Utah Jazz do it again in double OT


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  • concerned fan
    Dec. 21, 2008 8:24 p.m.

    yeah D-Will had a great game,.he should! why? Stuckey? who's that? D-Will should have a great game! LOL!

  • oregon fan
    Dec. 20, 2008 10:01 p.m.

    Isaid it before and i'll say it again, the Jazz are coming back with both barrels a
    blazin' the team is healing and coming together. Boozer is soon to return,and when he does , all you haters will feel a bit shamed by what you have been saying about Him we will push out the nuggets and the Blazers and win the Western div. we will beat LA this time and go on from there.

  • Anonymous
    Dec. 20, 2008 6:53 p.m.

    So he averaged 2 minutes more than a regulation game? Not a chance.

  • RE: Jazz were lucky
    Dec. 20, 2008 6:05 p.m.

    Hey, don't be hatin'!

  • risky
    Dec. 20, 2008 5:07 p.m.

    Everyone is tired after forty-some minutes. One season Chamberlain averaged 50.4 minutes per game for the entire season. And in those days, they played Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; back-to-back-to back. That might be a more amazing record than all of his scoring. If I remember correctly, in Bird's hayday, he averaged 43 minutes for several years in a row.

  • Jazz were lucky
    Dec. 20, 2008 4:33 p.m.

    They were extremely lucky they won becuase it should have never gone into overtime in the first place. The Jazz need to quit acting like they are throwing bricks at a wall when shooting free throws. The Jazz should've lost the game and it would've if Pistons played a decent game.

  • harpring
    Dec. 20, 2008 4:32 p.m.

    with harpring on the floor, you can also expect good movemenet withouth the ball, and rebounding; the basic prinicples of the jazz system, which harpring has mastered, until these other guys can master those basic principle, harpring needs to play, and if harpring plays more, he'll get into more of a rythym, i think he hasn't played enough to get into rythym, and the jazz may need him, they need him now; at least with harpring on the floor, i don't worry about inconsistency in execution, that's huge, the other guys, brwere and miles, are inconsistent in executing the offense, at least with harpring, he's got the basics mastered, and he's going to create some turnovers and get some rebounds, even though he has been getting into some early fouls, and sometimes gets caught flat footed, and he hasn't found his shot yet, but, he's going to bring good energy, in my opinion, right now, that's the most important thing for the jazz, good energy, executing as a unit, harpring provides that, the other guys are too inconsistent. except for korver, who has been great the last two games.

  • Crystal balls... continued.
    Dec. 20, 2008 3:39 p.m.

    There is also the fact that teams guard the Jazz DIFFERENTLY when Korver is on the floor, than when Brewer is on the floor. There are too many scenarios to second guess how things would have played out if Brew had been in at the end. Yeah, Korver has a rough shooting night, but he's better defensively than many give him credit for, and his effort, combined with the fact that teams actually guard him on the perimeter help teammates to get open and score. It's not all about shooting, and when Korver's hitting shots, great... but even if they aren't falling, his presence on the floor makes a difference... and, even though he missed some f/t's right after the (1st) wrist sprain, hurting is FT%, his free throw stroke is back, and he's still the go to guy for f/t's in the end of a close game. To be honest, I'd like to see Brewer and Korver play together more... but that doesn't leave much fire power from the bench.

  • Crystal balls?
    Dec. 20, 2008 3:29 p.m.

    How in the world do the 'korver haters' know how Brewer would have done in the same situation, or who detroit would have gotten the ball to? You don't, period. Brewer is generally considered the better defender, but if you look BETWEEN the stats, and just watch the game, there is a reason Korver played ther other night while Brewer (and Miles) sat on the bench.... yes as 'realistic' korver hater pointed out, it has a lot to do with the flow of the game... and with who is putting forth the effort. Korver wasn't shooting great last night, and had a couple mistakes (as did everone else), but was playing well with the group that was playing well. Does that not make sense?? To say he was a liability 'other than the big 3' he hit at the end is ridiculous, and just shows irrational bias against the Korver. The 'unrealistic' Korver haters will do what they do... keep quiet when Korver plays well, and jump on their soap boxes any time they can point out a mistake or a few missed shots. Typical.

  • Harpring
    Dec. 20, 2008 1:52 p.m.

    Sloan is in love with Harpring, but every time he is on the floor you can expect a foul away from the ball, a missed layup, or a flat jumper. Korver always fouls and they go 2 for 1, the man is a huge liability. Jerry needs to go with Brewer at the end in those defensive situation.

  • magnus
    Dec. 20, 2008 12:56 p.m.

    I think it is about time Jazz fans stop being angry about Boozers injury and media snafu and start being excited about the prospect of a Boozer-Millsap lineup.

    Think about it for a second, we are going to have Okur, Boozer, Millsap and AK rotating in the frontcourt with a suprisingly solid Kufos ready to give 5-10 minutes when he is needed. It's not the biggest frontcourt but Millsap and AK are great defensively and can match up with bigger players. I think they are going to be tough, and I think if everybody on the team buys in to the defense first concept I think this could be an Elite team.

    Lets see there are 240 minute available to paly in a game... here's how I would split them up

    Williams 35 (once is fully healthy, till then 30)
    AK 30
    Millsap 30
    Boozer 30
    Memo 32
    Brewer/Korver/CJ 60 (with whoever is playing best getting the most minutes)
    Knight/Price 15

    That totals 232 so give the rest to Harpring and Kufos and there you have it.

    I also think that if BrewerKorverMiles can't get it done they could run D-will and Knight together with Williams at the 2.

  • Be Realistic KorverHater
    Dec. 20, 2008 12:15 p.m.

    Korver is in the game because he plays like Sloan. He does the dirty work. I know Miles and Brewer, who along with Price are sitting on the bench more, can do their thing. But apparently they don't mesh well with Kirilenko, Millsap, and Okur....AS A UNIT. That is my point....unity on the floor with D'Will as the catalyst. D'Will is healthier and is did his thing last night. But looking at the game realistically last night....Daytwua (Detroit) is not the same on defense with the guard they traded to Denver....as great as Iverson is offensively. So.....let's keep this win in perspective is my only point. The Jazz must beat the teams they should beat at home....and not stumble as they have recently; coupled with defeating the teams on the road, i.e. Bucks, Bulls, Thunder, Grizzlies, Knicks, etc.

    I have to admit I was wrong in predicting an 0-5 Jazz road trip. But, I still have to agree with Sir Charles Barkley on his point that the NBA is certainly watered down in recent years. The old Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird teams would bury todays current crop in the league. The point is most NBA teams are just BAD.

  • Anonymous
    Dec. 20, 2008 11:46 a.m.

    the jazz should of never been in this situation!!! bench crover!!! and u wont see boozer in a jazz jeresy again

    Dec. 20, 2008 11:40 a.m.

    I thought BOOZER looked great out there last night!

  • BJ Jazzy Rasta
    Dec. 20, 2008 11:34 a.m.

    Great great win last night!

    D-WILL is finally back!

    Korver hit the big one!

    Memo needs to play hard like that every night!

    Matt Harpring is a Stud!

    AK has finally accepted his role!

    Boozer is loser! Trade his azz!

    Millsap is only going to get better and better.

    Price and Knight are solid backups!

    CJ and Ronnie B. are much better when they don't throw up too many outside shots.

    As long as D-Will is healthy and playing like himself, we have a chance to beat anyone.

    Bottom line.

  • robert allred eagle, id
    Dec. 20, 2008 11:25 a.m.

    i couldn't agree more about the comment on korver and the lack of judgement on sloan's part to have him in the game on the final play in regulation. that ball would not have been passed to hamilton if brewer had been guarding him. i recall a recent game with similar circumstances and brewer tipped the ball ending the drama. korver has his strengths but one of them is not clutch defense!

    Dec. 20, 2008 10:46 a.m.

    Well the Jazz do struggle with Miama & NY but lucky for the Jazz those teams don't make it too far so we don't have to worry about them in the playoffs. Best case scenerio would be the Jazz vs. Pistons in the Finals because Detroit just can't get it done against the Jazz.

    Both teams played well last night but the Jazz just kept executing. Glad to see Korver hit that shot after he almost blew the game with the bad shooting and bad turnover in the last 30 seconds of regulation. The good players can fight through that and he did what he needed to do.

  • JazzFan4ever
    Dec. 20, 2008 10:43 a.m.

    I've said all along we just need to be patient.They are slowly getting healthy and figuing out the right combos when booz gets back they will be even stronger.

    Boozer you got baited by the media and you messed up big time.You should opt out cause it is the smart thing to do but DON'T FEED THE DOGS.

    The Jazz have a nice team right now and they know it . They (the Players)will make it happen and stick together as a team even after this year. If your in a good marriage you don't get a divorce.Boozer,Memo,Korver and Millsap don't want a divorce at least I hope they don't:)Find a way and make it work.The best is yet to come.

  • Miles
    Dec. 20, 2008 10:44 a.m.

    another big night,7 points,2 rebounds,0 assists and a bunch of turnovers,typical CJ numbers,send him to OKC

  • KorverHater
    Dec. 20, 2008 10:33 a.m.

    I know Korver hit a big three at the end, but up to that point he was nothing but a liability. Why not have Brewer in on that final defensive posession to guard Rip? Sloan is great, but too often just sticks with the same lineups. Korver gets too much love. If he isn't hitting threes, the guy is worthless.

  • montanacutter2
    Dec. 20, 2008 10:24 a.m.

    I think the Jazz should really look at Milsap to replace Boozer down the line. At least he plays hard and seems not to get hurt so much, let alone make his shots.

    Great game for the Jazz and Milsap.

  • akk
    Dec. 20, 2008 9:49 a.m.

    Make the trade Kevin... make us contenders.

  • Anonymous
    Dec. 20, 2008 9:43 a.m.

    One comment about last nights game... good help defense, way to rotate out there Jazz.

  • Sammy sez
    Dec. 20, 2008 9:15 a.m.

    The Jazz are likely tired after this game and might lose the game tonight in Chicago. We'll see. The Jazz always beat Detroit but they lose to New York and Miami so all these wins vs. the Pistons are cancelled out because they can't beat Miami and New York.

  • lawman
    Dec. 20, 2008 9:02 a.m.

    It was nice to be spared the agony of watching Boozer miss multiple ulta-predicatable forced fadeways in the lane last night. Great win, Jazz.

  • Miles
    Dec. 20, 2008 8:56 a.m.

    Where are all the "sit DWILL Down" haters today? Now all we will read on the posts is that he should be an allstar this year. It amazes me how all the fans on here only ride the emotion of the last game and can't see the whole picture. If you all understood basketball it will take the entire team to contribute at different times during the year. Every player in the league has their up and down games. No one plays every game perfect like you fans think they should. Even Jerry thinks like that. Maybe that's where you all get it from?

  • I'm Back
    Dec. 20, 2008 8:36 a.m.

    I can honestly say the the past several years I've had a "who cares" attitude about the Jazz...reflective I think of their attitude in the last minutes of big games.

    But last night was different...that was one of the best Jazz wins I've ever seen; and, certaily one of the best basketball games I've ever watched as one team clearly said "this is ours." Maybe the Jazz-ma-tazz is back. If so, I'm back, too!

  • Great team effot
    Dec. 20, 2008 8:36 a.m.

    They had to grind it out, but what a finish!!

  • Caleby
    Dec. 20, 2008 8:35 a.m.

    Another double/double for Milsap. Boozer who?

  • Chukar
    Dec. 20, 2008 8:25 a.m.

    Don't forget what Memo did!!!!!

  • Aaron
    Dec. 20, 2008 7:00 a.m.

    That was a great game. I had almost forgotten just how good D-Will is. That game could have easily gone to Detroit but D-Will saved the day.

  • That's what I'm talkin' about!
    Dec. 20, 2008 1:39 a.m.

    It's so good to see D-Will back! The man carried the team on his back in the second quarter and was clutch at the end of regulation. Good win Jazz! Hopefully the Jersey win and this marvelous win tonight will be the turning point in their season to get them back where we all expect them to be. They looked fantastic tonight!