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Published: Saturday, Jan. 28 2012 11:00 p.m. MST

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Luck was the only reason for the Jazz victory. Surely they can play better against such a terrible team. Very fortunate that Jimmer missed the shot that would have won the game for the Kings.

Ivins, UT

Wow, another tight game that could have turned into another loss. However, if I would have known before the game that our two best scorers, Millsap and Jefferson would combine for 18 points I would have thought we would be lucky to win at all. I doubt we will see very many games where both those guys have off nights offensively. Jimmer is going to be good and he'll win a lot of games in the future when he takes the last shot for the win. Tonight he missed, but I wouldn't bet against him too often.

Morgan Duel
Taylorsville, UT

I feel ad for Sacramento. They have some real talent but the Coach is clueless how to use it. The players are selfish from top to bottom and don't play as a team. Those guys need to get away from that team as quickly as possible.

Harwich, MA

Jimmer lived up to expectations. Missed the big one.

Springville, UT

This sounds like it was a really fun game. That's the way it's supposed to be - energy, enthusiasm, excitement.

Bob A. Bohey
Marlborough, MA

The Kings got Jimmered! :-(

Saint Louis, MO

It is obvious that Jimmer produced lots of excitement. There is obviously no one on the Jazz who can do that. Millsap comes close. The "power pups" come close as well. D-Will had magnetism that he misused. Malone and Stockton came to play every night and the fans loved them for it. There are obvious inconsistencies. Did anyone else pick up on Watson's comment on UCLA and "per diem" checks?


When our two top post guys only post moderate numbers and we win, it means they did a good job spreading the ball around. It's the only way to win consistently. There are teams that will take, and have taken the inside game away from the Jazz, tonight the other players made them pay. Hayward, Burks, C J, and even Bell before he left, set the tone. Jimmer looks to have a role in the NBA, but he will never get that shot off like he did at BYU. His best chance is to hone his point guard skills, and work on his defense. Jimmers lack of defense, coupled with Evans not being a great defender, helped our perimeter players get off last night.

Salt Lake City, UT


And the BYU haters are living up to their expectations.

O-town, UT

Looks like Jimmer got Jimmered.

Santa Monica, CA

I would like to take the opportunity to point out that not one single BYU fan has come on this thread to insist that Jimmer indeed WAS the hero of last nights game, or would have been if the refs had called a foul on Mr. Watson. This is growth. This is stepping up and accepting a tough to handle outcome in a tough as nails way. I say Bravo.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT



Richfield, UT

I would be hesitant to blame the lack of passing on the coaching, the Kings players without question are the biggest bunch of ball hogs I have ever seen assembled on one team. Jimmer and Isiah Thomas are the only ones on the team that will give the ball up. I don't think it is possible for them to ever be a good team without learning to share the ball.

I think Thomas would be a good pickup for the Jazz. He's small but he makes up for it with aggressiveness and quickness.

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

CJ was again with a steller game. The last 6 games, he has been the man in all of them. Good thing the Jazz have him on the team or they would have 10 loses by now.

Salt Lake City, UT

Jimmer haters crack me up. They booed him ALL NIGHT LONG. Who does that?

The kid was great last night. Every time Jimmer scored, Kevin O'Connor shifted himself in his seat. Kanter was a waste of a pick and we have no shooters.

Jimmer is way beyond most rookies at this point, and he's playing for a bad team and even worse coach. When Jimmer made 3's the crowd was deafening. It was awesome.

Frankly, the minority Jazz fans who booed him are the same miserable, pathetic people who live small lives.


Let me start by saying I'm not a Jimmer-Hater. The kid did a lot for BYU and I respect that. I also hope that he succeeds and has a great career.

That being said, I was a bit irked by BYU fans last night in the waning minutes of a close game chanting to get a visiting team's player into the game instead of cheering for the home team to win. I don't know about anybody else, but it just didn't sit right with me. There are certain times when that is acceptable, and none of those were in play last night. And YES, I do realize he was being booed just as much as he was being cheered, so please don't get bent out of shape by this paragraph!

As for those fans that are saying or will say that we should have drafted Jimmer instead, please remember he doesn't play the same positon as Kanter or Burks, we didn't need an undersized combo-guard, he gets to start on a bad team, and plays more minutes. If that's not enough, take a look at all of their stats side-by-side so far and take into consideration the four previous factors. It may or may not change your opinion, but at least you'll have all the facts.

Again, I'm not a Jimmer-hater. I want the kid to do well, too. I just ask that we be more conscientious about the comments we make and the way we support players and teams.

Salt Lake City, UT

I am a Jazz fan first and a Jimmer fan second in the NBA. But it is pretty obvious that Jimmer was fouled on that last shot, and that if he had not been fouled it likely would not have been an air ball. Even though it was on the follow through, it still was a foul and still threw his shot off. With that said, I am glad that he missed and the Jazz won. Go Jazz, and Go Jimmer when he is not playing the Jazz

wyoming cougar
Green River, WY

I don't think I've ever been more disgusted with u and agggie fans and other BYU haters than I was last night- to constantly boo a player on another NBA team every time he touches the ball because he torched your teams in college and you can't stand the team he played for is about as classless as it gets.

Here's an NBA rookie playing his first NBA game in SLC who has no history with the Jazz and yet you're going to treat him like a deek fisher or kobe (i guess that's actually a sign of respect, maybe). I'm pretty sure nothing like this ever happened when andre miller, keith van horn, tom chambers or the other ute players that came to slc in the nba were ever treated like this (sorry, couldn't think of any aggies off the top of my head).

Be Jazz fans, not BYU haters in the professional ranks- how embarassing last night. Way to show your true class. I'm a big Jazz fan, but almost found myself wishing Jimmer would've made the last shot just to quiet so many of you.

Layton, Utah

And yet again the Jimmer haters proved one fact.

Max was right!

West Jordan, Utah

Jimmer won't last long in the league. His stats are awful. He turns the ball over, gets virtually no assists, can't play defense, and has a bad field goal percentage to boot.

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