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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 3 2012 11:46 p.m. MST

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Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

In other more important news, the Portland Trail Blazers defeat the OKC Thunder to take the top place in the west.

Portland had 5 guys in double figures...LA had 30 pts, Crash had 13, (your beloved) had Matthews 16, Felton and Batum with 12.

If i'm a Jazz fan, I would not be pounding my chest or even get excited over these past two wins. Both teams did not have their best player, and the Jazz struggled big time. No Gordon for N.O. and no Bogut for MIL.

Cute title for the story, hahahaha

expect a beat down for the Jazz on THEIR home court on January 30th. I'll be there to watch it go down.

Go Blazers!

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

At the end of the season it only matter how many games you win. Not who you beat. For the Jazz to be 3 - 3 I am shocked. Doing better than I figured they would do this season. I don't think they can win on the road though.

Playing Burkes tonight was a great idea. Fresh legs. I wish Corbin would use his bench more on back-to-backs. Fresh legs are better than better players with tired legs.

Vince
the boonies, mexico

Wow. What a terrible game to watch, was that pro basketball? And to make things even worse I waited too long to mute Bolerjack & Harpring. Their praising, analyzing and goofing off is overbearing. How about just calling the game and what you see?
As for the team, I will say this with total conviction, it's a good thing they were facing a tired and depleted team last night or they would have got swamped by one of quality.
Whats with this modified defense? Real good around the rim but the same old "nothing" out front and on the perimeter. As for the offense-This is nothing more than a minor tweak to the worn out Sloan mentality. Ty get films which are readily available of Chicago, Boston, San Antonio and Portland playing defense. They play it right! As for the offense-Why not implement your schemes to the players strengths and talents you have now instead of making them play to an old worn out offense that every team in this league throughly knows and can defend? Sloan is no longer here so lets see something different PLEASE!Put in yours and your staffs ideas.

scalman
Temecula, CA

The Jazz rookies will be more acclimated to the NBA by Jan 30th, Portland. Josh Howard just might be slowing down Wesley Matthews on that night, too. Be careful what you wish for.

KamUte
South Jordan, UT

Jefferson has exactly 0 assists on the year. He needs to learn to pass. The only time he hands it over is on a rebound. Twice, other players were wide open and he took bad shots. Luckily they went in tonight. That won't happen every night.

Mountain Bird
West Jordan, UT

Well, good luck Portland fan on Jan 30th. The last time the Blazers were in SLC they lost, so you're sticking your neck out. I'm not impressed that Portland beat OKC. The Thunder is not as good as their record shows.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Utah took some 66 shots. Milwaukee threw up about 95. Jefferson and Miles combined for about half of Utah's shots. Harris had zero points. The youngsters with Millsap had a lot better production with limited opportunities. Sap and Favors really hit the boards with both in double figures. I believe that Sap had 7 shots and Jefferson had 17. Sap did it the old fashioned way. He earned it. You can see in the statistics that there is selective passing of the ball among a clique of players.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

@ Portland TrailBlazer

Portland is still a first round team at best. Your best player is Aldridge, and Matthews is a fine player, and yeah, the Jazz would be better off with him, but if he is your second option, you can't compete with the top teams. So enjoy another first round exit season my friend. At least you can watch OKC in the playoffs and the player that Portland passed on (his name is Kevin Durant, does that name ring a bell?)

JP
Chandler, AZ

Please do not feed the troll. You can't beat a troll by trash-talking it to death. The thing trolls hate most is to be ignored.

As for the Jazz: Burks only shot 1-6, but gave a clinic on getting to the basket, getting to the foul line, and getting the other team in foul trouble. Well done. Favors continues to impress. AJ does need to pass more, but he actually is averaging 1.5 assists per game. Going solely by statistics, Favors is the black hole with zero assists this year.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Portland Trail Blazers

There are Portland papers to follow and to comment on...who in Utah, other than you, really care or follow Portland????

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

@Portland Trailblazer

-Greg Oden- Played in a total of 82 games in 3 years
-Point per game career avg. - 9.4
-Rebounds per game career avg.7.3
-Games played this year- zero

Kevin Durant- Actually plays, instead of being a season ticket holder on the bench

Point per game career avg- 25.9
Rebounds per game- 6.3
Only missed 14 games in his career so far
MVP candidate
Even better playoff averages than regular season

So the Jazz messed up on Wes Matthews. A nice player, certainly not a franchise player or future hall of famer. Portland has missed on Kevin Durant, but that is not even the worst part. Ever heard of Michael Jordan? Where is Brandon Roy these days? Jazz all the way baby, we never stay down.

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

Defensively the Jazz are hurting.

When a second string center on a mediocre team gets 24-12 on the Jazz their defense is awful. The night before the Hornets second string guard goes for 27.

The coaching situation is abysmal. Hornacek was a great shooter but a proven failure at teaching others to imitate him, ask Bell who is now 2 for 13 this season. The big man coach does not have our bigs boxing out. Millsap boxes out from what he was previously taught the others use their height but not their footwork to out muscle the opponents.

During the timeouts Phil Johnson has more court and team savvy than exists on the entire coaching staff. When the Jazz lost Jerry the level of coaching declined but the coach would have been fine but his assistants need to be of a higher caliber in order to help this young struggling team.

Defensively Hayward has regressed, he gets burned by anyone he guards. Lucky for him his man last night was not hitting even though he had plenty of wide open looks. Harris is getting burned defensively by way lesser guards.

Somebody has to teach defense.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

Corbin needs to get everyone involved in the offense...that means telling Big Al to pass the ball back out when he is double teamed or tripled teamed...this is why some of the other players are only getting 3 to 4 shots a game...they feed him and illregardless he shoots...try and think the last time you saw him bump it back out...never happens...this team is not built around him nor should it be...the game he was out because of his injury, the Jazz played team ball.

Corbin, pull him out when he doesn't pass back out.

Lonster
Sandy, UT

Back when the "old" Jazz were mediocre and Frank Layden was coach, he said his goal was to win 2 of 3 at home, 1 of 3 on the road, finish at .500 and make the playoffs. Perhaps Coach Corbin's goal this season can be to go 33-0 at home, 0-33 on the road, and hope to sneak in as the No. 8 playoff team.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Portland TrailBlazer --
We are having a debate of who is the worst pick in NBA history -- we are down to Sam Bowie before Michael Jordan and Greg Oden before Kevin Durrant. Can you help us figure out which pick was worse. Go Blazers.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

I was at the game last night. It was still fun despite the low score and sloppy game. 6 games in 8 nights. I think some fans are being a little harsh on the team. Al Jefferson ate up Drew Gooden. Every time they went to Jefferson he backed down Gooden and either scored or got fouled. We just need to get Al going on the defensive end, but Al was a big reason the Jazz won last night. CJ hit a timely 3. Burks gave a good lift. Favors was protecting the paint. Millsap did his thing. In the end it is a win. Good job Jazz. The Jazz played good defense. A lot of those offensive rebounds were from weird bounces. Milwaukee would either clank or air ball a 3 that would go right to one of their players. That said, the Jazz need to make sure they find a way to limit second chance opportunities. GO JAZZ!

Hugh G. Hater
SLC, UT

More Burks, Evans.
Less Bell.
Less AJ hate, geez!

fortydam
OREM, UT

Again the Jazz lucked out playing a tired and injured team. I really enjoy watching these new kids play. I'm not sure I've ever seen a player that needs confidence to play, more than Heyward. I really think if he was given more of a green light to shoot, he could develop faster. I have more faith in him than C J or Bell. He is shooting .429% this year and has taken 42 shots. Matthews that cost the Blazers more money than Rondo made for Boston is shooting .431 and he has taken 65 shots. I know the defense Matthews brought was spectacular, but remember what a confident Heyward did to Kobe.

Corbin needs to keep Favors, Millsap, Kanter, and Burks on the floor!

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Portland Trailblazer.

You neglectfully forget to mention that the Jazz had 12 blocks and that the Jazz had two of their guys injured.

If you want the jazz to move so bad you better be willing to defect from portland and become the Kansas City Jazz's number one fan.

Are you prepared to do this? If not, please be quiet.

Dustin
Idaho Falls, ID

I think it is so funny how the Sloan Haters are still blaming Sloan for our problems. He isn't here anymore, and he isn't coming back, so you will need to find someone else to pick on.

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