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Published: Monday, Jan. 30 2012 11:47 p.m. MST

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Old Timer
the boonies, mexico

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.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

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.

Hugh G. Hater
Swat Lake City, UT

The length, size, and shooting of the blazers was just a tough matchup for
the 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.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

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 Honeybadger.

JP
Chandler, AZ

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.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

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 starters out!

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

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 left

Millsap'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.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

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 left

Millsap'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.

Veracity
Morgan, UT

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 Trailblazer fan???

Vince
the boonies, mexico

C'mon Johnson 72 step up and join in!

pate123
willard, ut

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.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

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 Utah.

LAJazzFan
Los Angeles, CA

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.

MJ24
Delta, UT

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...

CJ Miles
Dallas, TX

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 at all.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

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.

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