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Published: Monday, April 2 2012 10:36 p.m. MDT

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B Russ
Ephraim, UT

I liked the lineup of Tinsley, Burks, Milsap ( at the 3 ) Favors and Big Al.

fortydam
OREM, UT

B Russ. they did play well with that big lineup, but I thought Hayward out played Burks, especially on defense. If there was ever a argument that Tinsley should get a bigger part, it was answered tonight. I thought Corbin stayed too long with Watson. Wes played well (finally). I've had him on a fantasy team, and he has been very poor this year.

FresnoJazz
clovis, Ca

Finally Corbin is starting to coach....Good use of the big lineup, with Millsap, Favors, And Jefferson...props to Millsap he played like a beast tonite...Watson needs to be demoted to the third string PG...I can name at least 5 bad plays he did tonite, the worst one was the 3 point foul.The thing that irks me most about Waton is he just jacks up horrible shots when he does shoot. Tinsley must play if we have any chance of making the playoffs...

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

fortydam: I agree Hayward played very well and has for a good string of games now. He could be the Jazz MVP IMO this second half of the season. Good observations fortydam.

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

Pretty simple, really. Play Tinsley, win games.

There's been a pattern there in the last 10.

scalman
Temecula, CA

Maybe Watson is still bothered by his injury, but recent comments here backing Tinsley to back up or start in place of Harris have been logical. Tinsley has earned it, and Watson lately can't hit anything. Going with three bigs keeps Hayward and Burks from playing together. Not sure if I like that, but this is this year and that, I guess, is part of next year's script. Let's give a hand to Paul M-I-L-L-S-A-P, ladies and gentlemen.

Vince
the boonies, mexico

Now coach Ty after a season of mostly bad 1st quarters I hope you have seen what a lineup change can do occasionaly. We need to match up nightly against the team we are playing, this bullet proof mentality of the same starters every night is hogwash, especially when some of them are not producing. Big Al as an example usually gets his points but his defense some nights kills us, and Miles, what has he done that deserves starting every game lately? You have depth coach-use it! Nice win team and especially you Milsap & Tinsley. Keep up the good play guys.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Its amazing what a team can do when they check their egos at the door. You never know who is going to step up on any given night.

Brahmabull
sandy, ut

I still can't understand why Corbin plays Watson over Tinsley. Tinsley is better overall - Watson can't shoot the ball, turns it over way too much. I like Watsons toughness, but Tinsley is the better option. It is no coincidence that while Watson was out and Tinsley was playing the jazz were winning. As soon as Watson came back they started losing. Tinsley commands the floor much better and can score. Hopefully Corbin finally sees that.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

Watson should not lose his spot over an injury. Now he should lose it because he is perhaps the worst shooter in the NBA!!!

I can't stand watching another shot from Watson. He is a professional (mostly) but I am sorry...nobody has to guard him because he literally can not make a shot. It is sooooooo painful to watch.

Tinsley is as good or better than both of our guards who are getting minutes in front of him.

His pass-first mentality and superior passing skills make both Harris and Watson look amateurish in comparison.

We have a better chance to win if Tinsley is getting minutes. He made some mistakes last night too but overall there is little doubt he runs our offense better and is a better passer.

Burkes out to watch video of his shot. It is flatter than the plains of Iowa. It is no wonder he is struggling with his shot...the ball is lucky to get above the rim!

COOL HAND LUKE
Watching, UT

I couldn't have said it better brahmabull, the 6 out of 7 wins a week and a half ago, Tinsley was the PG. I love Watsons scrap, but he's lost some of his timing and fire since he came back. You've got to earn your minutes and Tinsley did just that with his incredible hustle and play. Not bad for a 34yr old….. Oh and by the way, wheres all the smack talk from "Trail Blazer"? It sure has been quiet……..Now that the Jazz have a better record than the Blazers. Can you say,,,,,,,,,Scoreboard.!

nothegame
Saratoga Springs, UT

Liked the big line up its about time i have been saying for a month where is that line up with Paul at the 3. And Ty this just in Tinsley is better than Earl. A LOT BETTER.

Johnson72
Salt Lake City, UT

That is just to bad for Portland, Sure was rooting for the victory, Oh well.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Smart move to play the three bigs (Millsap, Jefferson, Favors) at the same time. The key question here is whether the "drive for the playoffs" is hurting the overall long range development of the team. An important point is that if they make the playoffs, they lose the draft pick from Minnesota. If Golden State ends up in the bottom seven, they lose that pick also.

Don't Feed the Trolls
Salt Lake City, UT

Once again, Wesley Matthews rubbing Jazz Management's cheapness the fan's face.

I miss the old owner.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The Jazz are playing great under an excellent coaching staff!

VeraLouise
Sandy, UT

Tinsley! Tinsley! Tinsley! I hope he realizes how much the fans love/appreciate/want him. I know I do.

Go Jazzboys!!

Dustin
Idaho Falls, ID

So funny that we were all calling for Watson to be a starter over Harris in January, now we are calling for him to be 3rd string. From Corbin's standpoint, it is not always that simple. However I agree that Tinsley should be ahead of Watson for now. It is hard to come back from an injury, and he is obviously still struggling. In a few weeks Tinsley might be in a funk, and Watson might be the man to put in. It is all about timing.

I would love to see the Jazz make the playoffs. Guys like Harris and Howard (if he heals) thrive in the playoffs. Kanter, Favors, Hayward, and Burkes have no playoff experience, and even Big Al has hardly played any playoff games. This team could be excellent in a few years if we play our cards right. But playoff experience is important.

Hugh G. Hater
Swat Lake City, UT

Tinsley's steal sealed the win.

Millsap is the beast that gets no respect from the refs.

To me, Big Al is looking tired on both ends. Hayward, Tinsley and Burks as scoring options
besides Big Al and Millsap are the keys to getting into the postseason imho. This team needs to figure out breaking the zone defense and quick.

zabivka
Orem, UT

It was fun to see Corbin finally toy with the "big lineup" some more. I don't know that I'd want to see Millsap try to guard Andre Iguodala, but on a team that is really thin on the wings, I sure enjoyed what Paul was able to do from that spot.

I was really frustrated that Corbin kept Millsap on Aldridge for so long, though. Paul is just a little too short to be effective against him. The same thing happened with Blake Griffin--with Millsap on him he was scoring bucket after bucket. Favors' length was very effective, however. Millsap at the 3 has some serious potential.

Overall, the Portland game was a very flawed one, but a win is a win for the Jazz right now, especially on the road, and it was a wild and fun ride!

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