Utah Jazz could have had extra shot vs. Denver

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 6, 2011 8:21 p.m.

    @Captain L

    6 years and still waiting on CJ to realize? he should have went to college...got a degree...improve...and honestly...a guy that takes more than 6 years is not qualified to be a go to guy...you should own that from the start...you should demand it from the coach...if you miss it...take ownership...and practice harder...he practices for the sake of practice...if you truly want to be great...you practice for greatness...you'd be the first one in...the last one out...you should maintain high level of focus and game play even if its a summer league...or just plain practice...if you slack for just one second you have lost it...CJ is just not like that right now...i'd rather have someone better than CJ to take or own that "go to guy"

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    March 5, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    I knew I could raise some controversy talking about CJ being a go to guy but Houdini, it wasn't me that said CJ could be a go to guy it was Corbin. I don't know if CJ will step up and play with greater intensity or not but he has the talent to be a go to guy. Mentality, toughness, effort, realizing the team needs him to step up are all things CJ will need to realize and improve on if he is to grow into that role on this team.
    Russell was tougher, and more dependable but CJ is more talented, whether CJ can prove to be as valuable as Russell was will depend on whether or not he starts playing with greater intensity , toughness and consistency.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 5, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    Houdini you are right. CJ is no Russell, he is much better than Russell could ever dream of being. Russell only existed due to Stock and Malone. CJ is a force on his own.

  • That's A Good One Meridian, ID
    March 5, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    While that single play certainly didn't cost the Jazz the game I don't understand why it couldn't have been reviewed. I can understand not blowing the whistle being that close as it would have cost AK the chance to maybe make that last shot. In fact, if he had made it they would have reviewed it. What if that had happened and they noticed that it should have been blown dead before the shot?

    Just wondering.

    Aside from the huge FT disparity I agree that the Jazz shouldn't have hung their hat on making 5 points in the last 2 seconds in the first place.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    March 5, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    @ Kakashi,cj is a Russell?are you serious my friend? B Russ was our best defender and a big time 3 point threat,are you sure you want to compare cj to B-Russ? I compare him more to his cousin Darius Miles

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    March 5, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    cj a go to guy? that`s hilarious,he`s 2 months from being out the door and capt wants him to take the last brick,funnny

  • hayyouwho West Haven, UT
    March 5, 2011 10:44 a.m.

    Coming down court and passing the ball straight to a Denver player several times in the 4th quarter looked like the biggest problem to me.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 5, 2011 10:44 a.m.

    Refs make about $1,000 an hour but that was such a strange play that it would have been missed by most everyone. Even if you watched the game you didn't think about him being out of bounds until you watched the replay. Can't blame the ref on that one. Blame AK for being so weak and not finishing the play.

    This new look Jazz team needs some time to work out who does what, when and where.

    If my man CJ would just wake up to the fact of how great he could be if he would get in better shape and work on defense. He is unstoppable when he goes to the basket. He could get to the foul line 5 - 7 times a game.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    March 5, 2011 9:54 a.m.

    The team is getting better. Right now, patience is the key word. During the offseason, the whole situation can be evaluated. Corbin "has his shot" and we'll just see. What a stupid "non-call"! Heads up for AK. Remnds me of the no-call when Stockton-Malone played the Bulls in game six in Chicago. If the Jazz won, they were going home to win the title. A rookie for the Jazz (I believe Anderson) had a break-away lay-up to seal the victory. Scottie Pippin came out of nowhere and "slapped the backboard" making it vibrate. The sure layup spun out of a vibrating rim and the Bulls won the title. It was a sure technical and the refs looked the other way. As the season winds down every year, the refs "stamp" each game. The playoffs are epecially bad for "head scratching calls". It appears that the "money teams" always come out ahead in any controversy. You do the math. LeBron makes 100 million and the typical ref makes 100K.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 5, 2011 9:52 a.m.

    @Captain L

    the team needs is a leader that leads through example...im sorry but CJ is not cut out for it...a go to guy? probably...but if he really wants to own that go to guy tag...he should have showed it in the last 5 or 6 years...for now...you can only count on him producing with the second unit and be that role player that could probably make a difference...sort of like a Sean Elliot...but Sean Elliot was clutch before...but CJ is no Sean Elliot...CJ is a Byron Russell....6 years of developing...and still...you should think of the future and the draft...we might find a Gem...might find that go to guy who is clutch and consistent at the draft...i'd rather think that way...than think CJ could be the one

  • Sports21 Cedar City, Utah
    March 5, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    Ive been to three or four games when the officiating has been horrendous.. and some people say it doesnt determine a game, but in the NBA where all the teams are so close and so good it definently determines many games during the season. The Jazz should still be in the playoff run but since we are in Utah and nobody gambles.. nobody can shoot the regs a couple hundred thousand a year for making their team a playoff team.. But overall the new look jazz are great on the offense and a lil slow on defense.. we need a good 2 guard.. we will have to see what happens in the draft

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    March 5, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    If that same situation had happened to Kevin Durrant David Stern would have issued a press conference to apologize for the refs getting it wrong.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    March 5, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    Right now the Jazz don't have a bonafide go to guy, Harris has the ball handling skills but not the best outside shooting, Hayward has the skill set but is too young and not confident enough. Corbin has said CJ has the potential to be a go to guy, maybe he needs to take CJ aside and say, hey guy we need you to step up and be one of the guys we can depend on to get us a good shot in crunch time. He has the ability, he needs to want it and show he can do it. Someone has to step up and start being a leader. It is hard for Big Al or Milsap to be that guy, we really need someone with guard skills. CJ has always been able to push that kind of responsibility off the DWill or some other vet., now it may be time for him to realize he is the best option this team has. Some will say, OH MY what a sad state the Jazz are in if CJ needs to be the go to guy, but the facts are what they are.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    March 5, 2011 8:59 a.m.

    The three absolutes in life:

    1. Death
    2. Taxes
    3. Jazz fans (and apparently, media) complaining about officiating.

    Here's some advice for the Jazz: take care of business during the first 47:58 of the game so you don't have to put your fate in the hands of a man who makes $15.75 an hour.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    March 5, 2011 8:56 a.m.

    I don't know, the Jazz seem to be a franchise heading in the wrong direction...

  • Fan WVC Salt Lake City, UT
    March 5, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    To all you hypocrites: You must learn how to walk before you can run.The jazz are starting to wake up new muscles. With Stockton and Williams,we took baby steps,but we learned how to run.. In the forth quarters we're still holding on to edge of the table,getting our nerves up to let go and run.Soon,once we realize we're not alone. We will be running.

  • louisiana jazz man Dubach, LA
    March 5, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    25-3 in one quater is a little too much. not only is it likley the ref's cost them that game it's been like that about 5 games now. but nobody can say anything about the ref's ? if you watch much baskettball it's like that in almost every game. but if anyone says anything a big fat fine they need to be held accountable like everybody else at there work place. instead it's like we live in russia. just makes it look a little funny as to why the would miss obvious calls night after night. some have been sent to jail. ??????

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    March 5, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    playoffs playoffs your talking about playoffs. Jazz have a chance they need to figure out how to close games,but i like watching this team. Keep giving the effort. More GH less RB.

  • nottyou Riverton, UT
    March 5, 2011 7:41 a.m.

    One picture is worth a thousand words.

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 5, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    Can you hear that violin in the background?

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    March 5, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    I think the Jazz should just go into a mind-set where they should just come in every night trying to annihilate their opponents.

    With the way they're playing right now, if they can just go in with the thought of destroying their opponents, they will....but their current mind-set is trying to stay close in the games they play and not get destroyed.

  • josemb navotas, philippines
    March 5, 2011 2:10 a.m.

    it's right that corbin didn't comment on the play anymore. the jazz could've won that game much earlier with good plays down the stretch. instead, they fumbled and botched up simple plays. that caused the loss. not that split-second moment.