Utah Jazz edge Philadelphia 76ers 102-99 for first win

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  • CJ Miles Dallas, TX
    Dec. 31, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    Houdini I see you still are delusional. Jefferson is all that is wrong with this team. He doesn't move his feet on defense. He holds the ball until the defense can get set and he has no leadership skills. He never won in Minnesota or Boston. He had all of last year to prove he can carry this team and yet to help it at all.

  • The Great Houdini Rye, CO
    Dec. 31, 2011 12:59 p.m.

    Jefferson sat one game,we won(miracle) and he needs to go? WOW,the guy is young,needs to learn to pass out of a double team,but needs to go...WOW,if anyone needs to go it`s Bell (washed up) and miles(worthless lazy,flabby and way overrated)

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    Dec. 31, 2011 11:28 a.m.

    I didn't see the game, so I want to ask those who did.... Did we win because we were playing as a team, or were we just getting the lucky bounces? Did the team look like they had purpose on offense? How about defense? Was the offense actually being run, or were we just playing an effective game of pick-up ball? Were we making proper rotations on defense, or was the other team simply having trouble hitting their shots? The stats look pretty good, but watching the movement of our team usually tells a very different story.

    Still wondering if Jefferson would not be more effective coming off the bench. We can still give him plenty of minutes, but having a guy like that coming off the bench could really disrupt the strategy of other teams.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Dec. 31, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    Two comments I agree with, Bell needs less minutes, even the minutes he got were too many and took away from others who would could benifit from them, Bell needs to sit. Second, Favors gets involved when Big Al is on the bench, but he stands around closer to the perimiter when Big Al is in the game, he needs to be coached to force his will and get down low even if Big Al is in the game (opposite side).
    Love how Hayward plays, Howard is still struggling but shows some improvement, CJ OK , Watson played well, Kanter will just get better and better. This team will still struggle but watching the young kids play and improve will be fun.

  • YoungBloodJazz REXBURG, ID
    Dec. 31, 2011 2:38 a.m.

    Aren't we like undefeated in the green jerseys? We should wear them all the time!!!

  • YoungBloodJazz REXBURG, ID
    Dec. 31, 2011 2:34 a.m.

    It's still too early to trade Al Jefferson, he WAS a black hole, and IS still sometimes. But, he's played approx. 90% of his career on a bad team where he was asked to create his own shot in the post. The Jazz were horrible the 2nd half of last season. Derrick Favors will make us cheer and he'll also make us cry for 1-2 more seasons. We still need Al, has everyone already forgotten what he did after the All-Star Game/D-Will trade last year? He's our best scorer on a team that's struggling to score. He came back in shape and can run the floor with the young guys, he can become a better passer when he's double-teamed, and if we still want to trade him at the end of next season to make room for Favors or Burks we'll get a lot for a 20 pt 10 reb 2 block Center. Heck, we may even get an All-Star for an All-Star.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Dec. 31, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    Good win. The Jazz battled back from a double digit deficit to win this game. Philadelphia is an upstart team with some good players.

    - The Jazz had good energy

    - Favors was a beast

    - Hayward hit the big shot

    - Kanter had a couple nice shots

    - Devin Harris looked much better

    - Earl Watson did a nice job

    The Jazz still gave up a lot of easy buckets, but tightened things up, and did not fold when the game went down the stretch. Nice win by our Jazz.

    By the way, I love the Uniforms, they are sweet.

  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Dec. 30, 2011 11:32 p.m.

    i guess...this proves it....Al Jefferson needs to go....

  • Kyle loves BYU/Jazz Provo, UT
    Dec. 30, 2011 11:26 p.m.

    I liked the energy they played with tonight, especially on defense. I also like that Raja Bell didn't play a lot. I don't understand why Burks who scores 15 in the 4th against the nuggets gets a DNP tonight. What does he have to do to get playing time?

    Also I thought the offense looked a lot better tonight and I think Jefferson being out actually helped. He is a such a black hole that other players stop moving on offense when he has the ball. It was great to see Harris play so aggressive tonight.

    I think the Jazz are getting close to having the best starting lineup on the floor. Take out bell and move Hayward to the 2, then add Howard or CJ at the 3 and I think we have a good starting line up.

  • zabivka Orem, UT
    Dec. 30, 2011 10:12 p.m.

    That was a fun game! There were glimpses of what the Jazz could become! Hopefully they can pick up more wins like this as they develop!

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Dec. 30, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    Good Job Jazz!