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Published: Thursday, Jan. 19 2012 11:25 p.m. MST

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B Russ
Ephraim, UT

David Stern, where amazing happens. Good job Jazz team!!!

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Good Job Favors! Go Jazz!

Dukester
VANCOUVER, WA

Good effort Jazz.

Is it time for Harris to lose his role in the starting lineup?

forgetyourself
Layton, UT

I love the Jazz's attitude they did not complain about the missed calls and favoritism towards the defending Champs. Even tho we lost this you have to appreciate the toughness of this young team. The Jazz really need a 3 point threat in order to help out the Bigs. I also think that Dirk has some of the worst sportsmanship in the NBA. I think Charles is wrong on us needing three years to make the playoffs too.

the27guy
Salt Lake City, UT

Worst officiated game I've seen in a LONG time.

Dukester
VANCOUVER, WA

Good effort for a young Jazz team.

Is it time for Harris to be replaced as a starter?

toddfromsantaana
Santa Ana, CA

Devon Harris is starting to anger a lot of people. For one thing he worries about his shot..One problem. Even Ron Brewer is a better shooter. ALways short it seems. When he thinks pass first, create and set up then more valuable. Earl was doing the job and should have played the whole 4th Quarter. Bringing him in Bell back there made no sense. CJ should have been on the court then. Gordon was awful defensively constantly late to cover guys like Terry and Marion. Very late and too far off the shooter and the 3s go up. He made some amends in the 2nd half the way he attacked the rim. Burks was good offensively but just as bad defensively as Beaubois just abused him and anyone else. Favors was picked on. Refs I see biased as ever, of course now the Jazz are a possible threat people worry again. AJ holds the ball too long and bad for us when he does. Good fight in comeback will say that.

scalman
Temecula, CA

I was only able to see the first half, and it was telling when TNT's Reggie Miller stated that the Jazz probably needed a point guard who passed first instead of the shot-happy (and continually off-target) Devon Harris. I understand that Devon is deserving of a chance to lead this team from the point in the early part of the season, but I am confident that Burks could bring the ball up just as well as Harris and, most importantly, make a better entry pass or dish to Hayward at the 2 guard and Hayward could do his thing. Start Watson or Burks at point now, Jazz. I liked Jefferson's play a little more tonight...he seems more agile going laterally to get rebounds. Go Jazz.

ThatsSoUtah
Fredericksburg, VA

Gotta love Earl. He seems to be one of the few guys you can count on to bring it every night. He doesn't take anything from anyone and backs up his team regardless. I don't care if he's second string, he should be captain of the team.

Utah Jazz fan Chris
Clearfield, UT

is it me or does devin harris air ball a lot of shots? and after watching that game, we need to get rid of harris

fortydam
OREM, UT

They could have beat those guys! Jefferson did his best jump out of the way in the paint to let everyone in. He even screened off his own teammates on several occasions. He is way to soft in the middle. He will not rotate on defense! We were down by two when he and Harris entered the game in the forth. This one go's to Corbin.. Harris should not have been in that game. Earl was as surprised as I was when he went to Harris during that critical ending of the fourth. Jefferson, Harris, and Corbin lost this one. They played bad in the first quarter, then brought that mess with them to end the game!

Hugh G. Hater
Swat Lake City, UT

I'm tired of seeing poor guard play hurt this team.

Just when Watson leads the team back Harris has to come in and lay goose eggs.

Another winnable game. Corbin really needs to tighten up his rotation. Prolonged minutes for the starters when they are flat made it hard to win.

Another great effort by CJ.

JP
Chandler, AZ

Poor officiating, yes. But it wasn't the officials fault we came out slow and let the Mavs crash the offensive boards.

Vince
the boonies, mexico

That was a tough loss, but should be expected with a young team just beginning to jell. More than likely coach can take some blame for this loss also, with player minutes not used very well. Harris, Bell and Milsap stunk up the joint last night and did not deserve the minutes they got. Oh well just another night in the life of the greedy NBA and the media(TNT) in this case. Why not have 1 telecast per night TNT, instead of starting games when everyone is supposed to be going or getting ready for bed. And those biased announcers they have, get out of here and don't come back please, not to mention the studio crew. Shaq is terrible and the others are questionable. Oh well, forget that one guys and move on because your future looks bright if you stay togetgher.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

ESPN has AP wire photos of the game that tell a story. Dallas played with a lot more energy than the Jazz. They played multiple defense. The Jazz during a timeout were led by Raja Bell with Hayward and Millsap as bystanders of the five. There are factions on the team which need to be addressed. In addition, Harris was 0 for 7 from the field with one assist. Jefferson and Millsap appeared to be the same height. Favors and Kanter are still the "power pups" and inevitable to push the others out. Millsap is still like Washington, DC, first in your hearts and last in the American League. Make Millsap the captain and trade the faction for a good point guard. Go Jazz!

Doug10
Roosevelt, UT

I suspect that Favors was not the only one caught up in the emotions of the game.

Perhaps the coach was caught up in the emotions and put in Harris who had not hit one field goal all night ( he should have been in the stands not even on the bench) and Corbin inserted Bell (1 field goal)with 3 minutes to go, so now the Jazz had two ineffective scoring players on the floor.

It is hard to beat the world champs with only 3 players. Burks and CJ were effective in the game as was Earl Watson yet the coach went with..... and left those three on the bench.

Wonder how he will explain that.

mdp
Bountiful, utah

Like many others, I thought Harris stunk it up last night, again. The guy cannot run the offense, looks for his own shot repeatedly. Watson and Hayword are the passers on this team.

Its beyond me why Corbin took Watson out with 2 minutes to go when he had the offense cooking. The result was predictable: Harris launched bricks, the offense stalled, and the Jazz lost another game they could have won.

UkJazz
W-Ton, Uk

a PG....

a PG....

My Kingdom for a Starting PG !!!!!!

HugeJazzFan
Layton, UT

Ha - I loved this game! I think we proved a lot!! And Watson was the bomb when he went after Dirk who has got more anger issues than my first husband - which says a lot! He should not even be allowed to play in this league! One day the man (if you can call him that) is truly going to hurt someone - oh wait - he did that to Kirlinko. Such favoratism! But outside of the bits and pieces already mentioned, the team did well and proved that they are defintly a team to contend with. We'll pull it together the more Corbin continues to understand his guys and how to work them. I personally think he is doing a great job with a young team who no one had faith in. We are WINNERS!! Stupid refs!

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Earl Watson plays Jazz basketball.

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