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Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 10:55 p.m. MST

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rvalens2
Burley, ID

Probably the most enjoyable game I have watched the Jazz play this year. They finally put together a stellar performance that I hope they can duplicate in tonight's match with Minnesota. Amazing what they can accomplish when they all work together, defend and pass the ball.

JBQ
Saint Louis, MO

Obviously, the turning point of the season. It's starting to look like the Jazz play up to their level of competitition. That would be on the coach or maybe in this age of monetary insanity, the players have their own way of thinking.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

I'm starting to figure out what the Utah Jazz threads are all about. A tough loss and everybody hops on to tell how they would have gone about coaching and winning the game. An outstandng win? Two people post and one seems almost angry that the Jazz won because it flies in the face of his belief that he could coach the Jazz better than Coach Ty.

Millsap fan
Taylorsville, UT

Xert,

I agree and have to admit I was starting to fall into that trap of being a whiner of a fan! The truth is the Jazz are better this year than last despite some key players being injured. We could easily sneak up to sixth place in the west as the warriors slip in the hard schedule they have.

From now on I'm going to be more optimistic about this club.

Red and Blue
VANCOUVER, WA

Great win for the Jazz. Way to go! I do have one question for you knowledgable Jazz fans. Exactly what contribution does Mo Williams bring to the organization?

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@xert
This was a great win but the article points out there have been other great wins this year and what we've seen so far is that after great wins the Jazz move back to mediocrity. Will it happen again, I'm guessing it will. Too many times the team falls behind at the start of games and has to work their way back every night. I blame Corbin and my biggest complaint is that Corbin seems to feel we need to start Marvin Williams and play him all those minutes because of the $8.3 million bucks we're paying him this year. Corbin, that money is wasted already and quit trying get some value from him. Carroll immediately brings more scoring and effort to the team and when Williams sits the Jazz start making their run. But, it seems to me that Williams has the most secure starting job in the league and does no wrong in Corbin's eyes. I credit the Jazz with picking up Foye and he does add a nice dimension to the team but Williams is a mistake that Sloan would have already dealt with if he was coaching.

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@ Millsap fan
I guess I'm not done speaking my mind, sorry. What constitutes in your mind "a whiner of a fan"? I'm guessing you would include me in that description. I'll bet I'm the most consistent poster to these comment boards as you will see me comment almost after every game. I'm a devoted Jazz fan and I watch every single game and I have done that since the team moved from New Orleans. I love our team and passionate about wanting to see them stay in Utah and become a contender like the Stockton and Malone era. I feel proud to live in a country where we can speak our minds and thanks goes to the men and women that keep fighting for that right. If you've changed your opinion about the team after this one game Millsap fan, that's ok and your privilege. I'm just not there yet because I've seen this movie before and it ends the same way. The Jazz will not be a contender as presently constituted in my opinion and so I'll keep (whining) and looking for some changes that I hope will come..

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Great win for the Jazz against a great Thunder team. Everyone should be proud. Keep up the good work! Go Jazz!

fortydam
OREM, UT

Hey AmericanVet, They run very little offense through the three. Ask AK what it did for his career in Utah. He was an all star for us at the four, then we got Boozer and moved him to the three. Ask Thurl Baily what happened to his career when we got Malone and moved him from the four to the three. Marvin is fifty percent the past two games form the three point line. He kept Durrant form going nuts in that first Quarter. I'm not a big Marvin Williams fan, but it's Utah's offense that kills the three spot. Jefferson is the expensive hole on this team. He is a gifted big man, but his defense and inability to set screens for the wings, kills Hayward and Williams. I feel that Millsaps game would flourish with Jefferson gone.And all of this talk about Sloan, really. His best coaching days are long gone. He retired for a reason. A great defensive coach that could never adjust to the NBA zones that came when they stopped making them play man to man. This team needs a point guard, badly.

Jazzledazzle
Provo, UT

Last night the Jazz did a lot of good things. What stood out to me the most is that they responded every time the Thunder made a run. The Thunder would cut the lead down and then Burks or Carrol, or someone else would hit a shot to respond. The Jazz kept pushing the ball, not running the clock down to 2 then jacking up a shot. That is why the Thunder did not get back into the game. Best performance of the season. A win at Minnesota would be a great way to go into the all-star break!

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

@fourtydam
Carroll replaces Williams at the 3 spot and doesn't need the Jazz to run anything for him. He hustles and creates his own offense and consistently out scores, out rebounds and out hustles Williams. Also Millsap can play the 3 when Favors plays the 4, and Hayward can play the 3 when he's not the shooting guard. Believe me, the Jazz will run plays through the 3 when we have a strong player there. Williams just hangs around the perimeter and Corbin chooses to let him get away with it. And, I'm not asking for Sloan to come back, I'm just saying a good coach will get the best players most of the minutes and sit the players that don't produce. Corbin is unfamiliar with that concept.

Millsap fan
Taylorsville, UT

@Americanvet,

I never said you weren't entitled to your opinion. I'm just choosing to be more optimistic than I previously have been.

My biggest peeve is after a Jazz loss we see way more comments (all negative) than after an incredible win like last night.

Thanks for serving our country.

John Wicks
Salt Lake City, UT

The Jazz will be flat tonight. Timberwolves in a rout!!

Americanvet
Ivins, UT

If you'll remember, the Jazz finished strong last year and snuck into the playoffs when Corbin went to a big lineup of Favors,Millsap and Jefferson on the front line. Then in the playoffs the Spurs completely shut Jefferson down and we got swept, but Favors was a beast in the playoffs blocking shots and defending. That's why there was such high hopes for Favors to become a force this year but Corbin completely went another direction and Favors and Kanter are not getting the playing time to develop. It's only because all of our point guards got injured that Burks has had a chance to show his stuff but I'm sure when Mo Williams comes back Burks will end up on the bench again. If Corbin was coaching in other cities where the expectations were high as they should be here I'm telling you he would have been gone already.

fortydam
OREM, UT

Americanvet, I agree, the Jazz need a team full of Carroll's, I just don't think Marvin is a bad as he looks right now. He lurks around on the three point line because he, Foye and the point guards are suppose to create spacing for the big guys. All of them have been getting burned by other teams cherry picking off a in-bounds or missed shot. (and all of the wings are guilty). At least Carroll is disrupting play. I will stand alone on this board as a critic, even when they win. I have been a season ticket holder since the second season they came to Salt Lake. I still say I would rather see Bell suit up than watch the end of this bench. I also think that Burks is going to be a special player.

Bigpics
West Haven, UT

Who were those unmasked men and why don't they show up more often??

:)

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@americanvet

i agree with you 100% on corbin...the dude clearly doesnt know how to coach young guys...an instance would be...Kanter getting minutes...performed extremely well...next game...Kanter will only play 5 mins...is that the way you reward the performance of the players?...we need a coach that is willing to devout his time and patience to develop our core...or else...we would find ourselves...without Favors...kanter...Hayward...or burks...as they all might get traded...or sign with a different team....and then those four would blossom into major players in the league...and the management...would scratch their head asking themselves what happened? and the fans are stuck watching a mediocre team without championship aspirations with corbin as its coach....that my friends...would be a sad and disappointing reality that might really happen...

Kakashi
Tokyo, Japan

@fortydam...

out of topic question here....since you've been a season ticket holder for the longest time...i just needed to ask...did you boo the stockton pick? please be honest... i wasnt born yet when that happened....but i grew up watching Stock...and loving his play...then watched the stockton pick on youtube...and i was expecting that...because these days you have access to a ton of information...unlike in the 80s...so i'd give the guys who booed the pick that...

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