Apr 18, 2019 10:58 am MDTRockets’ James Harden ready to block out intense Utah Jazz home crowd: ‘I don’t worry about the fans’ With the Utah Jazz set to host Houston in Games 3 and 4 of the first-round playoff series, the games will be played on Saturday, April 20, and Monday, April 22, at 8:30 p.m. MDT.
Eric Woodyard is a Deseret News sports writer covering the Utah Jazz. An award-winning sports journalist from Flint, Michigan, and a graduate of Western Michigan University, Woodyard appeared on ESPN's "E:60" and "Outside the Lines" in 2016 and was awarded first place for Best Sports Story and Best Sports Feature categories in 2012 and 2015 by the Michigan Associated Press. Eric is a proud parent of a 3-year-old son, Ethan.
Apr 17, 2019 12:26 pm MDTJames Harden, Donovan Mitchell share off-court branding experiences despite being fierce competitors Donovan Mitchell and James Harden both appeared in a recent BodyArmor commercial and share endorsements with Stance socks and Adidas. "He loves to go out there and hoop and he’s a beast," Harden said of Mitchell.
Apr 16, 2019 5:02 pm MDTHow Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is looking to have a better Game 2 performance against Houston Rockets Mitchell was mainly guarded by Rockets players Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and P.J. Tucker who forced him to make quick reads with their switching defense in Game 1. "It’s over with, we made our adjustments,” he said.
Apr 16, 2019 2:26 pm MDTUtah Jazz coach Quin Snyder calls Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul a ‘better coach than me’ “Tell Quin, I ain’t no free agent no more,” Paul responded jokingly during Tuesday’s practice. “He don’t need me anyway.” Both Paul and Snyder are members of the NBA competition committee.
Apr 15, 2019 7:44 pm MDTUtah Jazz’s Thabo Sefolosha witnessed the rise of James Harden from bench player to dangerous offensive weapon Thabo Sefolosha played alongside James Harden for three seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2009-12. “The way he dissects the game, understands the defense and picks it apart — it’s pretty unique," Sefolosha said.