Utah Jazz: Lakers hold off Jazz second-half rally

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  • Jazzsmack
    May 11, 2010 10:32 p.m.

    For all you sloanaholics,

    kobe makes an interesting comment,

    that Jackons actually etaches and coaches the players,

    and NOT yells and swears at them, puts them in his doghouse, and run them through drills, and never communicates with them,

    like sloan does.

    What the Jazz need is real coaching not slaon system coaching.

    Did osteertagg get better?

    has AK gotten better?

    has miles gotten better?

    is boozer better than 5 years ago?

    what about fez and koufos and price?

    the only that any good undersloan are those that invloved in thsystem and get playing time,

    like deron and boozer and milsap,

    even aks best year was when he played PF

    Why does evey SG want to leave the Jazz,

    where are all those 1st round picks?

    its the system and lack of player development,

    it's sloan.

  • Basketballogy
    May 11, 2010 11:38 a.m.

    Boozer had a tough game for sure, but the Jazz SHOULD have been beaten inside. Gasol, Odom and Bynum have a significant edge on Boozer, Milsap and Fes.

    But how do you justify losing outside game to the likes of Shannon Brown, Jordan Farmar and Derek Fisher?

    Just look at the shot chart for that disastrous 2nd quarter: the Jazz missed EVERY shot that wasn't in the paint!

    No outside shooting, plus 6 turnovers (4 by Jazz guards) in Q2 put the Jazz in a hole they couldn't dig out of.

    Take that quarter out of the books and the Lakers would only lead by 3 points, something the Jazz could have overcome at home.

    Nobody's talking about it, but the Jazz guards were MIA on defense this entire series.

    In Q3 it was SHANNON BROWN who stepped up in response to the Jazz run with two huge 3 pointers and a dunk.

    And in game 3 it was Fisher, Brown and Farmar that torched the Jazz, not Bynum and Odom.

    Even Kobe scored better against the Jazz than against the Thunder.

    Boozer did well enough against bigger and better players.

    What is Williams' excuse?

  • Bugoff
    May 11, 2010 10:42 a.m.

    LA has more talent. Kobe is not MJ but he is very good. He certainly is a clutch player.

    He has won a lot of games for LA and sometimes shoots them out of games, but overall he is one of the top 5 players in the league.

  • Buzz
    May 11, 2010 10:21 a.m.

    Wow rvalens2, I am impressed. Not many Jazz fans would admit to what you just did.

    You got my respect. Here's to the Jazz getting a good lottery pick and becoming an elite team in the NBA.

  • rvalens2
    May 11, 2010 10:17 a.m.

    Re: Buzz

    Sorry but as much as I hate to admit it ...

    It ain't bragging or arrogance if you can back it up with your play. That's exactly what Kobe does. As you stated, "... you are just telling the truth." even though the truth hurts.

  • Buzz
    May 11, 2010 8:54 a.m.

    Stop the presses! Kobe Bryant alluded to the fact that Phil has coached two pretty good clutch players in him and Michael Jordan.

    Oh my, what an ego! What an arrogant player Kobe is!

    Also, this just in... Derek Fisher said that the Lakers are good as the reason for their success in Utah.

    I can't take it anymore. These Lakers are so conceded. They think the world revolves around them.

    Lastly, D-Will was asked if he thought the he was the best Point Guard in the NBA. He said that yes, he was the best. But this can be attributed to inexperience and is not bragging. In fact, as many Jazz fans so expertly ascertain, if you got the skills to back it up, you are just telling the truth.

    Oh the agony