Utah Jazz: Early deficit turns into road win for Jazz

Win is a bounce back from Bayou bashing

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  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Dec. 20, 2010 12:46 p.m.

    Won second game of back-to-back on the road at Bucks. That is huge improvement from the last few years.

  • Your dead Uncle Saint George, UT
    Dec. 20, 2010 11:57 a.m.

    Francisco........That's fun to say.

  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Dec. 19, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    Fes has been on the floor on every come-back. I guess that is just coincidence.

    AK? In addition to him being the team's best defensive player and second best passer, he is the best on the team at getting to the free throw line. With only 239 fg attempts this season, he has taken 123 free throws. Millsap: 359 fg attempts with 128 free throws. AJ: 405 field goal attempt and 92 free throws. Williams:439 shots and 193 free throws. D-Will gets to the line more because he handles the ball much more. AK does not get a lot of touches to get as many free-throws as he does. And he sure does not get the "superstar call" treatment. Any team needs to get to the line to have success.

  • jazzfanzz Farmington, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    Switchh up the starting line up Sloan! What've you got to lose? It aint workin' now, try something that might!

  • Chuck Nunn Logan, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    Yet the first game that Fesenko doesn't play that isn't injury related, the Jazz second unit gets killed on the boards and in the paint. Fesenko needs to be in the rotation, bottom line. The Jazz did a heck of a job against the Bucks on the boards, and now that they've done that against the likes of Bogut and Gooden, hopefully there'll be more crashing the boards and less carping about having to play help defense and getting beat on the boards. But teams with more length in their lineups are going to continue to give the Jazz problems, and Fesenko can help level the playing field for Utah in that respect and give the Jazz an edge there against smaller teams like the upcoming Cavaliers.

    Peace out from the Jazz Oracle!

  • pate123 willard, ut
    Dec. 19, 2010 3:28 p.m.

    Fesenko plain and simple isn't good enough to get consistent minutes, maybe some match up problems we have against a few teams sure, but by large length isn't the problem typically. If one looks at our team field goal percentage, that is the glaring hole, inconsistentcy. We need too take a leap of faith chance and trade Kirilenko, miles/Fesenko for a quality athletic two guard who can shoot and play defense. I believe we would be extremely tough if that were to happen; remember when they brought in hornacek, that was a deadline trade involving he and Jeff Malone going to Philly, Malone wasn't that bad but he was not consistent enough plus he wasn't assertive enough. That Jazz team I believe was '94 is very similar to todays club and look what a difference one addition was that being Hornacek. I think we would have won it all the next year if Ronny Seikly would have agreed to that trade.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Dec. 19, 2010 10:59 a.m.

    Millsap could play the sf as well as AK does and AK can certainly slip over to the SG and easily do what Bell and MIles are doing,which is not much,that lineup won`t work all the time,but will certainly cause match-up problems,for both teams,we really need a solid 2,Fes,Jefferson,Millsap,AK and Williams...interesting

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Dec. 19, 2010 10:58 a.m.

    21 times now out of 28 games we have been outplayed in the 1st quarter, sometimes real bad. Why not change up the starting lineup Jerry? I would pull both Bell and A.K. and put whoever your choice might be in there for a game or two and see if the results don't change, why not? This is the #1 problem I have always had with Sloan, that being his dedicated routines, and refusal to tinker some.

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 10:22 a.m.

    What a differance one night makes. Jazz looked like they at least wanted to be out there. Could the Jazz try Milsap at the 3 or I;m i talking out my back side. Like go with Fess or Fancisco at the 5 AJ at the 4 and AK or CJ at the 2 we all know who is at the 1.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 9:09 a.m.

    cj shot 37% from the field...but the team still found a way to win...good thing it was only Milwaukee

  • utopia381 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 8:28 a.m.

    @bgl ... ?!?

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 8:21 a.m.

    I do not like it that Memo is coming back and Fes is losing his role with the Jazz second unit. Memo is not going to give us the defense we need down in the paint. He will do little or nothing to stop the Laker bigs and others from scoring and rebounding. Fes and his continued development is our best weapon when it comes to defending the big men in this league. One reason our rebounding has suffered since Fes's minutes went away is because he blocks about 2 guys off the boards so our other guys get more rebounds. We should bring Memo back slow and not at the expense of Fes and his development. We had some good chemistry with the second unit and it has disappeared with Memos return.

  • ed Los Olivos, CA
    Dec. 19, 2010 8:16 a.m.

    how about just "Francis."

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    Dec. 19, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    Instead of acting like a bunch of jr. high school kids--what say this? Let's NOT call him FRANK--instead, let's calll him----Francisco.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 2:09 a.m.

    I think the Jazz would be a bunch better if they gave Milsap more touches.
    Jefferson has a weak body for his position....
    Also, they'd be better if they played Memo with Fes, AJ, or Milsap so they can take advantage of the open paint a lot more

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Dec. 18, 2010 9:59 p.m.

    Thank to the heavens we pulled through. I am glad the players took it upon themselves to right the ship. It was a much more intense, focused and as result productive 2nd half performance.

    The slow starts are becoming a growing concern. Bogut had a feeling day, Gooden had wide open 18 footers and no adjustments were made. Salmons was playing well as usual with a varied game. However, Millsap and AJ offense kept things managable. CJ terrible again to start, hit 2 3s toward the end of the half and thankfully helped turn the tide. We were fortunate Milwaukee failed to finish us off in the first half.

    Totally different 2nd half. The pace picked up offense and defense, DWIL was leading us verbally and getting us into the offense without overthinking. Everyone picked up. AK, DWil scored great hit few 3s. CJ got much better. AJ, AK, and Elson huge with offensive boards getting us 2nd chance points.

    Elson to his credit had much bigger impact the 2nd stint in. Elson and mates helped slow down Bogut and he handled Gooden and gave him tougher defense.

    He also hit a shot and helped on the glass.

  • pate123 willard, ut
    Dec. 18, 2010 9:53 p.m.

    The Jazz desperately need too pull off a similar trade like Orlando/Phoenix and get a quality(reliable) two guard.CJ and Raja are not consistent enough to make us compete for a title out here in the west!