advantage of the opportunities their opponents foolishly handed to them.

Bring on the Hawks! :-)

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