Utah Jazz fail to show any life vs. Clippers

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  • forgetyourself Layton, UT
    April 1, 2012 7:23 p.m.

    Tinsley has shown that he can help the Jazz better than Corbin has given him credit for. I think that Harris can still be a good fit for the Jazz but We still need a better starting PG in the future. We also need some one to shoot the three ball for us. It would help the Jazz bigs so much to have better shooting. Every one needs to remember that the Jazz are young and it will take another year for the Jazz to truly show what they have.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    April 1, 2012 6:48 p.m.

    A "BIG" ten four to all of you commentors above!

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    April 1, 2012 4:43 p.m.

    13 games remain. The Jazz will have to go 9-4, possibly 8-5, in order to make the playoffs. 6 of the 13 games are on the road, including twice in Portland and once in Houston. Yes, the Jazz now need to win at least half of their remaining road games to have a chance at the 8th seed and a date with the impressive Thunder.

    It is starting to feel like Coach Corbin is falling more and more into a routine. I had always thought it was a coach's job to figure out who the shining players were at the time, and play those who give the team the best chance at a victory. Instead, we seem to be falling into set roles and not maximizing our chances at victory.

  • Iowa Jazz Fan 2 Cedar Rapids, IA
    April 1, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    It would be instructive to go back and check how many post-game interviews this season began with "We've got to come out with more energy. We can't let ourselves get down so far in the first quarter".

    So -- if they all know this is a problem, what remedies have been tried?

    Suggestion: Let each game go 3-4 minutes. If it's obvious that some starters are not playing with energy, sit them down right then, before (like last night) the game gets out of hand. I'd rather be 20 points down because of inexperience than 20 down because the team on the floor is dogging it.

  • Bigpics West Haven, UT
    April 1, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    See I'm not alone in my thinking. I totally don't "get":

    A) Running the starters into the GROUND during the quadruple OT when other folks had been playing very effectively, and the starters had CLEARLY lost their shooting legs, however valiantly they fought on.

    B) Just sending Tinsley suddenly back to oblivion when the chemistry of his unit was going so well - and leaving him there during the following collapse of cohesion.

    C) Continuing to start CJ - when putting Hayward at the 3 and Burks at the two would inject energy, ball movement, slashing and purpose into the starting five (even granted there could be match-up problems in particular situations). Nice kid and gifted athlete, but while also intelligent and glib, a head case on the floor who consistently makes decisions resulting in 3, 4, 5 and even 6 point plays - for the other team! (e.g., a bad foul after a bad shot or a turnover followed by more bonehead defense, wrong shot that results in a fast break for the other team - over and over and over.)

    And D) Which Devin Harris is which? There were those great flashes during the March mini-run, but....???

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    April 1, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    @ Mr. Corbin

    The last 10 games: 6-0 with Tinsley efficiently running the backup point guard duties. 0-4 with Watson struggling to get anything going at all. Clank, clank, clank. Whats up Mr. Corbin?

  • toddfromsantaana Santa Ana, CA
    April 1, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    I could not watch this until late last night. The fact is you guys are observant because it is clear the Jazz turning point of the season was Atlanta Loss. Corbin refused to send a message and bring in Kanter and Favors until well later in the First Quarter. After 5 Minutes the way Game was going, it was clear changes were needed. Jody, Memphis is in a stretch of 7 in 9. They are still winning. No excuses. Against a good shooting team, Corbin like Sloan will not guard 3s. It is tiring. It is also tiring to See CJ do nothing at the #2, He clearly has to go, did nothing until the game was over. It is becoming more clear the Jazz are unlikely to make the playoffs. Too many ups and downs. If the Jazz are going to improve this roster, Paul or Al will likely have to be dealt. We definitely need to look at a new Point via Draft. Keep most of the youth. Benching Tins for Earl was beyond silly.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    April 1, 2012 9:49 a.m.

    @ rational

    I agree. Corbin not trusting his bench has most likely cost us the playoffs.

  • B Russ Ephraim, UT
    April 1, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    I wouldn't blame our recent losing on the brutal schedule. All 30 teams have brutal schedules too. If you take a look at it, Tinsley was running the backup point during the recent winning streak. Now Watson is. The players respond much better to Tinsley, the offense runs smoothly and we compete. With Watson it's like last night, the night before that and the game before that.

    The lack of defense from the starters especially the center and point guard positions is another major problem as well. Big Al becomes little Al on the defensive end of the floor. Little Devin is easily rubbed off from by picks and screens. It all makes for bad defense from the starting unit. When Tinsley ran the backup point the second unit was able to score enough points to help offset all the points the starters give up on the defensive end. We're not making the playoffs with these current player rotations. All I can say is I hope we end up with a good draft pick out of all of this.

  • scalman Temecula, CA
    April 1, 2012 7:41 a.m.

    Sad game to watch...makes me want to dismiss my optimism last week about Harris finally becoming a viable answer for the Jazz at point. He definitely is not a complete enough point guard, especially when he can't hit open jumpers. His old coach Kiki V., who coached him in NJ, said Harris is not the same player because of numerous little injuries over the past few years. Hayward and Burks were missing their open jumpers, too, so the Clippers looked like world beaters. The Jazz are tired, but their weaknesses on defensive play and outside shooting just looked more glaring. If they go for North Carolina's point guard Marshall in the draft, who is a great floor general (but a weak defender and shooter), they must bring in at least two solid shooters, with at least one with good length for the small forward position.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    April 1, 2012 2:09 a.m.


    Before we boo hoo for the Jazz playing 19 games in March, consider this from ESPN: "The Los Angeles Clippers closed out a grueling stretch of 20 games in 31 days with their first five-game winning streak since 2006."


    Corbin, the Jazz are suffering the effects of that 4 overtime game because you played 5 guys 50+ minutes while your opponent used 2 for 50+. You didn't trust your bench, and it cost you that game and at least 2 since.