Utah Jazz take overtime to defeat 76ers

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  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    March 16, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    @amgolfer- "Most people use statistics like a drunk uses a light post. Not for illumination, but for support."

    You really think AK is a better shooter than Harris? Here's a few thoughts for you:

    -Devin Harris has made 57 three pointers this year, AK has made 34.
    -AK hasn't made more than 45 3's in a season since '03-04.
    -PG's are more likely to have to force up a three as the shot clock is ticking down.

    AK has definitely improved his shot in this year. I don't cringe like I used to, but Harris is still the better shooter.

    My Elson example is an example of how Harris doesn't know how to use his teammates yet. With time, he'll improve.

  • Steve Jensen Herriman, UT
    March 16, 2011 7:50 a.m.

    "CJ CJ CJ CJ" - Your beloved CJ is Not the answer - and AGAIN I NEVER SAID BELL WAS EITHER (read my post). Sure he (CJ) is a starter on a bad team - like ours; or a guy that gets minutes. He has one or two good game then he thinks he's the man and can shoot at will and he BAD shot selection. Teams that that have a chance of winnig rings are NOT counting on their "CJs". Put with on any strong playoff team - Celtics, Bulls, Heat, Magic, Spurs, Mavs, Thunder Lakers - and he's 15 min game guy and NOT the difference maker.
    Sure injuries have been a big a problem,but even with this team health they would Not be contenders of a title. The Jazz lack great players, great denfenders; well lets just use the word talent. Next year they have a chance to change and improve with money to spend and good draft picks. But again CJ isn't the major factor is the team being able to win. Harris, Jefferson & Milsap come to mind long before CJ

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    March 16, 2011 4:09 a.m.


    im not sold with Ante Tomic as well...he is by leaps and bounds better than Fes on the offensive end...but on D...he will just stand there and raise his hands up...and that's just about it...

    @CJ Miles...
    havent you forgotten CJ started a few games back...that sparked a 0-4 record for the Jazz under corbin...i'd trade CJ for Tony Allen...but...i will give props to CJ this past few games...attacking the basket...which...he should have been doing all this time...im still not sold on him...i think he'll be a good trade chip...there's a lot of teams loaded with 2 guards...take the bucks for example...i wonder if Jevale Mcgee is available...swing for Mcgee and Nick Young?...

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 15, 2011 7:40 p.m.

    Steve Steve Steve......CJ is the answer. When he starts and plays his minutes, the Jazz win games. CJ can do things on the court that Bell can only do in his dreams. There is not a player on the team that can go to the basket the way CJ goes to the basket. Nor stretch the court the way CJ stretches the court.

    The big issue is CJ has played out of position for the past 5 years. He should be playing shooting guard just like Kobe does for the Lakers. Once Jerry Jr. figures it out, the Jazz will be a much better team. CJ can dominate at the 2 in the NBA. Wake up Corbin!!

  • amgolfer San Francisco, CA
    March 15, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    @ JFFR--he can't just shoot as he may not trust his fellow players b/c Harris is not any better than AK at the long ball. Look up the stats as AK is 37% and DH is 31% from 3-pt range. AK's overall FG% is better as well.

    You brought up a pick-n-roll with Elson?? The guy needs to go and I hardly would classify him a good pick-n-roll player. Not a good example.

    We will see how the Devon Harris thing pans out long term. I'm just not convinced in his skills. I had a few friends watch him closely at the game last night and they weren't either. I mean if Kyle Korver can dish out 6 assists (a shooter I might add) so can Devon Harris in an unfamiliar offense.

    I like Harris but no sold yet. I am probably expecting too much losing DWill--a phenomenal passer/playmaker. Can't forget ole Stockton as well:) Go jazz.

  • amgolfer San Francisco, CA
    March 15, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    Hey Steve Jensen--pretty sure NO one has said CJ is the solution. No one person is the solution my friend. This is a TEAM sport. Focus on the team and what we need to do to get better. If you think CJ would be better off packing say so but don't assume we all think he is the solution to the Jazz's woes. He is merely one piece if he stays aboard. We all know he needs to give a better effort every game; more consistency and hard work is all were asking for. Go Jazz.

  • Sokol Las Vegas, NM
    March 15, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    I liked Miles at the 2 guard...I think Kirilenko has the talent, when he wants to....Seems like Jefferson is their leader. He is sure playing great..Big Al deserves praise...He has alot more moves than Boozer. I believe we have a better player in Big Al.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    How come no one is talking about how awful Watson was down the stretch? He could barely bring the ball up the court. He definitely couldn't get into the lane.

    All season long it has driven me crazy how he picks up his dribble without knowing what he is going to do with the ball. He almost cost the Jazz the game.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    March 15, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    CJMiles: I still love CJ's potential and I will always hope he plays well and learns and develops into the player I think he can be. If he does that would be great for the Jazz. But I've learned he is so inconsistent that I can't count on it and I'm trying not to have my expectation high, he more often than not disappoints. That being said, with the current roster, CJ is the best player we have to develop into a go to player. Some would say you need that quality instinctively but it can also be developed and in the case of this team either CJ or Hayward need to develop into the go to player for this team.
    When CJ plays well this team usually wins, he is much better than the haters want to give him credit for. He does need to get in better shape though, you can't reach your potential if you can't give it your all because your gassed and that is part of CJ' problem. Corbin saw it last night and put CJ on the bench, which was the right thing to do.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    March 15, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    I really don't think this team can win enough games to make the playoffs, but I do believe they need to play to win. That being said, play the young players, the players of the future and let them get experience. That doesn't mean your not trying to win, your just doing it with Favors, Hayward, Evans, CJ, AJ, etc.
    I wouldn't take Jimmer with our 6th or 7th pick, but I would take him with our 12th or 13th pick. I would take him over Walker. Defense is the biggest question mark in regards to Jimmer, I think he will be OK.
    I think the idea of bring in Kruger for a 10 day contract wouldn't be that bad of an idea, I don't think Corbin is thinking of that as a possibility though. I don't like the idea of Kruger for more than 1 or 2 ten day contracts but short term, he could be OK.
    Wouldn't it be nice if the Jazz could get into the top 3, hope the ping pong balls bounce in our favor.
    NJ keeps winning, not good.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    March 15, 2011 12:45 p.m.

    @ Steve,you are 100% correct,most of cj`s points are either very early in the game,or in garbage time,he very very rarely will score points when the game is on the line,I`ll give him credit on that last layup,but that was a rarity.HE IS out of shape.Period,and Corbin knows it.Miles,why don`t you call tour boy and tell him to put the video games down and start working out,golfboy,I don`t read your stuff,oh and PLEASE Jazz don`t pick up the option on miles,please

  • Bones Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    Im not going to say that tanking towards the end of the season to get a better pick never pays off. I will say that it would be incredibly unlikely to pay off for the Jazz, especially with this years draft. If the Jazz have any shot at the playoffs they should take it for a few reasons

    1. It would give fans something to get excited about. This team has nowhere to go but up and if they can make the playoffs in virtually their first year together it would change the feel around this franchise.

    2. The additional revenue. The only way I can see this team leaving Utah is if it becomes unprofitable to the Miller family, playoffs would definitely help.

    3. There is always the chance for a fairy tale ending, no matter how remote.

    4. This draft class is pretty weak. The reason I said that tanking sometimes works is because Chicago did that a few years ago, they got lucky and won the lottery and ended up with Derrick Rose. I dont think there is anyone that good in this class and if there is I really doubt the jazz will get him

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    March 15, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    Last night was the first night in a long time we actually outrebounded our opponent.

    Last night was also the first night in some time we had a better shooting percentage than our opponent.

    Are we progressing, or was this an anomoly?

  • as186451 Bellevue, WA
    March 15, 2011 12:12 p.m.

    Would love to see a really good defensive coach added to the staff for next season.

  • Steve Jensen Herriman, UT
    March 15, 2011 11:38 a.m.

    @ 'Jazz Nation' -Did I ever said Bell was the answer? NO! He's offense is even worse than Miles with only a little better D. The fact is the Jazz don't have good shooters to spread the floor to make life easier on the forwards. The Jazz should have kept either Korver or Matthews.
    Play to win? These guys can't win when they try. Making the playoffs at a 8th or 7th seat and then being out in the first round isn't a Prize and doesn't mean anything. Yes, they will be better next year, buta higher draft picks is a better option in the long run. When the Spurs were outside of the playoffs they tanked it - got Duncan and the rest is history for them. Are players taken in the lottery a for sure thing? No. But i'd rather have a draft pick (the Jazz's) at 9-12 than 15-18 than being a 8th seat and making a first round exit.

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    March 15, 2011 11:34 a.m.


    No way. Jimmer over Kemba any day of the week. At least for the Jazz. We need shooting more than anything and Jimmer could light it up as the 6th man like Terry for the Mavs or Crawford for the Hawks. I totally support taking him with our pick if we don't make the playoffs.

    With the Nets pick the Jazz need to go after solid SG/SF. Harrison Barnes would be awesome but it looks like his draft stock is rising and he'll be gone by the time the 6th pick comes around. Who knows maybe we will get lucky and win the lottery! That would be sweet.

  • JFFR Salt Lake City, UT
    March 15, 2011 10:50 a.m.

    @amgolfer- Maybe Harris isn't getting a lot of assists because he doesn't know/can't trust his teammates yet. I can't remember which game it was, but it was in the final two minutes and he ran the pick and roll with Elson twice and Elson failed to roll.

    Face it, the team hasn't been shooting well. I'd much rather have him take a three then pass it off to an open Kirilenko for a three.

    With more time, his assists are gonna go up. But he just got thrown into this offense with this team. He may know the offense on paper, but it takes time to figure it out completely.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 15, 2011 10:46 a.m.

    I see Kevin Kruger scored 31 last night and was 6 - 10 from three land. Kevin's knock is he is too slow to guard in the NBA but the Jazz don't play defense so he will fit right in.......

    If Harris is down, might be a good idea to sign Kevin to a 10 day contract. He is a great passer in the open court and would make life easy for CJ and AK to score.

  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    March 15, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    Captain..... The funny thing is when Corbin pulled CJ in the 4th quarter the Jazz had a 7 point lead with 6 minutes to go in the game. The Jazz then lost the lead and Corbin had to insert CJ into the game to save the day.

    Once again, when CJ starts for Bell, The Jazz win and CJ comes up big. When will I stop being the only one who sees this. Doesn't Corbin have at his disposal zillions of stats and film? Wake up Ty.

    And speaking of waking up, AK the game is longer than 10 minutes.

    TJ......The Williams trade has a horrible trade as they lost their best player and one of the best players in the league. They will never replace Dwill and his importance to the team under the Jerry and Jerry Jr. system. He will only not be missed if the Jazz bring in a new coach with a new system. As long as they run Jerry's system without Dwill, this team will loose most nights.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    March 15, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    @ the moment I suspect the Jazz will not make the playoffs. That does not bother me a whole lot as long as the team consistently works on it's current problems and makes some progress. I think the extra pick may be worth more than the playoffs.

    Jimmer would be okay as a back up PG and 3 point specialist. His role at BYU is vastly different than what his role will be in the NBA. Most boards have Jimmer going to the Suns and he fits their playing style better than the Jazz who run a lot of half court sets. Jimmer could get good at setting picks, improve his D and actually learn to run the PG position, however it would take time.

    The biggest need for the Jazz is a good SG who can shoot/defend. If AK stays he and Hayward/CJ/Evans have the SF covered. With Favors the Jazz can run twin towers. Add 2 wings who can shoot and you are set.

    I am not sold on Tomic. A Fes type defensive C with better offensive skill would be helpful.

    The Jazz will need to upgrade the back up PG.

  • Jazz-Nation Lehi, UT
    March 15, 2011 9:59 a.m.

    STEVE, if you think Bell is better then CJ, you are the one that is nuts. The numbers don't lie, when CJ starts he is dominant. As for people saying that the Jazz should not make the Playoffs because we could draft higher, that is just terrible logic. You play the game to win, the experience is needed for not only the players and rookies but for the rookie coaching staff too. I would rather have these guys get a taste of what post-season play is like any day.
    The Minnesota protected lotto pick is interesting, the Jazz have to give a first round pick to the T-Wolves by 2014 draft. The Jazz don't have to give it this year. No matter what happens the Jazz will still have two first round picks and Price,Watson,Fesenko,Elson,AK, are expiring contracts and the Team has an Option for signing Miles for the final year at 4 million and Memo will be owed 10 Mill. and could be bought out or traded. This team will look different this time next year, regardless of what the outcome of this year brings. I say FIGHT HARD!

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 15, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    It sure seemed like the Jazz were trying to lose last night. It was great to see the fight and desire there at the end of the game from the Jazz. I still think the Williams trade was fantastic and I believe the Jazz will be a very good team next year. They are going to need to get healthy quick if they want to get to the playoffs this year.

  • Steve Jensen Herriman, UT
    March 15, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    Anyone that thinks CJ is the answer is Nuts! His D is terrible! He has one good game out of about 5-6 were he shoots a good percentage - then thinks he's superman and start shooting al the time. Scoring 15-20 points isn't hard on a bad team full of injuries when your the one that shoots all of the time. CJ is NOT the solution!

    The fact is the Jazz don't play Defense, are bad at the 3 Point line, and foul a lot.

  • Dr Truth SLC, ut
    March 15, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    Initially, I was dreading having tickets to the game last night. However, what a great game for the fans that actually showed up. Harris, needs some work on his passing skills, especially in pick and roll situations. He's used to taking it to the hole instead of setting up his man from time to time. The spacing/timing isn't very good either for the pass. How about a trip to the great Northwest to visit Stockton in the off season? That said, I'd like to see Favors spend some time with Malone learning some veteran tricks as well as getting some weightlifting tips.

    You all say Jimmer, I say Kemba Walker, better D, quickness and clutch plays in a real league. Playoffs? maybe the Nets, the Jazz aren't catching Memphis!

  • redcliffs Ivins, Utah
    March 15, 2011 7:00 a.m.

    Harpring said he thinks Jimmer will struggle to defend point guards in the NBA. I think that's true but the point guards he mentioned by name nobody can guard one on one anyway. It will be interesting to see how Jimmer plays at the next level when he will also be surrounded by other good players that can score and they won't be able to tripple team him like they do now because that will leave other players open. I think he will be ok and I wouldn't mind seeing the Jazz pick him up if available

  • Jazz Cop San Francisco, CA
    March 15, 2011 5:38 a.m.

    Jazz will be ok if they can get CJ to be the second scorer, harris should be the third scoring option, need to work on getting those guys points, even though i'm not sold on cj's effort, he's got to have a green light, trade him later on for another volume scorer down the road that will give all his effort, monta and big al anyone? Right now, cj needs to score about twenty a game, cj haters just need to accept that is the state. He is not one of corbins guys so we'll see if corbin keeps him around, but it's not corbins fault he has to work with guys that sloan coddled.
    I like the starting lineup, just keep favors in there, along with cj, there's no reason the jazz can't sneak into the playoffs, the way big al is playing he is pretty solid I think the jazz can bank on his production. To either the lack of conditioning or concentration, maybe chemistry, that made the fourth quarter lead dissapear, it would've been their most complete game of the year if they held onto the lead.

  • amgolfer San Francisco, CA
    March 15, 2011 12:25 a.m.

    Jimmer does take some bad shots but I would hardly say "bad shot selection." The Y isn't deep with a lot of options. I don't think he will be a NBA STAR but he is a shooter and can create his own shot. We need that desperately. No one on the Jazz could come close to shooting his %, no one. He will grow in the NBA and soon find out it is not the NCAA. Give him a chance. I'm not saying he's a lottery pick b/c he's not but many believe he is. Ball hog? Who else is going to give the cougars consistent shooting night in and night out? They wouldn't be anywhere close to where they are now if it were not for JF. Come on. He has a "decent supporting cast" in Emory, Hartsock and Abouo-they have NO bench. Emory is a stud on D and can light it up from beyond but he can also be off. Jimmer could solve some of our shooting woes in a heartbeat and spread the offense. Have to respect his shot as he is a threat at all times.

  • David Wm Columbia, SC
    March 14, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    Coach Corbin has a chance to finish the season with a playoff spot, but if the Jazz fight their way to the playoffs it will be a statement on team heart and not team talent and skill.
    It would be nice if there were a few extra role players sitting on the bench.
    Such is life.....team spirit and focus will tell the story, but I fear that the Jazz have too few weapons to go anywhere in the playoffs and that may be the death nail for this season.
    I hope that the players on this team realize that few of them have a guaranteed position for next season on this or any other team. If they quit on the team (and themselves) perhaps there will be a place for them in Italy or Greece.

  • Jazzguru Provo, UT
    March 14, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    @Daveman- No thank you to the "Jimmer sweepstakes" not to hate on Jimmer but he is a ball hog, with a bad shot selection. Jimmer is a fine player, but will not be a star in the NBA. And yes, they should make the playoffs, whether they will win or not, it is better to get playoff experience with their core guys, then pick a few slots higher. Favors, Jefferson and Millsap are the core of this team, Harris may be in the future plans too, and Jeremy Evans is a nice piece too. These guys need to be as battle tested as possbile going forward, so that when this ship is turned in the right direction, they know how to play in playoff games. I am liking Favors more and more, and hope in the offseason he can work more and more on his post game. If he has strong work ethic, he will be a beast. I see what you are saying though, a high pick would be nice.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    March 14, 2011 11:42 p.m.

    @amgolfer I suspect Harris would dish more if he knew the team and individual tendencies better. Give him the rest of this year and part of next year and I think you will see a lot more assists. He is very capable of assists but he really does not know how to maximize the play of the team yet. That is especially true with all of the roster changes due to injury.

    However, for the most part the offense ran pretty well tonight. It may not be fair to compare him to DWill, who can shoot well and also is uncanny in finding/creating open players.

    PHI turned up their D in the 4th and the Jazz bogged down. Part of that was due to the Jazz having a very short bench.

    It was nice to win.

    Give some credit to Bell and AK for playing hurt. If they heal up it will really help. Getting Hayward/Millsap back would also help a lot.

    I really appreciated Favors/Evans tonight. They played well.

  • Daveman Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 14, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    Nice win. But seriously, do the Jazz want to make the playoffs...despite the lip service given by players and coaches alike? No, they do not. Why? The Minnesota pick involved in the Jefferson trade is lottery protected this year. If the Jazz miss out on the post season they lose two games revenue max. Either the number one or two seed would whip them in five games max anyway. Having roughly the 6th and 12th picks gives them the opportunity to get two nice lottery players (Jimmer sweepstakes anyone)or perhaps package a deal and get an elite player in the 1-3 range. Add a free agent wing player who can shoot, re-sign Andre and a few back-ups at reasonable rates, get Memo healthy and bring over Ante Tomic from Europe and you are right back in the western conference mix for the next few seasons and thereafter. I have them going 5-9 at best over the final 14 games. Check the schedule for yourself.

  • TerryHaimes Sturgis, MS
    March 14, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    If Corbin has been instructed to get into the lottery, then he deserves a raise. The last three wins have been gifts from the opposing team.

    What does Fesenko have to do to get playing time?

    Jefferson actually passed out of the post at least twice in the first half but none in the second.

    Tonight was as poor a job of personnel management as I ever want to see. Turned a walk over into overtime and probably put Harris out of action for the season.

  • amgolfer San Francisco, CA
    March 14, 2011 10:57 p.m.

    @Josemb--You said it buddy. Humphries has developed into a solid NBA player-at he is only 26. Dang, he was a Jazzman at one time:( I would take his numbers any day of the week. Amazing. I mean look at his stats over the past 5 days--crazy scary. DWill is just doing his thing; he looked dang solid tonight and comfortable. I will have to turn the station when the highlights come on--can't stand it. KG said NJ is a different team and a lot better. This is my point we need that leadership; someone who can take over. Like I said this game tonight against the Sixers was not great but good in a few aspects. I will give Corbin mad mad mad props for starting this new lineup. We needed a shake up, no doubt. Bell need to come of the bench for the rest of the year, no questions asked. Harris has game but is no.......I will rest it. Go Jazz

  • amgolfer San Francisco, CA
    March 14, 2011 10:48 p.m.

    @Bugoff--Harris needs to play point better. I like the penetrating (at times) and finishes but we need him to be more like DWill and Stockton, if capable. I know he is not in those two guys league but he has to create and dish out more assists per game. I will ride him until he does just that. I rather have him have 12-14 pts (typical Stock numbers--career avg 13.1, I believe) and 8-10 assists per game. A double/double would be fabulous, but I will take 8-9 right now. He was averaging 7 in NJ....no excuses. He is quick and shouldn't settle.. Depending on the severity of his hamstring he could be out for a while. You are right, that can be a tough depending on the grade of the strain and I hope not a tear. We are banged up and we will see the true character of this team. Need to play D ALL 4 quarters. I like CJ, AK and Favors tonight. They were not perfect by any means but played hard--I like that. AJ was great as well.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    March 14, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    I have been saying for a long time that CJ is better suited to play the 2 and he needs to start. CJ had a pretty good game and made a big shot to tie the game but he needs to get in better shape, Corbin had him on the bench going down the wire because he couldn't put forth the necessary effort. I still want CJ to start and continue to develop, hopefully he realizes things have changed and he needs to get in better shape, this team needs him to produce if they want to win.
    Defense in the 4th quarter was back to being terrible, no one was moving, hustling, or fighting to get stops. CJ is not the only one struggling in the 4th quarter but Corbin saw CJ was unable to get his behind moving and benched him, which I thought was the right thing to do, even though the Jazz need what CJ can do/bring to the game.

  • josemb navotas, philippines
    March 14, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    geez. the Nets beat the celtics for their 5th straight. the jazz had to scramble to beat philly in overtime after leading by double digits in the 4th. i'm a jazz fan and i love my jazz but this team just doesn't cut it. the more the nets win the lower we pick on the draft. williams must be laughing his butt off right now. lol and can you believe that kris humpries? 16 points 15 rebounds. wow. that kind of rebounding we badly need.

  • amgolfer San Francisco, CA
    March 14, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    I too liked the starting five tonight. Started out with a lot of energy--much needed. This Sixers team is good and has talent. Good win, not a great win, but I will take good right now. The 4th was hideous all around. Poor D and execution. Looks like Harris is down; hope for not long. CJ had a nice driving "hang time" lay up/shot which was nice. I still worry at the end of the game b/c we don't really have a great closer. Harris and AJ-maybe (but iffy) and this leaves CJ. This is were I miss DWill as he could make the big shot like he did tonight in NJ. The guy is a stud at what he does, not doubt. Sorry, just making a point. We need to fix that. Nevertheless, I like AJ, Favors, AK, CJ and Harris. Harris please work on getting more assists. We don't need you to score big points (even though you had some beautiful finishes tonight). Create, create and create. You can penetrate and take guys off the dribble. I want 8-10 assists per game; we need it. Go Jazz..

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    March 14, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    It is clear this team has not quit. However, it is missing a lot of talent which is sitting in suits or even limping on court.

    The Jazz are starting to adjust to both Harris and Favors. Harris may not be able to go effectively. A hamstring is not trivial. Both Bell and AK are less than healthy. The Jazz may need to bring up a 10 back up PG just to practice.

  • Anonigma Murray, UT
    March 14, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    No excuse for giving up a 21 point lead.

    I was noticing how doughy the Jazz look today in comparison to Philly. CJ looks like a baby with the neck of the Michelon tire man. Big Al has been dynamite, but his strength conditioning needs a ton of work.

    Jazz need to get in NBA shape. I know they don't want to sacrifice speed for strength, but look at Kobe, James, Howard, Stockton, or Malone...these are all guys who work/ed hard on their conditioning and hardly miss/ed a game. Milsap is the only Jazz man I'm happy with as far as conditioning but even he's not quite there.

  • Wombat1247 Mount Beauty, VIC
    March 14, 2011 10:18 p.m.

    A much better starting five - more balance
    I hope Ty keeps this starting line up for the rest of the season

    CJ is much better suited to the 2 spot

    Ty nearly lost this one due to roations but he might have been hamstrung with injuries again

    Good win in the end - but 13 up at 3/4 should not have been got this close.

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    March 14, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    CJ should start at SG 19/8. AJ is carrying the team but he can't do it alone 30/17. Harris played well but has a hamstring problem now 19/4 assists. AK is not 100% but came thru in clutch time big time. He and CJ are the go to alternatives to AJ at the end of games.

    Favors/Evans produced 19/12 so the Jazz are getting the production out of the PF position.

    The Jazz played pretty good defense most of the time but in the middle of the 4th they stood around on both offense and defense. NO leadership.

    The Jazz had 26 assists. That means the offense was working for the most part: AJ 6, AK 6, Watson and Harris 4, Favors 2.

    AJ and AK took over late and CJ came thru big. Injury to Harris means Hayward/CJ may have to play back PG. The Jazz need a shooting PG for most of the game.

    There is much to be encouraged about. However, the Jazz still tend to lapse on D and stagnate on offense. They can not just go to Jefferson and force him to go 3/4 on 1.