Utah Jazz buzz past Hornets

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  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 10:34 p.m.

    I worry a little about Okur coming back and how well he will play D, he never has been real good at it and often looked terrible with his olay defense as players drive by. I agree he can play OK but often didn't.
    Fes didn't have the best game and his flagrant foul was stupid but he still brings energy and toughness and a presence in the middle no other Jazz player can bring. If winning is the name of the game what Fes brings to the game is essential and he should continue to get minutes. The defense that second unit plays is the reason they are able to out play the other team while they are on the floor and Fes is a big reason for that. Those who can't see Fes's positive impact on the game, I question your ability to see and understand the game.
    CJ had a good game, I just hope he can regain his hot hand, it will be needed.
    I love what young Evans brings and his potential but he can't replace what Fes does or brings to the game.

  • Gdot-aka-whitelightning Roberts Ranch, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 5:20 p.m.

    Yo todd. so what defensive structure are we talking about here. . . The foul-em-as-they-drive-by defense? Yeah, thats about the only thing the jazz aren't proving this year. is having a sound defense. everything else seems to have improved upon the arrival of big al. woot.

  • cory salt lake, utah
    Nov. 25, 2010 12:46 p.m.

    I guess it takes two point guards to replace D-Will, but the caffeinated duo of Watson and Price did just that. And did it well last night. They add a burst of energy to the Jazz that effects everyone else including the fans. That was fun to watch last night. I also like the combination of Watson and D-Will. When D-Will gets the ball coming off screens and on the move he is deadly. Sloan should do that more.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Nov. 25, 2010 11:34 a.m.

    Last couple years Doc, it was fun rooting for the Jazz but it was almost at times like when game night approached. "oh ok it is time, and like a job or requesite chore to watch".

    Now, I look forward counting time down to tipoff. I see an organization from coaches, to GMS to players that are doing the job and on the same page..

    There is a spirit to win around here. Even Millsap last year at times looked lazy not fighting on d or every board when Boozer was around.

    When Okur comes back, this will be a "defining moment" in his career and legacy he could have in Utah.

    That is I will not lie. I am very concerned, he is going to ruin the Defensive structure, no one should tolerate, coach, player or fan, waving lazy 1/2 hearted efforts. Allowing his post man to go around him like air or no resistance.

    Mr. Okur is capable when he wants of playing acceptable defense even to the point of blocking shots. He is capable, I have seen it. Just not on the level needed or now demanded

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 11:19 a.m.


    Enjoy your family, friends & loved ones during the Holiday.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 11:14 a.m.

    todd, Fess's foul was better than watching Booz and Memo wave at somebody as the went by. I have no problem with it. Things are looking better around here, except for the loss of Wess Matthews. Earl, Cisco, Raj, are getting it done. The rooks show promise for the future. These are some of the the good times in Jazz history.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 11:08 a.m.

    I hope cj can continue to play this way and realize that it about exucuting offense & defense on each and every possession that will build a complete ball player and translate into w's and overall success and respect.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 11:04 a.m.

    cj miles played his best game ever against the hornets. It is not about the stats. It is about the teams effectiveness of defense and offense and how a player either helps to facilitate that or takse away from it (destroy their chances). cj played a complete game last night and did not take away from the production of the Utah Jazz. Also I love Watson, Price, Elson and Big Fess on the floor with cj. Two points, two Centers and cj it is pretty exciting to watch. Up and down, up and down, up and down, it's making people dizzy and it is very effective at this point.

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 10:56 a.m.

    And why was Fess replaced so fast out there?? Stupid fouls, acting like a big sixth grader. For as big as he is he should totaly dominate. They would be much better served playing Evans in Fess place..

  • Rick Northport, NY
    Nov. 25, 2010 10:34 a.m.

    to jody : it would have been better served if the 0 for 6 was the headline. since the Jazz don't need more offense from the starting 5, the best move coach could EVER make would be to replace one russian with another(sit andrea for BIG Fes). andrea's best years are 5 years in the rear view mirrow. andrea added to his ALL time worst shooting % last nite. Until Fes gets the 20 mins.a nite, he will not excel. Fes will be needed badly Friday nite. Who will andrea guard, Lamar--don't think so !

  • LKA Tremonton, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 10:09 a.m.

    @Observation:I agree totally. There is not a basketball player alive who sometimes can't throw the ball in the ocean. It happens to all and the best of them. There are things he does in his total game that do not show up in the box scores. Where this is a team effort someone will always have to be picked up. I think Elson is one of the better backup centers the Jazz have had. And how about that Evans..?? This kid is going to sell some tickets..

  • Observation-ist Ogden, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 9:57 a.m.

    To the author: Jody, Jazz-nation needs your help. When Kirilenko doesn't worry about his offensive numbers and just plays basketball, his overall contribution is fantastic. Blocks, help-defense, steals etc. are a huge part of Jazz success.

    To that end, it does NOT HELP when you make a comment about his offensive productivity (or lack thereof). Case in point ... IMHO, your reference to AK going 0-6 with no points did NOT contribute to your article but did serve to heighten AK's focus on offense, which we don't need.

    Perhaps you're not inclined to take suggestions about your reporting from a reader. However, if you are, may I suggest that, unless it's a vital part of your article, please refrain from commenting on AK's offense. Laud his defense and overall contribution or simply omit him from your article.

  • DH48 West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 9:14 a.m.

    A fun game to watch. Congrats to the guys for an excellant effort.

  • redcliffs Ivins, Utah
    Nov. 25, 2010 8:19 a.m.

    To soccer coach, you're probably a great person and I would like you in real life but if you and your possey don't go to any more games because you weren't loved or given some nice prizes for attending the game then you can still watch the games on tv. Then, those seats that you were taking up could be occupied by people who want to go because they love the game and are there to support our players.

  • soccer coach Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 7:51 a.m.

    I went to my first game in 4 years and took 3 of my girls with me. We had the Jr. Jazz special for tickets in the upper bowl. I know I paid for cheap tickets but they could have shown more love to the upper bowl people with a few more prizes or camera shots of us dancing. I enjoyed the game but will probably not return to watch another one.

  • Gdot-aka-whitelightning Roberts Ranch, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 1:57 a.m.

    what a great game from fes hahaha. memo. were ready for your return.

  • anonymous.111 Farmington, UT
    Nov. 25, 2010 12:35 a.m.

    Awesome game tonight from top to bottom!!!!! Now, let's bring on the Fakers and get the win!!!

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Nov. 25, 2010 12:07 a.m.

    Paul is always great. I am falling in love with Jefferson the more I see him. This team has great chemistry. AJ is helping the Jazz defense, passing the whole ballpark far better than Snoozie did.

    I feel New Orleans made a fatal mistake trading Peja. He is a vet not the best last 2 years, due to age and injuries. He still provides a shooting threat to open up Defenses. You have to let a veteran have time to get comfortable again.

    As the season wears Chris and West the 2 superstars on the Hornets will get more frustrated, when the help is not there.

    It is a team by the end of the season will be fighting to finish higher than #7 at best in Seeding. Particular when Bird Man and Kenyon come back for Denver.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Nov. 25, 2010 12:02 a.m.

    Jeremy did such a great job, I could tell barely it was not Dan Roberts here since 1979, similar to POP.

    Far as the game, what a tremendous night of Pro Basketball that $100 would have been worth for a ticket.

    So many positives from Raja improved shooting to DWIL spectactular play all the way to the bench.

    Offense and Defense. I liked when Matt Hapring said "never leave a corner open on 3s". The Jazz are recognizing this better, It is showing. Last year I would always see teams have couple guys just cherrypick behind the line, not so much now.

    I like the Combos of Watson and Price and Elson and Fes together. Elson is scoring a bit he has a nice 15-18 footer. I knew Earl would help us once he played like the old swashbuckler.

    Fes contributed but had stupid fouls. The loose ball foul after missing a put back but he could ave been ejected for the flagrant foul. He did well helping protect the paint. The thing is he looked upset after being pulled the 2nd time but at himself so is healthy he is recognizing mistakes.

    Destroy LA

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    Now carve up the Lakers if you can. Coach Sloan, you seem to be doing wonders with this current lineup. It is really fun to once again really enjoy the Jazz as a fan.

    Boozer was a huge distraction and added little, thanks for bringing on players who love the game and love where they play.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 10:25 p.m.

    Why does it take the local news outlets longer than to post a full article about the Jazz than it does the national outlets like ESPN?

  • jazz_man Fajardo, PR
    Nov. 24, 2010 10:21 p.m.

    D-will once again owns Chris Paul.