Utah Jazz: OKC poses thunderous challenge for Jazz

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  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Feb. 10, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    OKC losing last night to Sac. doesn't bode well for the Jazz, OKC is a top flight team in the league and have star quality players. They aren't going to want to lose two games in a row. Abaka's shot blocking is a big deal and could mean trouble for the Jazz, all the players will need to be alert and active to come up with lose balls, offensive rebounds, deflections etc. I hope they come out with a ton of energy and determination to win.

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Feb. 10, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    The reality is these OKC guys will be tired and they will be on the road and, and, and but at the end of the day the difference between the elite teams and the rest is:

    1. Athletic talent (we do not have a single player selected, even by coaches, for the allstar roster).
    2. Hard(er) work than the average player puts in
    3. Commitment/discipline to system offensively and defensively
    4. Excuses for losing not accepted. The Thunder believe they will win tonight despite being a back to back road game and getting here late.

    The Jazz are rested and they are on the home court which means they "should" get a much improved result from our bench/young guys (which is expected). This will give them a chance to win here tonight. The home games are getting fewer so they better win even the tough ones.

    Unfortunately our veterans also stink on the road this season which is why this team, unless something significant changes, will get swallowed up with the road schedule in front of them.

    These are the harsh realities of the NBA and few teams ever defy them.