Utah Jazz stop three-game skid with steady performance in win over Memphis Grizzlies

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  • Kakashi Tokyo, Japan
    Feb. 13, 2012 4:57 p.m.


    i agree with you...i think Big Al si part of the reason...why our wings couldn't produce...he dominates the ball so much without kicking out...its hard to get on a consistent rhythm...when you get minimal touches...I still think we are better...having Favors at C and Millsap at PF...and Kanter getting most of his minutes as a backup...we could then get more athletic sliding jeremy evans at the 4...however this would cause matchup problems from the stronger 4s in the League...best bet is to trade Big Al and Devin Harris for a Good Solid PG and a good Backup PF...the future may be bright...but it wont be as bright if we dont develop them...and to develop they need minutes...

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Feb. 13, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    Jefferson does seem to be passing more, but he is still the main reason the Jazz offense gets stagnant. And, he is not a very good rebounder. I like that he got slimmer, I like that he seems to be passing more (but still not close to enough), but I would rather the Jazz had a starting center who gobbled up rebounds and prevented at least some drives down the lane. I'd like to see more minutes for Kanter. Oh, one thing not mentioned yet...Jazz were lucky Randolph was out. That guy is awesome and always trouble for the Jazz.

  • redcliffs Ivins, Utah
    Feb. 13, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    The Jazz put it together this game. It's amazing how much easier it is for the bigs to score inside when the other teams has to take our outside shooters seriously. Most of this season they have been able to lay off our perimeter guys and focus on our inside players but they couldn't do that last night. Props to Hayward for his great game. He always puts in a solid effort but when he gets his confidence he is really good. We still need that strong point guard that can score and defend.

  • LAJazzFan Los Angeles, CA
    Feb. 13, 2012 1:44 p.m.

    By the way, at the end of last season and beginning of this season, I viewed Big Al as an overpaid black hole. Sometimes he still is, but you have to admit that he is winning games for the JAzz this year. No one else has the ability to score as much as he does on a regular basis. Granted he does keep and shoot the ball alot, but I'll take his 50 plus percent shooting inside vs the sub 30 percent shooting of the team outside.

  • LAJazzFan Los Angeles, CA
    Feb. 13, 2012 1:41 p.m.

    Nice win. Good to see Corbin mix up the bigs lineup. DH has been overall playing better. Nice to see Bell hit some outside shots! The difference was GH. We need him to play at a higher level every game, which could have been the difference of several close losses this year.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Feb. 13, 2012 12:35 p.m.

    Not sold on Jefferson as the number one go to guy. He shoots double what Millsap does. The best lineup would be for Favors/Kanter to be the go to guy with Jefferson the second option. Millsap would just be the "icing on the cake" inside. Harris can't pass. Look at his assists. He is terrible. They need a point guard like D-Will. Hayward is playing well. However, how much longer can you keep Favors and Kanter on the bench when their rebound ratio is comparable to any on the team. These two are the "monsters of the Midway". Jefferson just won't fit in the mix. The best bet would be to trade Jefferson and go with the youth movement and the "heart of the 'Sap'". With the salary exemption, they could get someone very good. Beal would be available in the draft with the right maneuvering. If you allow Jefferson to dominate the team, you will stifle the development of the "power pups".

  • Johnson72 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 11:35 a.m.

    Total bummer the jazz won.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    Good comments. Yes the Jazz are fun to watch when the show up focused and ready to play. How about Hayward? He is becoming quite the baller. Love the toughness and effort he is putting forth. I hope the team comes out ready to play again tonight. Go Jazz Go!

  • fortydam OREM, UT
    Feb. 13, 2012 7:35 a.m.

    Great game! With all of the dirt I talk on Jefferson, I need to give him props on this one. He actually played average defense. (well at least he had his moments). We all know Hayward can do this, so keep your fingers crossed he can get into a rhythm. Bell looked good! C J bright one minute, and them stupid the next. Harris continues to look better at the two guard, shooting off of screens, then he does passing the ball. How can it be that one of your worst passing players is your point guard? Everyone else played great! Team defense was one of the best efforts of the year!

    And how many times did Hayward and Kanter get butchered and hacked inside with no fouls called. It might have been a season record.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    Feb. 13, 2012 5:30 a.m.

    Fun game to watch. Jazz were moving the ball well, making the extra pass and making shots, too. Hayward was aggressive on defense, making plays on offense and shot well. His battle with Rudy Gay was fun to watch. Harris playing better. Burks even played a few minutes. Look out, New Orleans.