Jazz dominate Lakers in fourth quarter for 96-87 victory

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  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 11:52 a.m.

    Bell has no business being on the floor in the 4th quarter. He did not slow Kobe down anymoe than Hayward or Howard or CJ and all of them at least have a chance at making a shot.

    Glad Corbin finally figured out tha Watson if doing well needs to finish the 4th on the floor.

    Harpring is just about as obnoxious as an announcer as Bell is as a shooter. Neither is doing too good right now

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Feb. 6, 2012 10:29 a.m.

    @ Dustin

    The Jazz are winning, but if a trade makes them better why not make it?

    Also if Harris is not making players around him better and is lazy, how do you say he is an important part of this team?

    If you find a taker for Harris, pull the trigger and make the deal.

  • Dustin Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 5, 2012 11:29 p.m.

    I'm not sure why people keep talking about a trade when we are still winning. I don't like watching Harris play, he is lazy and doesn't really improve the players around him. However, he is an important part of this team, and the one thing we need less than anything is an cancerous climate where players are being shopped around to the highest bidder. We have seen how that kind of climate can hurt teams. I say we keep this current roster together until the season is over. Just making the playoffs will be a great accomplishment for these young guys, and they will come back more mature next year.

    I think Watson is still more effective off the bench. Perhaps Corbin should start Tinsley. Our second unit is most likely the best in the NBA, but that doesn't mean they are better than our starters. Remember their production is usually against the bench players of other teams.

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Feb. 5, 2012 2:49 p.m.

    I agree with so many that have commented on Harris, IMO he has been a problem since he got here, he is a shoot first point and not what we need.
    I was a big Kanter fan and proponent of the Jazz drafting him, I can't understand why so many people couldn't see his potential and skill set, all they had to do was watch the film that was available. I know it wasn't much but it was obvious. I know he hasn't accomplish anything yet (in reality) but again it is easy to see he has a bright future and will only get better. I too think he can/will be the best center the Jazz have ever had by the time he is finished here. The fact he is a foreigner bodes well for us being able to keep him longer. Favors has tremendous potential, he just needs to keep working hard and learn how to develop it. Hopefully we will be able to keep both of these talented bigs and our future front court looks good.
    Hopefully we can find a good young pass first point guard in the draft.

  • Hugh G. Hater Swat Lake City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    Favors and Kanter were huge last night causing problems down low AND scoring.

    Watson needs to start and Tinsley has shown he deserves some time.
    Harris needs to go.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Feb. 5, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    It is always a good win when the Jazz beat the Lakers! We saw some very good play from our big men especially the young bigs on the second unit. The guards on the 2nd unit showed tremendous play as well. Which brings up a point concerning the play of our starting point Devin Harris. Dukester,fortydam, forgetyourself,amgolfer,JBQ and others have brought up this point as well. The unproductive play of Devin Harris is going to cost us some wins if it hasn't already. It's all about winning and the season is a 3rd over with and it's time to get the point right. The point guard depth chart should be 1- Earl Watson 2- Jamaal Tinsley 3- Devin Harris. Especially with the brutal schedule ahead. Watson and Tinsley are true point guards that distribute the ball where it needs to go. They have a legitimate chance to lead our team into the playoffs. Let's get it right and make that run! Go Jazz win!

  • barbara Carlsbad, CA
    Feb. 5, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    Go Jazz! Make it so!

  • weedeater Murray, UT
    Feb. 5, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    Kanter will become the most skilled center Utah has ever had, by next year. After that, its a matter of contracting and health (admittedly 2 very large obstacles to him staying here). I really like his soft spoken personality.
    On Derick Favors, Two thumbs way up. I hope he's also here for the next 15 years, gets really rich, retires here, and rides off into the sunset with his number in our rafters.
    I hope Jazz are respectfully involved in insuring these young men have healthy, mature mentors. It's easy to forget that while they have the mature bodies of men, they still have to grow their brains and emotional health. It's tough in an environment swimming in riches and entitlements.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Feb. 5, 2012 10:42 a.m.

    For once a ref's call (non-call) actually DID determine the outcome of a game---not the call itself, but the result: getting the Lakers' coach ejected and players' mindsets off course. Just long enough for the Jazz to create a big enough lead to not lose the game. In spite of Kobe's two treys in a row for a 6-0 run.

    However, I think the Lakers' minds were getting put off course most of the night because they couldn't shake the Jazz and get much of a lead themselves. They were obviously frustrated during stretches of the game, in both halves. They weren't used to the Jazz playing them close.

    And, it was nice to see Corbin have Hayward defend Kobe a lot, which also frustrated him some. That match-up was mysteriously forgotten about in the previous loss by the Jazz to the Lakers.

    Kanter needs to see more playing time. He's a beast!

    Great game, Jazz!

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Feb. 5, 2012 9:37 a.m.

    The Lakers are the standard to measure against. They always beat the Jazz because of their intimidating size. That is why Favors and Kanter were brought in. It works. The continued sticking point is the guard play of Harris. I also miss the international flavor of the team. I believe that both of these issues need to be addressed before the end of the season. At the end of February, there will be signs of where they stand. Defintely, there are road woes. Obviously, the team is moving in the right direction. Corbin is doing well. Nevertheless, it was stated that in the game against Golden State that the team stopped running plays and went to "run and gun". Someone didn't follow Corbin's orders. Sound familiar?

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Feb. 5, 2012 9:06 a.m.

    This has really got to hurt my friend the 'Utah Trailblazer Fan'...I hope you are alright, we haven't heard from you since your loss to the Jazz...I hope all is well, it is with the Jazz.

  • Old Timer the boonies, mexico
    Feb. 5, 2012 6:50 a.m.

    Hopefully this win will be a good send off for our young team now hitting the road. Just stay with it guys and play together. Disregard all this media stuff about what a disadvantage you have on the road. That is bogus crap, just give effort, energy and play as you have and you will be fine.
    Come the end of the year I'm betting the 2nd unit of Kanter, Favors, Howard, Miles or Burks, with Watson running the show could beat the present 1st team starters hands down! Proof the + - stats from last nights game if you believe that kind of stuff. The future looks great fans, just be patient.

  • amgolfer Malibu, CA
    Feb. 4, 2012 11:34 p.m.

    First, I want to give huge props to Kanter and Favors for their stellar play. All you Kanter haters need to rethink things and remember he is 19. That boy is showing more and more skill every game as he is learning, seriously. I love the heart of both Kanter and Favors. They play hard and will only get better.

    Second, we have to have the worse backcourt (Harris and Bell) in the league. These guys stunk it up once again and I'm only left to wonder what is Corbin thinking? I am so sick of Bell trying to mix it up w/ Kobe--it's getting old. I hope we deal at least Harris before the trade deadline. Watson had more assists in one game than Harris has in 5 games....something is seriously wrong w/ that. I am a little baffled that Tinsley played his heart out and seen no time...He is a true PG who is an exceptional passer. More time for Tinsley and less for Harris. Harris is third string. Harris NEEDS to go and I have held to this since day one or when entering UT.

    Great victory boys....go Jazz.

  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 11:34 p.m.

    Earl should be starting and Tinsley should be the back up and just let Harris ride the pine. If Harris is a shoot first point guard and shoots 0-6 and only 3 assists why do we even let him play. It's not as if he as had any great games even when he shot well he missed game winning free throws.

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 10:53 p.m.

    Any indication which point guard runs this team better should have been cleared up tonight. Harris continues to fade, and Watson clearly gets everyone involved. I cannot imagine the Jazz holding onto Harris if they can deal him before the trade deadline.

    Kanter and Favors both played well, Kanter's defense finally wore down Bynum which changed the dynamics of this game. Millsap and Jefferson both looked better after a couple of days rest. Jefferson almost played defense tonight. I caught him rotating on the high post pick and roll!

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 10:13 p.m.

    I meant the Jazz bigs combined for 56 points nad 40 rebounds. I wish we could edit previous posts we make when we realize our errors.

  • Jazzledazzle Provo, UT
    Feb. 4, 2012 10:05 p.m.

    Just watcing the game now. I love DVR technology. I checked to see if they won first. Beating the Lakers is Sweet! Some interestig stats from the game I have looked up as I watch the game:

    Gasol and Bynum combined for 45 points and 28 rebounds

    Millsap and Jefferson combined for 34 points and 26 rebounds

    Kanter and Favors combined for 22 points and 14 rebounds

    So in all the bigs for the Jazz went for 66 points and 40 rebounds. How's that for depth down low. I am n the second quarter and I have seen Kanter finish 2 layups in traffic. He is looking better as time goes on.

    The Lakers bench is abismal as is their point guard position I can't help but think they are going to try a blockbuster trade this season, with the the roster they have, they won'tget past th 2nd round. Good win for the Jazz tonight!

  • Dukester VANCOUVER, WA
    Feb. 4, 2012 9:58 p.m.

    Great win for the Jazz! I hope we can use this as a spring board to more wins! However, we need to improve our guard play from Harris and Bell. 2 for 16 shooting? We can do a lot better than that. Do we wait for season end to do something?