It likely would not have even been a close game if Miles had not left Batum wide
open (on the tree point line) time after time, after time, after time....CJ should literally be banned from doing anything but driving to the
basket. He has the athletic talent to glide past defenders but his
over-inflated ego had him jacking up that ill-advised 3 late in the game only to
have portland get a layup off his miss. It threatened our run.How
many times does it have to happen for this punk to get it through his head?What a head case.
When you have point guards who can't pass on the move to the outside, you are
going to have poor outside shooting. CJ can knock them down but you got to get
him the ball in motion and rhythem. On the other hand, who cares, going to the
basket is not a bad idea either. CJ has been getting to the line a lot lately.
He is one of the top scorers for the Jazz the last 7 games. Hayward can't shoot
Well well well... what a great win! I love beating the blazers!!! it's not quite
the same as beating the nuggets or clippers though since the blazers aren't as
relevant as teams like that. I really like the chemistry that we have now and
the TEAM that is on the floor. portland is a stacked team, but when u watch them
they are just a bunch of overpaid INDIVIDUALS out there. there was no team on
the floor for them. they can keep Matthews and over pay him for all I care, i ll
stick with Hayward and Burks. I like the way we are rebuilding, and I love the
way that we are playing as a team. hats off to Corbin, and hats off to the
leadership of our team. Maybe Portland can try to steal Watson from us, or how
bout some of our draft picks like Kanter, and Burks??? since you guys can't seem
to draft players. maybe guys like that would help your chemistry...
The defensive hustling and banging of the boards are really the only things that
can explain the win. Otherwise, the JAzz did all they could to lose the game.
If they would have lost, we probably would be bemoaning CJs 0-5 from behind the
arc, or the continuing dreadful overall team 3PT and FT percentage of the Jazz.
I'll complain another day, and gladly take this win against a team that should
make it to the playoffs.
Actually, not having the missing pieces were a problem. The Jazz won
but not the way they normally do. The Jazz shot 38 percent from the field and
the Blazers 46%. The Jazz were 64% from the foul line and the Blazers 76%. The
Jazz did outrebound the Blazers but only by two in defensive rebounds category.
Overall, the Jazz were dominant on the boards, but much of that was offensive
rebound chances were the jazz shot 38% (more chances). The main difference is
that, although bad percentage wise again from the line, the Jazz went there 36
times to Portland's 13. Wow! It's usually the other way around. The Jazz don't
go to the line more than there opponents very much, let alone that discrepency.
Why? Don't know. The Jazz foul a lot but weren't called for many
last night. As for going to the line 36 times. That's also out of the norm for
I don't know this for sure, but I think Johnson 72 and Portland Trailblazers are
entertaining forsale offer's from Bill Gates in Seattle. Seattle Trailblazers.
C'mon Johnson 72 step up and join in!
Where oh where can my little Utah Trailblazer fan be????The
Trailblazer fan states when the Jazz lose, they are Ill relevant and when the
Jazz win it is over a worthless opponent...Well the worthless opponent this time
was the Ill relevant Portland Trailblazers...Don't ya just love it
2 Key plays to last night's game-Hayward's block on Jamal Crawford.
That layup would have cut the lead to 1 with about a minute and a half leftMillsap's crazy turn around jumper off the glass. That was huge.The Jazz have GOT to make a foul shot. It bit them against a bad
Toronto team, in the OT loss to the Lakers, to the Mavs, and it about got them
again last night.Good grind it out effort Jazz. Good win.
Where is Trail Blazer? Remember, he kept posting how Portland was so good and in
first place. He has been silent since Portland dropped from 1st. He also said
he would be enjoying it when Portland beat Utah in Utah on the 30th. Where are
you now Mr. Trailblazer? And why are you so quiet? By the way that was with 2
Preseason: "Millsap is too small. Get rid of him."Post game:
"Millsap led the team (again) with 19 points and 15 rebounds"This is why I'm glad the Jazz don't listen to the fans.
Earl played a great game and really was the MVP. Still, I'm not going to look at
Devin shooting 5-7 for 13 points and demand that he be removed as the starter as
some are doing. I think Coach Corbin knows what he's doing here and Harris is
coming around quite nicely. Gotta love Watson though. I don't like the
"Bulldog" nickname, though. Too common. I would call Earl the BA
The length, size, and shooting of the blazers was just a tough matchup forthe jazz even with all their bigs. AJ really is a force down low.Good thing the field goals started to drop in the second half.Watson and
Millsap really stepped up at the end.
It continues to appear that Earl Watson is more of an answer than Devin Harris.
Watson is playing his way into a starting position. Good for him. Good for
Corbin that he is allowing it.
Not meaning to rub anything in but young-uns, thats what basketball is all
about. Energy and effort will carry a team and people a long ways in games and
life. Super game men, now we expect that effort every night, because you can
with your great team depth. Just do it! Everyone one of you deserve the credit
for this outstanding performance, congrats.