Utah Jazz: 41-point first quarter lifts Jazz

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  • blauch Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 12:28 p.m.

    Sloan played Price Exclusively at the shooting guard.

    Millsap and Jefferson have a lot more potential than Okur and Boozer. Really the Jazz's only problem is depth (it will be better when Okur gets back).

    Their strongest depth possession is Small Forward (AK and Miles). Considering their best 6 players are, Williams, Bell, AK, Millsap, Jefferson and Miles.

    The question: Is AK going to be able to get some minutes at Power Forward or is Miles going to be able to get some minutes at Shooting Guard.

    This games was really tricky because Toronto had Bargnani at Power Forward and Barbosa playing Shooting Guard. Hence they had Price playing Shooting Guard. AK went in at Power Forward, but Bargnani scored easily on him.

    AK played 27 minutes and Miles played 25 minutes. Considering they are 2 of your 6 best players - they will need to play more minutes.

    Against OKC - AK played almost the entire game at the 38 minutes (every minute that Durant played). Which only left 10 minutes opened for CJ - who was able to swing to Shooting Guard possession in that game for 15 minutes.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 11:03 a.m.

    The Jazz have a tough, but exciting road schedule coming up. I think the team is playing well, except for Hayward and Watson. I know both of those players are capable of having big games, yet both of those guys are struggling right now. We need Hayward to be productive every game and every night and every possession for that matter. I think Price should come in the game before Watson at this point. Keep working hard!

    GO JAZZ!!

  • The B.I.V. Centerville, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 10:27 a.m.

    I can't agree more, 'Source! We all know how close it is in the Western Conference at the end of the season. Think back to last year. We lost the last game of the season to Phoenix which dropped us from like 3rd to 5th or something...

    If it comes down to the wire like that again this year, the Denver or Phoenix loss could really bite us....

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 9:50 a.m.

    Beating the Tornoto raptor is somehow payback for an IOU for losing to an in-conference rival PHX Suns?

    I hardly think so.

    We won't be battling the Raptors at the end of the season for anything.

    We will be battling the Suns for some type of playoff position and that lay-down loss at home to them will come back to haunt us in the end.

    You know it will.

    A win is a win for sure but losing to Denver and PHX in pathetic fashion hurts both in the season series against each team and gives both of them confidence against us.

  • Snark Provo, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 9:46 a.m.

    I just love the culture of accountability that Big Al brings to this team. Jerry has got to love it! Jefferson is a refreshing burst of grit and energy that is not looking for photo opps. He has the blue collar-go earn your paycheck-kind of approach that will always bring smiles to Utahns and to Sloan. I want to adopt him and bring him home; I am sure that he help with dishes too (though the food bill would be staggering)!

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Nov. 4, 2010 9:32 a.m.

    We are very thin at the 2,Price is smallish.CJ is the only real off guard we have off the bench.Last year we were over loaded(Matthews,Korver,Brewer)Unless Williams gets hurt we don`t need 3 points.Keep one and pick up a 2.GO Jazz,and yes,nice game,Millsap`s the man!

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 9:12 a.m.

    @Todd: I don't think Price spent any time at the point last night. All at the two. Jazz should do this because of the energy Price brings. But can still play the point if needed. I think Watson will get better.

  • MJB Tooele, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 8:01 a.m.

    Great game.

  • redcliffs Ivins, Utah
    Nov. 4, 2010 7:06 a.m.

    CJ is doing a great job coming off the bench and hopefully that will continue. Other than him the bench seems to be getting a little thinner now. In the pre-season it seemed we could score with all kinds of combinations of players on the floor but right now without CJ we don't seem to have a lot of help. Ronnie added 11 points last night but there are times he doesn't see much playing time. I think the thing that will help the bench the most while waiting for players like Hayward and Evans to improve will be having Memo come back. Memo doesn't even have to be a big time scorer with Jefferson and Millsap in the game but if he can just be a nice contributor it will then allow us to have AK and CJ as solid bench players. We're getting better though!!

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Nov. 4, 2010 12:15 a.m.

    Toranto is more likely going to be last place by end of year. Sure was a nice win but this IOU is going to have to wait till we face the Suns but keep on winning guys.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Nov. 4, 2010 12:07 a.m.

    I am liking the combo of Millsap/Jefferson. It still feels like the Jazz are needing one more player. There is no great backup at the 2 for Bell. I am not sold on Price most nights.

    I am not sold on Memo helping out either. Fes needs to start making himself available to play.

    Dwill should play that way every night. For some reason, he doesn't.

    And CJ was the Man once again. Need I say more!!

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Nov. 3, 2010 10:17 p.m.

    Maybe last year if the Jazz blew a 23 point lead that went down to 1 in the 3rd quarter, I would have lost confidence we can win. This season, I have more confidence in this group.

    Sloan, to his credit, I will give him this has done a very flexible job with not set sub patterns. Tonight he went with Price, then Watson.

    I thought Jefferson was good again down low. In response the other night to Doug, Jeff does not need to score 20 and 10 every night like Booz did for us to win.

    If AK, Millsap, Dwil score the way they have the last couple games, we have more balance and everything does not go thru first the Power Forward.

    Millsap looks comfortable more so with Snooz out and is nailing those mid range jumpers.

    I thought Francisco did a nice job bothering Toronto with his length.

    CJ was key as he will need to be all year. Tonight his 3 barrage gave us separation and momentum to carry us to a large lead in the 4th quarter.

    Toronto had success with Andrea, Weems and Derozan slash and jumpers. Luckily, they did not focus shooting 3s