Poof! Jazz road woes gone?

Millsap pours in a career-high 28 in win over Magic

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  • ID Jazz
    Dec. 23, 2007 12:56 a.m.

    Poof Road Woes Back!!!! Funny on the Jazz website I predicted they would go 1-3 but did not think they would lose to teams with a losing record and there win would be against a top team in the east. Thats the most frustrating thing about this team and I don't know if it is the coaching or the players but it the inconsistency that drives me crazy.

  • lori mercer
    Dec. 22, 2007 8:32 p.m.

    where is the dddddddddddddddddddd

  • Chukar
    Dec. 22, 2007 3:37 p.m.

    I agree with rsfarmerjd, give almond a chance to shoot, thats what they need, give millsap the start over collins or okur, also get rid of some fair weather fans, join a debate team

  • Jazzsmack
    Dec. 22, 2007 3:36 p.m.

    So the bench finallly contribute, it is bound to happen occassioally.

    So the win once twicw out of the last 10 games.

    So what. Nothing has changed. Same coach, same players.

    AS long sloan is coaching,
    as long as they using the same system
    As long they built around an undersized pf
    As long as they never have a star shooting guard
    As long the never have interr defense
    as long as the never have center

    They will never win an nba chamiopship.

    So enjoy the win
    Enjoy the 45 season wins
    enjoy getting knocked out of the playoffs again
    enjoy the mediocre draft pick they will envitably get

  • BT
    Dec. 22, 2007 1:19 p.m.

    What if Boozer gets it foul trouble, When Memo comes back and he gets in foul trouble who do you bring? you bring in Milsap for either the 5 and 4 positions and the Jazz don't miss a beat. Since Memo is out and you start Milsap and he gets in foul trouble which 9 out of 10 times when he starts he gets in trouble and who comes in but Collins. For some reason it seems that Milsap gets in a better flow of things when he comes off the bench. As for Coach Sloan who do you think Larry will place if he ever got rid of him, it would most likely be long time Assistant Johnson, who has the same philosophy as Sloan. I believe the Jazz will start playing Jazz basketbal, which is team basketball, which also means Sloan basketball. I wonder if the Jazz can get Andre Miller from Philly to back up or play along with Williams, just like Fisher had done last year.

  • Vernal Roid
    Dec. 22, 2007 12:53 p.m.

    Great game Paul Keep working hard to prove yourself in becomming the player all of the Jazz fans knew that you would become.

  • rsfarmerjd
    Dec. 22, 2007 11:55 a.m.

    anyone notice Almond had 51 points last night? Why are we looking for a backup 2 guard? If sloan would just change his thinking on young players and use millsap more, Fes instead of Collins( after several years in league is just not getting any better) and Almond who will make some mistakes but can score if allowed to shoot. It is interesting the two teams beating the doors down for Gira is Pheonix and Dallas. I guess those teams are idiots. Milsap wouldn't have played much last night if our leading scorer-Collins hadn't got in foul trouble. Come on sloan we have the players just let them play!!!

  • Memo to Memo
    Dec. 22, 2007 11:05 a.m.

    The Jazz need you at last seasons level. How's your 'dancers toe' doing? We need you back in the lineup. Become a U.S.A. citizen and forget about playing for Turkey!

    Kudos to the Jazz for the win over the Magic. However, the NBA eastern teams, other than Boston, Cleveland, and Detroit are pretty sad. Losing to any of them is not good...at home or on the road. During the Jazz slide/losses period recently, it is apparent that NBA officiating is very annoying. No calls and mystery calls are a plague to the Jazz.

    Most of the talented teams are in the Western Conference. I propose to change the playoffs to all of the teams get in, and all teams are lined up according to record and are paired off. That will start making the regular league games meaningful. Along with this 'Neverending Basketball Association' situation, the league would shorten the regular season to 60 games; all playoff series would be best of 7. The playoffs could be starting in March, not May. How about that NBA fans and league officials!!

    Go Jazz!!

  • hopeful
    Dec. 22, 2007 10:55 a.m.

    Remeber that this is just one game. They need to do it on a consistant basis, then we can celebrate.

  • SMW
    Dec. 22, 2007 10:30 a.m.

    I would like to see AK be the back up point. Hart can bring up the ball and run the play through AK. He knows how to pass, not just shoot like Hart & Price.

  • Youthful Jazz
    Dec. 22, 2007 10:13 a.m.

    It's about time Millsap started showing this year what he showed us last. It's almost as if the emergence of Brewer took some of the steam out of Millsap's great last year. Not sure if it's Millsap's fault, or Sloan's for not playing him enough, or not running plays for him enough. Whatever the reason, we need the same kind of production from him this year as last.

    This Jazz team is still pretty young, yet we keep expecting play-off caliber play from them. I think the team's trying to find a collective identity that they don't seem to have right now.

    Think about it. If you picture the top teams in the NBA every year, they have an identity. They're distinctively different from each other, in spite of their similar records at year's end.

    Give the team this year to gel and we'll have a fun one to watch in years to come. I don't expect them to do as well in the playoffs this year as last, unless Fes comes along faster than expected, and our 51-point Almond gets called up and becomes a legit outside threat. Probably wishful thinking.

  • JAG
    Dec. 22, 2007 10:02 a.m.

    For all of you who say Boozer and D-Will are hogging the ball and thats the reason why were not winning. well just look at last night. they still got all there points (and boozer just about had all of his rebounds). Even D-Will had an average night with his assist. the only thing different this time instead of boozer and D-Will playing with heart and commitment everybody played with heart and commiment. and that right there is the reason why the jazz won. PS i am so happy CJ miles is finnally getting his minutes i have always been a believer in him. here is hoping jazz will end the year with a winning streak!

  • Cooper
    Dec. 22, 2007 9:44 a.m.

    It is now time to make the trade with Sac AK and Jaron for Miller and Artest. We will win the west. Also Artest will not sign with the Jazz and we free up 14 million of AK's contract.

  • LB
    Dec. 22, 2007 9:06 a.m.

    Jerry says, "...they were starting to doubt just a little bit whether they could win a game." Ya think?!!! So what have YOU done, Jerry, during this entire slump? Berate, berate, berate. What "normal" human being on the planet would NOT begin to doubt his abilities with a crotchety old foul-mouth telling them they stink? You say, Jerry, that "they were starting to doubt whether they could win a game."

    Don't shove it off on the players, Jerry. Admit it! You've been telling them that for as long as they've been in this slump! No doubt those are your exact words to them in the locker room. I can hear it now; "You (explictive deleted) think you're (explitive deleted) NBA basketball players? My (explitive deleted)! You probably can't win another (explitive deleted) game this (explictive deleted) season! You'll probably go (explitive deleted) winless the rest of the (explitive deleted) decade!"

    So, Jerry, you're just starting to think "they began to doubt whether they could win a game?!"


  • Frank
    Dec. 22, 2007 8:58 a.m.

    Millsap starting,,,Memo,Harpring off the bench ...PERIOD

  • LB
    Dec. 22, 2007 8:44 a.m.

    If Jerry's so great, Larry and Kevin stink! If the problem is always with the players and not the coach (as Jerry and Larry and Kevin would have us believe) then the Jazz can't sign top players; they won't play in Utah! Yeah, pdhitman, so are you saying they should be more like the Kobes in the league? Kobe's got rings! If DWill acted like Kobe we'd win championships?! Yeah, right! There are just three possibilities, as I see it, 1. the players are selfish and stink; 2. Sloan can't control himself and stinks as a coach; 3. Larry and Kevin stink cause they can't bring the good players here. We know the players can play, they've proved it, they don't stink. If the players don't stink, then logically Larry and Kevin don't stink; they signed the players we know can win. So, it has to be Sloan! Remember, he's NEVER won the big ones! NEVER! And he NEVER will! Twenty years is a long long time to go without a championship. Other teams may have gone as long, but they've changed coaches over and over during their 20 years of championship draught. GO HOME AND COLLECT TRACTORS, JERRY!

  • what???????????
    Dec. 22, 2007 8:30 a.m.

    The most ridiculous comment yet. You think the Jazz are worried about stats? Deron Williams could get 30 a night if he wanted. That is NOT what the struggle was. Wow, I won't even comment any further on that. GO JAZZ! We looked like ourselves again.

  • please
    Dec. 22, 2007 8:22 a.m.

    trade sloan while his value is up!

  • jim b cedar city
    Dec. 22, 2007 8:14 a.m.

    Paul Millsap is a beast in the paint at both ends of the floor. I think Meno is just worn out both physically and mentally. HIs time on the hard wood should be limited. Where as Millsaps should increase. If Jazz play this type of game tonight they will pull out a win.

  • Jimmy's Sneakers
    Dec. 22, 2007 8:01 a.m.

    START MILSAP ALREADY!!! Boozer can play the 5 slot guarding whichever teams slow plodding guy, while MIlsap can guard the teams better 4/5. Fes and Collins should be only used for fouls. Let AK get the backup 4 minutes that Milsap had and let Harpring get more p/t.

    Collins is worthless, get a clue Jerry.

  • page
    Dec. 22, 2007 7:49 a.m.

    that is how you can play jazz tough like your coach.now they know what it takes i hope they start a win streak. millsap was amazing good job all the way around tough, tough, tough.

  • reeshard
    Dec. 22, 2007 7:12 a.m.

    Look for Shaq to have his best game of the season tonight.

  • J in NY
    Dec. 22, 2007 6:43 a.m.

    Keep giving Paul minutes, and keep giving AK touches. Do this and the Jazz will keep winning. It was good to see Harpring back out there, only Paul brings anything close to his toughness.

  • Just Someone
    Dec. 22, 2007 5:58 a.m.

    I enjoy the Jazz and their organization but I also have other priorities. I couldn't tell you everything that has happened in the past. It seems to me the 2007-2008 pattern pretty much, thus far, follows the 2006-2007 beginning season history. They started strong hit a big slump and then picked it up. If this is correct is history repeating itself? What about the end of the year?

  • Andy
    Dec. 22, 2007 5:53 a.m.

    How long can Millsap be kept off the starting roster? Collins is a "nice guy" from my hometown of North Hollywood,is a warm body taking up space....but he will NEVER win you 1 ballgame,give all his minutes to Millsap and 5-10 to "the big Rushin"

  • max
    Dec. 22, 2007 2:25 a.m.

    GO JAZZ!!!! you can do it.

  • PShooter
    Dec. 22, 2007 1:56 a.m.

    I always cringe when I see Deron scoring over 20 points. The Jazz always do better when a third guy besides Deron or Boozer scores over 20. Last year it was Memo and it resulted in wins. Tonights game you also saw Booze passing more which helped keep the magic frustrated because they had to quard everybody instead of just Deron and Booze.

    Then when the Jazz started the 4th quarter they didn't let up the intensity on defense and on the first possession they got a steal and kept pounding it in the paint. Fess was also a welcome site with his two blocked shots, that kept the magic second guessing in the paint.

  • pdhitman
    Dec. 22, 2007 12:59 a.m.

    this is what i'm saying on my previous comments. okurs absence would be millsap's emergence. I agree with trex, hope jazz would focus more on winning than personal stats.

  • Trex
    Dec. 22, 2007 12:26 a.m.

    We could learn from Coach Van Gundy's comments about his own club. When the Jazz are at their scrappy tough best, they are hard to beat. Home or away. Kudos to Millsap and CJ Miles for toughness tonight. My gosh, a win against the Heat would be a wonderful Christmas present. GO JAZZ!!!

    PS-To all you bandwagon fans--He's Jerry FREAKIN Sloan!!!!