Utah Jazz: Defense rests as Jazz run wild on Rockets

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  • jazzfanatic
    March 1, 2010 2:21 p.m.

    Miles is what I call a "Rollercoaster Player". Some days he's got it. Some days he doesn't. Come on, CJ, let's see some stuff that you are great at!!

  • Anonymous
    March 1, 2010 12:36 p.m.

    If shots aren't falling and they will not be able to outscore people in the playoffs...will Jazz be able to suddenly become a good defensive team?

  • Ed
    Feb. 28, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    You know this is not a place for irony. We don't understand.....but Todd really is a Laker fan.

  • kobe
    Feb. 28, 2010 7:44 p.m.

    looked like miles tonite....worthless!!! hahaha

  • Jazzsmack
    Feb. 28, 2010 6:27 p.m.

    THis is nothing unsusalsul,

    the JAzz have alamost always make a good run at this time of the season,

    then they wilt near end of the season,

    and fade in playoffs.

    typical jazz,

    always a brides maid NEVER a bride.

  • Miles
    Feb. 28, 2010 5:39 p.m.

    If Todd were a Laker fan: (Hold on.......I think he already is one!!)

    I am having lunch with Phil today to discuss my displeasure with him starting Kobe over Walton. He needs to know that the fans are not happy with this move. Adam Morrison should be getting 10 15 minutes a game. How is he going to get better on the bench?

    All you Philaholics need to wake up!!

  • Miles
    Feb. 28, 2010 5:35 p.m.

    Houdini if he were a Laker fan:

    Why isn't Walton playing 35 minutes a game,Kobe is taking his minutes, Phil is clueless,chucker,kobe lazy,no defense,

  • Miles
    Feb. 28, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    If Jazz fans were Laker fans today:

    Kobe is horrible. 3 - 17 today. He can't shoot. Never saw a shot he didn't like. Shoots every time he touches the ball. Trade him to the d-league. He needs to go. Trade him for Horace Grant. Why does Phil play this guy? Fisher should be taking the most shots. Kobe to the end of the bench. How long has he been in the league and he still can't shoot.

    Totally agree with GO JAZZ Move to LA and become a Laker fan.

  • Who's the fair haired boy?
    Feb. 28, 2010 5:18 p.m.

    True Matthews played rotten defense last night. All but one of his baskets was right next to the basket. He did make 18 points but his defense wasn't there. He's getting the benefit of plays designed for him. Who couldn't hit those kind of baskets. Matthews did not get one rebound. Actually Korver had the better wing game inspite of only scoring 8 points. He rebounded, passed the ball, and even had a couple of steals. The last of the fourth quarter Korver was directing traffic for the Jazz youth. Korver is the best wing player the Jazz have and a true team player. Watch him some time when he's on the bench. He's the first one up to cheer his his team mates on.

  • GO JAZZ!
    Feb. 28, 2010 5:11 p.m.

    To all of the negative posters here please pack your bags and move to another NBA team. The Utah jazz need supporters and not haters! GO Jazz keep winning.

  • Miles
    Feb. 28, 2010 4:37 p.m.

    The defensive specialist Matthews was guarding Martin most of the night. So where is the ragging on Matthews today? That right there explains the lack of simple basketball knowledge by most of the posters on here. CJ has you all geared up, so much that when anyone else plays bad it is CJ's fault. Gotta love blind fans.

    CJ has played excellent basketball the past two games. That's right, Houdini, two games in a row. The sky is falling and your basement is warming up.

  • This just proves
    Feb. 28, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    That when DWill focuses more on his game then complaining he can shoot a very high percentage and dish out a lot of assists. So now DWill since all us fans have seen this there is no excuse anymore. We want to see that same focus from you now until the playoffs .

  • Chuck Nunn
    Feb. 28, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    I was really impressed with the way Williams bounced back in particular from Friday night to Saturday night. He knew he had a mismatch and took advantage of it, and he shot the ball extremely well. He also got a lot of guys some good shots. The Rockets are not a very good defensive team now that they made that trade, and since Hilton Armstrong occupies a seat on the bench for most of the game, they're not very big either, so it was a good matchup for Utah to go small on. Okur, Boozer, Millsap all battled. Yes, I would have liked to have seen more of Fesenko in the game, but be wary of judging him on 3 1/2 minutes of garbage time. He gets significant minutes in the game, and he can help make things happen.

    Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 28, 2010 11:14 a.m.

    We need Larry Hughes and bench Miles!!!

  • CL
    Feb. 28, 2010 10:27 a.m.

    You guys who rag on CJ about his D on Martin, are up in the night. It was Mathews that was guarding Martin most of the night, not CJ.
    All you want to do is complain and rag on CJ, give him credit when he plays well, to rag on him just for the sake of ragging is poor. Get a life.

  • Two Shoes
    Feb. 28, 2010 9:49 a.m.

    What happened? I had to listen to David Locke.

  • page
    Feb. 28, 2010 9:24 a.m.

    D-Will i will eat my words from yesterday. U played great. not much complaning good job Jazz fun to watch.

  • Re CJ Haters
    Feb. 28, 2010 9:16 a.m.

    Good point,11 points a game and zero rebounds ? that tells me 2 things. First he`s very lazy,second he doesn`t like contact.Pretty tough to grab a rebound when you`ve pitched a tent out at the 3 point line and are camped out there

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 28, 2010 9:05 a.m.

    What a big deal about Brewer. He was starting guard other than dunking didn't do much. Wasn't even good defender. Jazz didn't miss him maybe Deron. That shows he needs to grow up or mature.

  • Defense on Martin
    Feb. 28, 2010 8:37 a.m.

    Once again Sloan jerked Miles out because of his lack of defense on Martin who just beat him time after time

  • Energy And Effort Wins Games
    Feb. 28, 2010 8:32 a.m.

    What a difference, when did these guys decide to play with some desire? Thats all we fans want is effort guys, and when it's not given we are upset because heaven knows you all are rewarded money wise for what you do. Just keep it up and the negaitve comments will go away. Effort, thats what we want, can you give us that?

  • Concerned
    Feb. 28, 2010 8:31 a.m.

    Yes we won big,shot 67.5 but we gave up 110 points to a team missing Battier and Ariza.We got away with it tonight against Houston,but that won`t fly against better opposition.Matthews and Millsap were also huge tonight

  • cj miles
    Feb. 28, 2010 8:26 a.m.

    11 points,ZERO rebounds,a 6`7' kid can`t grab one rebound ? LAZY

  • FL Jazz Fan
    Feb. 28, 2010 7:47 a.m.

    For the CJ Miles haters in general and the Sky is falling when the Jazz lose a game, you need to find something that will make you relax. Therapy.... Month's ago you through the Jazz under the bus when they were playing just under .500 ball. CJ is young right and he will find his grove. For the person that said he can't throw the ball into the ocean he is correct because it's had to do from Utah. He could do it from Florida :.)... Be patient and lay off the kid.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 28, 2010 7:41 a.m.

    If the Jazz never lost a game, someone would find something to complain about. You complainers, why aren't you in the NBA then.

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 28, 2010 6:41 a.m.

    Other than increase ticket prices and not play fundamental basketball, C.J. has done nothing. We sometimes forget that yes, we should be kind to a player, it's unchristian to be nasty. However, we as fans DO pay for the players' salaries. It is acceptable to voice discontent when someone that we endorse, pay for, and respect plays in a way that is seemingly lackadaisical, non-committal or simply bad.

    C.J. is a good person, from what I can tell (he could be another Vick, but from what we can see, he's a good person) so I do wish him the best. However, I also wish that we could replace him with someone who'd address one of our primary needs.

    Our two biggest needs are evey-day consistent 3-point shooting - Korver was supposed to do this but he's been rather inconsistent - or a huge shotblocking lane-clogging eatonesque center. C.J. might work far better on a Don Nelson slash and grab the cash kind of team. Not in a highly disciplined, regimented, Sloan atmosphere.

  • FDR
    Feb. 28, 2010 5:50 a.m.

    And Ron Boone says, Here's our two 7 footers. Koufos, all he needs is time on the court. Great game, but remember as Nunn and I have been saying all along, without length we will struggle mightily in the playoffs. Develope the big men!!

  • Re: CJ Miles haters @ 12:40
    Feb. 28, 2010 4:37 a.m.

    Problem is that when you are paid big bucks to produce and don't, well that is when the criticism is somewhat justified. Look, all these guys are overpaid for what they do, so if they get a few jabs thrown their way, so be it. If he can't take it let him figure out something else to do in life. In the meantime, if he wants to draw a paycheck, that, in part, comes from the fan who helps to pay his fat salary, he better be ready for the heat if he doesn't produce.

  • DWill
    Feb. 28, 2010 1:09 a.m.

    has tended to be in a funk since the Brewer trade. Some of that may be a sore thigh.

    It was great to see him get out of the funk. He often struggles with really fast small PGs like Lawson and Brooks.

    When DWill goes well the team tends to go well. Price played well also. CJ deserves some credit.

    It will take time for the team to adjust to new combinations (without Brewer). They seem to be making that adjustment. If they keep working they may be stronger by the playoffs without Brewer but it will take improvement by all of the wings and Price.

    The Jazz are lethal when they have both the inside and outside game going and play some to decent defense.

    The Jazz are still Jeckle and Hyde but now they seem to oscillate between okay and great.

  • CJ Mile haters
    Feb. 28, 2010 12:40 a.m.

    All you CJ Miles haters are pathetic. This is all you guys do is complain about him game after game. What has he done thats so horrible to you. LAY OFF THE KID!!!

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 28, 2010 12:08 a.m.

    ya DWill!!!!!!!!! And GOOOOOO JAAAAZZZZZZ

  • Houdini
    Feb. 27, 2010 11:13 p.m.

    trade miles,clueless,

  • Anonymous
    Feb. 27, 2010 11:04 p.m.

    Bench CJ sign Hughes!!!! I would rather have Hughes than CJ!!!!! Cj has to go!!!!

  • Tiberias
    Feb. 27, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    When Williams is in a funk over the officiating, as he was at Sacramento, he nags at the refs and sulks at both ends of the floor. He is the one that gets the rest of the team going and so they just followed after him. When he comes out and plays like he did tonight, the rest of the team follows that also. He needs to quit sulking.

  • todd from santa ana
    Feb. 27, 2010 10:35 p.m.

    You guys are going to judge Fes by 0-4 from line and 3 minutes of hugh quality "garbage time"

  • todd from santa ana
    Feb. 27, 2010 10:33 p.m.

    The Jazz tonight were so prolific offensively, no one would have had a chance. Congrats to DWIL for setting the tone, being aggressive, hitting everything, still balancing with dishes, and Boozer, Matthews, Okur all benefited with high shooting percentages.

    Millsap had a strong night,. outscoring on 3s by 24 is different and critical. Houston did shoot well at 50 percent for 3 quarters, so it is a concern and the defense has to get back to where it last on the last road trip.

    Okur did do a decent job, especially in the 2nd half patrolling the paint and giving some resistance and finished with couple blocks. Boozer and Millsap did decent jobs there also. Matthews struggled with his strength defense, but still mainly benefited from DWIl offensively and had a team high plus 30

    Martin scored well but that is all he does. Carl Landry was better for Houston. Yao comes back, Houston not likely to make playoffs but finish .500 and that is all they can be expected. They should have let theyr'e team alone.

    Hope continue at the Clip Joint. I will be sitting Section 304 row 7, 23-24 battling hwy 110 traffic, Hollyweird.

  • Ak Fan
    Feb. 27, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    Little defence neither team bothered to play, shots were falling. About Deron, he badly wanted to redeem and Houston let him play. Fesenko he isn't good against smaller opponent.

  • CL
    Feb. 27, 2010 10:13 p.m.

    Good game, I wonder how many of those who complained and ragged on DWill about his game in Sac., will give him praise and props for his game tonight? Or do they just like to complain?
    I'm big on seeing Fes play but he struggled tonight. CJ looked pretty good, didn't force things, shot well. Hopefully he can continue to relax and not force things and let the game come to him more.
    Korver had an all around good game.
    Hopefully AK doesn't miss many games.
    I would love to see Sloan implement into the offense more three point shooting, it really opens the game up.
    I thought Mathews had a pretty good game, he scored well, but to those who complain about CJ's defense and allowing those he guards to score, look at this game and Mathews. He scored well but KMartin scored 32. KMartin is a very good offensive player and just because he scored, doesn't mean Mathews had a terrible defensive game. It's like Therl Baily said yesterday, no one can guard really good players one on one.

  • The "A"
    Feb. 27, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    Nice win but we still do not box out, we have way too many turnovers and Miles is just flat out bad overall.

  • Miles
    Feb. 27, 2010 9:45 p.m.

    CJ has got to go. He is horrible. Last two games he is 9 - 11. What is Jerry thinking playing this kid? He can't throw the ball into the ocean right now. He is worse than a high schooler.

    Houdini is right. CJ can't put back-to-back games together. Trade him now!!