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Published: Sunday, March 25 2012 10:56 p.m. MDT

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bethany
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I am not a coach, but does anyone else think with 14 seconds left and the Jazz ahead by 3, it would have been a good idea to foul before the Hawks made the tying 3 pointer and sending us into another overtime?

Civil
Salt Lake City, UT

These types of games are usually won by coaches who trust their bench, and that was true in this game. Jazz with 5 players playing 50+ minutes, Hawks 3. Ironic, given the depth of the Jazz bench.

It'll be interesting to see how the Jazz handle the fatigue going forward.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

A great game and I don't mean to second guess--but I would have been so tempted during that third or fourth overtime to throw in Burks, Favors and another quick player and run them off their feet. At least for a couple of minutes. The Jazz will learn from this one and I think this contest will translate into more road toughness and possibly playoff road wins. Tough loss, Jazz--but you have nothing to hang your heads about! A classic.

md
Cache, UT

Ty Corbin showed some serious weakness with his coaching abilities in this one. He had fresh players on the bench that should have been substituted in for the fatigued first unit. This loss, and the one that will occur tonight because of too much playing time, will be on the coach. Frustrating.

Tyler
Holladay, UT

@ Bethany

Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. If it is against a good player (Joe Johnson will fit this category) it is dangerous because he may anticipate it and put up a 3 point shot during the foul and go to the line.

fortydam
OREM, UT

You make that foul, it's coaching 101. And you play the fresh legs that got you back in the game.

COOL HAND LUKE
Watching, UT

This loss was solely on the Coach… When you have totally fatigued players and only score 2 pts. in the first OT. You would think fresh legs would be helpful…even one or two at a time least for the first min or two. to give the starters a breather. I kept yelling at the TV "Put in Favors, burks, Tinsley" I guess he didn't hear me. Corbin dropped the ball… big time.

bethany
Cottonwood Heights, UT

@ Tyler..
I agree we don't want to foul anyone in the process of shooting a 3. But, we re-watched that last possession several times and there was plenty of time to foul the dribbler before he threw the ball to Joe Johnson. It seems like we have lost too many games in that same situation.
I also agree that substituting our young players with energy at the end may have helped. Why was Jefferson trying to guard Johnson from the 3 point line?

Seriously_!?
St George, UT

This loss is on the coach!! Why does the future of the Jazz sit on the bench during all 4 overtimes?

redcliffs
Ivins, Utah

Playing a tough team on the road in overtime, I agree with Corbin (it looks like I'm in the minority) that you play the guys that have experience. I'm a huge fan of the young guns we have on the team but I like the experience that Jefferson and Millsap bring in a situation like this. Atlanta was the team that should have been tired with this the 3rd game in 3 nights. It wasn't until Big Al and Sap fouled out in the last overtime that we finally lost. Hopefully our young guns can take on more minutes in the next two games against lesser teams and we can get back to winning again. I also have always been a believer like Hot Rod used to say to foul when you're up by 3 and only a few seconds remain in the game. It would have been easy to foul before Atlanta was taking the shot so you put them on the line for 2 free throws and not risk them making the 3 (which they did)

redcliffs
Ivins, Utah

I might expand on my last comments to add that personally, I would have liked to see Burks instead of Miles in the game in overtime because I think he plays with more intelligence and has a better overall game right now than Miles does. That said, I played a little basketball in school like many of you probably have, but none of us has the knowledge and NBA experience that Corbin and the coaching staff have regarding how to coach this team so it sounds like crazy talk when everyone here professes to know better than Corbin how to run the team

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Awful coaching by Ty Corbin.

Continued to play the players who were obviously totally worn out and missing point blank shots.

2 made baskets from 7 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter until the end of the 1st overtime and Corbin contines to play the same players???

Seriously?

Wow is all I have to say. Despite the blunders they still had chances to win and likely would have if he would not have stuck with all these players who could not buy a basket. Favors should have been on the floor for alot more time considering the circumstances.

Johnson72
Salt Lake City, UT

Jazz lost . period.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

The Jazz should be congratulated as a team. However I noted that in OT 3 at the 1:00 minute mark, Miles took a 24 ft 3 with a lead of two after only 14 seconds of possession. This was not good strategy. In OT 4 at the 0:41 mark, Miles missed a 4 ft shot and then missed his rebound shot. Small things sink a ship. The Jazz just have to tighten up a few loose ends to be a complete team.

TerryHaimes
Sturgis, MS

Beating a dead horse here but Corbin's substitution patterns are unbelievable.

Tired people don't play defense, hit shots and/or make good decisions.

Terry M. Haimes

shaybo
Richfield, UT

So Jefferson and Harris miss 2 games against Lakers and Minnesota, Young guys win both games with huge nights from Kanter, Favors and Burkes and Corbin doesn't have the guts to put even one of them on the floor in 4 OT's? I don't get it.

Kanter has 17 points and 9 rebounds in 22 minutes and has averaged less than 10 minutes a game since? It's as if Corbin is trying to ruin his confidence.

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@redcliffs

yep you are in the minority...and i think...the Coach blew this one...i mean come on...its common sense...you have how many players suited up to play?...how come you cant play them? it just shows corbin's lack of confidence to his bench players...which could be his downfall...since you always want to remind your players that you have confidence in their skills and you are willing to throw them in...at that situation...because you as a coach know how good they are as players...that being said...i really hope we could get adelman to coach the jazz...

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