Could not agree more. I loved the Jazz defense this game. They trapped very
well, got a lot of steals and just looked like they had a lot of energy. I
agree that they need to have more of a killer instict though It seems like they
get a lead and without fail it gets trimmed to 3-4. The Jazz will be fine
though. We have so many complainers that take this team for granted. Look at
the Celtics for example, would you all have liked to be Celtics fans while they
sucked all those years? How about the Knicks? GO JAZZ! I bleed blue no matter
I'm so sick of these fair weather fans bagging on the Jazz constantly. You
people make me sick... just shut up already
is what we are working on now. With Boozer out other players are learning how
to win. When Boozer comes back 100% we will have a great bench that knows how
to win. Boozer has won all of his life so he knows how to win. Also if the
guards play d-fence by keeping their players from getting to the basket so that
Booze and Okur can stay on their man, winning will become the norm. The NBA
Championship is in our grasp. We have the team that can do it.
So, Fez is learning from Booz. Heh.
Calling CJ soft is crazy. He is basically a rookie as far as minutes go. Plays
half the game on a talented team. Oden is basically his first year too. #1
pick. CJ did just as much for the Jazz as Oden did for the Blazers last night.
CJ is much farther along than most 21 year old's in the NBA. Much Much farther
along........At 21, Deron wasn't getting any more minutes with Jerry.
I thought that Portland was a good road team. and they are. But they lost to the
jazz without D will. and the Jazz dominated them last night. I know they didn't
blow them out but. It was a pretty dominate performance by utah. Even the TNT
announcers said that a lot of people will be surprised by the Jazz winning that
game. Im not. wait till the jazz are 100%. And I dont care D will is a better
player when 100% than anyone on the Blazers. edging out Brandon roy with his
passing skills. cause Deron can score and defend just as well. When he is
healthy. And did you not see that passing clinic he put on last night.. sheeesh!
We are a better team this year and have gotten through most of this injury stuff
because AK is back and playing much better. When Deron was out and even now AK
is an extra ball handler passer we needed. We struggled mightily when he was
out. If Deron was truly back at full strength we would have all
forgotten Booz by now. Last season when Booz was injured our record reflected
that it did not matter. Deron picked up most of the scoring slack and a few
others did as well. This year AK is back to cover Booz absence additionally.CJ is soft--tremendous athlete but soft. He does not like to mix it
up.Millsap has basically replaced Boozers stats plus he adds
defense. A bit less offense but compensates by actually guarding his man.
Wow.AK did a nice job on Roy in the 4th. Not bad considering Roy
can basically score at-will against 95% of the team in the NBA. Inside/outside
he will score it and break you down but we held up. I don't care how many
points he gets if we stop him from helping his team mates beat us.I'll take it.
are idiots...I don't get to watch the Jazz often but what I saw last night was a
team that played pretty good defense. Portland was shooting at or near the end
of the 24 on nearly every posession and wouldn't have been as close as they were
if not for some pretty lucky and unorthodox shots by Roy falling. I know he
does that regularly but it doesn't take away from the defense played. I think
toward the end the Jazz played conservatively on offense out of respect for
Portland's ability to capitalize quickly on mistakes, and it made the game less
fun to watch and less smooth. I actually think that if you consider missed
shots that never had much of a chance as a turnover...they turn it over less
when they run and try the occasional forced pass.
To C.J. like Butter: No commentTo: Give it up Miles: No commentKnowing you have no identity but to hide behind the computer and talk
nonsense, I have no response to your worthless words. It still amazes me how
you use multiple screen names to say nothing.
I'm glad to see someone else noticed the defensive job AK did on Roy.
These reporters make such a big deal because the Spazz won two games in a
row...what are they going to say when they lose at least 4 of the 5 games on
this road trip???...be real nice if they lost all 5 tho would it not?
Two hurdles the Jazz can and should overcome. Turnovers and stupid fouls. They
got away with some silly fouls last night, but won't on the road. Overcome
these two aspects and I feel their defense will intensify...
Oh my friends beware of the Jazz curse! Its the name that stupid name JAZZ! We
will never go anywhere until we find a name that fits our state, until then we
Good Win Still a ways to go though.... They need to get to the
point of playing sharp in every quarter whether they are up are down it's a
habit they will need if they ever want to win a championship.Great teams play
consistent. More defense above all else.Above stats. Above ego. Above a
big paycheck. Play defense with love and passion and the offense will flow. I hope they get a win saturday.Good luck and play sharp.Cut'em up Jazz.
Is is just me or is anyone else tierd of listing to Ron Boone babble and not
complete sentences during the game?It was so nice last night to
listen to the TNT commentators that can complete a sentence.Trade
Y'all need to tune down the trade Booz chatter. Listen to someone who
knows...we're a better team with Booz in the lineup, period.
He looks good when introduced, but melts when the heat is turned up.
I really enjoyed last night's TNT broadcast. I'm glad they showed a Jazz game.
Congrats to the team for coming up big against a division rival. I loved the
team's effort. I am concerned about the Boozer injury. He's been out a long
time. Anyways, good win. Can't wait for another Jazz game on TV so I can tune
in here in L.A.Go Jazz!!!
The Jazz have beaten the blazers twice, both times in SLC. Let's see how they
do in the Rose Garden. Portland is the future of the NW division and the
future is now.
Homecourt is overrated in the playoffs if you cant win at home and on the road
you will not be an NBA Champion you do not deserve it if you cannot do both so
the Jazz just need to make the playoffs
I wonder if Price will start in place of Brewer this weekend. Or will Sloan
move AK from off the bench and put CJ at the 2 since he now has Harpring healthy
enough to bring energy off the bency?
Why don't you try actually watching the game? Maybe then you will see what is
really going on out there. Your posting displays your ignorance.
Yes this article had some words spelled wrong etc. but it's also hard to read
comments too. Keith Suds did you pass english? Freak people, use your
I predict that the Jazz will win 1 game on their upcoming road trip. Merry Xmas
We actually haven't seen price at all now for 3 of the last 4 games. Not sure
how I feel about it though. Knight plays great and has awesome hands. He gets
2-3 steals every game. Knight is also better at running the offense then Price
is. Only real bad thing he did was turn over the ball twice in a 45-second span
lol. But other then that he has been a really solid back up. On
the other hand I really like Price. I think he brings a lot of energy. He's
also really good at sneaking in for the double team at just the right moment for
a couple steals as well. But as far as running the offense? I think he rushes
it a lot more then Brevin does and will just drive in the lane and turn the ball
over. Not too mention his shot has not been falling this year(Neither has
Knights). Really hard choice......I feel bad that Price isn't getting any
Miles: I was talking about the Saturday game....With Brewer out I think sloan
will most likely start Almond in his stead. Then he will have Korver come in
for whoever is playing worse. But Korver and Miles will probably see the
majority of the minutes, unless almond plays alright.
I doubt your headline, because quite frakly come the end of the year both
Portland & Denver will be a better team than the Jazz GUARANTEED! Then add the
Lakers, Hornets, Suns, and Rockets to that list and your Jazz will be lucky too
just make the playoffs. They are pathetic, no killer instinct. When you get a
team down don't let up bury them. Oh well!
why Koufos didn't crack the line up last night against the Blazers? I thought he
would have been useful against Aldridge and Oden in the paint.
Your boy just doesn't measure up. Weak hearted, no intestinal fortitude, and
wants to be an offensive player only, no rebounding or blocks, ect, ect.
Very noticeable that our best back-up point did not play last night. Is Ronnie
Price injured? Knight souldn't be seen out of his warm-ups 'til Williams and
Price have 11 fouls between them.
Miles and Jzzz did you watch the game. Yes Portland got layup after layup in
the first quarter in the first quarter and then AK came in they only had 4
points in the paint the entire second quarter. Overall the Jazz interior defense
was fine. Everytime, Aldridge had the ball we doubled him. The Jazz outscored
them by 9 points in the second. And yes, Roy is a good player. The only
problem was in the third quarter when Brandon Roy scored at will, and then AK
started guarding him in the forth and he held Roy in check. Defense wins
championship, and AK is the Defense Identify of this team. If we are going to
win a championship, we need to get AK 30+ minutes a game. And yes I am OK with
is 2 or 3 boneheaded passes a game.
We need Harpering back...he played few minutes but made hugh impact on the
defensive side of the ball
We're a really good team. With depth and health, the Jazz can be a great team.
We need Carlos AND Paul Milsap. If (and that's a big if with our luck this year)
this team gets to full strength for any stretch of time this season, they will
lay waste to some very good teams. I know people are frustrated with Boozer's
injury (ies). People tend to get frustrated over that which they can't control.
But look at how often Carlos is the player who is interviewed after games. He is
a winner and is certainly not a dog. Get better and get back on the court
Carlos. You are needed.
There is a difference between a "bad" team and an "injured" team. Anyone that is
a real fan of basketball understands this. Last night was the closest to
healthy this team has been in the first quarter of this season and still we have
Korver's wrist, D-Will's ankle and Boozer's left nostril sprain keeping the Jazz
from being 100%. Every team, every season has a star player or two go down for 4
or 6 weeks for a minor injury.. the star recovers and the entire face of the
team changes.And to you Blazer fans in Utah, where have you been for 20
years? Fair weather fans are hilarious.
Did anyone guard Brandon Roy last night? Sheesh!
We are not the same without Boozer. Portland got layup after layup inside while
Okur watched. BoOoO.....What happened to your man Almond? I noticed Korver
couldn't hit a 3. What is up with Jerry logging such heavy minutes on Dwill,
Millsap and Okur? Is everyone on our bench that bad? I will have to say that
Knight was horrible last night. CJ outplayed Korver all night.
Man lets get rid of fresenko and collins. What has collins ever done for us?!
Will needs time. I hope he's in form by April. Memo could be Money. Sometimes
he's like a cold Turkey sandwich. Milsap can rebound at this level. CJ is a
Phenominal Athlete. Brewer Dunks like Dominique Wilkins. AK has his 47 strapped
on sometimes. Sometimes I wonder who he is passing to. He needs to check his
strapo. Don't be suprised to see an emotional meltdown at some point. These
guys will do fine in the season and they are gaining experience but will Memo
and AK seal off the paint in a 7 game series? Who would you trust more a guy
named "Carlos" or a guy named "Karl"? Will Korvers wrist heal? When is Bozzers
next sore Hammy? Is Brevins finger still sore? Who is driving the Golf Cart?
Is O'Donnel looking around or chasing around? How many more tackles can
Harpring take or make? Is Price still Right? Is Koofus ready for Spring? Is
Larry Miller's house paid for? Will BolderJack say "Double Double" again? Will
Boone say "Absolutely" or "another 50 dollars for Habitat for Humanity"? I miss
Rod's or "A Gentle Push, a Mild Arc, and the Ole' Cowhide Hits Home!"
I hope the Jazz enjoyed last night, because it will be the last time in a long
time that they'll have any dominance over the Blazers. Portland is preparing a
young, championship caliber team that Utah won't come close to matching. And
Jazz fans are just about as bad as Ute fans.
Did you here Hot Rod call Boozer out for not coming back in a manly time frame.
He should have been playing games ago, but is too concerned with a new contract.
Hot Rod's words not mine.
Should've turned this one off after the third quarter, which is when the well
played action stopped. The fourth quarter consisted of missed threes by
portland and jazz fouls and tournovers. Neither team really impressed me then.
However, the Jazz looked impressive in the first half. Passing, cutting and
finishing was excellent. Williams' shot is still struggling it seems. His court
vision is still there, but good teams will force him to score off the pick and
roll instead of pass. Hope he gets healthy or gets his touch back from last
season before its too late. Williams is the playmaker and setup guy. If He's
not effective shooting the ball off the pick and roll, the Jazz will struggle to
beat the top tier teams. Boozer or no Boozer, doesn't matter. Milsap has filled
the void. If Williams gets healthy, or ends his shooting slump, watchout for the
Jazz. If not, expect another early round exit in the playoffs.
I love the fact the Jazz are giving quality minutes to the kids of the team.
The play may be a bit rough at times now, but the dividends will emerge later in
the season as these youngsters get used to gametime pressure situations. Most
NBA teams do not have this kind of success when their star players go out for
extended periods of time. The Jazz are showing that they can beat good teams
without Boozer or Williams.
I agree. This is a big win for us. Judging by the PT numbers, coaching staff
also wanted this one badly.
DesNews, do you have 3rd graders doing your copy-editing? Just in the first few
paragraphs of this article I noted the following fine grammar:"Yet
is also was an opportunity" and"when they won Tuesday at Minnesota
on Tuesday."Seriously, doesn't anyone actually read these articles
before they are posted on your web site? Dick Harmon's columns, though well
done and good reading, frequently suffer from this typo/grammar malady. It is
hard to take a news source seriously if it is not dedicated to total
What is the Message! That one bad team beat another bad teram.
Ghost of Christmas past is right. As long as Boozer is out let's develope
Millsap and then see where the team stands next Spring and how far they go in
the playoffs. Boozer is a fine player; when he plays. Let's not forget he has
been on the injured list a lot since coming here. If Millsap keeps playing and
improving like he is, he will differently be the steal of his draft and the
front office can tell Carlos; Thank you for your services.
Nice win, really nice. If we can do the same to Orlando it will be a good week.
Maybe it's best if we get used to playing without the Booz. We will be without
him soon anyway when he opts out of his contract. Memo is showing that he can be
a "go to" guy and Millsap may develop a better overall game than boozer (which
you could argue he already has done) with his
defense,rebounding,intensity,durability,other intangibles, and underrated
offensive productivity accomplished without having had the offense built around
him, as has had Boozer. I say trade Boozer and get something of value for him
that will make our team better or just let him go to create some cap room
allowing us to keep some of our younger developing players.