The Utah Jazz left their fans feeling pretty good last Saturday as they beat the Boston Celtics for the second time this season, 98-86.
While the atmosphere was certainly less emotionally charged at TD Garden in Boston than it was at Vivint Arena when the teams first met on Nov. 9, there were still some funny things that happened both on the court as well as on Twitter as it relates to the little rivalry that has formed between the two teams.
A look back at some of them:
Joe Ingles vs. Gordon Hayward?
One Twitter user caught on TV Jazz forward Joe Ingles and Celtics head coach Brad Stevens looking at one another and came up with a pretty hilarious caption for it.
For the record, both players scored seven points on Saturday. Ingles added six assists and three rebounds while Hayward had four rebounds and three assists.
On Monday night, Hayward came off the bench for the first time for Boston and scored four points with eight rebounds and four assists as the Celtics lost to the Charlotte Hornets, 117-112.
Is Daniel Theis the real 'Slim Shady'?
While Utah forward Jae Crowder never played with Hayward on the Jazz, he's got his own beef with Boston, one of his former teams, after Celtic fans cheered for Hayward last January when he was still with Utah and Crowder was with Boston.
During Saturday's game, audio was picked up of Crowder trash talking Boston big man Daniel Theis (the two were never teammates) at the foul line.
After Theis — who apparently wanted to look like the rapper Eminem after his latest haircut — missed a free throw, Crowder exclaimed, "Oh yeah, Slim Shady" in reference to one of Eminem's (additional) nicknames.
Other links (away from the Jazz-Celtics game)Comment on this story
- An article asked if Derrick Favors is still part of the Jazz's future, and Favors responded
- The ultimate Joe Ingles mixtape
- Kyle Kuzma busts out … interesting fashion
And finally …
Going back to last Saturday's contest, this video has floated around a good bit, but it's still worth sharing. Before the game, a young fan was wearing a replica of Donovan Mitchell's high school jersey, and Mitchell had him come out on the court and rebound for him while he was warming up.
Mitchell then signed the jersey for the youngster.
Jazz broadcaster David Locke offered a bit more insight into the story on Instagram.