The Spurs were "not exactly motivated". In fact, "Bleacher
Report" had stated that they wanted to be the number two seed and avoid the
hot Lakers with Kobe. Last year, the Jazz went through this with Golden State as
they "tanked" in order to keep their first round draft choice. I
don't see the Rockets being motivated for the final game when you know that
the "stars will be out" and include Jack Nicholson and the bois. The
Jazz are like "the team bus caught in deep mud" and a flash flood is on
the way. You now have to get out the film of those one point losses on the road
and see if there were any "shenanigans" that contributed to the losses.
Lakers win and the Jazz are out.Jazz winning both road games?
Lakers losing home games?Right. See you next season.Fortunately alot of these players will be free agents and they will go help
some other team lose next season.Between the coach and the veteran
players, it is despicable this team is not in the playoffs this season.Gutless players and a poor coach who couldn't produce a decent rotation
if his life depended on it.Corbin played Marvin Williams in the
starting lineup for 3/4ths of the season despite zero contribution night after
night which undoubtedly caused multiple losses.We will miss the
playoffs by a single game.I wish Corbin was free agent along with
some of those gutless veteran players.
Any combination of just 1 more Lakers win or 1 more Jazz loss and the Jazz will
be cleaning out their lockers for the season. I wouldn't bet the house on
the Jazz's chances right now. It tends to make a person look back on all
those big leads we had in games that we ended up losing down the stretch during
this past month or so. It's during those situations that coaching can make
such a big difference. Just one or two more wins could've made all the
difference as far as the playoffs are concerned.I sincerely hope the Jazz
brain-trust genuinely evaluates all possible options in being able to make us
more competitive next season... with both players and coaches. We are on the
cusp of great potential, with just a few changes.