Utah Jazz improve to 4-0 at home with 94-85 win over Memphis Grizzlies

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  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Jan. 8, 2012 12:44 a.m.

    Joe5, Kanter's minutes are not all against the 2nd string, usually by the time he gets in the 1st team is back on opposing team. By the way he's at 20 pt 20 reb based on 48 minutes, and is not outworked by a single person on the team.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 11:33 p.m.

    Dustin: Who do you have in mind and why would his team make the trade?

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 7, 2012 8:40 p.m.

    I enjoyed the game. Utah appears to be doing better on both ends of the floor. I would be very happy if Howard replaced Bell as a starter. He plays both ends of the floor about ten times better than Bell does.

    I know Harris is hurt, and I appreciate him playing through it, but he wasn't playing that well when he was healthy. I just don't think he wants to buy into the flex offense, and he is being lazy on defense. Recommendation: Trade Bell and Harris for a pass-first PG who can hit a 3-pointer.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Jan. 7, 2012 8:05 p.m.

    Gotta admit, I am suprised. I didn't think the Jazz would've had 4 wins by now. Crazy.

  • SportzFan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 6:40 p.m.

    joe5 | 10:44 a.m. Jan. 7, 2012
    South Jordan, UT
    Give Harris a break. He's playing hurt, something we would have loved to see from Boozer. He'll pay dividends before the year is over

    Maybe his is hurt, but as near as I could tell he made his three turnovers in the first three minutes with his brain, not his body...

  • Tyler Holladay, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    Kam Ute

    While Jefferson doesn't move the ball much, he does have 8 assist for 1.3 a game. Nothing to note, but it is about par for the average center in the league.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Jan. 7, 2012 3:04 p.m.

    Keep doing what you are Ty, because I guarantee you know the game, the team, and conditioning of every player 100 times better than any of these couch potatos running their mouths on this web site. Kanter, Favors and Burks will all be getting more minutes as the season progresses and I think that is perfect. The 3 most influencial players for them right now is Milsap, Watson and Howard, vets that give 100% always. Keep up the good play men!

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 3:02 p.m.

    Can anyone tell me what the lockout will mean in the draft ?
    What do the Jazz have in the way of picks lined up for this year ?

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    shaybo: Just because Kanter can get half a dozen rebounds against the other team's second unit doesn't mean he is ready to start against Dwight Howard.

    Like you, I am frustrated with the playing time given to some players instead of others, but I keep reminding myself that I only see a very small sample of what the coaches are seeing.

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 1:26 p.m.

    "They have to earn their minutes" A phrase we keep hearing like a stuck record, meanwhile the young guys continue to come in and pick up the team game after game. The best defense we have shown all season always seems to have Favors and Kanter in the lineup, it's time for them to be rewarded with more than 25 minutes between them.

    Oh well at least it's nice to see Burks getting more time and CJ staying on the bench when he's not playing well.

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 12:24 p.m.

    Wow... the jazz are 4-0 for the 1st since 2008.... Alert the media!

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 7, 2012 11:44 a.m.

    Earl Watson, I tell people over and over is fine in his role. He cannot start will wear down and get exposed. He is good as a Energy Sparkplug off the bench. Devon is better. However, Devon outside shooting is very.....Brewer like

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 7, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    There is something internally such as a click as to why Raja will continue to start likely the rest of His Jazz Career. There is no question in my mind about this. It is wrong, but life is politics. What is more important is who finishes games. Burks did last night, and RAJA did not even see the court the last Quarter and a Half. Hugh (a man of high intellect and intelligence and can see through the junk) said it correctly. Although, I do not see CJ on here today from Dallas, Tx. Then again, I would not want to come on here either after HIS MAN barely got off the Pinearooni last night..

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    Jan. 7, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Ah ... it's so nice to see posts from true Jazz fans; instead of outsiders who really have no interest in seeing the Utah Jazz accomplish anything but finish at the bottom of the league.

    Their silence is deafeningly loud.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    Give Harris a break. He's playing hurt, something we would have loved to see from Boozer. He'll pay dividends before the year is over.

    Watson is perfect against second stringers. He's better than most back-ups in the league so he can really shine against them. I think he would struggle against most NBA starting PGs.

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    Still a work in progress but i like it. bell will be ok also

  • Utah Jazz fan Chris Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    They need to bench Bell and Harris, and start Burks and Watson. Bell is useless at this point of his career and he can cheer on the team, while Josh Howard and Harris can be sparks off the bench.

    or they can trade Harris for a draft pick or a better point guard.

  • Man in Charge Washington, DC
    Jan. 7, 2012 10:05 a.m.

    Where is Portland Trailblazer now? Probably embarassed becauase his team got blown out by a lowly Suns team last night.

  • Hugh G. Hater SLC, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    I'm tired of hearing the double talk from the coach about giving everyone their chance to play to earn minutes. Bell should not be playing period. Howard and Burks need to come in earlier as well.

  • redcliffs Ivins, Utah
    Jan. 7, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    I'm a little worried about the Portland Trailblazer dude. It must have been a rough night to see his team destroyed and have the Jazz winning at the same time. Maybe we need to send the EMT's to his trailor to check up on him.

  • Nevada fan Washoe Valley, NV
    Jan. 7, 2012 9:21 a.m.

    Great defensive game, and you could see it start to wear on the Griz. If they could only get the outside shooting and the 3 point shooting % up. It's great to see Coach play the guys that deserve to play down the stretch. By the way where is that Portland guy LOL.

  • Observation-ist Ogden, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    For those of you who have negative posts here, you'd probably find something to complain about when kissed by a georgeous model. Really? Did you watch the game?

    Unless you expect perfection and can't tolerate mistakes (you'd better hope your boss doesn't expect the same), this team and this game was fun to watch.

    Yes, they made 'say what?' bone-head plays but so what? They're young (with all due respect to Kevin O'Connor). They're learning. In some cases they're older (Raja) and hurting (Devin) so they're not as awesome as we'd like. Get over it!!

    The critical (IMHO) part of the game (end of 3rd quarter) saw the tide of the game turn with a line up of Watson, Burks, Hayward, Favors, and Kanter; One Vet, two 2nd year players and two Rookies. AMAZING! If you can't tolerate a few bumps along the road and focus on an awesomely bright future, I'd guess you were weened on a pickle or would complain about that kiss from a model.

    I'm fired up man! This year'll be a challenge (I still hope to make the play-offs) but the future is looking awesome baby!!! GO JAZZ!

  • EdCullen Orem, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 8:51 a.m.

    Too much negativity about this team from many of you... This will be an up and down year so enjoy the wins when they come. If this team continues to play defense, they give themselves a chance in most games (except the top tier teams). It's fun to watch a team grow up before our eyes. There's gonna be a lot of mistakes, but if they keep playing hard, they'll be okay.

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    Jan. 7, 2012 8:42 a.m.

    If we win on the road at a tough venue Oakland, then will say we have turned the corner....At least somewhat...This is a game Memphis seemed to control at several intervals, in particular the start of the 3rd Quarter. The good news is we hung in there. The Jazz gave up some open 3s and fortunately Allen missed couple of 3s as did Mayo. I am accepting the tradeoff due to the tougher interior defense...Kanter coming in showed confidence by Corbin to guard Gasol when AJ was having problems. Corbin showed flexibility getting 11 in efficiently. Favors and Milsap had excellent Defensive Games. Paul had a great overall game....Jefferson was too much fortunately down low again Memphis Front Court. It is said if Randolph was available, it would have been more difficult for him. Still the Defense feeds the offense. Hayward had couple nice blocks and coast to coast dunk. Watson did great job and Burks got quality time.

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    I am glad at how Corbin is doing at coaching he is finally standing up to the refs. I still do not like Bell starting but he is starting to show improvement. I love watching the Jazz play D it seems like they are running plays out there now and not just sitting on the floor waiting for an opening. I hope Harpring is right about Howard starting soon over bell and Hayward moving to the 2.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Jan. 7, 2012 8:31 a.m.

    The young brigade is coming on strong. When will the Jazz pull the trap door on the dead wood? Bradley Beal should be a priority at Florida. Whatever happened to Ante Tomic?

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 8:26 a.m.

    I loved the win but to me the thing that will make me most happy after a game will be if I was able to see the youngs get lots of minutes and have good showings. They are doing well and I expecta and hope they will ocntinue to do well but I'd like to see them get more playing time, especially Favors and Kanter, Favors blocks and D really help spark the team. Kanter plays great postiont D and is strong and tough. Burks shows he is quick, fast and unafraid, Hayward just needs playing time where he is asked to assert himself and attack. Watching these young studs improve and progress is fun, the future looks bright. Go Jazz.

  • Mitchell_12 Ogden, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    We had 10 Blocks, 10 steals, and 19 out the the 20 Griz turnovers were forced turnovers. Does anybody remember how the Pistons won their Championship? Defense! Not saying we are going to win a Championship but we're headed in the right direction. Great to see the young guys getting good minutes and providing a spark.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Jan. 7, 2012 8:04 a.m.

    Important point by KamUte on Jefferson and important point in article that Zach Randolph wasn't in game, but good win for Jazz. Liked that Burks was in game in the fourth quarter, and I was hoping that the coach would leave him in until the end, but I guess that was too much to ask just yet. On back-to-back game tonight, good chance for guys who didn't play bunch of minutes in Memphis game to shine (Kanter, Miles, Burks, Favors).

  • John Wicks Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 6:23 a.m.

    Great win by the Jazz. Bell should be on the end of the bench. Burks really deserves to start. Harpring still has not washed his hair. Looks like you could use it for a nice saute. Bring back the Booner.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 12:37 a.m.

    Jefferson with not a single assist on the season. Doesn't make the guys around him any good.

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Jan. 7, 2012 12:14 a.m.

    Another highlight of the game ?
    Raja Bell made a basket.

  • shaybo Richfield, UT
    Jan. 6, 2012 11:53 p.m.

    Thank the lord for the reserves, they lit the fire again.