Jazz players do not have the confidence to beat the lakers. They believe when
the game is over the lakers win. Proof is in the pudding. Until they can get
over this hump the results will be the same home or away..
The Lakers were a one man show, and they kept feeding him and he kept up the
performance.The Jazzkept feeding Harris, Hayward, Burks, and CJ and
none of them performed and the Jazz got beat by a Laker team that let Luke
Walton play. Do you know how bad he is? Do you know how old Derek Fisher is?
Taking solace in getting beat by the Lakers is awful when you consider how
mediocre their team is this season.The Jazz should feel good on
holding Bynum to less than 18 points, they should feel great they held the
Lakers to 12 points in the 4th quarter. After that their good feelings should
go and hide.Hayward has to have a place on the floor where he can
hit 90% from and that is where he should have taken the ball to. He takes it to
the rim quite often but is not comfortable there so he won't shoot. In all
honesty he had no business being inserted in the game with a minute left, poor
call by Corbin and the team paid the price.Hopefully the coach
learns from this one.
This game was a good measuring stick for the Jazz's progress so far; they are
not a playoff team. Playoff teams win on the road and playoff teams take care of
home court. The Lakers are very beatable and we couldn't make plays when it
mattered. Millsap was great, but he was the only player who seemed to want to
win to give it 100%. He was the only one who didn't play like he wasn't
intimidated and took it into the teeth of the Lakers defense. I like Al
Jefferson but he's got to learn to pass better, he'd benefit from watching some
film of Tim Duncan. We need to trade Harris for Andre Miller today!
Actually, I don't see the Laker dominance of the Jazz coming to an end.This year's Lakers team is not nearly as good as last years. They're down, we
held Gasol and Bynum pretty much in check with strong defense, but Kobe still
got whatever shots he wanted and he hit just under half of them, especially at
key moments.These are the games we think about at the end of the
season when you're 1 game out of a playoff spot hoping for other teams to lose
so we can sneak into the postseason.Wish we had Kobe's killer
instinct. Instead, we're supposed to feel good about being competitive against
our biggest rival.
The only thing i would have done different is double Kobe from the start, make
someone else beat u. That was the same way that Jerry coached. Get beat by
someone other than there best player. If i coached against the Jazz they
wouldn't see anything but a zone defense, until they prove they can shoot from
Loved seeing Paul Milslap Gasol.Hayward is really good at getting to
the hoop but he tries to dish it out way too much. Last night we need him to
take that big time shot and he gave it up to Jefferson. Hayward's shooting
percentage would go way up too if he actually took all the layups he creates for
himself.Might need to bring in a coach who can teach him to use his
body to get a better angle at the basket.Mostly he just needs to
stop being so shy.
@ CJ MilesThat whole +- stat is useless. It does not factor WHEN
the players were on the floor. What about the 3 wide open jumpers Miles missed
from the baseline when the Jazz really needed them. I am not hating on CJ, but
you act like the guy is Jordan. If I were the coach CJ would be at the end of
the bench and would play only if the team were in foul trouble.
Yet again, a lot of negative comments by my fellow Jazz fans.Can't
you see that the Laker's domination over the Jazz is coming to a close ... and
soon?The game was an exciting nail biter, more like a playoff game.
While I was disappointed in the loss I saw a lot of reasons why Jazz fans should
revel in what the future is going to bring.Do any of you doubt that
Kanter, Favors, Burks and Howard are going to improve by the time the playoffs
arrive? I sure don't. If I were the Lakers I would be asking myself, "How
in the world are we going to beat these guys if they get any better?"The Laker's own coach said it best, "They have the chance to be
good for a long time."I for one, believe him.
With their improved defense, turnover ratio, and rebounding, the Jazz could be
really good if their guards and wings started averaging above 30% 3pt shooting
and above 40% overall shooting (yes that low would make a huge difference
compared to the current season averages).
Obvious problem was Gordon Hayward and Devin Harris last night. Between both of
them they played 51 minutes, and shot 2-14 while only scoring five points. Thats
not going to get the job done
The Lakers won... That is all that matters!
The comments of Jazz Source re Jefferson are right on. After what -- six years
in the league? -- he doesn't seem to be able to tailor his game to the opponents
he's facing. That he played over 30 minutes and got two foul shots is very
telling. Can't our coaching staff teach him how to use that wonderful big body
to attack the rim and draw fouls??
Cj Miles isn't any better thn Bell. You are looking at a +7 on the night but
yet he missed multiple shots that could have handed the jazz the game. (wide
open shots). Don't get to excited about keeping the game close. 2 weeks ago we
got blown out on the road so until we can keep a game close on the road I
wouldnt be getting to confident. I love my Jazz but lets be real they still
have a long ways to go.go Jazz
Jazz Source: Not one started had a =/- in the positive numbers. CJ on the
floor, a +7. I wonder why? Bell and Hayward stink!!
Disappointing loss but certainly a dramatically better team and effort than we
saw during the early blowout losses.If you go back and watch the end
of regulation shot though Bell did not even lift his arms to contest Kobes shot.
Bell deserves zero credit on that possession. Kobe had a wide open uncontested
look at the rim.Second Al Jeffersons inability to do anything
offensively predetermines we will never beat the Lakers when it matters as long
as he is here and is a go-to guy on this team.Millsap struggled
initially to but what did he do? He adjusted his game to get his shots off. He
pulled Gasol further out and put the ball on the floor and used his speed to get
by him.AJ? Duuuhhhh....just kept on doing the same old thing which
involved shooting straight into Bynums and Gasols outstretched arms. Zero
ability to adjust which is a sad statement of a supposed go-to veteran.Hayward has had a couple of decent games but overall I'm disappointed in his
results so far. Missing open shots, not taking shots he should, passing too
much/wrong situations.CJ is not even D-League.
I've said it before, the Jazz are coming along well, and we seem to have a lot
of talented depth. I too think the best is yet to come from this team...
@ FAN WVC,Facts are facts. Thats why they keep score. If the Jazz
do nothing but entertain we are losers.
Good game. Great article. The Jazz's shots will start to fall with time and they
will start winning! Plenty of effort. Keep it up. Go Jazz!
Why be negative. What a great entertaining game.This is all I'm hoping for all
year.Win or lose. Still just only entertainment.Great play by Hayward to get
ball to Jefferson,better play by Bynam.Great game.
Only if they learn how to shoot the ball...